I've changed the oil filter
on my Westerbeke
82B some 12 times during it's 1200 hr life using only Westerbeke
Recently I coudn't find the Westerbeke brand so used a Sierra equivalent.
After being in service
for 12 hours the Sierra's o-ring blew out dumping 7 qts in the engine
I replaced with a new Sierra, this time hand tightening less than the 1/2-3/4 turn normally used, thinking perhaps it was overtightened - I only use a wrench when removing.
This time the engine
ran only 20 seconds before I heard a pop and saw the oil
pressure drop to zero. Oil
pressure generally runs 40lbs and drops to 25 at idle. Another mess to clean.
I found a Westerbeke filter and installed it. It's been running fine, so far.
Comparing the two filters side by side the gasket
is slightly different in dimensions, not to mention a possible hardness difference.
Anyone have similar problems using this or other replacement filters? No indication on the Sierra package what, if any, specific torque to install.