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Unread 11-04-2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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what oil filter will work for a 1961 cj5?

cant find the part locally. just trying to find one that i can put in.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:06 PM   #2
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If it's the stock F134 it most likely had an oil bath air filter. There is no disposable canister type filter.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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thanks for the tip.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:27 PM   #4
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i always bought replacement ones from napa for my old 62. the big round canister is the oil filter. don't loose the spring and seal as it's under tension when removing the cover.

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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:36 PM   #5
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If it's the stock F134 it most likely had an oil bath air filter. There is no disposable canister type filter.
Oops. I'm sorry. I was thinking air filter, not oil filter. Brain fart at the end of a long day.

The stock air filter was oil bath.

The stock oil filter was the canister type as shown above.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:41 PM   #6
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Oops. I'm sorry. I was thinking air filter, not oil filter. Brain fart at the end of a long day.

The stock air filter was oil bath.

The stock oil filter was the canister type as shown above.
hahaha. thanks man. i didnt want to say anything being new but i was sure you were talking air filter.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:43 PM   #7
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nshefbuch--
just wanted to tap you for any knowledge seeing as how your cj is the only one that comes close to my model that ive been crawling around for. the picture you just put up on this thread looks almost identical to mine and im doing a refurb on most of it. did you happen to do a frame up? any advice on this matter would be amazing.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 05:55 PM   #8
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i kinda did a frame up but i didn't take the body off. it was in great shape when i bought it but after about 7 years i had to replace all the floors and both rocker panels. the only thing that stayed was the tunnel of the front floor as it was in perfect shape. i ended up getting the 134 f-head rebuilt and i performed a soa lift with stock springs and used revolver shackles. i owned it for 10 years a just recently parted ways by selling it about 3 months ago and sold it for more than i bought it for. (not including all i put into it)

here is a link to my build. this was my first jeep and my first build ever. learned almost everything i know on it. i've replaced everything on it so if you have any questions i should be able to answer them. i still remember almost every bolt size on that thing. like 7/16 for the bolt under the distributor, 5/8's for all the fill plugs(axles,trany,tcase) 1 1/8 for the oil pan drain plug.....etc....

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/256917...iqua-oh-us?p=1
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Unread 11-04-2010, 06:01 PM   #9
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oh, advice, i originally planned on going full width, using a injected v6, but thought about all the work needed for the motor swap. these older jeeps are a snub nose jeep with a smaller engine bay than later cj5's so a v8 would be very hard to fit. so i ran it for what it is and those 5.38 gears got me out of most mild trouble areas. i've stepped up to a v8 cj7 for my furture plans. i say run the old cj5 for what it is. those 10 spline axles will only hold up to so much. the rear is a d44 put a weak one at that. very easy jeep to learn on and maintenence is extremely easy. axles have drain plugs. you can do a whole oil change on everything in like 30 minutes. i coated my frame with por 15 and undercoated the whole body with the same and herculiner. my biggest advice i can give is keep a spare ballast resistor cause its cheap and if one goes out your stuck.
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Unread 01-27-2011, 12:26 PM   #10
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got the part and what i believe to be the tool necessary to remove tho old filter but im having trouble. it might be a lack of elbow grease but i dont want to force anything while doing it incorrectly.

i cant grab ahold of the old filter to get it the hell outta the canister.
advice?

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oil-flter1.jpg   oilfilter2.jpg  
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Unread 01-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #11
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Most replacements have a wire handle attached. Try a screwdriver or two? You should be able to just pick the core up and out.
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Unread 01-27-2011, 01:32 PM   #12
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thanks Balvar.
ill pop that sucker out tonight then
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Unread 01-27-2011, 01:35 PM   #13
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that oil filter wrench is for your newer style filters and as previously states that oil filter you are dealing with should just pull out and from experience i know that with oil in it it will create a suction and be somewhat hard to yank out. remember to put the seal back on before the cover to the housing.
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Unread 01-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #14
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nshefbuch--
just wanted to tap you for any knowledge seeing as how your cj is the only one that comes close to my model that ive been crawling around for. the picture you just put up on this thread looks almost identical to mine and im doing a refurb on most of it. did you happen to do a frame up? any advice on this matter would be amazing.
Go to earlycj5.com
lotsa 4 cyl guys on the forum there-you'll get plenty of good advice
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