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O.K.

I`m sure this has been hashed out here before,so i`m just looking for the finalists.

Who makes the best system and do they have a web site so i can check`em out?:ro)

Thanks for the help.
 

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Check out the Amsoil setup. Vender would be lubrication specialists
 

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Amsoil

I can't really comment on "best" system, as I've not experienced/researched others, but... one of the first things I put on my truck was an oil by-pass by AMSOIL-- which has an excellent reputation. Has worked great for me. I purchased mine from Greg Landuyt at Lubrication Specialists: http://www.lubespecialists.com. 888-306-4255. Greg is a vendor here, and a great guy to deal with.

The price for the Amsoil By-Pass Oil Filter Mounting Kit BMK17 (includes SDF26-- HD filter, BE100-- bypass filter) was $177. I also ordered the (seperate) bracket produced by Lube Specialists for $25, so the total came to about $200. Worthwhile investment.

For more info, checkout the AMSOIL website: http://www.amsoil.com

--Paul.
 

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Another vote for Amsoil
 

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I've gotten good service and great oil analysis results out of my Amsoil BMK-17 for nearly 100,000 miles now.
 

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Does anybody know the difference between the oil guard brand and amsoil?

Is it just the difference between material? Or is there REALLY a difference?

My thoughts are any protection is better than none!
 

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What Is An Oil Bypass System?

I'm not new to diesel engine trucks but I am not fully familiar with an "Oil Bypass System". What exactly is such a system, where can I learn more about it, and why would I benefit having one installed on "The Silver Fox"? Assuming we ever take delivery of "The Silver Fox" because since 1/16 "SHE'S BEEN SITTING IN THE DARN CSX RAILYARD IN NE ATL AWAITING DEALER DELIVERY"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Truck on!!!
 

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You should wait till about 15,000 miles befor installing according to Amsoil Techs. You ca do it yourself in a couple hours according to where you install it. I put mine on the frame rail under drivers seat. Tha way when you have to change the one filter you dont even have to put truck up in the air. Just kneel down pull the small filter & reinstall new one & amount of oil you lost while changing. 10 minutes & your done. Have used this system for 491,000 miles. Do a complete drain & both filters around 60,000 just analyze the oil a few times to see what drain interval is good for you. They will let you know immediatly when doing your oil analisys if it needs changed.
 

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we have been running the oilguard both on the 2002 and now the 2006. had great service.
 

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You should wait till about 15,000 miles befor installing according to Amsoil Techs. You ca do it yourself in a couple hours according to where you install it. I put mine on the frame rail under drivers seat. Tha way when you have to change the one filter you dont even have to put truck up in the air. Just kneel down pull the small filter & reinstall new one & amount of oil you lost while changing. 10 minutes & your done. Have used this system for 491,000 miles. Do a complete drain & both filters around 60,000 just analyze the oil a few times to see what drain interval is good for you. They will let you know immediatly when doing your oil analisys if it needs changed.
it sounds like you just change your filterrs and not the oil intell 60,000 miles how can you go that long without changing your oil that sounds crazy to me because one i dont put a lot of miles on my truck but say if someone puts 20,000 miles a year on the truck tht would be 5 years before you would have to change your oil and even though the oil might be clean it has to be broken down to nothing in 60,000 miles and it just does not add up to me how you can go that long without a oil change
 

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THe system uses the full flow filter that your truck uses from the factory as well as a by pass filter that is a much finer filter media. Oil flows through the factory filter as normal. All the oil passes through the by pass filter over so many miles. Point being you get a much better filtration. Look at the Amsoil website for a better explanation.
 

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It works, it is syn not dino,& does not break down as much. I avg. 135,000 a yr. , so, it makes a BIG difference for me. I sometimes get 7000 miles in 10 days.
 

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you put a 135,000 miles on your truck a year what do you do for a living
 

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Just a wild hunch, but I think he "Pull Rv's, Boats, & Horse trailers.";) :)
 

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You should wait till about 15,000 miles befor installing according to Amsoil Techs. You ca do it yourself in a couple hours according to where you install it. I put mine on the frame rail under drivers seat. Tha way when you have to change the one filter you dont even have to put truck up in the air. Just kneel down pull the small filter & reinstall new one & amount of oil you lost while changing. 10 minutes & your done. Have used this system for 491,000 miles. Do a complete drain & both filters around 60,000 just analyze the oil a few times to see what drain interval is good for you. They will let you know immediatly when doing your oil analisys if it needs changed.
you talking about syn oil at 15000 mi and not the filter system arn't you or did the techs also suggest filter kit not being installed until 15000. i would think that the more soot and dirt you can get out of the oil would be better for your motor no matter how many miles or what type of oil.
 

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I have the Amsoil bypass filtration and am satisfied with everthing but IMO it should have at least the next size larger hose for supply and return.
The sizes used are adequate for light duty use but for down and dirty HD use I would prefer larger size hoses.
Merle
 

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The Tech said not to do the amsoil & by-pass till 15000.
I'll have to call. I didn't see anything on the web site and there is nothing in the directions (just got mine in) . i thought it was for the syn change over for breakin reasons. i was going to install this weekend but i'll wait now as i only have about 900 mi. on mine.
 
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