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Old 07-30-2010, 09:33 AM   #1
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Sakura oil filters WARNING

Fitted a Sakura oil filter to the vette today[normally use Amsoil filters but they where out of stock]
Filled the sump with Amsoil and started the engine ,all was going fine so I backed the car off the ramps and all of a sudden I noticed I had no oil pressure.Switched the engine straight off and jumped out of the car to notice about 3 litres of oil underneath the car.
The oil filter had fallen off.
I called myself all the names under the sun for not putting it on properly then wiped off the filter and fitted it again making sure every thing was correct, topped up the oil, started the engine, idled nicely then I gave it a small rev, oil pressure went to 70psi then 0,the bloody thing fell off again.
Now I have a ryco on there everything is ok for now until the Amsoil filter arrives.
I went to a different shop to get the ryco filter and noticed a Sakura filter behind the counter and told the bloke this story and he said "thats funny because this one is a return because it didn't fit correctly and was leaking oil"
Make up you're own minds but I WONT EVER USE THEM AGAIN.
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never heard of them. Are they a cheapo filter or more expensive?
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A quality filter is worth more than all the expensive oil you can buy.

I have seen more damage by cheep oil filters than I have from cheep oil...

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A quality filter is worth more than all the expensive oil you can buy.

I have seen more damage by cheep oil filters than I have from sheep oil...
I've never tried sheep oil, is it any good.
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not the sort of thing you want happen to the mega buck sprint car engine fitted in your 77 dave....
lucky it didnt happen down the road at speed.
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Never heard of that brand.
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I've never tried sheep oil, is it any good.
You would notice that Bob...


That must be a downunder brand (Queensland)
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not the sort of thing you want happen to the mega buck sprint car engine fitted in your 77 dave....
lucky it didnt happen down the road at speed.
not quite a sprintcar engine mate

They are about the same price as Ryco etc, only reason why I fitted it was so we could adjust the rockers while my engine builder was with us on holidays.[we are in the sticks and every thing I get is usually shipped in]
I knew Sakura wasn't/wouldn't be the best on the market but thought it would be good enough for the 10mins we wanted to run the engine.
You have to look for the brand name,it's printed small,on the bottom of the filter in tiny print it says made in Indonesia.
I still don't understand how it falls off,must be the threads not locking properally because it seems nice and tight when fitting the crap thing.
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What do you all think metric threads on good old American oil filter adapter
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