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Old 10-02-2002, 11:36 PM   #1
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Answer: Differences between Mitsu Oil Filters

I was at the dealership the other day and had a conversation with one of the guys in the parts dept.

He said that all the Mitsu filters are the same except for the OUTSIDE physical sizes and anyone of the Mitsu filters could be used on ANY Mitsu. He uses one oil filter on 3 different Mitsu cars he owns and they all call for 3 different filters.

Just as someone had posted in another thread regarding this, the reason for the physical size difference was just for clearance issues. (Engineering related)

So if anyone wants to use the BIG oil filter from the early 1g turbos, they can.

Also, the parts guy gave me a tip, but I don't know if it will help anyone out.

He said that the new Outlander has a "short" oil filter and that anyone that had some crazy set up on their car could use that oil filter because it will afford more room.

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Old 10-03-2002, 09:39 AM   #2
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Good info - thanks! Going to sticky this for now.
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Old 10-04-2002, 07:34 AM   #3
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Sweet! For some reason when I bought my car it had the newer(smaller) filter on it even though it's a 6 bolt. I just put on the bigger filter. Perfect fit, no leakage at all.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-08-2002, 08:34 AM   #4
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The sizes may not matter, but I have had some problems with the gaskets. I received a batch of mitsu. filters that were small ones (2G I guess). The rubber gasket ruptured on each and every one. The filters for the 6bolt motor have a nice thick rubber gasket (thick like a pencil eraser). That's my $.02
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Old 10-22-2002, 10:17 PM   #5
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Re: Answer: Differences between Mitsu Oil Filters

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I was at the dealership the other day and had a conversation with one of the guys in the parts dept.

He said that all the Mitsu filters are the same except for the OUTSIDE physical sizes and anyone of the Mitsu filters could be used on ANY Mitsu. He uses one oil filter on 3 different Mitsu cars he owns and they all call for 3 different filters.

Just as someone had posted in another thread regarding this, the reason for the physical size difference was just for clearance issues. (Engineering related)

So if anyone wants to use the BIG oil filter from the early 1g turbos, they can.

Also, the parts guy gave me a tip, but I don't know if it will help anyone out.

He said that the new Outlander has a "short" oil filter and that anyone that had some crazy set up on their car could use that oil filter because it will afford more room.

FYI
Now will this outlander filter allow for the same filtering abilities?
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Old 10-23-2002, 07:22 PM   #6
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Since it is a smaller filter, the amount of paper filter element will be lower and have less surface area to filter the oil through. If you are religious about oil changes, then you should be ok. I personally have the very large filter on my car and life is good. If I were going to try the outlander filter, I'd buy just one and see how it goes first.
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Old 10-23-2002, 07:59 PM   #7
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Re: Re: Answer: Differences between Mitsu Oil Filters

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Now will this outlander filter allow for the same filtering abilities?
From what I was told, obviously the size of the filter will make a difference in how often you change it, how much it will flow etc.

I personally have a daily driver, so I will be going with the larger filter... but those that have some strange set-ups where room is an issue "may" benefit from using the smaller Outlander filter.
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Old 10-30-2002, 09:17 PM   #8
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Here's some more info since this thread is sticky-fied:

MD325714 95 Eclipse Turbo
MD135737 Superseeded#
Smaller diameter and longer than both Eclipse and 3KGT filters

MD031805 Misc. older applications
Wider diameter and shorter than Eclipse filter
Wider diameter but longer than 3KGT filter

MD352626 97 3000 GT VR-4
Smaller diameter and shorter than Misc filter
Larger diameter and much shorter than Eclipse filter

I use the 3KVR4 filter as it's the shortest in height, which is needed to clear the flange on my AWD 3" Hahn downpipe.
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Old 11-13-2002, 01:08 PM   #9
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Re: Answer: Differences between Mitsu Oil Filters

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He said that the new Outlander has a "short" oil filter and that anyone that had some crazy set up on their car could use that oil filter because it will afford more room.

FYI
Thanks for the info.. But I've been using only OEM 300 GT VR4 in my car with no lifter tick.. Any other oil filter I try gives me lifter tick.. A product that Mitsubishi make that works.. J/K
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Old 11-19-2002, 07:09 AM   #10
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i'm a tech for subaru and the same thing goes for their cars. all of their cars can use the same oil filter, even the 4 and the 6 cylenders use basically the same filter
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Old 11-21-2002, 02:27 PM   #11
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Exclamation 3000GT oil filter...

Hey did anyone get one of these filters lately?

Did Mitsubishi revise them or something? Mach V has the filters, only they are a light color (like off white colored). The 3000GT VR-4 filter I bought from the Mitsu dealership down the street from me is black AND it comes with one of those washer/spacer things to help with installing it and not crushing the oil cooler. The spacer was taped to the box for the 3000GT filter but NOT with the filter they had standard for the 91 Eclipse.

So I'm just wondering did Mitsubishi revise their filters? None of the filters were white like on the pic at MachV.com- they were all black and the 3000GT VR-4 filter comes with a spacer for a clean installation.

Just wondering if anyone else noticed this...
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Old 11-28-2002, 10:17 AM   #12
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does anyone know if the Mobile 1 oil filters will work the same way?

A 2g can operate a 1g larger mobile one oil filter?
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Old 11-28-2002, 08:49 PM   #13
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does anyone know if the Mobile 1 oil filters will work the same way?

A 2g can operate a 1g larger mobile one oil filter?
The only issue I'd worry about would be the gasket on the oil filter being a different size between the two filters. I was checking out some other brands (before buying the Mitsu one) and a few companies had different gasket sizes which didn't really grab my interest
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Old 11-29-2002, 01:42 AM   #14
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my friend works at auto zone I can have him check the mobile one filters for us
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Old 12-08-2002, 09:23 PM   #15
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you think the 2g OEM filter are small, I got a amasol(msp) on right now and its about 3/4 the size of OEM.
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