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 Posted: 09-02-2014 05:17 am
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tallyhoe wrote:
(Snip)... This car has an oil cooler installed which makes removing the filter an act of God needed to accomplish. Is there a shorter one that works? Lotus .................... C907E6000F

The following compare directly with Lotus "C" filter
Baldwin ................. B163
Coopers ................ Z27A
K&N ...................... HP-2004 (K&N 2004)(It's a tight fit)
Lucas .................... F5534 (Tingles supplied for all 9XX)
Mann..................... W712/38 (? Found in an Esprit SE)
Mobil-1 .................. M1-204 Full Size (M1-102 is the small size)
NAPA Gold.............. 1307 Regular Lotus B-prefix size
Purolator Pure-One.. PL20081
Wix........................ 51307 Regular Lotus OEM can size
Volvo OEM filter ...... 1950-present gas engines, except 850

All Lotus applications have an oil cooler with a sandwich plate adapter between the filter and the auxiliary housing. There's not a lot of extra room, but there shouldn't be a problem installing/ removing one of filters listed above, with the exception of the K&N.

The K&N HP-2004 has a 1 inch nut on the end to aid in removal. But that makes the filter longer and a difficult fit in Lotus 907 applications.

Smaller alternatives:
Wix 51307 = NAPA Gold 1307 - Full Lotus OEM size can
Wix 51342 = NAPA Gold 1342 - Small size
Wix 51348 = NAPA Gold 1348 - Small length & small diameter
Wix 51374 = NAPA Gold 1374 - Small size
(Wix makes NAPA Gold filters, private label)

Wix quality is good, but smaller filters have smaller capacities. If you go with a small filter, change it frequently... at least at every oil change.

Last edited on 09-02-2014 05:22 am by Esprit2