Oil lines/filter adapter

I just bought a 1990 Jimmy fullsize 4x4 with a 350 fuel injected motor. Lookng at the oil filter, there is a spacer between the filter and the block that has 2 oil cooler lines coming off of it. The lines look quite
"iffy", with a possible small leak. If I take the lines off, and take the filter off, will this spacer just turn off from the engine kinda like a filter does? Then I assume I could just leave the spacer off, and put the new filter directly onto the engine? I don't see the need for engine oil cooling in my case, and would rather eliminate a potential source of leaks by getting rid of the lines. Is this doable, or any other thoughts? Thank you, Earl
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The adapter is bolted to the block. Remove the center thru-stud that the filter screws onto and it will screw into the block for the filter to screw onto after the adapter is removed.

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Wrong dude.
There are 2 bolts almost 4 inches long that hold the oil filter adapter to the block. You have a gasket and an o-ring to replace up there. Also where the lines go in the adapter are o-rings that can be replaced to correct a leaks. The whole fitting does not need to be replaced.
If you want to get rid of the cooler adapter you have to buy the spin on filter adapter 38 bucks and the bolts and washers to go with it. That is new unless you find a serviceable one at a wrecking yard
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