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69-80's 350 oil filter on a '92 4.3L engine ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by R72K5, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. R72K5

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    69-80\'s 350 oil filter on a \'92 4.3L engine ?

    will it work ? are they same ?

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    Re: 69-80\'s 350 oil filter on a \'92 4.3L engine ?

    Nope.

    4.3 uses the PH 3980 Fram where the older 350s use PH 5 or PH 30. You can put a PH 3387A from the smaller GM cars on a 4.3 in a pinch, though.

    88-up 4wds use the 3980 as well.
     
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    Re: 69-80\'s 350 oil filter on a \'92 4.3L engine ?

    what is the diff ? diameter, or ?

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    Re: 69-80\'s 350 oil filter on a \'92 4.3L engine ?

    yep the diameter is quite a bit different. i think the lenght is close, not sure on the threads
     
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    Re: 69-80\'s 350 oil filter on a \'92 4.3L engine ?

    Threads should be the same. Diameter is much smaller as is the gasket surface.
     
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    Re: 69-80\'s 350 oil filter on a \'92 4.3L engine ?

    oh, well that sux

    :(

    thanks :D
     
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    Re: 69-80\'s 350 oil filter on a \'92 4.3L engine ?

    Randy, keep in mind that a 4.3 is just a 5.7 with 2 cylinders cut out of the middle. while you may not be able to put the oil filter itself on, you could change the oil filter mounting adapter. i see no reason why it shouldnt work. they use the same gaskets.
     
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    Re: 69-80\'s 350 oil filter on a \'92 4.3L engine ?

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    Randy, keep in mind that a 4.3 is just a 5.7 with 2 cylinders cut out of the middle. while you may not be able to put the oil filter itself on, you could change the oil filter mounting adapter. i see no reason why it shouldnt work. they use the same gaskets.

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    While I'm sure that's possible, I can't see why one would do it.
     
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    Re: 69-80\'s 350 oil filter on a \'92 4.3L engine ?

    4.3L is more different than that, ppl like to make it all sound simple like that and such, but there are more differences from a 4.3L casting to a 5.7L casting than simply being one cylinder length shorter.

    im not gonna attemtp swapping adapters since i do not know for sure if it will hurt the engine or not, cant afford to ruin the engine if it didnt work out i was just curious to see if i could use a 1218 on my brothers 92 s-10

    but answer looks to be no, so im not gonna try it


    thanks /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     

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