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Seeking help from oil bath pre- air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: March 16, 2017 04:36PM

I purchased the NOS pre-oil bath air filter element show below. This element is packed with fine metal wire mesh, unlike the element from the Firebrier which is packed with jute fiber. Did GM change the packing material from jute to wire mesh at some point, or might the one I purchased have been repacked with wire mesh?
Steve



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Re: Seeking help from pre-oil bath air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: March 17, 2017 11:02AM

Steve


Far from an expert..........

but I have had several through the years, and have several now in storage.

All have the fiber fill. I have never seen one with metal mesh.

However, I have seen the fiber come loose and fall into the oil. I guess it could be sucked into the intake somehow, maybe this is GM's way of improving things.

Bob Bauer

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Re: Seeking help from pre-oil bath air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: curt ()
Date: March 18, 2017 10:42AM

My Kaiser had the metal fill, I washed the fill with kerosene/diesel from time to tome. Amazing how much dirt, insects , and settemnent collected in the bottom of the filter where oil sits..

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Re: Seeking help from oil bath pre- air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: March 18, 2017 08:08PM

no concourse expert either but Ive had a dozen Oil bath filters pass through my stash and they have all been the jute. usually pretty shabby looking more like muddy straw.

I gotta imagine like curt said the stainless steel wool stuffing must be easy to clean out. that might be a bonus.

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Re: Seeking help from oil bath pre- air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: March 18, 2017 08:54PM

I am convinced that the wire mesh is superior to the jute, but I'm wondering when it was introduced by GM? Especially if post the FC years, I'm going to be reluctant to use it in the Firebrier.
Steve

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Re: Seeking help from oil bath pre- air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 18, 2017 09:12PM

I cleaned mine out and run it empty just for looks. You don't need the oil mess or jute being sucked into the engine!

Nick
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Re: Seeking help from oil bath pre- air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: texas yenko dude ()
Date: March 19, 2017 06:47AM

I have seen the wire mesh a couple of times

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Re: Seeking help from oil bath pre- air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: March 20, 2017 08:32AM

I'm not sure there is a change date. I have seen both materials, but mostly the fiber fill.
My assumption would be that like with many accessory and other parts, Chevrolet had at least two suppliers. This to avoid assembly line interruptions.

I have seen both filter materials in 1950's and 1960's vehicles.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Seeking help from oil bath pre- air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: March 21, 2017 03:27PM

Oh to add... you still run the paper element filters like standard equipped.
The oil bath is a pre-filter.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Seeking help from oil bath pre- air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: March 21, 2017 03:59PM

This is a long ways off, but, how much oil goes into the oil bath filter?
Stdve

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Re: Seeking help from oil bath pre- air cleaner experts . . .
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: March 21, 2017 04:54PM

There is a line mark in the filter bowl indicating oil level. Really only need to wet the fibers.
I run mine dry today so as to avoid the oil creeping up and out the sides of the bottom housing. Really don't need to use it as ling as you stay off the dusty dirt roads.

I used mine in the Greenbrier back when we had horses.

Corventure Dave

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