Baldwin oil filter for 328

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  1. martinlaw

    martinlaw Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
    Hi Everyone,

    I would like to change from Fram oil filters to Baldwin as my 328 takes around 5 or 6 seconds to gain oil pressure when starting and I understand from previous threads that a Baldwin filter will reduce this.

    Does anyone know the baldwin part or reference number?

    Many Thanks,
  2. DGS

    DGS Three Time F1 World Champ
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    May 27, 2003
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    Baldwin Filters Kearney NE 1-800-822-5394 / 308-237-9700 7a-5p CT M-F

    B253 : 20 micron, standpipe, bypass valve, antiflowback valve

    I don't know where you're located, but a Fleetpride franchise should carry them, or you can call Baldwin for the address of a local dealer.

    A quick google search also turns up mail order sources such as go2marine: ($9.35 ea)

    Actually, go2marine seems to have a decent price for Baldwins. Anyone use them before?
  3. TOM B

    TOM B Formula 3

    Jul 24, 2003
    Orange County, NY
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    Thomas Buckley

    I used them for the last batch I bought. OK.
  4. Tod328gts

    Tod328gts Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2003
    River Forest, IL
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    Tod Whitmore
    I just bought some from this place online. I got 6 B253 filters for about $10 each. They arrived in about 3 days...
  5. ria

    ria Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    any body use fuel filters by baldwin i have a 1980 308 gtsi 2 valve it takes # BF661 how do thay compere with bosch fuel filters ?????
  6. Doc

    Doc Formula Junior

    Sep 13, 2001
    Latham, New York
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    Bill Van Dyne
    Martin--where are yiu located?
  7. ria

    ria Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    any body use the boldwin fuel filters any coments on that????????
  8. martinlaw

    martinlaw Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003

    Thanks - your help is appreciated.
  9. martinlaw

    martinlaw Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003

    In England
  10. Lawrence Coppari

    Lawrence Coppari Formula 3

    Apr 29, 2002
    Kingsport, TN
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    Lawrence A. Coppari
    Just received my Baldwin oil filters from Go2marine. They were ordered on Friday. They were fast. Excellent Service.
  11. Tod328gts

    Tod328gts Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2003
    River Forest, IL
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    Tod Whitmore

    Took my 328 in today to the Ferrari dealer, mostly to fix the A/C, so, it was close to be due for an oil and filter change, so i thought, i'll let them get thier hands dirty but i will give them one of my Baldwin B253 oil filters i bought. Well, the service manager called me and said that these filters do not have stand pipes in them and suggested against using this in my car. So, i guess i will have a UFI filter then...

    So, i guess i need to do a little more homework here and figure out what is up with these B253 filters????

    My gut tells me the service manage is not familiar with Baldwin oil filters...

    MRFOTOS Karting

    May 26, 2003
    Maui, Hi
    This is from the baldwin website. *note it does mention it has a standpipe.*


    Descriptions : Microlite Full-Flow Heavy-Duty Lube Spin-on

    Notes : Can be used in racing applications.

    Contains : Anti-Drainback Valve
    20 PSI By-Pass Valve

    Fits : Ferrari, Lancia, Porsche Automotive

    Replaces : Ferrari 45384000; Lancia 2220425; Porsche 901-107-203-02

    Thread : 3/4-16

    O.D. : 3 11/16 (93.7)
    Length : 5 15/32 (138.9)
    I.Gskt : G401
    Related to : B2 (Non-Racing Version)

    hope this helps

  13. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    May 29, 2001
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    Hugh G. Rection
    Regardless of what the service manager said, the Baldwin B253 has a standpipe in it. I have examined several of fact I just went out to my garage and pulled one off the shelf, it has a METAL standpipe, clearly visible through the central hole. Have the service manager shine a flashlight in the central hole, and ask him what he sees...or better yet, show him yourself, when you pick up the car... I would love to see the look on his face. :)

    I understand the service manager's concern though, as most other brands do not have the standpipe. But he could have at least checked, before assuming otherwise. The only three filters that have the standipe (that I am aware of) are the UFI, Baldwin, and Fram. And we all know about the quality control issues with the Fram.....

    UFI or Baldwin...they both work fine. I think many of use use the Baldwin, cause they are easier to find, appear to be of even higher quality than the UFI, and cost only $9(!).

  14. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran

    Mar 3, 2001
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