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    I am working on a 1987 om 603 and would like to convert to a spin on filter the 6 cylinder gas engine has a spin on filter and the housing looks the same has anyone tried the gas filter housing on the diesel my housing looks the same as the om 617 I know I will have to add oil cooler lines, Thanks Toby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    I am working on a 1987 om 603 and would like to convert to a spin on filter the 6 cylinder gas engine has a spin on filter and the housing looks the same has anyone tried the gas filter housing on the diesel my housing looks the same as the om 617 I know I will have to add oil cooler lines, Thanks Toby
    Toby --- there's probrably a reason why the German engineers designed the huge drop in oil filter on the 603 engine. I've owned three 300SDLs with the 603 engine.
    1987 Mercedes 300SDL (D stands for diesel); 152K+ miles
    4BT into a 00 Dakota 4wd <--- my build thread
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    They are not the same. If you want spinon you'll have to make an adapter plate and relocate it.

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    well it looked like it might work guess i will stay with the catrige filter thanks for the input,Toby

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    Try adapting a remote filter kit from Summit or Jeg's, but unless you're swapping it into a chassis where it won't fit because the oil filter housing is in the way, I don't think it's going to be worth the money and effort. Clean oil is the key to long life in these motors and frankly, considering that the 616 is the world record holder for longevity in a car engine (over 1 million documented miles) I'd say Benz knew what they were doing. If you adapt a spin on filter try and get one designed for a diesel truck engine as it should be up to the task.

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    yea a large can- Mann canaster filter-like the jumbo SBC filter

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