Amsoil By-pass oil filtration on ED?

Amsoil By-pass oil filtration on ED?

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    Amsoil By-pass oil filtration on ED?

    Curious to see if anyone’s put an amsoil auxiliary oil filter on their truck. I’ve been looking into them all day, and wouldn’t seem like a bad idea (I don’t trust the paper cartridge filter, and additional filtration down to 2micron sounds worth the 300$ to me.

    If anyone’s had any experience with this kit, or a similar kit, I’d appreciate the input.

    https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produ...ullDescription

    Additionally, has anyone heard of a caterpillar fuel filter kit for our trucks?

    Regards,

    Dave

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    When I first got my truck, I contacted OPS - Oil Purification Systems about a bypass filter since I already had their product on the big truck in my avatar. It looked like the big one in this pic:



    They told me that they had been trying to figure something out, but they just couldn't figure out "where" to mount it. So whether AMSOIL or another brand, that is the real problem that you're dealing with. There's just no room for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrivingZiggy View Post
    When I first got my truck, I contacted OPS - Oil Purification Systems about a bypass filter since I already had their product on the big truck in my avatar. It looked like the big one in this pic:



    They told me that they had been trying to figure something out, but they just couldn't figure out "where" to mount it. So whether AMSOIL or another brand, that is the real problem that you're dealing with. There's just no room for it.
    I was thinking I could fit it on the driver side, possibly mounted on the frame. I’ll definitely check out that company though, thanks!

    Dave

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    A GDE tune will keep your oil a golden color for 7500 miles plus , if you can run a GDE tune much simpler safer and probably less conspicuous for a dealership to deny warranty....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakohrs21 View Post
    Curious to see if anyone’s put an amsoil auxiliary oil filter on their truck. I’ve been looking into them all day, and wouldn’t seem like a bad idea (I don’t trust the paper cartridge filter, and additional filtration down to 2micron sounds worth the 300$ to me.

    If anyone’s had any experience with this kit, or a similar kit, I’d appreciate the input.

    https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produ...ullDescription

    Additionally, has anyone heard of a caterpillar fuel filter kit for our trucks?

    Regards,

    Dave
    This forum has discussed this several times in the past. You should be able to find those threads. That said I wonder if you can provide any data or sound logic for your statement "(I don’t trust the paper cartridge filter". I am not aware of any real evidence indicating that a paper cartridge filter is not adequate for service in light duty trucks and automobiles.

    I am not arguing that properly designed bypass filtration cannot do a better job than a full flow filter, regardless of whether it is paper or synthetic. The key to me is properly designed and what is the purpose of better if the factory filter is adequate? Finding a source for the feed of a bypass filter that you are sure doesn't starve other parts of the engine of lubrication on a modern engine is an issue for me. Factory OEM filtration from all makers have generally provided excellent engine life with today's engine metallurgy and synthetic high spec oil. These light duty engines are not like heavy truck engines and the basic structure of the engine and the vehicles they are installed in are not million mile devices. A semi tractor is.

    One of our members that tows for a living with his truck had an engine problem at something greater than 300,000 miles and a detailed inspection of the engine found cracks in the block and/or heads which is a good indication that the fatigue life of the basic engine components were used up. AS best I know he used the factory filtration.

    Anyhow, my warning is be careful and ensure you aren't robbing oil flow for a bypass filter that should be going somewhere else in the engine. Modern designed engines like ours in these days of fuel economy challenges do not have the overdesign in systems like the engines of the past have had.
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    I checked with an Amsoil rep who I have dealt with for years and his comment was that finding a suitable location for mounting was the challenge, so you won't find an 'ecodiesel' solution from Amsoil as yet. We all have x amount of money for maintaining and improving our vehicles, and like howie I'm inclined to think getting my oil filtered to a greater degree of cleanliness over and above that by using the stock OEM filter including changing it at 75% of FCA's recommended interval combined with the GDE EGR shutoff is not a worthwile effort. I feel I am getting ample insurance from an oil cleanliness perspective with a good filter, early changes(necessary? my call) and the GDE tune keeping the oil near golden. I have often wondered what micron level would be necessary to remove soot particles from a stock truck fill, but I won't rock the boat as many on this forum feel that soot in the oil of a diesel is not a known contributing factor to engine failure or lack of longevity. Consider it unmentioned.

    Like Bounty, I'm leaning towards an oil cooler as if I am diligent on my maintenance and am able to get past the 300,000 mile watermark set by Vern, I'd hate to have my engine crap the bed from that failure. The oil cooler doesn't appear to be common failure other than some during initial production so this is likely a nominal risk. However, the lower temps may reduce the stressors of a block subject to extreme temperature variations, contributing to the heating/cooling fatigue howie mentions. I've mentioned 3 of our many contributing members who have provided solid, personal experiences on this forum. It really is a great place to be a member of. Honorable mention to Cap and everyone else I missed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakohrs21 View Post
    Curious to see if anyone’s put an amsoil auxiliary oil filter on their truck. I’ve been looking into them all day, and wouldn’t seem like a bad idea (I don’t trust the paper cartridge filter, and additional filtration down to 2micron sounds worth the 300$ to me.

    If anyone’s had any experience with this kit, or a similar kit, I’d appreciate the input.

    https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produ...ullDescription

    Additionally, has anyone heard of a caterpillar fuel filter kit for our trucks?

    Regards,

    Dave
    Why don't you trust the paper cartridge? Of all the other issues with this truck, we have never seen an oem or ecoguard filter fail... Plus all the UOA have been showing that the stock filters work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haul N Grass View Post
    A GDE tune will keep your oil a golden color for 7500 miles plus , if you can run a GDE tune much simpler safer and probably less conspicuous for a dealership to deny warranty....
    GDE Tune keeps my oil golden brown with 10,000 mile changes. Blackstone Lab oil testing shows that the drop in filters do a great job. Even the cheap made in Korea ones. Realize, also we have a tiny 3L motor with 10.5 qt's of oil. Compare with the Cummins 6.7L with 12 qts.
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    Another owner in search of a problem for his solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggn85 View Post
    Another owner in search of a problem for his solution.
    Not at all, I’m merely trying to get the most out of my truck.

    If I can pay $300 and have the truck engine last longer, even another 20k Miles, why wouldn’t I?

    I’ve been considering the gde tune, I plan to delete the truck after this whole settlement thing blows over.

    Dave
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