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#4692319 - 03/12/18 10:29 AM Oil filters in Australia
expat Offline


Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 5392
Loc: Canada
I have a friend in Austrailia that has fitted a U.S. made oil cooler adaptor to his car, the adaptor takes the commmon (in North America) PH 3614 type filter. However that # apparently does not equate to anything that he recognises as available in Australia.

It is no use telling him to just ask for a filter for a 1995 XXXXX, because the engine for the Australian market is very likely differant.

It is frustrating that different brands use their own referance #'s but more so in a situation like this.

Can anybody help?

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#4692355 - 03/12/18 11:13 AM Re: Oil filters in Australia [Re: expat]
javacontour Offline


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 10306
Loc: Illinois
That's the same filter as my 2012 Mazda3 2.5L (non-skyactive) uses.

So I believe he could specify that engine/application and find a filter that fits.

I'd check to see what the Mazda part number is and go that way.

I really doubt the engines are that different from the US and Australian markets.

Ford Focus is probably also a good candidate if your friend wants to double check the Ford vs Fram P/N's

I really doubt Ford is using a different filter in Australia from the US if the cars have the same 2.0 or 2.5L engines.


Edited by javacontour (03/12/18 11:17 AM)
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#4692360 - 03/12/18 11:19 AM Re: Oil filters in Australia [Re: expat]
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He may have to match the thread pitch and bypass pressure.

Or he could do a cross reference and or the correct Amsoil filters.
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#4692386 - 03/12/18 11:45 AM Re: Oil filters in Australia [Re: expat]
javacontour Offline


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Compare: http://www.rycofilters.com.au/cat/product.html?stock=Z632#!/details

with http://www.fram.com/parts-search/PH3614/

Seem pretty close. Not sure about the Anti-drainback Valve or if it even matters in your friends application.
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#4692398 - 03/12/18 11:57 AM Re: Oil filters in Australia [Re: expat]
Yah-Tah-Hey Offline


Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3396
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
The two specs you need to find an oil filter for that adaptor are the gasket OD and the thread spec for the nipple. Find a filter that has those specs and you have it. Also need to know if the filter has ADBV and pressure relief valve. It's not rocket science.

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#4692426 - 03/12/18 12:25 PM Re: Oil filters in Australia [Re: expat]
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Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4362
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Does the PH3600 spec to something locally available? It's pretty much the same except longer.

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#4692431 - 03/12/18 12:34 PM Re: Oil filters in Australia [Re: expat]
expat Offline


Registered: 05/12/09
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Unfortunatly my friends local parts guy only understands 'Year and model' Give him filter specs and all you get is a blank stare!

Thanks guys, we will try the Ford Focus filter, if that works for him he can cross reference all day long.

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#4692435 - 03/12/18 12:41 PM Re: Oil filters in Australia [Re: javacontour]
expat Offline


Registered: 05/12/09
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Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: javacontour
Compare: http://www.rycofilters.com.au/cat/product.html?stock=Z632#!/details

with http://www.fram.com/parts-search/PH3614/

Seem pretty close. Not sure about the Anti-drainback Valve or if it even matters in your friends application.



Thank you, that is a match! thumbsup

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#4692483 - 03/12/18 01:47 PM Re: Oil filters in Australia [Re: expat]
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Registered: 05/18/12
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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Originally Posted By: expat
Unfortunatly my friends local parts guy only understands 'Year and model' Give him filter specs and all you get is a blank stare!

Thanks guys, we will try the Ford Focus filter, if that works for him he can cross reference all day long.


I was going to say Ford Escort for the PH3600, but yes I think the Focus uses the PH3614.

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