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Old 16-02-2011, 13:25   #1
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Oil Filter Equivalent for Volvo Penta MD2020d

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I have a Volvo Penta MD2020 (Perkens variant). The oil filter is type 3581621. Does anyone know if there a suitable equivalent?

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Old 16-02-2011, 13:38   #2
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Hi George,

take the filter to any car mechanic and they will find something of a similar size. This is just a plain diesel engine and oil filters are no rocket science. They mostly use the same filter screen material inside anyway. Some oil filters have an internal check valve while others don't and this may be the most important point to look at.

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Old 16-02-2011, 14:00   #3
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Thanks Marius for your answer and quick reply.

I had a look at Fleetguard's cross reference, but no equivalent. For this ilter I'm not sure if it has a internal check valve. Volvo refuses to tell me ;-)
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Easy to check (on a new filter anyway). If you can pull/push air through the filter it does not have a check valve. The main reason for introducing check valves in oil filters was to keep oil from draining back to the oil pan to provide faster lubrication upon starting the engine. Puts some more load on oil pump though. Tradeoffs as usual...

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Sorry but I have to disagree, not all filters are the same.
The filter medium differs widely between manufacturers and even the same manufacturers products have different filter mediums. Some filters have check valves, some have bypass valves etc.
Some are obviously better than others.
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Sure, there are differences, but there are only a few companies producing filter screens media, and they all have to adhere to requirements re particle sizes and flow resistance. The rest is mostly packaging and marketing.

OK, if I have to name a recommendation, and since Volvo is EU based.. try Mahle filters. A respectable company.
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The Volvo 3581621 corresponds to Fleetguard LF3335.
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I'm not saying it is going to be an identical match, but if cagney is right that the LF3335 is a match than the standard automotive filter known as a Motorcraft FL-1A (or the Fram XG8A) has the exact same thread (3/4-16), and almost the same gasket diameter, with a much bigger can for greater filter area. A lot of oil filters are basically interchangeable, due to the way the base plate is made. In other words, they allow for some variation in diameter of the gasket and the OD of the can. You have to try one out to be certain. The Fram Extended Guard XG8A is a very well constructed filter, available at WalMart for $8.95. There is no harm in using a bigger filter if it will fit--it just improves your filtration and requires a bit more oil. There are tons of other filters with that thread and around that size.
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what's wrong with a Volvo part #3581621?
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what's wrong with a Volvo part #3581621?
If it's anything like the U.K. it will be 6 times the price of any other manufacturers.
Sell the engines cheap and make a killing on the spares.

I enquired about a banjo bolt for a v**** once, nothing special, M12 for a single pipe union. Price--- just over 100 or $160 dollars for the U.S
I could go on............
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If it's anything like the U.K. it will be 6 times the price of any other manufacturers.
Sell the engines cheap and make a killing on the spares.

I enquired about a banjo bolt for a v**** once, nothing special, M12 for a single pipe union. Price--- just over 100 or $160 dollars for the U.S
I could go on............
Volvo price bashing on parts for a 30 year old engine is pointless.
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Go to WIX site. I believe they cross-reference most makes.

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I get mine at NAPA.
It's dark and cold outside, so I can't give you the number.
I seem to remember 1034.
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Woh, thanks for all replies!

I did check if there is a valve, and there is one inside.

I found this site Cummins Filtration - Catalog - Catalog Map and checked the number 3581621. The answer I got from the side was saying "No cross available at this time." This somehow confuses me with the LF3335 part number.

The reason for looking for an equivalent is basically the price. BTW, my engine is 8yrs old ;-)
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Go to WIX site. I believe they cross-reference most makes.

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Search Results for 3581621 This is a valid competitive part number and there is no replacement at this time.
I added information to help them look for an alternitive.
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