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Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby WildFarmall » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:24 pm

Last week I ordered an oil filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub from Steiner Tractor (their part no. ABC 093) and they sent a Wix filter # 51153. When I tried it today it would not fit. the hole in the cente is 7/16" and my bolt is 1/2". Additionally, my old filter is 2 1/2" across and the Wix is only 2 1/4". In any case the filter would not work. When I called Steiner about the problem they said that they had sent the right filter and that there was no other filter that they had that would work. They said that they would give me my money back if I sent it back. I paid $10.45 plus shipping and since sending it back would cost just as much I am stuck with it. At least I can use the rubber gasket. Am I missing something? I just spent close to $1k with Steiner on parts and you would think they would be a little more forgiving on the error. I checked their catalogue and it seems that the ABC 093 is the only filter for the Cub. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:36 pm

Not sure about the WIX number but I think the hole is a different size on each end. Have you tried the bolt in the opposite end? Is the bolt the correct part? Someone might have substituted one in the past. I found this by using the search feature. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97234&p=765502&hilit=filter+bolt+size#p765463

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby tomcat » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:42 pm

I use wix 51153 never had any trouble

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:44 pm

Yes, turn the filter around...sometimes it is a tight fit, but the holes ARE 2 different sizes.

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby WildFarmall » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:50 pm

staninlowerAL wrote:Not sure about the WIX number but I think the hole is a different size on each end. Have you tried the bolt in the opposite end? Is the bolt the correct part? Someone might have substituted one in the past. I found this by using the search feature. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97234&p=765502&hilit=filter+bolt+size#p765463

Same problem I am having. I realize the holes on either end are different sizes but :I

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby jsfarmall » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:06 pm

Yeah the holes are different. Even with that they are a tight fit. 51153 is the correct number. 1153 from Napa which is the same.
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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:13 pm

For future reference, go to your local parts house or tractor supply and save shipping.
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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby WildFarmall » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:16 pm

I will try again tomorrow but I do not see how it will fit in either direction. If the center bolt that I have is the wrong one for my 49 Cub then the lid was changed also as they are a perfect fit. I guess someone could have changed both a long time ago but I think that is unlikely as I think mine came this way. But despite the fact that I? have had my Cub for 20 years I am new at this.

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby WildFarmall » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:17 pm

Barnyard wrote:For future reference, go to your local parts house or tractor supply and save shipping.

Will do from now on.

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby kully560 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:20 pm

I had the same problem with the wix filter a month ago so I installed a baldwin pt135 filter I had on hand but will also look into the wix problem to. my cublow boy is a 1959

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:20 pm

WildFarmall wrote:I will try again tomorrow but I do not see how it will fit in either direction. If the center bolt that I have is the wrong one for my 49 Cub then the lid was changed also as they are a perfect fit.

You have the correct bolt, just turn the filter around as the others have said and you will be good to go. The hole is definitely bigger on one end than the other.
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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Glen » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:43 pm

Hi,
Below is a page from the 1949 Cub owner's manual showing the oil filter assembled in the oil filter chamber, and the bolt used for the filter. The size of the bolt is smaller near the bottom end.
Also, it has to have the oil hole for the oil to run back to the oil pan.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-14.jpg

Below is a pic of the oil filter bolt from TM Tractor. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gen ... db_001.htm

Below is the 1949 Cub owner's manual, if you don't have it. The experts on here recommend reading it, it has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:57 am

Barnyard wrote:For future reference, go to your local parts house or tractor supply and save shipping.

or a Case/IH dealer.
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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Gary Dotson » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:06 am

I just put a Wix 51153 in my Lo-Boy the other day, it may be a snug fit and it may be a tight fit but it will fit. Trust us, you have the correct filter.

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Re: Proper Oil Filter for my 1949 Farmall Cub

Postby Gary S. » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:31 am

A couple of years ago I started having trouble with the Frams. The smaller of the two holes seem to be a bit undersize,I'm thinking the manufacturing die's are worn or the new die's are made overseas and are metric on that end :lol: You actually have to thread the bolt through the hole,it's that tight. What I have been doing is before I put it in the canister is to thread the bolt in the filter from the opposite way until I can get the smooth shoulder of the bolt up to that stamped hole in the filter plate. I then carefully "wobble" the bolt until it fits through that hole. You don't want to over do it,you only want the bolt to just fit smoothly through.
The first time I had this happen I forced the bolt through while the filter was in place in the engine. Made a big project trying to get it out on the next oil change....


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