'73 18R-C oil filter issue

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  1. Against88

    Against88 Newbie

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    This is a bit weird. My 1973 pickup has an 18R-C motor, but currently has a Mann W719/30 oil filter installed. During my first oil change (while having an exhaust gasket replaced) the shop didn't have the right filter, said the oil seemed recently changed, so they just added new oil and reinstalled the old filter. Now I'm looking to replace it and find out that this filter is typically found on Audi/VW engines, and the listed filters for the truck won't fit over the tube, or the threads aren't matched.

    Any ideas how this engine could be using this filter?? I don't know if any mods were done (or if that's possible??) but it looks stock to my untrained eye. there was a decent history of normal maintenance, but no mention or indicator of anything like this.

    I'll snap some pictures in case that gives a clue as to why this might be happening.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Against88

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    Let me know if this works. It looks like there is an oil filter mount that is attached to the block... But could that be interchangeable from an Audi TT?? Maybe an internal part was swapped like the threading? Apologies if this is silly amateur stuff.
     

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    Try the Fram or Royal Purple filters. I had a lot of trouble finding filters that would sit all the way down bacuase how long the tube was.
     
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    Dennis goeden Enthusiast

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    had problems also so these two i know for a fact fit on 18 rc
     

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    This is what is on the 18RC sitting in my garage

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    Also the napa gold 1034 oil filter clears the long tube
     

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