Updating the oil filter

Dick Steinkamp

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I have the stock, bottom bolt filter on my 1972 Bavaria. When I bought the car, the set up from an E12 was included but not installed. I'd like to change to the E12 set up. I have all these parts including the top gasket (red arrow)...


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Is the swap as easy as it looks, or are there some "gotchas" in the changeover process?
 

Bert Poliakoff

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If what you have is the same as in the diagram it does not appear to be from an E12. The fact that the filter canister is bolted from the top shows it to be from a later car. Make sure the ports in the filter head itself match up to your block
 
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