First off if the powers that control feel this belongs in another section that is AOK. I wasn't really sure so I put it here. Many installs run into the situation where the oil filter and other parts want to share the same space. We can't do without oil so the only alternative is a remote oil filter. There are several types available including the one from Cummins. However, if you have ever priced one of those it may take you heart a few seconds to start beating again. Last time I priced it the number was $370.31 plus tax and shipping. In other words $400+. That is for a bare part with no fittings, hoses, or oil pressure relief valve. In my research of tha part I discovered that probably 90% or more of those are used overseas. There are very few applications in the USA. So I began an overseas search and I finally ended it today. China is the prime manufacturer and user of the part so that's where I looked. There are companies there that make this part for Cummins China and they can be had for around $40. The catch is you have to buy quantity and the freight is mind blowing. I really didn't want to get into the buying and selling business and didn't really have $4000 of spare cash. We all know how that goes. I stumbled on a better solution, at least for me, on ebay. A new Chinese seller appeared about 2 weeks ago with some small Cummins parts but in their info they said the had access to other parts. So, I gave them a shot. On Oct 21 I emailed them the part #. 24 hrs later I had a quote. I requested an invoice sent to my Paypal account (yes they do Paypal). Oct 23 I got the invoice and paid it. Oct 26 the package had arrived in NY and was mailed USPS Priority mail. Of course there was a little storm activity up that way and the package finally arrived today. So how did the part look? I is perfect. The casting work is actually better than the original Cummins ones I've seen. The part has been glass beaded prior to the finish machine work. Everything is as it should be. There is one strange thing that I did notice. On the 2 large ports for the oil filter hoses they are marked IN and OUT. Be warned that IN is OUt and OUt is IN. I believe those ports are labeled in relationship to the oil filter. IN to the oil filter and OUt from the oil filter. I noticed this when I looked at the back and noticed the IN port shares the same space as the feed line for the turbo. I check an Cummins diagram and the casting and machining are correct. Just remember this is you should get one of these. Now the $64 question, how much did it cost. Well a little more than that but the total including shipping was $115. That is a heck of a lot easier to swallow than $400. Here is a list of what you will need not including fittings or gasket.
3284170 Lube Cover
3918428 (J918428) Plunger Oil Regulator
3918427 (J918427) Spring
3915787 (J915787) Plug
3909397 (75285739) O Ring
I sourced the small parts from Case Tractor which are the numbers in (). They were about $5 cheaper than Cummins. I'm sort of a cheap SOB and $5 is $5. Like I said earlier I'm not in the business and this is just for anyone who might feel the need for this item. The company is Flybearlove. You can find them on Ebay or if you wish to email them contact Xiaolan Chen FLYBEARLOVE@hotmail.com . Just remember it takes at least 24hrs for the email since they are half way around the world. On Ebay just look for parts like Cummins valves and you'll find them. I went the Ebay route because it seemed simpler. By the way the bag the part was in has the Cummins logo so I guess this is a genuine part, just made in China. Good luck to all.