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Tempest AA48108-2 Spin-EZ Oil Filter.

Whatís Tempestís recommendation for dealing with stuck oil filters? At your next filter change - UPGRADE to Tempestís patent-pending ďnon-stickingĒ SPIN EZô aircraft engine oil filters.

Tempestís SPIN EZ filters are designed to come off easy. Heat, time and pressure can extrude oil, grease, DC4ģ compound or similar liquid lubricants from between a filterís rubber seal and the filter mount pad - leaving the filter seemingly ďbondedĒ to the engineís mount pad - and making it nearly impossible to remove. Tempestís proprietary SPIN EZ adhered solid seal lubricant stays where itís supposed to - between the seal and the mount padís surface. SPIN EZ solid lubricant wonít extrude or squirt out from under the seal. It prevents the bond forming environment that makes legacy filters stick.

Avoid frustration. Save time and money. No more messy DC-4 compound. No more stabbed cans. At your next filter change, UPGRADE to state-of-the-art Tempest SPIN EZ oil filters - the filter that comes off without a fight!


Product Specifications
  • OEM Supplier to Robinson TCM
  • Full Can Thickness: .019"
  • Base Plate Thickness: .187"
  • Burst Pressure: 700 psi
  • Media Size for -2 Filters (48103-2,48108-2, 48110-2): 311 sq. in
  • Media Size for Tall Filters (48104, 48109, 48111): 460 sq. in.

Filter Model Overall Dimensions (Nominal) Thread Size & Type Installation Torque
AA48108-2 4 3/8 H X 3 3/4 Dia. 3/4-16 Female Thread 16-18 Ft Lbs


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Excellent quality and performance

July 28, 2019

We service a number of GA aircraft and the Tempest filter is the oil filter of choice.

B. J
May 19, 2019

Thanks for the great service

Phil P
May 12, 2019

Paul A
May 2, 2019

The oil filter application guide for Cirrus said it will fit SR20. Use 48109 for SR22. I ordered 48109 and it did not fit because of the AC line. If you have air condition, use 48108-2

April 23, 2019

Ive got foreflight cool airplanes that we are using these on. For 30 years I used to Champion but I thought Id try these because the cost was a little bit lower and I go through a lot of filters. So far everything is fine about them, the only reason Im not giving them 5 stars is that since the gasket has to be dry, I have to let the oil drain overnight in a couple of my airplanes because theres no way to get the filter on there fast enough that a little bit of oil isnt still dribbling by. Thats a little bit of a pain in the butt for me to have two drain oil night and then first thing in the morning finish an oil change! I sort of wish they did not have the fancy gasket, I never had problems in the past getting the champion filters off so this feature doesnt really impress me.

Lisa B
March 13, 2019

I fly a twin so I need two filters. My find is Tempest was much better before they starting using the no DC4 on the seal. To pull the filters can now be a challenge because they simply are much harder to remove and they were torqued to the proper value during the install.. Called Tempest today and they said, you can remove the additive on the seal by wiping the seal with a wet rag. My opinion, if it isnt broke dont fix it. Im going back to Champion.

James C
December 19, 2018

We like the added features of the Tempest Filters !

Reed U
November 15, 2018

October 13, 2018

Quality well made filter, arrived quickly.

August 11, 2018


Q: Is there a six pack of tempest AA48108-2 oil filters available at a small discount?

Yes, keyword search part number 08-04971. Our search engine will bring you directly to the page to order.

Q: I have a remote filter with a Champion CH48108-1 filter. Is the Tempest AA48108-2 the same filter?

Yes, the Tempest AA48108-2 and the Champion CH48108-1 are interchangeable. Same specs and application, different brands.

Q: Does this Tempest SPin-EZ AA48108-2 oil filter have a high pressure bypass?

Both AA48108-2 & AA48109 have the oil by-pass incorporated in their design.

Q: If Tempest AA48108-2 is same, & interchangeable with Champion CH48108-1, how come your applicability chart does not show it for use on a 1962 Cessna 182E (Cont O-470 R)? I really would like to use it. I have had shops refuse to use my supplied Tempest filter, said not approved.

In the application PDF listed in the Documents tab, I show the AA48108-2 is the correct model for Cessna 182 with the O-470 engine. AA48108-2 is FAA-PMA and is interchangeable with applications of Champion CH48108-1.

Q: What is the micron rating of the Tempest AA48108-2 filter?

They are 30 micron nominal.

Q: What is the weight of this Tempest AA48108-1 filter?

1.36 lbs.

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