Oil is a very important element that contributes to the cooling of your engine. Unfortunately, over time, a lot of dirt, grime, and impurities build up that if left unfiltered can do more harm than good. Enter the oil filter, whose only task is to make sure that these harmful particles don't get stuck in the system. Every good part deserves a strong base to hold it in place, and that's why you have to be careful when choosing a replacement oil filter housing mount.
Housing mount types
There are at least, three types of oil filter housing mount out there. The designs themselves do not come with descriptive names so we'll try to break them down for you:
- The first is an all-metal design, tubular in body, with grooves across most of the body. The walls itself are thing and surround a wide, hollowed-out center.
- The second has an all rubber or plastic body with a slim and thin metal fitting on the inside running the length of the tube.
- The third is still tubular in appearance, but is completely solid in the center. On either end of this huge solid tube protrude a length of metal.
Find the perfect fit
Your present mount is likely to fall under one of the outlined descriptions given above, and the only thing that you need to do is pick the one that matches your part exactly. Interchanging parts is a big no-no.
The way to go about that is you either manually match the part to replacement or you match based on the part number. A part number allows you to get a compatible part easily. It's not a big secret but few people are aware that this information, printed in your manual or on the mount, makes finding the perfect fit a lot easier.