anyone running an FM016 centrifugal filter?

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I'm intrigued by the idea of centrifugal oil filters. Looking online, I found one made by Dieselcraft: http://www.dieselcraft.com/CentrifugeTestimonial.php as well as some from PABiodiesel: http://pabiodieselsupply.com/shop/oil-centrifuge-c-79.html However, these all appear to be rebranded MANN+HUMMEL centrifugal units: http://www.mann-hummel.com.sg/EN/centrifugal/model.html The primary concern with choosing the right size unit would be if your engine's oil pump is capable of supplying enough flow and pressure to operate the centrifuge without starving the rest of the engine. In my case, I have a Mercedes OM617 (the turbodiesel used in the 300D) which I've transplanted into a '67 Chevy pickup (see http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/241922-project-gm-benz-has-begun.html ). So it looks like their smallest model (the FM016) would be a good fit. http://www.mann-hummel.com.sg/EN/centrifugal/fm016.html Is anyone else running a centrifugal unit? I've searched the forum and found mention of the FM016, but no posts about anyone actually using one. I found a MANN+HUMMEL distributor in Texas and have sent them an email about ordering a unit, price, price of the disposable cartridge, etc.
 
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My MBE906 (902.912) in my 2005 Unimog came with a centrifugal bypass filter to mitigate soot buildup with EGR. Even with EGR and Grp. II 15W40 the owner's manual advises 550-700 hr OCI. I blocked off the EGR with a steel plate and use MB228.5 rated synthetic 5W40. With no EGR and synthetic MB recommends up to 1200 hr OCI, but the Euro versions without EGR don't have the centrifugal filter. Who knows how long an OCI I can go? I believe the OM617 is a sooty engine and therefore a centrifugal filter should allow you to extend OCI significantly. Charlie
 
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