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Old 07-22-2010, 06:32 PM
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Oil bypass

Working inside a tight budget,but still want to add and oil bypass.Is it possible to drill and tap the factory oil filter & oil filler caps?
I'm thinking if I back them with a nut and lock washer they would do the job.I was going to pick up some new ones to keep in the tool box just incase somethiing didn't work out right.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:38 PM
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Sounds like a good ideal to me. Go for it.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:28 AM
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I wouldn't tap the filter cover because if you have a leak and by the time you find out about it, it could be way too late. I personally don't like taking shortcuts especially when it comes to something that could ruin the engine. In fact i just priced out a bypass filter system yesterday for a customers 6.0 and the price you pay to do it right is a lot less then rebuilding an engine.

Having said all that I guess it wouldn't be the worst to do it to the filler cap.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:38 AM
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I'm not looking to take short cuts Pete,but the set up you sell isn't in the budget right now and neither are the billet caps.
I pull a trailer daily and put about 3000+ miles a month on the odometer.I'm trying to keep it running the best I can without ending up in divorce court for doing the mods.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:40 AM
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I can't see it hurting. I would also use some silicone sealant under everything to make sure it is nice and tight (probably high temp sealant).
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:49 AM
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I hear ya about budget concerns, but I doubt an engine rebuild is in the budget either. Just be careful if you decide to go the cheap way cuz I know from experience.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:27 PM
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I am wanting to do the same but I can not find a filter mount that is under $50 for that thread size :/

That is my only hold up.
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:45 AM
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Smokersteve, I don't think you will find one for under fifty ,especially a billet one. The Amsoil bypass filtration kit for 6.0 with billet covers and a free oil analysis is around $335.00 if your a preferred customer. Add 25%if your not a preferred customer.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:34 AM
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No one was doing this mod before the billet caps came out for the 6.0l?
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:31 PM
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I'm sure they were. That's more then likely why we now have the billet ones.
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