Re: [MV] MB/GPW engine?
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 13:24:49 -0400 (EDT)


The lid to your filter should have STANDARD MILITARY FILTER stamped into it. When I replaced the oil filter in my MB I found that the new filter was longer and had the seals built into to it. I did not have to use all of the old spacers and seal parts to install it. I have seen early CJ2A's with the military filter on them. I got my military oil filter bracket from a CJ2A that had a newer smaller filter housing on it. Willy's apparently used what ever was laying around after the war on the CJ2A's.

Dave Fillman
45 MB

---- you wrote:
> Hi listees,
> As usual I had a surprise while working on my '43 GPW yesterday. It has
> what is supposed to be an MB engine in it...the rest is GPW.
> Anyway, I changed the oil and had a new filter cartridge to put in that I
> got from Brent Mullens. I got the old one out....and compared it with the
> new one.....HMMMMMMM...they were different. The old one was of smaller
> diameter and also was shorter than the replacement by about 1 inch in both
> dimensions (about 2.54cm for you NASA guys).
> I tried to install the new cleared the sides of the filter
> housing by 1/4 inch or so, but was too tall. I looked into the filter
> housing and saw that there was a "seat" on the central shatf that the
> filter cartridge goes over. The "seat" kept the fliter from going in
> further.....SO
> 1) did I get the wrong filter from Brent?
> OR
> 2) do I have a "modified" MB engine/filter housing? can I tell that
> it is not a CJ2 or later engine?
> thanks
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