So I was given the wrong oil filter and didnt realize it until it was too late, the oil filter adapter/nipple that you screw the oil filter onto is stripped out.
I removed the adapter, it is a hollow screw with male threads on both end. The first couple of threads are messed up.
Does anyone know where to find one of these? I cant find it at any parts store/online/junkyards. Even at the dealership it is discontinued part number 53020098
OR does anyone know the thread count/pitch, I can probably find a generic version.
I'm also wondering if a 2.5l or 4.0 90' bend adapter would fit it, as those are more common even though they are more expensive.
Thanks for the help, it is just sitting in the garage until I can come up with this little part
where in Ks. do you live?I live outside Topeka and the dealership in Topeka was able to order me one for my 92 ,2.5l.maybe they have a new # that would fit your engine.be aware that the one for my 92 had a metric and standard size ,I used the standard size....russ
there was a thread on here a good while back that a guy had the same problem..he ended up finding the solution from an old mechanic at napa.Best I remember he used a filter nipple for an older 6 cylinder chevy and it was a direct fit
Be careful if you go to a hardware store for a nipple. they are npt threads which means they have a taper to the so that the deeper you go, the tighter the fit.
you can clean the last few threads of the existing nipple with a small file if you are patient. Use the old oil filter to test the fit as you do the repair. You could also take the adaptor to a belt sander, you will remove the last 2 threads by turning the adaptor on about a 45 deg. angle as the sander is running. all you are doing is removing the bad threads and giving the filter the ability to get to new clean threads. Again, use the old filter to test so you do not mess up another filter.