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Seadreamer6947 Al Geiger
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Money Penny"
Ok, I got a spin on oil filter kit for my '74 TR6 for Christmas and an now ready to install it , BUT how do I get the canister out of the engine compartment? It wont come out the top or the bottom without removing something.......

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Fogspawn, CA, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Machine"
then it won’t come out without moving something.
has been decades for this writer. working from underneath
suggest moving clutch slave cylinder.
others suggest from above part of steering column...
more fun will be installing and positioning the
adaptor. most of us angle it so spin-on filter lower
angles slighty to front of engine... clearing the fuel line and
frame is a bit of a wicket. once done...the routine of filter
change is easier, though still small mess... and no need
then to move anything else.
that said... I swear the first couple times with original
canister, removed it for full cleaning without
rearranging even temporary anything else.... cannot
remember how... that was back in Dark Ages when hominids
changed their own oil. I have pondered restoring original
canister, finally decided the spin on adapter is a small step
forward in evolution... Hopefully you get correct adaptor to
engine block seal and no fitment issues, use a grease to hold seal
steady during assy. This is main reason i keep adapter in place, hopefully never needing to
fiddle with such seals again...
w

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Seadreamer6947 Al Geiger
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Money Penny"
Thank you !!!! In my prior '73 TR 6 restorations I don't remember how I got the canister out, but it didn't seem to be an issue.... my current '74 TR 6 is a major pain and I cant see a way of getting it out without unbolting the slave cylinder

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Uberxy Steve Fox
Va, Charlottesville, USA   USA
I did this job this morning.

I removed the pushrod from the slave cylinder, and then removed the two mounting bolts for the slave cylinder. I pushed the slave off to the side without disconnecting the fluid line, and then with some wiggling got the canister out from underneath,

BTW, make sure the cylinder is oriented such that the bleeder valve on the cylinder is closest to the spin on filter. If the fluid line is closest, you may have trouble getting the filter on the adapter, and you just need to rotate the cylinder 180 degrees.



SR
73 TR6
86 930

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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, OR, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead "The Great Pumpkin"
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1601326 by Seadreamer6947 OK, I got a spin on oil filter kit for my '74 TR6 for Christmas and an now ready to install it , BUT how do I get the canister out of the engine compartment? It wont come out the top or the bottom without removing something.......

Interesting... I never had this problem although so many have. Thinking back on why, I realize that I purchased the car, and did not change the oil filter as I immediately pulled and rebuilt the motor. I then reinstalled the motor with fresh motor mounts, positioned such that I could maneuver the fan belt between the crank pulley and the cross member. This allowed me to change a fan belt with a minimum of fuss.

With the fresh motor mounts and carefully positioned motor, that apparently allowed me to wiggle the oil filter housing out of the engine bay (from the top) with no drama.

So that leads me to ask: If you put a block of wood under the oil pan, and then jack up the motor a bit, can you get the housing out?

It has to be something like that. While I recall needing to tug just a bit I was always able to get the housing out from the top with no profanity, barked knuckles, or broken/bent parts. The TR6 has been gone for a couple years now, or I would scamper out to the garage and see exactly how I did it.

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, frame off restoration, complete.
1980 Vermilion TR7 Sprint replica, in progress.

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Fogspawn, CA, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Machine"
ok..I looked under bonnet... how did I ever remove original canister
before converting to spin on-off... I think I unscrewed long center bolt,
pulled cover away, spilling oil willy nilly, some made it into the catch pan...
then moved bolt out, pulled filter out, oil into armpit..
I think I finally managed to turn the cover 180 degree and work it to the rear of engine block and
curl around the opening between frame and engine/clutch slave cylinder, without moving the
cylinder... not easy to describe, but flipping cover around was key...
currently I have the HP2009 KN filter in use and it hangs vertical, clearing fuel line, filter, frame
better than I thought. (This Does make access to clutch bleeding nipple no fun, but
that is a seldom necessary activity...maybe a short filter...mmm.. maybe angled forward...always something)
now for changes I bring oil and filter to a sympathetic mechanic...(has a real lift)
it has all been written before, save original parts... inspect the adaptor for any irregularities ...
there have been mentioned quality issues in past.
w

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