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Is an external oil filter necessary?

I was on Sinister Diesel's website looking to buy a coolant filtration system and saw an external oil filtration system. Does it just double filter the oil? For 400 bucks it seems like a lot just to add another filter. I know how crucial the oil is in operating the injectors but is it really worth it?
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Its nice but not necessary. Use a quality oil, 5-40 synthetic, a ford filter and change every 5k and you will be good to go

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while not necessary they filter to a finer Micron than your oil filter can

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they filter at a reduced volume since it takes the oil longer to go through the filter media

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Its another preventative maintenence item. Some people show their oil Carr using a bypass and the oil doesn't look that bad. But that would be dependent on how clean your engine is inside. But it does help with filtering that soot or whatever out of the oil thus making our injectors much happier.

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Amsoil advertises their bypass filter as filtering down to 2 microns, which as MrOneEyedBoh stated is low enough to filter out soot, in turn helping injector life. I built my bypass for about $100. If you're still on oem style oil filter housing it'll cost you bout $200. Most of your cost goes into the billet caps

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Here's the thread I had started at one point

Building an oil bypass filter kit

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I lost an injector at 20k and dealer replaced under warranty. I added a bypass oil filter (mines the FS2500) to prevent and now I've gone another 20k with no issues. I like to think that it was part of the solution. If you read about how are injectors work, and how they fail - I think it's a wise investment.

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Amsoil advertises their bypass filter as filtering down to 2 microns, which as MrOneEyedBoh stated is low enough to filter out soot, in turn helping injector life. I built my bypass for about $100. If you're still on oem style oil filter housing it'll cost you bout $200. Most of your cost goes into the billet caps
Did you get a chance to install the threaded adapter for the Amsoil filter?


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Did you get a chance to install the threaded adapter for the Amsoil filter?


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No sir, I have not. Waitin on the next oil change. Filter is on order though.

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