DETROIT DIESEL 53
LUBRICATING OIL FILTER
pump through a passage in the filter base to the space
surrounding the filter element. Impurities are filtered
out as the oil is forced through the element to a central
The engine is equipped with a full-flow type lubricating
passage surrounding the center stud and out through
oil filter. The filter is mounted vertically when attached
another passage in the filter base and then to the oil;
to the cylinder block of the 6V engine.
The filter assembly consists of a replaceable element
Remove and Install By-pass Valve
enclosed within a shell which is mounted on a base (Fig.
1). When the filter shell is in place, the element is
Remove the four bolts and washers and detach the
restrained from movement by a coil spring at the
All of the oil supplied to the engine by the oil pump
passes through the filter before reaching the various
parts of the engine. The lubricating oil is forced by the
Fig.1. Typical Full-Flow Filter Mounting (6V Engine
1972 General Motors Corp.
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