Originally Posted by fiddlersridge
yeah 04SorentoLX, I had a 1961 GMC truck w/ a 305 V-6 that had a canister oil filter and it would kill you if you dropped on your head.It was just as big as a quart jar. Why did Kia go to the canister oil filter on top of the engine? My daughter's 1998 Sephia has the spin on type.
Well to answer you.
1)The KIA version (on top standing in a open hood) we all know and love now is far less risky then what you and I know of the hell (underneith on your back) version! lol
2)Less waste and enviormental impact from filter media and no steel case.
3)BMW and MB have used and still do this for YEARS! I do not recall a BMW or MB eng that has had a spin-on since the 70's if ever. Both Gas-Petrol/Diesel.
BTW we (family) had a few Chevy and GMC work trucks late 50's early 60's. I recall yes they had the canister from hell. But I also recall the 58 and 59 ones being 350 seris trucks tankers and flatbeds with 305 Badgeing but I6's for sure we never had V6's. And went right into and added in the newer 66 C60 I6 292 Cid tanker with cartridge too that lead to retirement of the 59 350 tanker and a new 78? C65 with a 366 V8 and one quart spin-on. And then retirement of the 66 C60 tanker for a 82? Ford F700 with 370 V8 and huge two quart spin-on. We also have a few pickups sprinkled in there 61? C10 292Cid I6 cartridge and 66 C10 250 CID I6 Spin-on and 74 C10 250 Cid I6 Spin-on and 85 F250 X1 duty 300cid carb I6. I later had the 89 F150 300Cid EFI I6 and loved that. Thou both 300's were nice the EFI woke it up really nice. I did not love my 84 Bronco 302 V8 as much.
So were there two 305's back then with GM ya never KNOW! one I6 and one V6? hell they had in 81 the Caddy Eldo(first smaller after 500cid yrs)/Seville(bigger slantback before the NOVA clone 305/350 V8 run) with the 4.1 V6 and 4.1 V8 side by side in both. LOL