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I got tired of dealing with the cartridge style filters, so I did the conversion to spin-on. It's not hard at all. I got about $20 in this mod.

Parts required:
Everything for a standard oil change, plus
1L5G-6884-BA oil filter adapter (mine came from a Ford Fusion)
LF02-14-342 gasket
LF05-14-302B compatible oil filter, I chose a Wix 51348XP oil filter. (You can choose your own brand). Since I did this, I started going with OEM.
Teflon tape
brake cleaner
rags

Tools required:
pocket screwdriver
ratchet with 10mm socket and 4" extension
7/8" box wrench

Recommended tools:
Gasket scraper
1/4" and 3/8" drive torque wrenches

Optional tools:
7/8" deep well socket with impact wrench in lieu of box wrench

Gather parts and tools





Do a standard oil drain

Locate the oil sending unit wire and carefully remove it using a pocket screwdriver to depress the tab



Undo 4 10mm bolts holding the filter adapter to the engine block



Clean the engine block with rags and brake cleaner. Try not to spray brake clean directly into the engine.



Remove the oil sending unit from the old adapter. A wrench works with some force, but an impact zips it right off like butter



Using fresh teflon tape, install sending unit into new adapter housing, torque to 15 ft. lbs

Install new adapter onto engine using a new gasket, torquing the bolts to 120 in. lbs. INCH POUNDS, NOT FOOT POUNDS. 120 in. lbs. is 10 ft. lbs.

Reconnect oil pressure sending unit wire



Pour fresh oil into filter, and lube the gasket with the oil.



Spin on the new filter hand tight.



Fill with good synthetic oil (I used Mobil 1 Gold Cap)

Start engine, check for leaks



Enjoy beer.

 

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What are the specs of the car you performed for this conversion? I was advised a 2.3L Auto might have to use a different adapter, but I still want to do it.
 

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What are the specs of the car you performed for this conversion? I was advised a 2.3L Auto might have to use a different adapter, but I still want to do it.
 

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So I just did this mod today. Very easy. I have a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3L GT with the five speed standard.

The best part is that I got all the parts from my Ford dealership for around $45 Canadian dollars.

These are the parts:
274104


274106


274105


Here are the Ford Part numbers:

Spin-on Adaptor:
274107


Gasket:
274108


They were an exact fit, as these were interchangeable between Ford and Mazda during this time
 

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What are the specs of the car you performed for this conversion? I was advised a 2.3L Auto might have to use a different adapter, but I still want to do it.
Take a picture of your filter housing and it should tell us if it will fit.
 

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I got tired of dealing with the cartridge style filters, so I did the conversion to spin-on. It's not hard at all. I got about $20 in this mod.

Parts required:
Everything for a standard oil change, plus
1L5G-6884-BA oil filter adapter (mine came from a Ford Fusion)
LF02-14-342 gasket
LF05-14-302B compatible oil filter, I chose a Wix 51348XP oil filter. (You can choose your own brand). Since I did this, I started going with OEM.
Teflon tape
brake cleaner
rags

Tools required:
pocket screwdriver
ratchet with 10mm socket and 4" extension
7/8" box wrench

Recommended tools:
Gasket scraper
1/4" and 3/8" drive torque wrenches

Optional tools:
7/8" deep well socket with impact wrench in lieu of box wrench

Gather parts and tools





Do a standard oil drain

Locate the oil sending unit wire and carefully remove it using a pocket screwdriver to depress the tab



Undo 4 10mm bolts holding the filter adapter to the engine block



Clean the engine block with rags and brake cleaner. Try not to spray brake clean directly into the engine.



Remove the oil sending unit from the old adapter. A wrench works with some force, but an impact zips it right off like butter



Using fresh teflon tape, install sending unit into new adapter housing, torque to 15 ft. lbs

Install new adapter onto engine using a new gasket, torquing the bolts to 120 in. lbs. INCH POUNDS, NOT FOOT POUNDS. 120 in. lbs. is 10 ft. lbs.

Reconnect oil pressure sending unit wire



Pour fresh oil into filter, and lube the gasket with the oil.



Spin on the new filter hand tight.



Fill with good synthetic oil (I used Mobil 1 Gold Cap)

Start engine, check for leaks



Enjoy beer.

This was a great tutorial. Thank you!
 

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So I just did this mod today. Very easy. I have a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3L GT with the five speed standard.

The best part is that I got all the parts from my Ford dealership for around $45 Canadian dollars.

These are the parts:
View attachment 274104

View attachment 274106

View attachment 274105

Here are the Ford Part numbers:

Spin-on Adaptor:
View attachment 274107

Gasket:
View attachment 274108

They were an exact fit, as these were interchangeable between Ford and Mazda during this time
So I just did this mod today. Very easy. I have a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3L GT with the five speed standard.

The best part is that I got all the parts from my Ford dealership for around $45 Canadian dollars.

These are the parts:
View attachment 274104

View attachment 274106

View attachment 274105

Here are the Ford Part numbers:

Spin-on Adaptor:
View attachment 274107

Gasket:
View attachment 274108

They were an exact fit, as these were interchangeable between Ford and Mazda during this time
Thanks this is very helpful as I just cracked my cartridge housing. How do you determine which spin in filter model to use after converting?
 
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