Oil - Oil Filter - Oil Cooler

A remote Oil Filter was fitted using AN-10 fittings and 1/2 inch hose. The remote oil filter was mounted on the side of the old battery tray with the oil filter pointing downwards. This allows for easy access to the filter with the least amount of spillage during oil changes.

If you buy a remote oil filter plate for an SR-20 engine make sure it has 1/2 inch (13mm) holes in the fittings. Some of the ones I looked at had AN-10 fittings but the bore diameter was less than 1/2 inch.

Like most cars the factory oil pressure switch operates when the oil pressure drops extremely low, typically around 5-7 PSI. A 20PSI oil pressure switch was fitted to the remote oil filter housing. The 20 PSI switch is a much safer option and can reveal oil system issues before they become a major problem including oil surge and over heating oil. 

Oil Filter :

Ryco Z158 (Valvoline V012) Height 101mm (no longer used)
Ryco Z37 (Valvoline V013) Height 70mm
Note: Maximum seal O/D is 75mm

Oil : Penrite HPR-30 (20W-60 Mineral) (no longer used)
Nulon full synthetic racing oil 10W-60

oil filter