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Old 03-07-2011, 07:07 PM
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I see from reading the posts that its a good idea to put a coolant filter on our 6.0's. My question is, are any of you running bypass oil filters? What are your thoughts on them?
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I see from reading the posts that its a good idea to put a coolant filter on our 6.0's. My question is, are any of you running bypass oil filters? What are your thoughts on them?
If you plan on keeping your truck install a by-pass the stock ford filter cleans to 20 microns and the by-pass cleans to 2 microns the oil gets filtered about every 10-15 minutes and these injectors run in oil so it is a + and also run Syn oil they love it right now i'm running Amsoil 15w40 but the next change i will switch to a 5w40 for better startups in cold weather because these motors flow 15-18 gallons a minute.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:34 AM
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I'm running the Amsoil bypass on my 6.4.
A lot of people told me not to bother, it's a gimmick.
It just seems too logical to me that filtering your oil down to 2-4 microns is better than 20 microns.
I have over 6,000 miles on the first oil change since installing and when I check my oil it is as clean as the day I put it in.
I will probably run the oil until 10,000 miles before changing filters.
I will take a sample and send it in for analysis at that time.
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Thanks guys. I agree with you. I was told that its a waste of money but how can it not be better to filter your oil more? Especially with how expensive these trucks are and trying to make them last as long as possible. Cheap insurance in my book.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:42 AM
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MOST DAMAGE OCCURS IN THE LOWER MICRON PARTICLES, THINK ABOUT IT OIL COMPANIES DONT WANT US TO QUIT USING OIL. THAT IS FACT!!
IF U WANT TO KEET UR TRK, WHY NOT PROTECT IT.
IM JUST INSTALLED A BYPASS, RESEARCHED IT TO DEATH!!!! THERE ARE FLEET TRUCKS RUNNING PAST 100K MILES ON THE SAME OIL- THEY JUST CHANGE THE BYPASS FILTER,SEND IN OIL SAMPLE FOR TESTING AND KEEP GOING! IF THE TEST IS GOOD THERE IS NO NEED TO CHANGE. WITH THE TEST WE NOW HAVE U CAN TELL IF THE MOTOR IS GOING OUT BEFORE IT DOES.IT IS ALSO A GOOD WAY TO TEST A USED MOTOR FROM A WRECK TO SEE IF ITS IS GOOD.
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MOST DAMAGE OCCURS IN THE LOWER MICRON PARTICLES, THINK ABOUT IT OIL COMPANIES DONT WANT US TO QUIT USING OIL. THAT IS FACT!!
IF U WANT TO KEET UR TRK, WHY NOT PROTECT IT.
IM JUST INSTALLED A BYPASS, RESEARCHED IT TO DEATH!!!! THERE ARE FLEET TRUCKS RUNNING PAST 100K MILES ON THE SAME OIL- THEY JUST CHANGE THE BYPASS FILTER,SEND IN OIL SAMPLE FOR TESTING AND KEEP GOING! IF THE TEST IS GOOD THERE IS NO NEED TO CHANGE. WITH THE TEST WE NOW HAVE U CAN TELL IF THE MOTOR IS GOING OUT BEFORE IT DOES.IT IS ALSO A GOOD WAY TO TEST A USED MOTOR FROM A WRECK TO SEE IF ITS IS GOOD.
Well a bypass filter won't get you anything in the extended oil change interval. The nature of the 6.0 is that the HPOS shears the oil too bad and you still have to change it at about 6k-6500 miles. Sorry to pop your bubble.

Never the less it is a good idea for the longevity and reliability of your motor. I highly recommend you run one.
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Well a bypass filter won't get you anything in the extended oil change interval. The nature of the 6.0 is that the HPOS shears the oil too bad and you still have to change it at about 6k-6500 miles. Sorry to pop your bubble.

Never the less it is a good idea for the longevity and reliability of your motor. I highly recommend you run one.
Yup. Better that there is one less thing to worry about.
I'm also looking into making my own coolant and trans filters.
I also want to set up a transfer fuel tank with high efficiency filter system so that all fuel that goes into the main tank goes through it.
Now I just have to find the moolah to do it all.
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