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Old 03-19-2012, 09:46 AM
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coolant filter vs. oil bypass or both

I am thinking of pulling my coolant filter and putting a oil bypass in its place. I would keep the coolant filter but with my bpd oil cooler I don't know of another good spot to put the oil bypass filter. I have seen some behind the front grill but I have a brush guard and it would be a pain to change my filter each time. What do you fellas think? Switch the coolant filter with a oil bypass since I have a bpd oil cooler and ec-1 rated coolant? Or, figure out a way to do both?
By the way what type of oil should I used in 100 degree Texas summer? I am running the rotella t5 10w30 right now, should I go to the rotella 15w40?

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Run your oil bypass filter along the frame rail.
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Thanks for the replies. I was a little worried about it being so exposed but I think its the best way to go. I was hoping someone would say you don't need that coolant filter anymore with the bpd oil cooler. oh well, Thanks again
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Sand in the coolant is still hard on the water pump. If you got a filter, keep it. There are other items mounted to your frame rail that don't get beat up so your oil filter should be OK.
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Run your oil bypass filter along the frame rail.
this is how I did it.
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I've seen a pic on here where someone made an angle bracket from the alternator bolts to support the bypass oil filter. It looked pretty tight in that area, but it did fit.
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I decided to call Bulletproof diesel and ask what they could do since I have there oil cooler. They have a bypass that mounts on the passenger said behind the bumper inside the wheel well. And I believe it is cover with a rock guard just like the oil filter with the cooler on the driver side. $300 but I love there cooler and I feel it is worth the money.
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this is mine.

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:59 PM
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That looks great. How much did it cost you? Thanks for the pic!
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