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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
Posts: 4530
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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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 10046
Loc: Middlesex County CT
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
Posts: 1968
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]
TP4ME Offline


Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 62
Loc: The Great Northwest
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
Posts: 16695
Loc: Sunny Florida
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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#3547613 - 11/25/14 01:15 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: azsynthetic]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 2832
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: azsynthetic
Originally Posted By: alexeft
Nice on the 360k one! Any oil related problems like using oil?


It is a 91 Chevy V8 K1500. I am running an Amsoil BE-110 bypass with a M1 stainless steel mesh full flow. I have not changed either filters in the past four years. I drained out the old oil at every 10K and refilled with whatever I have left on the shelves. Honestly, I don't know what oil is in there right now. Oil consumption is less than a quart per OCI. Engine has not been opened for any repair yet, like a rock.
With your oild changes the bypass is not a +

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#3783105 - 07/07/15 08:59 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: alexeft]
Festiva_Man Offline


Registered: 06/23/15
Posts: 79
Loc: Alberta Canada
Originally Posted By: alexeft
I just had mine installed on my Prius. Nothing to report yet.


so how is the prius doing with that?
no measured performance but i had a bypass filter on a gas car for a few years, it had about 370,000km when i took the filter off to put on another car. it didnt burn any oil and the oil didnt start to turn colour untill about 5000km into the oci and never went all black. now at 420k it uses oil and the oil turnes darker at about 2000km into the oil change. no idea if its related but it sure is annoying. and the car does 3100rpm at highway speeds so it sees more revolutions than most cars for the same milage.


Edited by Festiva_Man (07/07/15 09:00 PM)
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#3816105 - 08/09/15 08:44 AM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: alexeft]
sergio1 Offline


Registered: 02/25/10
Posts: 12
Loc: USA,CA
I have 431000 on my 1978 240d and the engine still running strong, but I have other things that need fixing, but the engine runs great.

I am currently using a motor guard, getting the oil with metric t-adparter between the oil gauge tube and the oil filter housing, and returning to the oil cap using an amsoil adapter.

note: when the hoop stop rubber wore out the amsoil oil-cap adapter hit the hood and made a dent on the hood.

The scott 1000 sold individually makes a perfect fit, the scott 1000 sold in packs is not the same, the center tube is wider on the ones sold in packs.

planning on putting the 1/8 oil reductor on the input fitting to see if it stops the oil leak, since the filter even with new o-ring leaks, the only time it did not leak was with a small amount of silicone around the o-ring.

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#3826300 - 08/18/15 10:52 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: alexeft]
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Registered: 08/18/15
Posts: 9
Loc: Connecticut
I've got a 4.6l DOHC mark-viii engine in my 99 mustang GT, and I probably put about 6-8k miles on the car per year. My only thing is, the mark-viii engine that I swapped in was from a junkyard, and I have no clue as to the number of miles, I just know I looked inside and saw it was pretty clean but with some carbon buildup on the valve stems. I'm just wondering if one of the Amsoil bypass filtration systems seems like something that would make sense for my situation
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#3827454 - 08/19/15 10:00 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: alexeft]
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Registered: 07/11/14
Posts: 1063
Loc: Paradise of Florida
Bypass filters are best for extended intervals or no oil change intervals.
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#3828412 - 08/20/15 07:45 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: jakemarsh7]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 2832
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: jakemarsh7
I'm just wondering if one of the Amsoil bypass filtration systems seems like something that would make sense for my situation
Why would a bypass make sense for your application? Just to stir the pot?

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#3829512 - 08/21/15 07:42 PM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: alexeft]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6193
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Quote:
Why would a bypass make sense for your application? Just to stir the pot?

uninformed bias and complete misunderstanding of pros/cons of bypass filtration?
shrug

pass the ladle; I'll stir for a while
grin


Edited by dnewton3 (08/21/15 07:44 PM)
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#3834708 - 08/27/15 01:15 AM Re: Any car owners with bypass and huge mileage? [Re: alexeft]
RoadTrain Offline


Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 17
Loc: Fort Wayne, IN
150000 on a '94 Grand Cherokee. Frantz on the 4.0 inline and the auto tranny. Dual Frams on the fuel line.

100000 on an '06 Dodge Durango. Ralph Wood Motorguards on baby Hemi and auto transmission.

A bunch of trouble free driving.
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