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oil filter pipe

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 5:06 pm
by ksherlock
Is there a recommended position for the curved pipe on the oil filter assembly? Mine is between the oil filter and the water pump but on my first tiger back in 1969 I am sure that it was between the oil filter and the header tank. At the moment the rubber part of the pipe is only about 10mm from the fan which is a bit worrying.

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 7:10 pm
by martin172
I suspect that the standard position for the hose was between the filter and water pump, possibly to keep it out of the way of the steering column on LHD cars.


I have mine between the filter and the header tank to keep it away from that pesky fan.


I think peace of mind plays a bigger part in the fitting of things like this than correct does.

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:48 am
by ksherlock
Thanks. I will change the position. Yours looks like a new pipe.

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:34 am
by martin172
Yeah, they are new.

The old ones were knackered so I got a new set from Sunbeam Spares.

Not cheap but very good quality so should last for a long time.