- Oct 1, 2018
- Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Hi everyone, new to bypass oil filtes and have some info to share and questions to ask: I've shopped for the best bypass oil filter for months and finally landed on these options for my two vehicles: 2003 4Runner and a Powerstroke 6.4. [list] [*]Amsoil (for powerstroke) [*]IInsane Diesel Extreme Bypass Oil Filter (for both 4runner and Powerstroke) [*]Frantz Filter (for powerstroke) [*]Sinister Diesel (for powerstroke) I'm curious as to what everyone has used for their vehicle and if anyone had any experience with the filters above? Here are some things i've learned during my search for a bypass oil filter that I hope will help others find the right filter: 1- The ONLY way to know how clean your oil gets is to analyze your oil. Many companies will talk a big game but in the end the analysis will provide the ISO cleanliness results (great article about ISO heregreat article here). CALL the company and ask for this info. - Optical Microscopy (ISO 4407) - Automatic Optical Particle Counting (ISO 11500) - Pore Blockage Particle Counting (BS3406) 2- STATIC filters are different than PROGRESSIVE filters. A 2 micron static filter does a great job filtering down to 2 microns but it will clog easily and quickly because larger particles are caught first, resulting in having to buy more filters. That's how they make their money. A progressive filters will filter in layers (like 10 to 3 to 1 micron) and this will reduce the chances of your filter clogging significantly. 3- No one filter will fit everyone's needs. Buying a filter is a lot like finding the right tool for the job: [list] [*]If you have an older vehicle that's falling apart and you just want it to last longer, go with a cheaper bypass oil filter kit. [*]If you have a new vehicle get a high quality bypass oil filter which usually costs more. [*]If you have a healthy vehicles with many expensive mods then consider a higher quality bypass oil filter to protect your investment [*] Consider how much you drive before buying a bypass oil filter. Heavily used vehicles should definately consider a higher quality bypass oil filter [*] Consider the cost of maintenance and change intervals. A bypass oil filter is suppose to save you money and eventually pay for iteself after some years. This is all just my amateur opinion as someone who obsessed about finding the right filter for my vehicles. I will most likely document and post my 4runner installation here in about a week but still shopping for my 6.4 kit. Thanks all!