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Oil Bypass filter kits

I am really looking to get one and just curious who runs what and what they think of the kit and how well it works. I am hoping to get one in the near future and use one of the UOA places, most likely Blackstone to get analysis done. Main thing I want it for is to extend change intervals. I would like to get at least 10k if not a little more out of the oil. Also with the bypass I am hoping to switch to the Valvoline 5w-40 synthetic. So between the new synthetic and a bypass kit I would like to get 10k+ or so as long as the analysis says it is ok.

Is the FS-2500 worth the extra money over an amsoil kit?
For the amsoil does anyone run the single filter or the dual filter setup, how do you like it?
Did your kit come complete with everything to install or did you need to get different hoses or connections? and which kit?

School me on anything I need to know, been trying to read as much as I can but now just looking for personal experience or second hand experience on the kits and what works and what doesn't, thanks in advanced.

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Re: Oil Bypass filter kits

I've had the Amsoil dual bypass and now have the Oilguard Bypass on my 7.3L. The previous version of the Amsoil dual bypass had some issues & problems but the single bypass seems to be doing well.

I prefer the oilguard since the kit came with everything needed for a complete & clean install on the 7.3L. Plus the filter housing is quite bullet proof. When I first purchased the Amsoil Dual bypass kit it did not come with everything needed to install, I had to purchse additional 90 degree fittings to make it work. I have no experience with the FS but there are many folks that run it with good oil analysis results.

I run Schaeffer's series 7000 15W-40 synthetic Blend ($16 per gallon)with the oilguard bypass system and have had excellent UOA results. I go about 8K between changed, with the series 9000 5W-40($18 per gallon) you can go 10K+ with an oil analysis. I definitely would not recommend going over 5K without doing a used oil analysis, untill you build up some historical results. Blackstone, Wearcheck & Schaeffer's are commonly used on this site - I like Schaeffer's since they only charge $9 a kit when you purchase a case of 6. In addition, the postage is prepaid on the UOA container. Just take the sample and shove it in the mail - no extra postage.

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Re: Oil Bypass filter kits

Also,

Here is Springer POP's DIY kit. He has had very good UOA results with it. Parts ran him about $100.

http://springerpop.net/F350/lube_bypass.html

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Re: Oil Bypass filter kits

Oilguard, I knew I was forgetting one. Thanks for the info, on the kits, I will take a good look at the oilguard setup.

Main reason I want to do this obviously engine life but to me changing 15qts every 5k is insane, I used to do that on my gassers and they were only 4-6qts. I know these diesels are requiring more work from the oil than a gasser but still just seems crazy to me to be changing that much oil so soon. My dads 7.3L book recommends 7.5K I believe which seems a bit more reasonable to me.

I have read a lot good about the Schaeffer's stuff and I really like the setup they have for the analysis. Only thing holding me back from it is I can't just run to a store and pick some up if I need some, plus I have always been a valvoline fan, even when Mark Martin was driving their car lol.

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Re: Oil Bypass filter kits

Just some additional info,

You can have Schaeffer's delivered right to your house. They offer free shipping with orders over $350. If you like to stack up on the oil or buy some oil, transmission fluid and/or diesl fuel additive you can take advantage of the free shipping. All depends on your preference.

What is Valvoline 5W-40 now, $33 a gallon? A close second to Schaeffer's on many UOA reports are Delo 400 and Rotella 5W-40 syn.

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Also,

Here is Springer POP's DIY kit. He has had very good UOA results with it. Parts ran him about $100.

http://springerpop.net/F350/lube_bypass.html
You must have been typing while I was lol, this looks very good as well.

Another thing I was wondering, most of the 6.0L kits I see use a billet oil filter cap, can this same cap be used for both the bypass filter as well as hooking up an oil pressure gauge?

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My dads 7.3L book recommends 7.5K I believe which seems a bit more reasonable to me.
All depends on the oil. I have seen plenty of UOA reports that show Rotella 15W-40 shear down the viscosity to a 30 weight way before 7,500. Especially in chipped trucks since the HPOP can easily hit 3,000 psi and shear the oil.

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You must have been typing while I was lol, this looks very good as well.

Another thing I was wondering, most of the 6.0L kits I see use a billet oil filter cap, can this same cap be used for both the bypass filter as well as hooking up an oil pressure gauge?
I have a tee off of my bypass cap, I use one side for an oil temp sensor, the other is the line to the:

- oil pressure gauge sensor
- 1/4" ball valve so I can turn off the bypass filter flow
- Amsoil bypass filter mount and filter.










Cliff notes: Yes.
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Another thing I was wondering, most of the 6.0L kits I see use a billet oil filter cap, can this same cap be used for both the bypass filter as well as hooking up an oil pressure gauge?
Not sure about that one, maybee someone smarter on this will chime in...

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All depends on the oil. I have seen plenty of UOA reports that show Rotella 15W-40 shear down the viscosity to a 30 weight way before 7,500. Especially in chipped trucks since the HPOP can easily hit 3,000 psi and shear the oil.
He has been using standard valvoline oil for as long as he has had the truck, and its been bone stock all its life, but sounds like he is going to have to change the oil in his 6.0L more often than with the 7.3L.

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I have a tee off of my bypass cap, I use one side for an oil temp sensor, the other is the line to the:

- oil pressure gauge sensor
- 1/4" ball valve so I can turn off the bypass filter flow
- Amsoil bypass filter mount and filter.

Cliff notes: Yes.
Great, sounds like the perfect way to set it up. Is the ball valve to make changing the bypass filter easier? or is there a different reason behind adding in the ball valve?



seems this is the thread where everyone is about 1 post behind lol, someone is probably posting right now while I am typing.


Thanks again for the help guys, hopefully soon enough I can get something all setup.

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