The old canister type oil filters are not only passe, but a real pain. Modern spin-on filters are readily available, easier to change and provide much better filtering; spin-ons are available with super micron filtration and even built in magnetic traps. The conversion from the old canister type to the modern spin-on is a simple matter of removing two studs, replacing the filter head and securing it all with two short bolts. Our kit includes all the pieces; TAM2097=Filter Head 12A2035=Gasket Oil Filter (2) BOLT01=Adapter Bolts GFE148=Spin On Oil Filter FITS Minis and 1275 converted Minors and Sprite and Midget.
I think it is time to go over passenger car automotive engine oils in detail. I will be writing several articles to be published soon so I will try to get some of it out here. I feel this is a very general topic for all car owners on this board.