coolant filter vs. oil bypass or both - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-19-2012, 09:46 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cameron,Tx
Posts: 126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?

Last edited by TexanLorenz; 03-19-2012 at 10:25 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-19-2012, 10:36 AM
Premium Member

 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Navarre Beach, FL
Posts: 904
Thanks: 25
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Run your oil bypass filter along the frame rail.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-19-2012, 10:39 AM
Premium Member



 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 17,985
Thanks: 74
Thanked 118 Times in 109 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cameron,Tx
Posts: 126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-19-2012, 02:23 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Posts: 201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-19-2012, 03:47 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 1,784
Thanks: 16
Thanked 55 Times in 47 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qholic View Post
Run your oil bypass filter along the frame rail.
this is how I did it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-19-2012, 03:51 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 1,557
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to jimmyv13 Send a message via Yahoo to jimmyv13
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-19-2012, 05:02 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cameron,Tx
Posts: 126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-19-2012, 05:30 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4,260
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
this is mine.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-19-2012, 05:59 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cameron,Tx
Posts: 126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That looks great. How much did it cost you? Thanks for the pic!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors