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Old 08-20-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Oil Filtration..Choosing a better filter &/or system

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You can increase the effectiveness of a oil filter twofold by placing a strong magnet on the end of the filter. As the oil circulates within the filter any iron/magnetic particles adhere to the bottom of the filter case. Many motors have magnetic drain plugs. If those plugs are collecting foreign matter it means that matter has made it through the filter. Better to collect all those little nasty particles in the filter
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good idea about the magnet. but metal in the sump usually means that the metal has settled in the sump and has not been picked up by the oil pump yet. the filter is usually right after the pump, not after the source of the metal (unless the oil pump itself is "making metal").
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good idea about the magnet. but metal in the sump usually means that the metal has settled in the sump and has not been picked up by the oil pump yet. the filter is usually right after the pump, not after the source of the metal (unless the oil pump itself is "making metal").
Metalic particles which "settle" in the sump are not the problem! However "suspended" metalic particles ( those in the low micron range ), which do not settle into the sump and enter the oil pump through the pickup screen/tube before entering the filter are what cause contact wear to metal and bearing surfaces. If all metalic particles settled in to the pan sump there would be no need for a filter
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:15 PM   #5
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AH - oil filtration - one of my favorite subjects!

Here's what I use to supplement the OEM-type oil filter on my '02 Cummins:



And yeah, over the years, I've heard ALL the old-wives tales about "TP belongs in the bathroom", and "the TP will quickly just dissolve and end up in the oil pan and clogging oil passages, ruining your engine"...

Pure, uninformed BS!

I've had and used the filter pictured since the late 50's, had it on 3 or 4 different engines - probably well over a half million miles worth. I have oil analysis taken with 12K miles on the oil that showed it to be cleaner than NEW oil right from the bottle - and I'll gladly compare MY oil analysis with any ONE and any similar filter - any TIME!

A sample analysis? Here's one from my '02 Cummins with 20K miles on the oil:



Skeptical? Check up the bypass filters forums over on bobistheoilguy.com. and become educated!

Abd finally, here's a pic of the underhood of my '02 Dodge/Cummins, showing the Frantz filters on each side of the engine bay - oil filter on the left - fuel filter on the right side.



Interested in the BEST available oil/fuel filtration for YOUR engine?

You've just been exposed to it!

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I wonder how many of those million-mile engines use extra filtration.

I really would like to know if such devices really are used and result in long-lived engines, or just provide theoretical advantage.
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