Non Volvo oil filter in V70

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by John Lowe, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. John Lowe

    John Lowe Guest

    I have read that replacing a Volvo 850's oil filter with a non-Volvo part
    can cause problems as there is/should be a non-return valve as in the Volvo
    filter. Not having the valve causes the oil to drain away from the
    hydraulically cuishioned tappets overnight, etc.., causing excessive noise
    and presumably wear on start-up.
    Is this also the case with the V70's oil filter, i.e. has to have a
    non-return valve fitted? I have used a none Volvo one and did not notice
    such a valve.

    Many thanks,

    John Lowe
    John Lowe, Aug 11, 2003
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    John Horner Guest

    Any top quality oil filter of the correct fitment should have this valve.
    Mann, Bosch Premium (sold at AutoZone), Wix and NAPA Gold are all highly
    regarded aftermarket filters.

    John Horner, Aug 12, 2003
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    wah Guest

    when did volvo switch to the cartridge-style oil filter? it was before '02,
    because mine is.
    my older volvos only get wix filters, but not the new one...
    wah, Aug 13, 2003
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    Mike F Guest

    The new style filter started in 1999 with the exclusion of the 5
    cylinder non-turbos, which got the new style filter the next year. (I'm
    not sure about the S40, we didn't have them then.) The idea is there's
    less waste with each oil change, but I'm not sure if that's true if you
    count the extra cleaner that's used to clean the cannister on the new
    Mike F, Aug 13, 2003
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    filter man Guest

    Not true, the valve your referring to is called an "Anti Drain Back Valve".
    Neither the OEM or aftermarket Volvo cartridge or spin on oil filters have a
    anti-drainback valve, they are not needed due to the angle the filter is
    mounted on the engine. Anti-drainbacks are only needed when the filter is
    mounted at an angle where it is possible for the oil to drain out of the
    filter when the engine is shut down. The filters that have anti-drainbacks
    will also have the letter "A" in the part number such as fram PH3593A. One
    interesting side note, all Volvo gasoline engines have used the same oil
    filter number since the 1950's till they switched to the cartridge type in
    1999. Other manufacturers have used as many as a dozen different numbers to
    all do same thing(filter the oil).
    filter man, Aug 15, 2003
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    Mike F Guest

    Volvo's spin on filters certainly do have anti drain back valves.
    They're not needed on the engines that have them mounted upright like
    the 850, but are needed on the older engines from the "red block" family
    where they're mounted on their side. This common spin on filter was
    first used in the B18 engine, introduced in 1961 on the 1962 models.
    Mike F, Aug 19, 2003
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