Re: [MV] How to plug oil filter on GPW

Everett Doyle (
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 19:37:43 -0500

Bob do not take this the wrong way --- at the time the GPW was built we were
short on raw materials and were trying with all speed to get vehicles to the
troops. If oil filter was not thought to be necessary it and all things
needed to make it work would have been left off. If someone decides to
plug oil filter they need to plug both inlet and outlet and started using
NON DETERGENT oil. I have a little experience with engines and if you do
not have a filter always use non-detergent oil, so dirt will lay where it is
rather than be circulated through engine. Another thought if car
manufactures could save $1.00 per auto that they build how much profit would
this make in a year. If they did not put oil filters on new autos how much
profit would they make??????????

To carry this one step further if oil pressure is that bad - will not last
much longer anyhow, filter or no filter.

All mine still have filters - and they get changed every oil change, I got
250,000 on last new GMC engine that I used - had it rebuilt and got another
200,000 that time.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Kelly <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 1:09 PM
Subject: [MV] How to plug oil filter on GPW

> I have read in the All American Wonder Vol 1, that a certain individual
> recommended blocking off the inlet to the oil filter. He stated that
> of the bypass type flow, this was an inefficient system and might actually
> take oil volume away from main bearings, etc. I was curious to see if
> has actually done that.
> I ask because last night, I was just puttering around and decided that
> I havent had a chance to look and actually see if the components were
> for the filter, as I just got the GPW, I pulled the element out, checked
> bottom of the cannister for crud and just put everything back together the
> way it was. All the while I had been charging the battery and decided to
> how well she started with a fresh full charge. It started right up. As the
> hood was still up, I couldn't see anything. As I watched, the oil pressure
> hesitated, and then just dropped off. I immediately shut the engine down.
> What the...!!?? So I get out of the drivers seat and step in a HUGE puddle
> of oil. There is a LARGE quantity of engine oil splattered all over the
> ENTIRE engine compartment, the wall and my truck, which was parked next to
> it. There is so much oil, that I can't immediately tell where it came
> I fill the oil, wipe things up and have the wife come out (she is
> at the mess I have made... honeybunch, this is not the time for comments)
> and crank it over. It fires up and just gushes oil from the oil filter
> cannister cap.
> Yeah. So anyways, I don't know if I simply broke a seal on the oil filter
> cannister or the fellow that owned this before me had it blocked off
> and I shook the plug loose or something. Frankly, I don't care. I want the
> gushing and flying oil to stop. As it is, I suggest you all buy stock in
> company that makes engine cleaner and degreaser, because I have alot of
> to do to clean up. Oh yeah, I got in my truck which was parked outside all
> night and turned on the wipers to get the dew off and - oh yeah - theres
> on my windshield too.
> GPW??? Is it the top line that connects to the side? Where is the best
> for the stoppage? Is there a way to seal the cannister lid instead? Do you
> guys even think it is a good idea to plug off the filter? Am I the only
> person that this has happened to?
> Regards, a seriously bummed out,
> Bob Kelly
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