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How to Find an Oil Filter by Sizing

    • 1). Remove the oil filter and drain the oil into a catch pan. Use a ruler to measure the diameter of the screw hole on the old filter. Also, measure the filter threads with a thread gauge, according to metric or SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) thread ratings.

    • 2). Measure the diameter of the filter. This will include the sealing area of the filter. Do not measure the rubber seal area; rather, the full width of the filter body (metric or SAE sizes).

    • 3). Measure the height of the filter. If there is room, a filter can be fitted that is taller than factory specifications. This will increase filter life and oil flow. Compare the findings with a filter chart, readily available online, and select a quality filter.

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