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Oil filter color

Oil Filter Color

telltales on my 150S OTS were clear (actually crystallized white!!) Long ramp facing driver. Oil Filter was Ruddy Brown color, not orangy like 'gold head' color, BTW I like gold better so my cars head is GOLD!! CAR was stored in early 60s until I got it in 70s chances are good that its orig colors... BTW, anyone out there know where I can get Polyurethane Suspension bushings?? (Hopefully black, not the damn dayglow colors I see at the local speed shops..) I d like to replace all of them, including A arms.......thx -David Drenzek

It is interesting to read that your oil filter was a 'ruddy brown'.. So were two of my 120's. It is sometimes hard to convince some judges tho. - Larry J XK 120, 660636

I've seen the 'ruddy brown' also. Black seems to show up more on restored cars. Easier to paint it black than paint it brown? - Cleo Bay, Xk120, XK140

On my 120 the aluminum filter head attachment casting is brown, and the spun steel filter canister is black, both I believe to be original. FWIW - Rob Reilly

Dear Rob and others who have replied on this subject: I do not have anything definitive on 120s here. Porter's draft book does not mention the subject of canister covers at all for any models. The 140s and 150s are covered by the JCNA as follows: JCNA XK140: oil filter canister painted a "medium brown". Page 41 describes it as "dark copper painted". JE: Oil filter on 827360 was a pale orange colour. XK150 JCNA (16): describes the oil filter canister as "medium brown". For what it's worth, I have always thought the 120s were brown too ... - Regards, John Elmgreen

I have noticed lots of confirmation that the color is brown. I have examined S830794DN (XK-150). It is brown and also shows signs of white silk screening. I cannot make it out, but it seems to be instructions of some sort. So unless that can also be reproduced seems to me it is still incorrect. It was easy to check this because the canister is in my parts bin. S830794DN uses a series II XJ-6 spin on filter, more oil pressure, less bother at oil change time ;-) - L Haithcock

Mine was a metalic ruddy brown. I found a Chyrsler colour in a spray bomb that was a very close match. - Nick Saltarelli, 1954 XK120SE OTS, 1968 E-type OTS

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