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Spin-on oil filter conversion?

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Is there such a thing for the 3.3 turbo?


My previous car (2004 Mazda 3) had a cartridge filter, and upon my second oil change, I changed it to a spin on filter as there readily existed parts to make the swap.
https://www.mazda3forums.com/61-pow...-spin-oil-filter-conversion-modification.html

This conversion allowed the use of much better,more cost effective, and more widely available oil filters.


Does such a thing exist for the Stinger?
 

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This will be a great solution, however this will require some major fabrication work as most, if not all Kia's now use a cartridge style oil filter.
 
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This will be a great solution, however this will require some major fabrication work as most, if not all Kia's now use a cartridge style oil filter.
I hear what you are saying - but I don't like it.

Is there no Kia/Hyundai 3.3 engine that uses a spin on filter?
 

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Not that Im aware of. I'm with you, I don't like it either.
 
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It’ll be an after market solution, my next oil change I’ll look at the mounting. The current setup is pretty long so I’m skeptical but hey, anything is possible for the right price
 

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This conversion allowed the use of much better,more cost effective, and more widely available oil filters.
Why are the traditional spin on filters better?

A Wix filter from Rock Auto costs $5. Most traditional filters run $8-20.
 
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Why are the traditional spin on filters better?

A Wix filter from Rock Auto costs $5. Most traditional filters run $8-20.
Well, as a Canadian.... my options are quite a bit more limited than yours.

All my local stores (Walmart, Canadian tire) do not even stock the oil filter, and if they do, they are out of stock ever time I check.

I'm still using my first 4 oil changes free from the dealer, but soon enough, I'll be doing my own oil changes.

 
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Cost isn’t everything I prefer the metal of a spin on filter to the plastic housing.
 
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meh.
Cartridge filter and bowl is same as an F-16 filter assembly, so it is nothing new to me... ;)

But getting the bowl back on is wee bit more difficult than a simple spin-on filter. I find I have to smack the filter to seat it enough to get the bowl on. At least I don't have to safety-wire it on a Stinger. :D
 
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Anyone in Canada have a source for where to buy the filter from?

 
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Anyone in Canada have a source for where to buy the filter from?

I’m not CAN but even here I’ve only found them locally at the dealership. Not too surprising given the low sales volume
 

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I've seen the OEM filters for the 3.3 on both EB and Amaz, individually and in bulk. A big reason manufacturers are going away from the spin-on is the metal 'convenience' casing is a waste of materials for a disposable filter. Multiply that by a few million filters per year and it adds up.

Both my cars now have the drop-in cartridge filters - it doesn't take a lot of getting used to to do a clean change. I like them now.
 

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