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Post by Oakes » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:23 am

Was the slat grill oil filter assembly different from a later MB?

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Post by Bill Eldred » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:57 am

No, The unit on my slat is the same as the one on all of the standard jeeps.
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Post by Chris Fourroux » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:08 am

I disagree Bill.
All the photos I have seen show the slat grills used a Purolater Filter rather than the later Fram filter.
There has also been some discussion in the past regarding POB vs. PAB
( which direction the drain faces ) the early ones point toward the block.
Here is an old thread
http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8094
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Post by Todd Paisley » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:01 pm

The Fram Oil filter was not used on the MB until early 1944. The original oil filter was a Purolator and is documented in the Bill of Materials and the factory List of Parts - Numerical:

A-1230 Oil Filter - As Purchased (Purolator Products Inc. #27078)

This was superceded by A-15247 with 2 sources for this part:

A-15247 Oil Filter Assembly (As Purchased) - Purolator Prod. Inc. # 2707B Fram Corp. # 5303-1

I don't know the exact date this was introduced, but the part number was assigned prior to 4/28/1944. The nearest part number that I see that they assigned a date for is A-15583 12 V. Heavy Duty Generator Kit for P.T.O. Drive given to Mr. Stromatt. Another one earlier was A-14786 Lubrication Chart for Project # 1479 that was 2/12/1944. I would guestimate that the part number for the oil filter was given out in March 1944.

The Production Release Forms do show an optional source for A-1230 as FRAM CORP. #5664. This optional source was added on July 20, 1945.

When it was actually used in production, I don't know.

What difference is between the 4 listed oil filters, I am not sure.
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Post by Bill Eldred » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:28 pm

Ok let me clairify my statement. Yes it used the same type Junior Military type filter. Yes I agree it was the Purolator with the inward drain. I thought Bill was asking if it was a different kind. Like from the MA or another style.
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Post by Oakes » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:27 am

OK here are three. The two in front are Purolator but notice the size disparity of the one Purolater. The Purolater on left and Fram are the same size.

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Which Purolater do I use?

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Post by Bill Eldred » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:16 am

Are the tops marked Military? The smaller one does not look right on top. USe the one with the drain on the inside when mounted.
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Post by Oakes » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:39 pm

No it doesn.t. I'll sell the Fram and the other Purolater.

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Post by Charlie S. » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:01 pm

Hi Chris
I was looking for informtion about oil filter assembly in the slat grill. Purolator or Fram ?
According your post dated Apriil 10th 2006, the answer is clear. Slat used Purolator.
Now my question : that's means I need to put a purolator DECAL on top ?
Tks in advance for your advice.
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Post by Chris Fourroux » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:06 pm

Yes, I believe you would need Purolator decals.
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Post by Charlie S. » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:10 am

Tks Chris !!
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Re: Oil filter canister

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:53 am

Oil Filters, anyone?
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