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Bad engine oil filters could blow!

Dear Half-Mast,

Our mechanics are finding Chat Che oil Filter/NSN 29MO-01-197-7106/ called for in Che M113A3'S TM 9-2350-277-24P, can fail.

When Caking M113A3S for a road CesC after a scheduled service, we've experienced several oil filter seals that have blown/ causing a real HAZMAT mess and requiring a Cow back Co the shop for repair.

We've found a different oil filter, NSN 29M0-01-314-1345, that doesn't seem to have any problems. Is it OK to use?


Dear Sergeant C.S.,

Don't use the substitute oil filter. Only use the oil filter called for in the TM. If that filter has a soft rubber gasket rather than a hard one, it's likely a bad filter. Don't use it.

The best way to correct this problem is by submitting a PQDR. Go to:

Once there, click on EZ_PDR_Logon in the left-hand column, log in with your CAC and follow the instructions. Make sure you hold on to the filter and packaging. It may be needed as part of the investigation.

Questions? Contact TACOM's Floyd Perry at DSN 786-3476, (586) 282-3476, or email:


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Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Date:Nov 1, 2013
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