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Bypass oil filters

Have been reading this forum for some time now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a fairly new diesel owner and will never drive anything else.

I've just become aware of bypass oil filters and am seriously considering putting one on my 2003 F-250 6.0L. At the cost of fuel these days I'm looking for anyway to save a buck. Extended oil drain time will save a lot of replacement oil money and the clean oil should slow down engine wear.

I've been shopping the internet for Bypass Oil Filters and have found three that appear to be good and would appreciate you guys opinions as I'm pretty much a newbie to diesels.

The Bypass filter I'm most attracted to is the Premo Plus Electric Filter. The other bypass filters that I'm looking at are the FS-2500 and the Amzoil Bypass oil filter system.

If any of you guys have experience with these filters or others, I'd sure appreciate hearing your opinions.

Thanks guys......good to be on the forum. I've learned a lot here.

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to the org! I don't have any direct experience with these, but someone should be along shortly to help out. Oh and you may want to contact some of our vendors about pricing on these kits...

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I don't have any of these on my 2007 F-350 yet, but I use Amsoil in my Taurus so that's the way I'm going to go. Don't know much about the one you like, but I'm sure it's good. The chick in the FS-2500 ads is hot though.
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Thanks for replying guys. Am hoping some of the others on this forum will give me their experiences with bypass oil filters. I like black smoke but sure don't want soot circulating in my oil.
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My friend has the Amsoil in his Cummins and is very happy with it. I'm planning on getting it when I finally get the money to take out a loan for my new truck. ('03 7.3 6spd with all the goodies )

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Here is a link you can go from there with it. . .

https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/bf.aspx

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I did alot of research on this before I put mine on not too long ago.
Amsoil and FS-2500 came out on top for me. Both filter down to about the same micron size particles. FS claims theirs will also filter out moisture.
I chose the FS-2500 because I mounted it on the frame rail under the truck and this unit seems a little beefier and more heavy duty in construction.
I like heavy duty (thanks Dad). That's just me.
The Amsoil unit is also a very good unit and I have been contemplating installing it on the Jeep Liberty CRD. The only thing that keeps me from using the Amsoil unit is yet ANOTHER filter to stock. There's only so much room in the garage, know what I mean? Oh, I forgot, you guys don't have this problem!
I'll keep you posted.

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