Ad for 'Filter Mate"

Submitted: Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 22:17
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Hey guys,

Came across an ad in the latest (Jan2006) 4Wd Monthly (Pg 291) for a ' Filter Mate' to allow the usage of standard Z9 filters in replacement of the 161??? filters presently used - any comments, concerns etc or should this be filed along with 'Hiclones' and '125% savings in fuel cost - use product X' items?

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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 22:26

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 22:26
funny that someone asked this today at 4WD Megastore when I was there.

The answer from the 4 or 5 experienced guys there was "file it" - "unproven" (para-phrasing).

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Reply By: atoyot - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 14:20

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 14:20
A mechanic mate told me that the Z9 doesn't have a bypass filter built in to it so you don't get that benefit. The Z9's are cheap and the thing will pay for itself after a while, but I don't know if it worth the risk. Maybe I'm wrong though..

Andrew
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Follow Up By: jaksun - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 16:40

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 16:40
I have been using the oil filter adapter and z9 filters on my 100 series for 3 years and so far i have had no problems
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Reply By: parthy - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 20:39

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 20:39
Z9;s are one of the most popular filters around used on early cruser's and ALL fords and some hilux's and made by ryco one of the most trusted names in the game
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Reply By: Billowaggi - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 00:00

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 00:00
Hi all .The filter on 1HZ and toyota diesels is a dual element filter it has a full flow and a finer by pas filter in the one unit. If you convert to a Z9 you will lose the fine filtering by pass filter. The Z9 was originally designed for petrol engines and although some 4cyl diesels use them they are unsuitable for a larger six cyl diesel. Earlier 4lt 2H engine used the Z 161 filter but this filt is twice the size of a Z9 can you afford to lose the oil and filtering capacity?
Regards Ken.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:00

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:00
I'm sure your right that the Z9 doesn't suit as a replacement for all motors. However not sure your right about them not being suitable for all larger diesel engines. Best way is to get the specs of your filter and that of the Z9 and compare. I found that the Z9 acutally has more filter medium at the same size as the patrol diesel filters. Even RYCO's tech department said yep they will suit but we can't recommend them as they are not the approved replacement.
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Follow Up By: Billowaggi - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 17:30

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 17:30
The Z115 filters fitted to the 4.2 nissan diesel are practically the same as a Z9 apart from the mounting plate ,BUT there is two of them! Presumably to cater for the flow and filtering requirments of a larger motor. I do not understand why you would take the risk of changing from the manfacturers reccomended filter just to save a few dollars each oil change.
Regards Ken.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 10:03

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 10:03
The Z9's fit many of the patrols without the mounting plate, they just screw straight on, just depends on the year.

I understand your thoughts on saving a few bucks. However in this case genuine filters are approx $70 a pair, and if the Z9's are equal or better then............

Needs someone to do an oil test and see if they do filter as well.
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