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#3286156 - 02/18/14 12:17 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: alexeft]
Oldmoparguy1 Offline


Registered: 01/21/05
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Loc: Charlotte, NC
biron,

Congrads on your GC. Watched your youtube vid, nice looking van. You must take good care of it.

Wayne


Edited by Oldmoparguy1 (02/18/14 12:18 PM)
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#3289928 - 02/21/14 07:33 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: alexeft]
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I have an OilGuard EPS10 on my !echo! that was installed early on in the life of the car; This was all prior to my extensive reading on BITOG; If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't bother or if I did, I would get a dual Amsoil setup. There really isn't any room under the hood and it would require removing the front bumper. Right after I bought it the filter prices skyrocketed so I don't bother changing the filter element unless it plugs or malfunctions. (2 have malfunctioned)

That being said 300K+ miles and I'm just coming around to dnewton's way of thinking.

My car consumes 1qt/1-2K now which is actually a blessing in disguise when we are going on a few months without a dry day to do an OC.

I run M1 EP filters in the winter so I don't have to bother changing the filter during an OC, I just drain and refill (5 minute OC)
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#3452766 - 08/11/14 07:28 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: biron]
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Registered: 02/27/12
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: biron
Ok, I finally hit 500,000 miles on the 1999 Grand Caravan. I shot a video of the odometer turning over from 499,999 to zero. Yup, it went to zero! I thought it would go to 500,000 but maybe Chrysler didn't expect these vehicles to make it to 500K. Here's the link to the video: http://youtu.be/G8x1obfdi44

In the time since it hit 500K in July of 2013, I've added another 18,000 miles.


wow. which engine is this? 3.3? 3.8? 2.4?
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#3531141 - 11/06/14 10:13 AM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: SteveSRT8]
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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
We ran bypass filters on fleet trucks for many years.

Seriously, on most newer cars there is no real ROI, as the additional expense and UOA's will eat up your meager savings.

Modern oils and good filters have taken away the benefits for the ordinary driver.


I don't agree. Some modern engines have inadequate crankcase ventilation due to the mfrs. trying to meet environmental standards on the cheap. Take the Toyota Sienna for example: years of "engine sludge" problems caused by inadequate ventilation, which Toyota would never admit or explain.

A bypass filter is an excellent idea for engines like this, and a filter with an electrically-heated evaporation chamber is an even better idea to vent the gases that cause the problem.


Edited by TP4ME (11/06/14 10:18 AM)

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#3531448 - 11/06/14 03:52 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: TP4ME]
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Registered: 10/10/08
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Originally Posted By: TP4ME
Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
We ran bypass filters on fleet trucks for many years.

Seriously, on most newer cars there is no real ROI, as the additional expense and UOA's will eat up your meager savings.

Modern oils and good filters have taken away the benefits for the ordinary driver.


I don't agree. Some modern engines have inadequate crankcase ventilation due to the mfrs. trying to meet environmental standards on the cheap. Take the Toyota Sienna for example: years of "engine sludge" problems caused by inadequate ventilation, which Toyota would never admit or explain.

A bypass filter is an excellent idea for engines like this, and a filter with an electrically-heated evaporation chamber is an even better idea to vent the gases that cause the problem.


Sorry, but no agreement here. We just sold a fleet truck with over one half MILLION miles on it! No smoke, no noise, no consumption, still working in another state today.

The oil was changed by the OLM from new, never any special care. And our duty cycle voids warranty from any other mfgr except GM.

I have bought an awful lot of stuff in the aftermarket, if it makes you feel good then do it. It's your car. But on most typical cars and trucks there is no measurable benefit. Of course there are special cases, but the average car is not involved.

If there was we'd be doing it, as this is how we eat...


Edited by SteveSRT8 (11/06/14 03:53 PM)
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