To eliminate messy oil spills during filter changes, place a 1 gallon zip-lock bag over the filter and the filter flange of the adapter. Loosen the filter and let the oil drain into the bag.
Before installing the filter on the adapter, thread the safety-wire through the safety-wire lug on the adapter and start the twist. This will make safety-wiring the filter easier and faster.
Engines with high times may have carboned threads in the oil screen housing which can prevent proper installation of the oil filter adapter. To eliminate this situation, F&M Enterprises Inc. loans thread chasers to it's customers for removal of carbon.
Always apply DC-4 compound or engine oil to the filter gasket before installing the filter. This will save you or your mechanic a great deal of frustration.
Never torque the filter more than 18ft/lbs.