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Old 08-17-2011, 06:55 PM
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Hows it all going, when the time comes i want to change my 06 to Amsoil 15-40W Oil and Bypass kit. Amsoil sells the 6L oil filter, but heard some horror stories from people and from Bill the youtube guy Powerstroke Help. What do most People run, besides those with Bullet Proof Diesel EGR+Oil Kits, which i want to get when my warrantys up, but would like to see if it really justifys to do so if i just keep on top of my antifreeeze and when the warrantys up to change to ELC. Should i run the motorcraft oil filter or is the amsoil one and fuel filter the same? Otherwise ill go to the ford dealer for the parts. And im gunna install a Dieselsite coolant filter tommorow night, i have distilled water, but for now can i top it off with Zerex G-05, that should be the same as Ford Gold Right? I have 3yrs/36K left on my warranty.
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Hows it all going, when the time comes i want to change my 06 to Amsoil 15-40W Oil and Bypass kit. Amsoil sells the 6L oil filter, but heard some horror stories from people and from Bill the youtube guy Powerstroke Help. What do most People run, besides those with Bullet Proof Diesel EGR+Oil Kits, which i want to get when my warrantys up, but would like to see if it really justifys to do so if i just keep on top of my antifreeeze and when the warrantys up to change to ELC. Should i run the motorcraft oil filter or is the amsoil one and fuel filter the same? Otherwise ill go to the ford dealer for the parts. And im gunna install a Dieselsite coolant filter tommorow night, i have distilled water, but for now can i top it off with Zerex G-05, that should be the same as Ford Gold Right? I have 3yrs/36K left on my warranty.
For filters, use ONLY Motorcraft (or Raycor). Everywhere, everytime, period.

I will withhold my real feelings on that guy I have in bold, other than to say you might be best to find a different source for information.

It is not necessary to run Amsoil in this engine. You should not extend your oil change intervals without careful oil analysis. Blackstonelabs is one place to get that. This engine sheers oil pretty quickly, and extending intervals is not recommended, no matter what oil you put in there. Save your cash.
Many of us run the Rotella T6 5W40 all year round. Available at your local wally-world
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Sorry, missed a question:
Yes, zerex g-05 is the same coolant as the Ford Gold. When you go to get parts, ask the Ford dealer to check your nitrite concentration in your coolant. Do that every 6 months until your warranty expires and you dump that coolant.

EDIT: On second thought, dump the coolant semi-annually anyway and refill with fresh. Recheck the nitrites in the new coolant ASAP. It can, and does, come low right out of a new bottle.
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yea i plan on draining the rad and filling it with the g05 and distilled water when i do the coolant filter tommorow, and yes i heard the gold is a nightmare, im an amsoil dealer so the price is a little less, and i know of blackstone labs as well, the recommended interval is 5K with these motors right? IS the bypass worth it, for protecting injectors and the HPOP? Just dont wanna blow the money if i go with bullet proofs complete system. whats ur take on the bullets system?
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A bypass will keep the oil cleaner. It might add to the length of time you can run the oil, but let the lab decide when/if you can.

The BPD oil cooling system is the best mod I have done to my truck. I never study my EOT/ECT delta anymore, there is no need. My oil temps don't reach what they were reaching when I had the stock oil cooler.
I looked at the system like this: If I was to pay a mechanic to swap out the stock oil cooler/egr cooler, it would run a little over half the cost of the BPD system. So, if that cooler was to plug again, I could have paid for the BPD system and not worry when that was going to happen.
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yea thats what im gunna wind up doing, the BPD Kit eliminates the cartridge type filter, it removes the base of it or you just leave it empty. Also you have to remove the condeser or sumthing along those lines dont you? Does the A/C Suffer at all?
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Yes, the kit comes with a (huge) filterhead that gets mounted behind the front bumper on the drivers side. My stock oil filter housing is empty.
You have to have the AC system evacuated before starting the install, since the condenser comes out of the truck.
My AC system did not suffer at all. I had it overfilled a few ounces of refrigerant. The directions that come in the kit tell you that you may have to do that, so instead of having it filled to stock, then needing more, I just overfilled it by 8 ounces.
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yea thats what im gunna wind up doing, the BPD Kit eliminates the cartridge type filter, it removes the base of it or you just leave it empty. Also you have to remove the condeser or sumthing along those lines dont you? Does the A/C Suffer at all?
I echo everything that Derek (NYC F-350) has already said, but wanted to add my experience with the AC and my BPD oil cooler kit. I tow a HEAVY 5th wheel (12k lbs) toy hauler in the desert of Arizona and even with the heat load, my AC stays very cold. I have noticed no impact to my AC performance. I must say though that it is a GREAT feeling not having to worry about my oil cooler or EGR cooler bursting...
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sounds good probably gunna go that route soon, thanks alot appreciate the input guys
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