Filters

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by tommyintpa@aol.com, Apr 27, 2001.

  1. tommyintpa@aol.com
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    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">In a message dated 4/27/01 4:46:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
    dougparsons@ameritech.net writes:





    <blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Amsoil has a filter that I am using and fits great although it does
    take almost a whole quart to fill it. I am at a loss on whether it
    has the check valve or not maybe the bilgemaster can enlighten us</font><font COLOR="#000000" SIZE="3" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0"></blockquote>

    </font><font COLOR="#000000" SIZE="2" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">

    I too am very interested in the check valve. I like the extra volume that the
    Amsoil filter offers. But does it even have a check valve? Bilgemaster will
    probably reply with a most learn-ed answer. Including the name of the guy
    that invented it and date the oil filter check valve was first mass-produced.
    While Amphipoda of Sandy Eggo, Ca undoubtedly will grace us with a
    dissertation on emotional effects of running the beloved Amphi with a no
    check valve filter. This sounds like fun, Tommy in Tampa</font>
     
  2. Amsoil has a filter that I am using and fits great although it does
    take almost a whole quart to fill it. I am at a loss on weather it
    has the check valve or not maybe the bilgemaster can enlighten us.

    Doug
     
  3. Bill Connelly
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    I too am very interested in the check valve. I like the extra volume that
    the
    Amsoil filter offers. But does it even have a check valve? Bilgemaster will
    probably reply with a most learn-ed answer. Including the name of the guy
    that invented it and date the oil filter check valve was first
    mass-produced.
    While Amphipoda of Sandy Eggo, Ca undoubtedly will grace us with a
    dissertation on emotional effects of running the beloved Amphi with a no
    check valve filter. This sounds like fun, Tommy in Tampa

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    AMSOIL's Super Duty Oil Filter, Product Number SDF-42, includes not only a
    "check valve" to prevent oil flow back, but also an internal pressure
    release valve that would still allow oil flow in the event that the
    filtering media were ever somehow clogged by contaminants, like if you
    forgot to change your filter or oil until the middle of the Quayle
    Administration and in the meantime routinely poured bacon fat into your
    crankcase as an oil additive. In short, like AMSOIL's other products, their
    oil filters are almost OVER-engineered for maximum safety and efficiency. To
    order this and other AMSOIL goodies, please see the "AMSOIL for Amphicars
    Catalog" at http://www.amphicar.net/amsoil . You'll also find a chart there
    comparing the AMSOIL oil filter's capacity and efficiency to those of other
    manufacturers' offerings. The easiest way to get AMSOIL products is to just
    to call their toll-free ordering line during business hours at
    1-800-956-5695, use Customer Number 508472, and tell them what you want. Of
    course, there's also online ordering over the internet through the
    aforementioned site in case you suddenly have an urge for synthetic
    lubricants at 3:00 AM.

    One great new AMSOIL product that is not yet mentioned in the above special
    "AMSOIL for Amphicars" catalog, is their new "Power Foam Injector,
    Carburetor and Engine Cleaner", which really helps keep those oily-gassy
    fumes from the engine compartment at a minimum. You just pull off the air
    filter (AMSOIL sells air filter elements too, a reusable oiled-foam type:
    ask for Air Filter Model S-1603 and also Foam Filter Oil AFO-BC and you'll
    never need another air filter...ever), start up the engine, shoot the foam
    right down into the carb throat and over the linkages, repeat, kill the
    engine, then foam up the whole engine block and the bilge below, let the
    foam work a few minutes, replace the air filter, hose down the engine.
    Repeat. Unlike other spray engine cleaners I've tried, the AMSOIL stuff
    actually works well and leaves no foul-smelling milky residue behind. Done
    maybe once a season, it would really help keep you and your passengers from
    seeing imaginary bugs on the dashboard from the fumes during those long
    rides with the top up.

    As for the invention of the "check valve" mentioned in the original posting
    rom Tommy in Tampa above, this can be attributed to Hero of Alexandria of
    the 2nd or 3rd century B.C.E. Interested researchers will find one such
    valve described in section 10 of his "Pneumatics", as reproduced from Bennet
    Woodcroft's classic 1851 translation from the original Greek at
    http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/hero/ . By the way, Hero of
    Alexandria (also known to his friends as Heron or just "Ron") also invented,
    among other things, the vending machine, a type of steam engine whose
    principles form the basis of the modern turbine jet engine,
    automatically-opening doors, and an intriguing apparatus described as "No.
    67. A Goblet into which as much Wine flows as is taken out"...Clearly we
    should immediately form a working group to bring Dave the Wave's 'Deadly
    Margarita Machine' up to 2nd Century B.C.E. standards before Celina.

    ~Bilgemaster~
     
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