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Bypass worth it?

I've been looking into adding a bypass oil filter to my truck. I've read several posts here and elsewhere regarding their usefulness for daily driven trucks. I can put one together for around $120 but are they really worth it?
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I was wondering if there was a good system/setup for both the coolant filter and oil bypass....there is not alot of room under the hood for both...I'm going to be changing the coolant and thought I'd to the coolant filter at the same time

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I was wondering if there was a good system/setup for both the coolant filter and oil bypass....there is not alot of room under the hood for both...I'm going to be changing the coolant and thought I'd to the coolant filter at the same time

thanks...sorry didn't mean to jump in on your post
I recently installed a NucMotorSports oil by pass and a DieselSite coolant by pass filter in my 2006 6.0. I drilled two holes in the mounting bracket that came with the NucMotorSports oil by pass and attached the coolant filter to it. Both coolant and oil by pass filters hang together on the same bracket between the passenger side battery and the radiator. The bracket is attached by the two alternator bolts. The set is very tidy; you don't have any hoses and or filters mounted on the frame rails of the truck. Both filters can be easily changed.

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I recently installed a NucMotorSports oil by pass and a DieselSite coolant by pass filter in my 2006 6.0. I drilled two holes in the mounting bracket that came with the NucMotorSports oil by pass and attached the coolant filter to it. Both coolant and oil by pass filters hang together on the same bracket between the passenger side battery and the radiator. The bracket is attached by the two alternator bolts. The set is very tidy; you don't have any hoses and or filters mounted on the frame rails of the truck. Both filters can be easily changed.
wanna post up some pictures of your setup?

and i will say this.. with oil driven injectors... they LOVE clean good oil so use good synthetic oil and that bypass and you will have a truck that will treat you right.
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By all means they are worth it, but don't just slap on a coolant filter, flush and change the coolant to ELC while your at it. IMHO that is more important than the coolant filter. The oil filter will help protect your injectors and decrease the wear and tear on moving parts in the engine.

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wanna post up some pictures of your setup?

and i will say this.. with oil driven injectors... they LOVE clean good oil so use good synthetic oil and that bypass and you will have a truck that will treat you right.
I would post some photos if I could, I still don't have a digital camera. I'll see if I can find someone that has a digital and borrow it.

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wanna post up some pictures of your setup?

and i will say this.. with oil driven injectors... they LOVE clean good oil so use good synthetic oil and that bypass and you will have a truck that will treat you right.
Ok, here are some photos of the coolant and oil filter by pass filters.
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They are worth it but not when they are $200+

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They are worth it but not when they are $200+
Heck, I have more than 3 times that in mine. It's only got to save 2 injectors to pay for itself. If I can get to the point of doing extended oil change intervals that'll pay for it pretty quick as well.

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Web search for name brand oil by-pass filter kit. You will want to get one that has the capability to take an oil sample. With the coolant by-pass, you basically continously filter the coolant and hardly cycle-change it. With the oil by-pass, you will change the oil at some point. It would be best to have a way of getting a sample to analyze.

I have the FS200 (local to me) oil by-pass with the upgraded steel braided hoses and return. The original return feeds back to the bottom of the oil pan through the drain. I opted for the return to be at the oil fill cavity. It sits on the side of the frame, outside under the driver. However, its just a mount and hose. You can mount it where-ever. Its is under pressure (slight) so it doesn't really matter if its high or low.

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There are different cylce times which to swap out the filters as well. There is usually a break-in period and a cyclic period. The oil analysis, you may need to only change the stock filter and not the by-pass and not change the oil for another 5k miles.

Just make sure you change the fuel filters and the small trans filter at every 10k miles.

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