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Oil Filter Adapter for 93 camaro to delete oil cooler?

Hi guys,

I was wondering if it is OK to use an oil filter adapter to delete my oil cooler from my 93 camaro LT1 -- some places online list the part number (3952301) as only good up until 1990, where others say it is good until 2000.

I think the LT1 is the same as the old 350s, minus the reverse cooling (i'm sure there are other little things here and there, but thats the main advancement...?) so I'd think this part would work.

Will this part be ok to use?

thanks!

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Scoggin-Dickey says LT1 is different. You might email them for more info, they've always been helpful to me.

http://sdparts.com/details/gm-performance-parts/3952301

Google { L99 "oil filter" } and see if the first few results help you any.

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It looks like by removing the cooler adapter from the "sandwich", that a filter could be installed straight onto #2 of the drawing to the Right (1995 KC4/LT1). I would at least take a look to see if this is possible.

EDIT- After looking at this, it appears that (unlike the Gen 5&6 BBC, for instance) that there are no "in block" checks or bypasses to contend with. So it should be a straight forward deal in that regard.
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Hi guys,

I was wondering if it is OK to use an oil filter adapter to delete my oil cooler from my 93 camaro LT1 -- some places online list the part number (3952301) as only good up until 1990, where others say it is good until 2000.

I think the LT1 is the same as the old 350s, minus the reverse cooling (i'm sure there are other little things here and there, but thats the main advancement...?) so I'd think this part would work.

Will this part be ok to use?

thanks!
This is the standard GM oil bypass sandwich, you can convert back to a filter only set up with the GM filter adapter plate.

The factory oil cooler bypass isn't there to cool oil, it's intended purpose is the heat the oil on cold starts to reduce the high emission warm up period. You will find that without it the engine will take a significantly longer time to to get up to operating temperature.

You will find that eliminating this little device on a street licensed vehicle in the state of California is a violation at law which can bring fines and certainly no license plates.

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It looks like by removing the cooler adapter from the "sandwich", that a filter could be installed straight onto #2...
IF the LT1 cooler adapter is like the L31 Vortec engine's adapter, "#2" in the drawing lacks sufficient length to use to mount a filter. The drawing of the LT1 unit appears longer, but not knowing the thread or length of it, there's no way from here to tell if it would work or not.

If you want to use a filter adapter w/a pressure relief, use p/n GMPP 3952301. Mr Gasket p/n 1272 AND Jegs p/n 23605 are cheaper alternatives.



If you already have one lying around, you can use it. I choose to plug the bypass w/a pipe plug, YMMV.

Hardware: Bolts are -20 x 1-1/4 long, torque is 8 ft/lb (96 in/lb), a gasket is available but seldom used- the oil still goes through the filter w/ or w/o the gasket.
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