Has anyone attempted to install a by pass oil filter system ?
I sent an email to AMSOIL about making a kit for our trucks. They didn’t comment on it though.Has anyone attempted to install a by pass oil filter system ?
I had contacted Amsoil as well. It took them weeks to reply and they were very noncommital. I doubt they will ever make a kit for the colorado unless they can sell a large quantity and make a huge profit. Cant blame them really but they have everything to do it except for the fitting that Insane Diesel has, BTW i bought and installed their kit. It works very well and has everything you need. No looking for other parts to complete the install. Call Adrian at their company he was very helpful and answered all my questions.I sent an email to AMSOIL about making a kit for our trucks. They didn’t comment on it though.
I would really like to see this mod. If you search you can see that the soot in a Diesel engine is abrasive.
This is one of the reasons I would never do extendoil changes on a diesel.
We need to find a safe place to tap into the high pressure side of the oil system a then a place to return the clean oil.
There is a concern with these systems. They lower your oil pressure just a bit. Some of the oil pressure is diverted to the bypass filter. Theory is it’s better for the motor to have clean oil over a small lose in pressure.
I have seen where one guy drilled a hole in the oil fill cap for the clean oil return line.
The nice thing about a screw on filter instead of the paper cartridge style we have is that you can get an adapter that goes under the screw on filter that supplies a cone place for the bypass filter. Making install a complete no brainer.
Also I not a fan of this cheap paper oil filters we have to use. There are much better filters out there to choose from in the screw on design. Like AMSOIL....
I been looking at there web site.I had contacted Amsoil as well. It took them weeks to reply and they were very noncommital. I doubt they will ever make a kit for the colorado unless they can sell a large quantity and make a huge profit. Cant blame them really but they have everything to do it except for the fitting that Insane Diesel has, BTW i bought and installed their kit. It works very well and has everything you need. No looking for other parts to complete the install. Call Adrian at their company he was very helpful and answered all my questions.
I been looking at there web site.
I came across a video that shows the kit on an Ecodiesel .
what spooked me was how high the flow rate was.
on a bypass kit you don’t want a lot of oil passing through the filter because that will reduce the oil pressure and flow for the motor. I suppose as the bypass filter gets dirty the flow rate will be reduced and that will leave more pressure to circulate in the motor....
Also in that video it shows how much soot was removed from the oil in only 4 hrs. I would like to see about half that flow through the bypass....
Good info.I think Insane told me or i read the amount of bypass was about 10 percent of whatever is normal. I dont see any significant reduction in the oil pressure but since you mention it I will look at it more closely. The bypass filter does get grubby really quick but compared to the stock filter it is very dense. No its not toilet paper, its their secret whatever it is. For a hoot I unscrewed the oil fill cap while the engine was running and the return is more of a slow flow not really a pressurized flow. I liked their design of the elbow fitting on top of the c ap. Its a 90 degree and rotates so you can direct the return line from the bypass filter. Its a really nice billet piece. When i was thinking about making my own system i was just going to drill a hole in the cap for a fitting. I believe it wouldnt have worked as well as theirs.Anyway I am pretty sure they did a lot of research to their design before selling the kit. If you get their kit get both brackets for the filter housing. I mounted it between the air filter box and the front support only with the u shaped bracket bolted to the fender well and it still wobbled a lot. I had to make another bracket bolted at the top pivot and the front framework and tho its a bit crude its all solid as a rock now. There is little space to work in there and its a bit hard to get hands in at the bottom to direct the lower in and out fittings. I couldnt mount it back near the overflo tank as thats where I put the catch can stuff. I adjusted all my brackets to put the top of the bypass filter housing high enough to make changing the filter easier but not to high so it hits the hood., Make sure you torque the filter housing per their speck. I was worried about overtightening and only used the allen wrench. It came loose and dumped a bit of oil down onto the skid plate. I thought i really screwed up til i saw the lid was loose. 35 ft pounds and no more leak. So far its working great. Very nice kit with everything you need. Another clue that its low pressure Is all the fittings are the type that you push the line on with no clamps. I was concerned about that as the lines and the filter houseing do get hot. But so far no leaks at all. I may sneak a zip tie in there later but Adrian said its not necessary
did you have any issues installing the T fitting for the high pressure tap at the oil pressure sensor location.
That looks like a tight spot....
Nice jobI ordered the special Tee fitting from Insane Diesel. Good guys there. I went ahead and made up my bypass kit from fittings, hose, and filter stuff I have in the shop since I have a lot of dealings with WIX filters on racing programs. As I pointed out above, I ordered the oil cap fitting from Summit Racing, it is made by Earls. It has a -10 AN ORB Female thread in the top. I put a -10AN ORB X 1/4" NPY Bushing into it and then a 1/4" NPT X -4 swivel AN fitting. Made a little bracket for the filter adapter and presto, all hooked up and working well.
The filter is a WIX 51051 By-pass oil filter which has flow restriction built into it. I monitored my oil pressure before th install and after, and have seen no drop or loss of oil pressure. There are 2 of these filters, one larger than the other. I used the smaller one so it wouldn't hit the horns. The other one is a P/N: 51050, and is the size of a typical PF2 spin on filter. Photos attached.
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