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the engine is a 93 4.3 vortec w/ remote oil filter and its going in my 87 wrangler. my question is what are my options for getting rid of the remote filter/cooler. i got the gm adapter part# 3952301 and 37 dollars later it doesnt fit. i know ive seen this motor with the filter right on the block but i couldnt find any solid info in the search. i went to the dealer and they were no help (what a shock right?) went to the local speed shop and they are the ones that gave me the above described part #. and ive already bought my mepco conversio radiator. anybody have any ideas that i may have missed?
 

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just wondering, but, why do you want to go to an attached filter?
 

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sceep said:
just wondering, but, why do you want to go to an attached filter?
Im thinking because GM oil cooler lines are worthless.
 

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yeah they are worthless. but also it will make things easier for me (i think) in the long run. i guess if i could find a cooler that matched up to the fittings on the oil lines that wouldnt be to bad. but like i said i cant find any solid info on this
 

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I don't want to hijack the thread but I have seen that some of these remote filters have cooler lines, and some don't. If you have the cooler lines coming out is there a thermostat in the housing, or does the oil just flow through the cooler all the time?
 

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as far as i can tell it just runs thru all all the time.
 

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just get a standard remote filter adaptor for a sbc from anywhere like autozone to summit and plumb it with standart brass fittings and rubber oil line hose.
 

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oh ya and the filter will screw right on to the block if you don't want the remote setup. just screw the filter on. no adapter needed.
 

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camo- i know you know your shit and im NOT arguing, however the sbc adapter doesnt fit, and all i get from everyone is a ? on their face :) The problem is that there is no threaded post on the block. ill have to take pics to show ya.
 

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I think the later model 4.3 blocks were different from the others in that they used a pipe threaded adapter for the oil filter that screwed into the block that has a hex on it for a socket or wrench. I'll check my buddies engine list and see if we wrote the p/n for the piece. got it at the dealer if that helps
 

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anybody figure this out?
ive got a 97 4.3l, and it had remote filter/cooler junk, trying to put the filter on the block. 350 filter adapter didnt work, it was a little bigger. the two bolts and the bypass hole didnt line up.

what part do i need or what do i need to do to make this work?
 
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