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posted April 25, 2004 08:43 PM
On a small block Chevy the adapter that your oil filter screw onto, why does everyone block the bypass off? I've raced for 14 years and have never blocked it off but haven't ever had an oil problem either.

posted April 25, 2004 09:10 PM
I myself use to not block it off till the last year or so. The reason i block it is so that if the oil filter plugs or if its a fram and colapes you will see it on the gauge. Now if it wasnt plugged it would dump the oil past the filter into the bypass and not filtering angthing and would also be harder to see on the gauge.

Ego Racing
posted April 26, 2004 12:19 PM
Dirtracer14 Oil filters are under pressure not suction, so they would explode not colapse. As far as the bypass, we either respring ours or plug it, the factory spring will bypass oil at anything around 30-40 psi. Once it opens it feeds unfiltered oil to the engine.

posted April 26, 2004 01:02 PM
i think what he meant is the filter material inside would collapse due to pressure not that the can would collapse.

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