I ordered a kit from NUC Motorsports
The kit comes with everything needed to install on an 99-03' 7.3 with an automatic transmission. The parts included:
- Stainless steel braided PTFE lines
- laser cut mounting plate
- Billet aluminum spin-on filter adapter
- Amsoil EaBP100 filter
My dilemma was that I have a ZF-6 manual, not an automatic, so the mount wouldn't help me any. So using some 2"x2"x⅛" aluminum, I fashioned my own bracket. I know the ⅛" stuff sounds weak, so I doubled it up on one side to add rigidity.
The flywheel cover bolts are M8 if I recall. I nabbed some continuously threaded stainless steel set screws that were about Ĺ" longer than the OEM bolts, and secured them with flat washers, followed by lock washers and a hex-nut, all of which were stainless steel.
I ended up mounting the filter on the horizontal plane, which will allow me to use a EaBP110 in the future if I desire.
For those of you doing this yourself, I encountered a big problem removing the return plug on the side of the block. It takes a 5/16" square drive to remove, so took a cheaper ⅜" extension and filed it down, only to have it slip and ruin the plug. So off to Lowes I went, to find a #6 screw extractor
. It was very difficult to get out.
And then after about 600 miles, I sent a sample to Blackstone. They said I'm in real good shape, TBN was 7.7, Insolubles was 0.1%. With 5,000 miles on this oil, they recommended another analysis in 3,000 miles, I think I'll wait till 5,000 to check it again.
Here's a picture.