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Old 11-15-2006, 01:10 AM
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Oil filters, diesel with clean oil?

I've vaguely heard of paper towel or toilet paper oil filters before. Seems like the military was using them even. But I just recently heard a claim from a guy running a dodge cummins that he uses a frantz filter in addition to stock(as they are designed to do) and has clean looking oil. Is that possible? And even if not, what do you think about the system? Will it pull more trash out of the oil? Is it worthwhile?

http://www.wefilterit.com/

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Old 11-15-2006, 09:32 AM
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I would expect that "clean" is a relative term.
They claim on that site that 1/10 micron filtering is possible...
I'm thinking that would make an awesome veggie fuel filter. I don't think it can hurt to run one (in fact I'm thinking I'll try it out on the next toy purchase and see how it goes). Only thing that scares me is they have a tranny version. Seing how sensitive trannies are to lint I don't think a TP based filter is a good idea.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:07 AM
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I would expect that "clean" is a relative term.
Only thing that scares me is they have a tranny version. Seing how sensitive trannies are to lint I don't think a TP based filter is a good idea.
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I believe the type of lint that is warned against in auto transmissions is what you get from woven cotton, not the type of dust lint you might get from TP.

Using a cloth rag, for instance, might get you some strings which could clog a small passage in a valve.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:20 AM
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I don't think it can hurt to run one (in fact I'm thinking I'll try it out on the next toy purchase and see how it goes). -nB
I'm thinking about putting one on my 300CD. I'd love to get rid of the black oil, and pulling out particles from 1-20 microns has to make a world of difference in bearing life, as those are the ones that fit inside the tolerances.
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1982 300CD, 220K miles: This vacuum system will be the death of me yet! (OBK #26)
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:46 PM
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I think if you do a seach there is a recent thread from ForcedInduction on installing/ plumbing in an oil Bypass system.

Messing around with the oil flow just scares me.......I had a friend who plumbed in an Amsoil bypass system some years ago on a Diesel Citroen and ended up with a Run-Away diesel engine because of the oil diversion and pressure.
Obviously something was plumbed up wrong! Major engine damage occured including a thrown rod...not good. Trying to save a few cents on extended oil changes did not offset the $10,000 engine rebuild he had to have done because of a non-factory component thats not car model specific.
Be careful!
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Thanks for the tip. The video of the FS2500 is amazing. Here's the post:
By-pass oil filter install

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1982 300CD, 220K miles: This vacuum system will be the death of me yet! (OBK #26)
1977 F150 400 C6 2wd, 10.2 sec 1/8 mile with 2.75 gears.
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2001 Ram 2500, cummins, 5spd, 202k miles.(girlfriends)
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