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Unread 09-17-2007, 04:41 PM   #31
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I must disagree. I just finished removing the 90 degree adapter from my 1994 Grand Cherokee Laredo. There is enough clearance to put the filter back on. I used the procedure that was mentioned earlier in this thread, regarding a 1993 GC and mounted the filter directly to the engine block. I could not get the split guide pin out with vicegrips as described so I cut it off with a Dremill tool. So it will work on '93 and '94 for sure.
Not saying that it wouldnt work using other filters but what brand did you use. I know that the difference in walmart filters like fram and supertech is noticeable.

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Unread 09-17-2007, 04:43 PM   #32
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Silly ZJ engine bay design...no need for the adapter on WJ's. We have like 5 ft between the engine block and the "frame" rail


My 98 doesn't have that goofy adapter either.
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Unread 09-17-2007, 07:05 PM   #33
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Not saying that it wouldnt work using other filters but what brand did you use. I know that the difference in walmart filters like fram and supertech is noticeable.
I tried it with a Fram PH16 and a Motomaster PH16 (Canadian Tire Brand) and both have no problem going on or off. I didn't measure the actual length of either filter but will later.
I've just taken a couple of pictures






Edit: Just measured the filters I have:

Fram PH16 ...........is 3 11/16" long
Motomaster PH16 is 3 3/4" long

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Unread 09-17-2007, 10:17 PM   #34
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You really beat the crap out of that frame getting the adaptor off
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Unread 09-17-2007, 10:43 PM   #35
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You really beat the crap out of that frame getting the adaptor off
Actually, I used a small pipe wrench with a piece of pipe on it and never touched the frame at all. Mine came off pretty easy....about 5 minutes and it was off.
I see what you saying by the looks of the picture but that's actually white paint under grease and oil. My ZJ is painted white. There is not one ding in that frame .......just alot of grease and oil from the leaking adapter
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Unread 09-20-2007, 10:17 PM   #36
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now i gotta do mines too
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Unread 03-17-2009, 11:58 AM   #37
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Congrats to you guys that were sucessful. I've been at it for 2 days and can't get mine to budge. I give up.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 04:45 PM   #38
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anybody know the code for the replacement orings?
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Unread 03-29-2009, 05:53 PM   #39
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Silly ZJ engine bay design...no need for the adapter on WJ's. We have like 5 ft between the engine block and the "frame" rail
Yep I can almost stand in the side of my Inline 6 on the wj

and btw why hasn't anybody said anything about him using the Orange FIlter of DOOM HAMMER!

Frams Suck Btw.

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Unread 04-04-2009, 12:13 PM   #40
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Am I missing something?

I just finally got my adapter off, where do these rings go? Are they internal to the adapter? I do not see any rings or anywhere to put them.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 08:25 PM   #41
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I found a different style bolt holding my oil filter adapter on my 93 Cherokee Sport today.

The parts guy at Oreilly's told me that the three o rings were in a "HELP" package (?!?) but he was correct, for my 93 with my style of adapter but does NOT have the o rings needed for the earlier housing that uses a hex head bolt to retain it (which I got off another '93 ?!?!?!).

OK, here we go: after jacking up the motor, I could access the bolt and i had my trusty T60 ready to go, but it didn't fit right. I could feel a T45 loosely rocking around in a smaller hole deep inside the main hole. It took a chisel bit inside an air hammer to turn the bolt loose.

When i got it out, I took a look inside. The main tool hole for the bolt was a 9/16ths allen socket, and in the bottom of that, there was another allen hex hole that wasn't even formed in the center. Installation was a breeze, as i just knocked the allen portion out of a 9/16ths allen wrench socket and used a ratcheting boxend wrench on the hex itself.

So, if you have a 9/16ths hex bar or allen wrench, cut off about 1 1/2 inches and use that to crank her out.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 11:43 PM   #42
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I did this a few days ago myself. I had to go the pipe wrench route as my t-60 wasn't getting it done. Once it was loose it came out pretty easy. I eliminated the whole adapter like some others have and I have plenty of room between the frame and the filter. I'm using the NAPA gold filter on a 95' GC Laredo. Goodbye o-rings forever!!!

For anyone doing this I would not worry about being gentle with the housing. Just air chisel the bolt out and throw the adapter away. I can't understand the reason for the adapter anyways but my guess would be is some Jeeps needed them and others don't but all get it to make factory assembly a no brainer.

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Unread 12-08-2009, 10:49 PM   #43
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Get to tackle this tomorrow ( had it saved in my favorites for a few years)!!! This things been weeping for a year but now its crying tears of oil all over the driveway ( I guess thats what -8 degrees will do. No I just hope the coolant that was leaking this morning doesnt turn into a freeze plug nightmare
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Unread 12-08-2009, 11:45 PM   #44
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My adapter has a large allen screw, No Torx. I used an Allen wrench, slid a 12" piece of pipe onto it for leverage, and with a good shove it broke loose. Unscrewed it the rest of the way with just the wrench and then my fingers. I had no problems unscrewing it, just took time as there was only room for 1/6 of a rotation with the wrench.

And I don't see a problem with the adapter, I have no trouble unscrewing the oil filter with my bare hands when I do my oil change. And it isolates oil from running down the block when the filter is removed!
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Unread 05-25-2010, 10:17 AM   #45
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If I can do away with the adapter on my 94 GC is the O-Ring kit still needed? I didn't know if a O-Ring was still needed.
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