This filter is a direct replacement for your spin-on filter but is easily disassembled to inspect for signs of engine damage. The super-strong billet aluminum housing will not blow out or distort under the highest pressures. New design Spin-on Canton Filter housing has a threaded end cap (older units were held together by four bolts). Measures 4.25" long x 3" diameter with 2.62 inch O-ring diameter. Uses 2.62" 8 Micron Filter Element, Part No. 1291.