Come on SHBH, your post sucks without graphic scary ass pix.Mine was plugged, ran elcheapo fram filter that came apart. Cost me a crank and bearings. It's still plugged, i run a better oil filter and don't spin the motor hard until the oil has some heat in it.
Really? Is your oil that dirty that you are worried about it? Why would the bypass be open anyway. If it NEEDS to go the thru the byass, must mean it couldn't get thru the filter. You would rather have less oil than unfiltered oil?Yes unfiltered oil.
Damn dude, it only took you 12 min to find the pics and post? lolCome on SHBH, your post sucks without graphic scary ass pix.
So what about a bypass bothers you? Dirty oil circulating your engine?
So the filter bypass is less likely to open than the stock GM bypass? That's a relief. I was beginning to worry about unfiltered filthy oil circulating my engine.Most are worried about it bypassing uninvited and not filtering the oil. Plugging the bypass and using a filter with a built in bypass removes that doubt.
Poor Bob, so many things to loose sleep over. Now you have to redesign the oiling systen so "clean filtered oil" goes to every bearing. You wouldnt want that dirty unfiltered oil getting to something like the rear main.Now I have to start worrying about my bypass opening? Like I don't already have enough things to concern myself with, I have to worry about unfiltered dirty oil taking out my bearings?
Rear main has the most clearance. It can tolerate much larger chunks of crud before it hurts anything. God only knows there is a lot of crud in the pan of a engine that has had the oil going thru the filter 99.9% of the time. I really need to start changing it more often.Poor Bob, so many things to loose sleep over. Now you have to redesign the oiling systen so "clean filtered oil" goes to every bearing. You wouldnt want that dirty unfiltered oil getting to something like the rear main.
I agree, the stock bypass is a little on the light side. That's why Mercury sells a higher bypass, due to the pressure loss thru an oil cooler will cause enough differential to push the stocker open under most high rpm/flow conditions.It's OK :hmmm:
I run no bypass and a 6" Oberg. Mix 50 and 70 wt Lucas and run 100 lbs of cold pressure.
If you didn't want the oil filtered you wouldn't run one. It needs to bypass somewhere if the filter gets clogged. No different on Aircraft engines. The method you use to bypass is up to you.
Most feel that winpy stock GM bypass and don't trust it. Not knowing it's a differential pressure that causes it to function. If it's a high performance engine it should have a better than stock oil system.
Then by all means, do it. Did he also recommend you run a Fram PH 3509A(formly ph 35) filter as well? Or did he recommend something even smaller like a AC Delco PF 454. Tell me that filter doesn't have a snapping ring to it. It even sounds high performance.The reason I asked is because the machinist at the machine shop were i picked up my block said to get rid of the bypass and get a billet one with out it.