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    On my last engine, I ran a 51060R wix filter, Full Flow without an internal bypass.
    And the filter housing bypass was plugged.
    It filtered 100% of the oil to the engine. Correct?
    Keep in mind this was on a jet boat , never operated in cold weather.
    After three seasons running hard with a 150 shot of N0S the new owner
    disassembled it down to build a stroker motor. The bearings looked great.

    Should I do this to my 502 that I’m currently building?
    When I disassembled this one, the bearings showed signs
    of trash going to the bearings.

    I allways gave it plenty of warm up time.

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    Stay with what works!!!

    That is how I run mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp Speed View Post
    Stay with what works!!!

    That is how I run mine.

    by that I take it you run full flow no bypass also??

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    If the filter fails, you're out of oil.... Wix has a good reputation, but if you do not have a bypass somewhere, you're taking an unnecessary risk. Most filters have a bypass for that very reason. You might want to get a different Wix model, or another brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    On my last engine, I ran a 51060R wix filter, Full Flow without an internal bypass.
    And the filter housing bypass was plugged.
    It filtered 100% of the oil to the engine. Correct?
    Keep in mind this was on a jet boat , never operated in cold weather.
    After three seasons running hard with a 150 shot of N0S the new owner
    disassembled it down to build a stroker motor. The bearings looked great.

    Should I do this to my 502 that I’m currently building?
    When I disassembled this one, the bearings showed signs
    of trash going to the bearings.

    I allways gave it plenty of warm up time.
    Oil filter bypasses were meant for people that refuse to change oil and filter on their daily drivers so when the filter plugs up with garbage you still have(dirty) oil to the motor!. There's no reason to have a bypass with proper maintenance!...

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    If you have the room look at a Napa Gold 1794, they are made by Wix, and are the two quart version of a Chevy truck filter. Little over 8" tall, lots of room for filter media and good flow, use them on all my junk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VDRIVERACING View Post
    If the filter fails, you're out of oil.... Wix has a good reputation, but if you do not have a bypass somewhere, you're taking an unnecessary risk. Most filters have a bypass for that very reason. You might want to get a different Wix model, or another brand.
    I have a dual filter base, if one fails won't the other provide
    the needed oil. which brings up another question.

    Dual Filters Good or Bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I have a dual filter base, if one fails won't the other provide
    the needed oil. which brings up another question.

    Dual Filters Good or Bad?
    Nothing wrong with dual filters, but if a filter fails that means it's junk and need to use a good one, if the first filter plugs up then you have a problem!..

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    If the filters are inline and both of the filters have the same micon size, wouldn't the second filter be doing nothing?

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    The dual oil filter kits I've seen aren't in line (Series). They don't Double filter the oil, but they do offer twice the volume flow. And because they're run parallel, if one fails the other is there to offer standard volume flow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser View Post
    The dual oil filter kits I've seen aren't in line (Series). They don't Double filter the oil, but they do offer twice the volume flow. And because they're run parallel, if one fails the other is there to offer standard volume flow.

    I run a similar setup (not trans dapt). It doubles your filter capacity when run in parallel like this.

    I run 2 Baldwin B253 (ford type filters) off an olson cooler (filters have 20 lb bypasses in them). The B279 Baldwin Chevy filters also do.

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