WildFarmall wrote: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?
As mentioned ,try the bolt in the other end of the filter. Seems I almost thread mine on at the lower hole to get bolt threaded end started through it after bolt passes through top hole.
Then of course usually have to remove it to add copper washer and lid.....And after snugging it all down , then spot the gasket basking feet away from the filter housing and watching the proceedings with casual disinterest.
Old filter diameter vs new? Ha..
My 48 's filter on it when first acquired , had a filter that barely fit inside the housing diameter. No idea what it was.