I'm a little unsure about messing around with the oil filter on a 30k dollar truck...
shouldn't be any problems as long as it mounts correctly and the drain doesn't get in the way. i doubt my probe i have had anything other then the factory filter when i got it with 200,000 miles and when i read the posts on probetalk i tried it and it works out good for it. it had a annoying tick in the valve train that the filters volume seemed to fix to a certain extent, sounded a lot better after i put the ZR-1 filer on. and it has 204,000 miles on it now, still runs like a champ, just need a tune up come spring and then time to start modding.anmut said:I'm a little unsure about messing around with the oil filter on a 30k dollar truck...
a little extra oil capacity and possible better flow of oil. it brought the capacity of oil on the probe up to approx 5qt from 4.5qt.roy365 said:What is the purpose of this?
i know it not needed but i just threw it out there as an option is someone wanted to try after i found out the probe and titan have the same filter and the ZR-1 works well on the probe.HudsonValleyTitan said:You can go for an oil filter that's LONGER than the one we have, you just have to keep the width the same. It's going to leak because it won't sit right...even if you think it fits. I'd be very careful. I have to think that if Nissans engineers thought it was needed, they'd have give us a larger filter. We have people here with over 100k miles on their Titans. It's not needed apparently.
it did quiet down the tick on the probe and added extra capacity for oil, i don't know if it will help the titan at all, but it did help out a 2.5 liter v6 with 200,000 miles.roy365 said:So your purpose was to quiet down the tick from the valve train?
this was no normal tick((((on the probe not the titan)))), it was a distinct ticking that would be quite loud at times and since i changed the filter and oil its much better sounding. example when i first got the car and go through a drive through all i hear is the engine ticking away, now its quiet and i can actually hear the person saying "order when your ready"roy365 said:You are comparing our VK56 to a Ford Probe V6 in generalities? Maybe with a riding lawnmower I would attempt it but to just guess and put a different filter on is a bit risky to me. It's the way these trucks sound, the tick you hear. Several DOHC motors sound like that. only way I would consider anything other than the recommended size is if i went to a remote filter setup.
the KL engines in probes are known to tick to a certain extent so i tried this "quick fix" and it helped me out. i know the titans have noise as well and mine runs just great to, but it might have just little edge on oil flow volume that the factory filter cant supply especially at high rpms that just might help. like i said it was just something i wanted to throw out there after i saw the titan has the filter the probe does and the vette ZR-1 works well on it.roy365 said:If my motor sounded like you say yours did on your Probe, then I might consider it. I accept the valve train noise and my motor is tip top shape. Why would one want to go and possibly bunghole it all up if nothing is wrong? It's not that I am reluctant, we have discussed this and came to the conclusion that our filters are very capable of handling the task at hand.
will do the next time i do a oil change, i just did one 2 weeks ago.Riverratt said:Yes, please report back with your findings.
i will let ya guys knowroy365 said:Some run a 0W40 or 30 weight oil to stop the noise. Some have used the big filter kits. Some run a remote setup. If you do it, then let us know how it goes. :cheers:
you have a good idea going there. Your idea wont increase as much as a relocation kit, but the cost wont be as much either.TITAN DOHC V8 said:i will let ya guys know
i dont wanna use too thick of an oil i use 5w-30 in winter and 10w-30 in the summer, winter is cold in WI and i want good oil flow in the freZZZZing cold at start up.
depending if the ZR-1 filter fits with out too much hassle, i was looking into filter relocation kits, but i though this would be a quick easy way of upgrading with out doing too much work.
roy365 said:you have a good idea going there. Your idea wont increase as much as a relocation kit, but the cost wont be as much either.
Isnt 0weight oil lighter?
I was thinking the exact same thing. 1/2 a quart means nothing.HudsonValleyTitan said:Not much need for more oil capacity since we hold 7 QTS already. Even if we were about to get a filter twice as long, what'll that get you?...another 1/2 QT?