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I received my Big Filter kit from PTP today and decided that since it doesn't come with any type of directions, I write a how to for everyone.

Happily run from the mailbox as your parts you've been waiting for have finally arrived!



Open the box and inspect the contents. There should be an enormous K&N HP-3001 oil filter and a small packet of hardware. However, you will notice that there are no plugs for the coolant lines. Somewhere between the original group buy thread, which has been locked, and the new group buy thread the coolant line plugs became an option. Members such as myself that ordered the kit in the original thread will not receive the plugs. Don't worry about it though, you can get away with out them.



Raise your car, I used a lift, but a floor jack is addiquate. Make sure that you propery support the car so that you don't get squished. NoisufnoC and Philth are not responsible for loss of life or limb due to improper use of this How To.

Drain your oil and your coolant, if you skip this step you will be wearing it. Properly dispose of the waste oil and coolant. Keep in mind that cats and dogs seem to be drawn to the smell of Ethylene glycol which is extremely poisonous. Read more about it here, Ethylene glycol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . Most pet emergencies occur in the owner's home. Please don't kill you pet. Jeff, my pug, doesn't approve of the senseless poising of animals



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Locate the stock oil filter, you will notice the large cooling block with two coolant lines coming out of it. As you follow that block, you will see three bolts holding the coolant block to the engine block. These are 8MM bolts, remove them and disconnect the coolant lines.





Throw your 8MM socket back in your tool box as this is the last time you will need to use it. The nuts supplied by PTP are not the same as the OEM bolt heads.



Place the cooling block in a vise or have a strong friend hold it as you remove the center portion with a large allen wrench. We believe the marking on ours was H12



Remove the center section which will hold the cooling block to the 90 degree elbow section



Remove the coolant block and discard of it. You will never need this part again.



This is a good time to compare the stock oil filter to your new big filter. It really is a huge upgrade...



Okay, enough screwing around, get back to work.

Mock up your new o-ring plates and the PTP exclusive block and notice that the studs are incredibly long.



Pull the studs back out and reverse them. They appear to work better with the longer threads going into the engine block, and the shorter threads outward for the new nuts. However, the threads on the end of the stud are just barely too short, and the new nuts will bottom out before you get a chance to tigten them down. Drop what you're doing, find an alternative form of transportation (since your car is down now that you're in the middle of this install) and get over to Autozone for some lock washers. On a serious note, its unheard of to use non locking nuts without any time of washers. As soon as the torque from these nuts break you're going to loose tension and cause a major oil leak.

While at Autozone listen to the cashier pitch you the Autozone Rewards Program. For every purchase of $20 or more, you get a point. After 5 points you get a $20 store credit. Its too bad that you already purchased your oil and coolant for this install, or you would have received one point for the purchase. Only 4 more purchases to go before you get $20 off. And no, you dont get more than one point for a purchase. So if you spend $100 one day, you only get one point...not 5.



Place the lock washers on the studs and secure the 10MM nuts down. Make a mental note that these are no longer OEM sized nuts.



Take a step back and admire your work, or in my case, take a picture of your friend doing the work for you.



If you did not recieve the coolant block off's, remove one of your coolant lines and loop the other to where the first was connected. Remove the intermediate shaft from the transmission if you find it to be in the way. Also, take care to ensure that the looped coolant line will not rub the intermediate shaft.

Lube the o ring on the new filter and screw it into place.



Don't forget to replenish your oil and coolant. NoisufnoC and Philth are not responsible for engine damage due to improper lubrication.

I dumped in 5 quarts of oil and didn't notice any low oil condition. I plan to periodically check the level and add more as necessary.
 

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No nothing was resolved. This kit needs washers at a minimum. Lockwashers are suggested. Just goes to show that PTP is in it for the money and doesn't care about putting out a quality product.
 

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No nothing was resolved. This kit needs washers at a minimum. Lockwashers are suggested. Just goes to show that PTP is in it for the money and doesn't care about putting out a quality product.
QFT :hi: Are we drinking beers tonight or what? B Dubbs at 8:45 FOOL!
 

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I like bolts better, I'm not sure of the thickness of this spacer? I made my own that was 1/4" and used slightly longer then stock bolts and Blue Loctite. If this unit is only 1/8" then I think you can go with stock bolts no issue
 

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I like bolts better, I'm not sure of the thickness of this spacer? I made my own that was 1/4" and used slightly longer then stock bolts and Blue Loctite. If this unit is only 1/8" then I think you can go with stock bolts no issue
the stock bolts are conveniently too short. :readclose
 

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He had a group buy for them. PM him, as they aren't on his site yet.

It doesn't have any power gains. By eliminating the stock oil cooler, which is terribly restrictive, you cause less strain on the rest of the oil system, most importantly, the oil pump. This allows the oil to be transferred between the filter and the motor easier.

Btw, you can install this without draining the coolant. Simply use vice grips to crimp the coolant lines and go to work.
 

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Great writeup!!! Wish they all were this clear.
 

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another thing ptp couldnt make on there own or do right the first time around......they had to copy the whole thing from dcr and then fail at there attempt......because all you need is 3 longer bolts not no cheap studs
 

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If they would have used studs where the threads were the entire length of the stud, there wouldn't be an issue at all.
 

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I'm confused on the part about blocking off the cooler lines. I have the DCR big filter kit and it says "Use a 3/8" bolt and clamp to block off the 2nd oil cooler line at the block." What is the clamp part for? How do you use a clamp and a bolt to plug a hole? That doesn't make sense. I think if somebody had a picture of the blocked off lines it would remove my confusion
 

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I'm confused on the part about blocking off the cooler lines. I have the DCR big filter kit and it says "Use a 3/8" bolt and clamp to block off the 2nd oil cooler line at the block." What is the clamp part for? How do you use a clamp and a bolt to plug a hole? That doesn't make sense. I think if somebody had a picture of the blocked off lines it would remove my confusion
there is these 2 black hard hoses that run next to the head....right behind the head there is a spot where the one line t's off and goes down to the oil cooler.....after it t's there is another piece of hard line.....pull that hard line out and plug it with a bolt and clamp......its pretty simple
 

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I think the DCR uses bolts and not studs. Awesome rightup! The pics are way big for my resolution, so I had to constantly pan over, but still quality work. Too bad after reading this and from reading your other thread about the lack of quality PTP uses, I won't be buying their kit. Do you know how DCR's performs?
 

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I think the DCR uses bolts and not studs. Awesome rightup! The pics are way big for my resolution, so I had to constantly pan over, but still quality work. Too bad after reading this and from reading your other thread about the lack of quality PTP uses, I won't be buying their kit. Do you know how DCR's performs?
i actually built a dcr kit.....once you see how simple it is you will be suprised.......buy a dcr its better stuff.....its the same idea either way.....i prefer the dcr way anyway
 
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