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I have a 2014 Ecodiesel I got new from the Ram dealer in april of 2014. one of the best upgrades I've done to my truck is an oil bypass filter. I got mine from Insane Diesel because there kit comes with everything you need to install. the oil filter housing with pressure port and oil return filler cap port makes this kit so easy to install. the bypass filter housing can mount up front next to Radiator. Filter replacement couldn't be easier. I've had mine about 3 years with no problems . looks pretty cool too.
 

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I put the Amsoil bypass filter I had on my 6.7 Cummins onto my Ecodiesel, and it's kind of cool to watch your coal black oil go slowly to just a dirty oil. I'm ready for an oil change now so I'm going to change all the filters and oil and see how long it stays relatively clean.
 

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I put the Amsoil bypass filter I had on my 6.7 Cummins onto my Ecodiesel, and it's kind of cool to watch your coal black oil go slowly to just a dirty oil. I'm ready for an oil change now so I'm going to change all the filters and oil and see how long it stays relatively clean.
Amsoil makes a great bypass system and about 1/2 the price of insane diesel.
 

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Will the Insane Diesel EXTREME bypass oil filter remove additives?
EXTREME filter will not remove additives. Additives exist on a much smaller molecular level 1000X smaller than 1 micron. This fact is easy to verify in a couple ways:

1) 1 micron oil filtration is not new technology, it's a 30+ year old industry secret. All major oil suppliers are aware of this technology and can confirm that bypass oil filters never removed additives from their products. Go ahead and give your favorite oil company a call and see for yourself.

2) Simply run oil analysis to see that additives not only stay intact but last longer with our system.
 

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Will the Insane Diesel EXTREME bypass oil filter remove additives?
EXTREME filter will not remove additives. Additives exist on a much smaller molecular level 1000X smaller than 1 micron. This fact is easy to verify in a couple ways:

1) 1 micron oil filtration is not new technology, it's a 30+ year old industry secret. All major oil suppliers are aware of this technology and can confirm that bypass oil filters never removed additives from their products. Go ahead and give your favorite oil company a call and see for yourself.

2) Simply run oil analysis to see that additives not only stay intact but last longer with our system.
Yet they used to sell an oil additive package to those who use there bypass systems and recommend using it. Yes bypass filtration is nothing new and is used by some oems in stock applications. But filtration below 2 microns does not help most bypass systems stop there insane uses coalescer filters which go beyond 1 micron and are designed to remove OIL from air. Im not saying there system is junk but do not extend your oil life and test it to prove how its working.
 

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Yet they used to sell an oil additive package to those who use there bypass systems and recommend using it. Yes bypass filtration is nothing new and is used by some oems in stock applications. But filtration below 2 microns does not help most bypass systems stop there insane uses coalescer filters which go beyond 1 micron and are designed to remove OIL from air. Im not saying there system is junk but do not extend your oil life and test it to prove how its working.
Brokendown knows what he's talking about. I'd follow his advice.
 

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So you've been using your bypass for three years with no problems? installed with the under hood mount? would you mind sharing a photo? I just bought one of their filter systems and really didn't like the suspension mount as it would be impossible to maintain especially with my power step module right there. I'm looking at an alternate placement on the frame, behind the bumper seems like a lot of room, but I'm wondering about the head loss on the return line up to the filler cap.the under hood mount seems doable but I'm less than excited about the proximity & clearance with all the electrical boxes right there. Any additional thoughts on the install would be appreciated.
 

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So you've been using your bypass for three years with no problems? installed with the under hood mount? would you mind sharing a photo? I just bought one of their filter systems and really didn't like the suspension mount as it would be impossible to maintain especially with my power step module right there. I'm looking at an alternate placement on the frame, behind the bumper seems like a lot of room, but I'm wondering about the head loss on the return line up to the filler cap.the under hood mount seems doable but I'm less than excited about the proximity & clearance with all the electrical boxes right there. Any additional thoughts on the install would be appreciated.
ck out this on u tube. when I got mine, they only had shock tower mount but now they have a mount next to radiator . there is a little cubby hole. I moved mine there . EcoDiesel 3.0L Under-the-Hood Bypass Oil Filter Mount for Dodge Ram 1500
 

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I had an Amsoil bypass system on my Cummins. I would probably go back with Amsoil if there was a kit made for the EcoDiesel. I like the Insane Diesel kit for its simplicity. I don't like that Insane Diesel pulls some oil away before it goes through the full flow filter. In theory, there's less oil pressure going to the engine. Maybe @Brokedownbutgood can give his opinion on this.

 

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Thanks for the update. I might go this route someday.
"For those with an open mind...cleaner engine oil will improve engine longevity. Soot is abrasive and speeds component wear on bearings, etc.” - GDE
 

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Looks like a great add-on for sure. I also would like to brokedown's opinion on pulling oil away before getting to full flow filter. What happens if they go out of business or stop selling the replacement filter, can you get filter anywhere else?
 

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Pulling oil away like most of the bypass kits do makes very little difference only 2-10% of the oil goes through the bypass filter but without having a live oil pressure gauge I cant say how much that would lower oil pressure. When oems do bypass filtration its an inline setup so no oil pressure reduction happens. Ive considered using the universal kit from Amsoil on mine but now I barely put any miles on my truck so it wouldn’t be worth it.
 
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