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After replacing both my oil cooler & HPOP recently (265000) miles, I ran across a site:
They suggest the following:
"The oil filter filtration system also has several problems. According to the OE oil filter marketing information, the 6.0L Power Stroke engine can demand up to 18 ½ gallons of oil a minute. The filter specifications for engine oil filter shows it flows less than half of that amount. When the volume of oil needed exceeds the filters capacity, the filter bypass valve opens. This allows unfiltered oil to join the filtered oil bound for the lubrication and injection oil circuits."
If this is the case, aren't we all risking potential engine damage?
At what RPM would the 6.0 demand 18 1/2 gal per minute (5000)?
Hoping one of the many experts here can discredit this claim and give us some peace of mind..
If this is true (I'm guessing the folks at Neal Tech are saying so...?) then here is another good reason to run a bypass oil filter iot help with keeping the oil cleaner. Their system is very expensive$$$!!
'05 6.0L, 128k miles, Racor CCV6000 Filter, Oil Bypass Filter, Fumoto drain valves, Coolant Filter, ZooDad, HighIdleMod, BullyDog 4" TB, VXCF9 Strat, Edge Insight Gauge, Torque App, Fuel Press Gauge, Upfitters, 4" SJ lift w/Bilstein 5100's, Ride-Rite Airbags, Rough Country Dual Stabilizers, 24" Wipers, '08 Rear Diff cover, Mobil1 Syn 5W-40, 6.4L banjos, Blue Fuel Spring, SS HPOP screen, '08 Mirrors, Zerex ELC.