Alright, more technical related questions....
Q. I was reading another thread yesterday (that I can't seem to find for some reason) and I thought it sounded like the 6.0L has a bypass in the oiling system that bypasses the filter if there is not enough pressure. Is that correct, and can anyone expand on that?
A. I'm not certain on that low pressure thing. However, most if not, ALL filters have a bypass, that allows unfiltered oil to go through if the filter becomes clogged. Dirty oil is better than no oil.
Q. If there is a bypass, is that where these oil filter bypass kits are installed, or are they added in somewhere else?
A. Somewhere else...oil filter bypass kits are completely separate. They run in parallel to the regular oil/filter system. A supply line is tapped in somewhere (with the AMSOIL system it takes some oil at the top of the main filter canister). This takes a small amount of oil, and filters it through a finer filter that filters out smaller particles than the main filter. Oil is returned to the system. Eventually all oil runs through this better filter, therefore getting more crud out. (yes, crud is a technical term)
Q. If they are added in somewhere else, that means there is still unfiltered oil running around the system, correct?
A. Not if main filter system is functioning. Oil is still being filtered. The 2 systems filter to a different particle level.
I'm sure I'm not the only one wanting to know about this. As always, all help is appreciated.