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Napa 21521 is a much better choice. It has equivalent specs to the Ph16a.

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This looks like a very large filter.

Can you change this from the bottom?

This thread is not about which oil filter you use, but which ones are more accessible for those that do not want to remove the air box.

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This looks like a very large filter.

Can you change this from the bottom?

This thread is not about which oil filter you use, but which ones are more accessible for those that do not want to remove the air box.

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I have seen the can of a Fram filter rupture on an Alfa race car.

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Great Tread, is the reduced capacity of a smaller filter any concern?

Have seen several Alfa race cars filter's vibrate loose too, I put a safety wire on mine.

Side question, is hand tight really tight enough?

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Hastings and Baldwin are sister companies. Should be the same filters in a different color.
Which one is considered more "higher end" between both?

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What does this mean: the relief valve normally doesn't do anything, until you neglect changing the oil and filter, or some other **** finds its way in the engine.
Wrong, it does. It opens not just when the filter media is plugged, but at other times such as cold starts when the oil is cold and pressure drop is high. Also opens at full throttle/high revs to prevent oil starvation.
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Check out zoro.com they have baldwin filters, great price, free shipping over $50. I just bought 11 of them, came the next day

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Any other smaller oil filters that you can change without removing the air filter housing to be added to this thread?

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Great Tread, is the reduced capacity of a smaller filter any concern?

Have seen several Alfa race cars filter's vibrate loose too, I put a safety wire on mine.

Side question, is hand tight really tight enough?
Hi Murray,

Hope all is well.

On average, the most mileage that I put on my Alfa a year might be 2k - probably even less than that.

I do an oil change once a year, usually in the spring.

Since I put on very little mileage, the concern for using a smaller filter to me is not an issue.

I asked my local mechanic today about how tight the oil filter needs to be and he said "hand tight".

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Oil change today using:

Pennzoil 20W 50
Hastings LF134 - Oil Filter
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I have seen the can of a Fram filter rupture on an Alfa race car.

Posted this a few days ago,,, https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/eng...re-filter.html

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I have seen the can of a Fram filter rupture on an Alfa race car.

Posted this a few days ago,,, https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/eng...re-filter.html
Keep in mind that Fram makes several grades of filters. No surprise that a low grade filter doesn’t do well. While I don’t use Fram, I do appreciate the rubber backing many come with, and with other brands did the same.

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To the original question, some years back Alfa specified a smaller diameter OEM filter that replaced the original, and was much easier to deal with. I have one on my Spider now, matter of fact, and it's 100% bottom access. But the Baldwin filter you have, lgbalfa, is a top quality product.

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To the original question, some years back Alfa specified a smaller diameter OEM filter that replaced the original, and was much easier to deal with. I have one on my Spider now, matter of fact, and it's 100% bottom access. But the Baldwin filter you have, lgbalfa, is a top quality product.
Thanks for the feedback

Who makes your filter?

I am very happy with Baldwin / Hastings. Easy access through the bottom.

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It's an OEM Alfa Romeo oil filter. Supplier unknown.

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