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  #111  
Old 08-09-2022, 02:24 PM
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I'm still not sure what we are saying is the "equivalent" to a 110-1. Is it the S15 with or without the bypass? Also, do we like/want the 3/4x16 x 3/4x16 nipple that K&P stocks?

The ECS website says theirs has a progressive rate bypass. I assume this is the same as ordering with the bypass feature directly from K&P? Paul, you have four fresh from ECS, do you see a bypass feature of some sort?
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Old 08-09-2022, 04:18 PM
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I'm still not sure what we are saying is the "equivalent" to a 110-1. Is it the S15 with or without the bypass? Also, do we like/want the 3/4x16 x 3/4x16 nipple that K&P stocks?

The ECS website says theirs has a progressive rate bypass. I assume this is the same as ordering with the bypass feature directly from K&P? Paul, you have four fresh from ECS, do you see a bypass feature of some sort?
The S15 ďas-isĒ does not have a nipple, and the 110-1 does - so if you are trying to replace a 110-1, you ned to also by the 3/4x16 x 3/4x16 nipple that K&P sells.

An yes, the K&P S15 has a ball-and-spring bypass on the end of the filter element.

Best I can tell, the S15 does NOT have an anti-drainback valve.

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Old 08-09-2022, 08:48 PM
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I've been running an S15 on my O-320 for ~800 hours now. N=1, but my engine seems to like it. it catches a lot of carbon, have not seen much else in in it. The magnet always has ferrous dust on it.

~16 oil changes. Cleaning is pretty easy. I have replaced the O-ring once. It has never leaked. I use a worm clamp to safety it.

Supercub guys have been running them longer than I have, and my engine has ~2600 hrs now.

As always YMMV, but it has worked well for me.
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:03 AM
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I've been running an S15 on my O-320 for ~800 hours now. N=1, but my engine seems to like it. it catches a lot of carbon, have not seen much else in in it. The magnet always has ferrous dust on it.

~16 oil changes. Cleaning is pretty easy. I have replaced the O-ring once. It has never leaked. I use a worm clamp to safety it.

Supercub guys have been running them longer than I have, and my engine has ~2600 hrs now.

As always YMMV, but it has worked well for me.
With 16 changes in the books have you mastered the element cleaning process, if so do you mind sharing your preferred method? I'm up for my first oil change, just waiting on the oil to arrive.
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Old 08-10-2022, 11:51 AM
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Mastered, hahaha. I'm not good at anything, but I do this - I'm sure there are better ways........

Walmart brake clean is your friend - it's cheap.
  • Remove o-ring
  • I have a straw that goes on the can that has a 90deg bend at the very end(gentle heat will let you make one). Use that to flush the filter from the inside out while the filter element is in a container that can catch the flushings.
  • Use a soft brush and brake clean to remove anything that does not flush with brake clean alone from the inside - do this over the container as well
  • Use compressed air to convince any remaining schmutz to depart
  • Drain the flushings and brushings thru a coffee filter and examine. Hope for only carbon chunks and no expensive sparkly stuff
  • Let element dry, assemble, reinstall o-ring, install filter, add oil, go make airplane noises

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With 16 changes in the books have you mastered the element cleaning process, if so do you mind sharing your preferred method? I'm up for my first oil change, just waiting on the oil to arrive.
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Old 08-10-2022, 01:38 PM
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Does anyone know if the Pcs4c is the same dimensions as the S15? Quite a price difference if apples to apples. Need one soon for my IO 320.
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Old 08-10-2022, 02:15 PM
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The PCSC is listed as 3 x 4 inches while the S15 is listed as 2.9x 3.4

Iím assuming the greater length of the PCSC is due to the removal nut on the top
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Old 08-15-2022, 03:36 AM
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Are there any downsides to using a stainless filter?
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Old 08-15-2022, 05:43 AM
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Are there any downsides to using a stainless filter?
I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do with my expensive oil filter cutter.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages...c470cutter.php

More seriously, I'm not able to come up with any downsides, particularly with the increase in price and decrease in availability of the paper filters.

You need to manage making sure that the o-ring is in good shape - I bought a bunch (90025K391, X-Profile Oil-Resistant Buna-N O-Ring, 1/8 Fractional Width, Dash Number 230, Packs of 25, $12.88) from mcmaster-carr, and that should last me about 10 years:

https://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/128/3875

Flows better, easier to clean, smaller, better filtration, lower TCO, looks nice, cools oil a little bit, and umweltfreundlich. What more can we ask for?
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:01 AM
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My filter kit arrived from USAOILFILTERS about 10 days after an online order. This is a very nicely made unit and I am glad I made the switch.
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