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Author Topic:   oil filter adapter
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted October 13, 2002 07:24 PM
Is it a good idea to do away with the stock sbc oil filter adaptor, so all the oil runs through the filter, or is there a disadvantage that way also?

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted October 13, 2002 11:25 PM
i don't get rid of them. i block off the bypass so all the oil goes through the filter

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted October 14, 2002 11:30 AM
I don't block the by-pass ,Motor builder did not like that idea at all ,He said it could be way too much pressure for the filters and they could fail.
I don't know for sure if that was the case but I didn't want to be the one to find out.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted October 14, 2002 12:34 PM
We have never had a problem blocking the bypass, and i would reccomend it on a race engine.. That way you are assured all oil is being filtered all the time.

As long as you are using a good oil filter like a Wix then you wont have to worry about the pressure blowing it apart or damaging it. Now if you are using something like a junk FRAM filter i would be more worried about the filter paper collapsing inside the can and causing big problems.

Also a good idea to let the oil warm up a little before you race it (especially with heavyweight oil) so that it flows well and can get through the filter easier.

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