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Old 11-19-2003, 08:50 AM
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HV oil pump makes oil filter seal leak

In my 350 I have a Melling HV pump. It's giving me about 60 psi at temp and 3K rpm. It also gives me a leak around my oil fitler.

I'm using a FRAM PH5, and I have it twisted on as tight as I can get it by hand. Is there another filter I can use that'll allow more flow? Anyone else had this?

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Old 11-19-2003, 08:58 AM
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I'd double check to make sure it's the filter, try another one, 60psi shouldn't be the problem!
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I'd say it is the filter also. The best are the Mobil 1's. Spendie
but are great filters. The best budget filters are purolator and
AC delco.

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Old 11-19-2003, 10:28 AM
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I have found that Fram filters are trouble-prone. I have cut them apart and they seem to be pretty chintzy. A better filter would be a Wix or Baldwin. The internals are better quality and the cases are half again as thick. If you have any doubts, cut one apart youself. I have had several customers with a oil pressure problem immediately after a filter change. Took the Fram off and put on a good one, no more problem.
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Old 11-19-2003, 10:53 AM
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wow, that's crazy! I run Fram filters on my jeep all the time because I thought they were the best. THat sucks. So Mobil are superior filters?

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I can't say what Tom said, but I can say "Listen to
HIM!!!"

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Thanks guy.
Anyone got a part number of one of the above brands that fits a '74 350? I like the idea that I may have the wrong filter.

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Old 11-19-2003, 11:12 AM
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Baldwin long style B6, short style B27, Long h/p style b6HPG (i use this one)
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Old 11-19-2003, 04:33 PM
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I've run Frams for years, this is until I found out they are junk inside! Believe it or not, the GM Duraguard is a great filter. It has almost double the amount of pleated filtering area as the Fram and is better built.

Here is a great comparison on filters.
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Jmark,
I lost the link to this sight years ago. This is was a
great test. Thanks for posting it.

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Chris,, you're welcome. It sure opened my eyes!!! Too bad I still have 2 cases of long Chevy Frams in the shop! LOL Recently changed over to the Napa filters. My son gets them at cost at work.
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Have you checked for an old seal still stuck to the mounting pad?
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You may also have the incorrect oil filter adapter in the block cavity. There are three different length adapters that are used to compensate for the base to filter seal depth, which varies quite a bit on small block chevies. If you get a long adapter in a short hole you can tighten it till you strip the threads out and you will still leak.
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As tight as you can get by hand is too tight. Best is 2/3 to 3/4 of a turn after the gasket contacts the block.
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