Join Date: Aug 2013
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The filters are replaceable. I am planning on installing the bypass system on my truck as well. I am waiting for the company to design a mounting bracket.
What I have been told is the filters take out water / coolant as well as the particle contaminates. There is a pressure gauge on top of the filter housing. Once that gets to a certain level, the filters are considered full and need to be replaced. So basically the only way to tell when the filter has to be changed out is when the resistance reaches a certain level.
I thought the black color would be removed somewhat when the WMO was ran through the 1 micron filters but it still seems pretty black to me. I put about 7 gallons of the filtered oil in my tank last night. I did not notice any difference; smoke, sound, power loss/gain, mileage loss/gain. I went on a 100 mile round trip.
I think the only way to tell how much contaminates are removed by the filter would be to CF the old oil and filtered oil and compare the two. I do not have a CF.
I was told the bypass filter for the engine needs to have the regular oil filter and FiltaKleen filter changed every 5K miles and the quality of the oil would remain for about 20K - 25K miles before the actual oil needed to be changed. If that is true, the $375 price tag should pay for itself by the first oil change.
I have talked to two mechanics who work on the large earth movers and they agree with the motor bypass filter claims. They did not know about filtering WMO and running it in a regular diesel truck. They did admit to putting WMO in their diesels years ago but believe the injectors now can't handle it. (Darn nay sayers)