Oil Bypass filter installation

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  1. Rodd

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    Thank you to Matuva for showing us his install. This is the same kit he used. For $119 it is the best value for your $$$$$. Also thanks to Wyatt (1999gmc) for last minute answeres to my questions.

    I did this mod at the same time I did my oil cooler. I do have a 4X4 and this mod allowed me not only to remove the stock filter and locate the bypass filters to a more convienient location for cleaner replacement and cooling, it allowed me to remove the 90 oil filter adapter that all our 4X4's have.

    Choosing a location was difficult. I know Matuva has his located on the driver sided of the engine compartment, however I wanted mine inside the frame. Unfortunately I was unable to find a location in the front half of the truck inside the frame rails for the filter. Soooooo, I put it out side the frame rail on the passenger side about center of the front door.

    So here it goes:

    1. Drain oil.

    2. Remove oil filter.

    3. Remove 90 degree filter adapter if you have a 4X4.
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    4. Remove the threaded stem from the 90 w/ a 24mm(I think) socket by clamping 90 into a vise.

    5. Screw it into the stock filter housing on the block.
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    6. Screw the adapter onto the block filter housing just like you would an oil filter. There are 2 hose connector stems on it. Twist the addapter till they are 1 in front and one in back. Parallel w/ the drive shaft.
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    5. Drill holes for the bypass filter housing where you want it. I chose where I did because it required the least amout of fabrication.

    6. Bolt on the bypass filter housing.
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    7. Connect the hose and clamp. I ran the hose over the top of the transfercase. I used some fabric heat shield where it ran above the exhaust. I used some coil/spring looking hose benders to bend the hose so it would run toward the back of the truck up and over the trans case. See pics.

    It is approximately 3" above exhaust.
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    Here I used one of the clamps that came w/ the oil cooler kit to pull on of the lines away from the drive shaft and then zip tied the other to it. I also used some of the plastic cover that was on the original oil cooler lines since it is so close to the cross over pipe.
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    Hope this helps the next guy who attemps this.

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  2. Sunshine

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    Thanks again Rodd.../Matuva... i will also do the same when it`s time to do the oil cooler...did you buy this from the same place as the cooler as i will have to get this shipped over...
     
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  3. matuva

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    You're welcome.

    Great job you did!
    That's a good point you show your install. That way we have both solutions shown :thumbsup:
     
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    Great DIY!!! Makes me wants to do mine now.
     
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    what did you use to get the 4x4 adater off with?

    socket/wrench?
     
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    One upgrade that I am going to make is swap out the barbs on the plate that mounts to the block w/ the 90's that come w/ the oil cooler kit. And change out the rubber hose w/ braided lines. That way I'll never have to replace the rubber hoses again. The manufacturer suggests every 2 years for the rubber hoses.
     
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    Good job Rodd!

    How much are replacement filters for that Amsoil Kit?
     
  9. Rodd

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    It actually isn't an amsoil kit. It came w/ baldwin filters. The instruction kit had the equivalent p/n's for ford, fram, wix, etc. It only cost $130. That included shipping.
     
  10. iamdave0887

    iamdave0887 Here Comes Chaos.....

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    where'd you get this kit from? i've been looking into a bypass filter setup for my truck. With my truck being a 2WD it'll be an easier install, and for $130 shipped thats not bad at all.
     
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    Nice job on this install, too, Rodd!!

    Thanks again for the pictures and the good write-up... your work has been immortalized in the 6.5TD Technical Library!!

    Jim
     
  12. Rodd

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    I got it off ebay. Here is the guy's ebay store. I won't put in the link but you'll get the picture.

    Go to ebay and the guy's store name is tmvtaylor. He has lots of goodies especially if you are running wvo.
     
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    Thank you very much. I just want to acknowledge all the people that made this moment possible. :eek:15: OOOOh! I didn't win an award :D Sorry!

    Like I said earlier, thanks to matuva for giving me the info on the kit and showing his relocation as well as Wyatt for allowing me to bounce off my ideas.
     
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    I appreciate your words ;)
     
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    Thanks Rodd. I was hoping to get over to your house on Sat. and check it out, but soccer games and end of soccer season parties for the kids on Sat. and Sun. solved that.
     
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    What made you decide to mount it on the passenger side?
     
  17. bk95td

    bk95td 6.5 nut job/addict

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    Nice job and pics. The one thing i would change beside location is the hoses. I think I would go for braided stainless and use reusable ends. 2 year life on the rubber seems marginal. I'm not thrilled about hose clamps on 60psi lines. I like overkill. Are both filters the same or is it staged [coarse then fine]?
     
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    Just to clarify unless im missing something on this- It is a remote full flow filter system and not a bypass filter setup, maybe edit the title.

    A bypass filter system like used on many heavy duty diesels will tap off the engine oil galley and run a hose to a filter mount that has an orifice of about 1/16 in which flows maybe 1 quart per minute through an extemely fine filter rated at a couple microns to catch all the crap that the regular filters let through with their 20 to 40 micron ratings. After going through the filter the oil is returned to drain back to the engine to a fitting on the oil pan, valve cover or oil cap.
     
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  20. Rodd

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    In my Burb that was the only place that it would fit safely. Matuva mouted his in the engine bay on the driver side.
     

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