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How does this Amsoil system work? (pics)

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by Taylor, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor 1/2 ton status

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    I bought this Jimmy last week, still learning about diesel stuff. Mine has this Amsoil thing on it, cant find anyting about it in my Haynes manual so I would assume its an after market bolt-on. Below is the link to my ablum that has about 4 different photos of it. Can you give me the skinny on how this thing works. And what about with oil changes? Do I changes both filters or just the front one? Tks.

    web page
     
  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I've never seen a setup like that before, but it looks pretty nice!!! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif If I was you, I would get ahold of Amsoil and ask them how the sucker works.

    The only problem I can see is you'll get oil all over your engine bay when you take it off(unless Amsoil has engineered something to prevent oil spillage).
     
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    Its a bypass oil filter, one filter is a normal oil filter and the other has denser media and filters out smaller particles(measured in microns). This system is supposed to allow you to not change the oil as often, i was told once a year or 12,000 miles if you use amsoil products. I cant answer your question on when to change the filters, but for your first change i would change them both. Go to the amsoil web page, and sigh up for a prefered member account (something like that). this will allow you to buy thier products from your local amsoil dealer at dealer cost. I would than buy the filters from them. What name is on the other filter, Wix or Baldwin? If yolu bought this from the original owner or long time second owner i would guess that you got a very well maintained diesel engine, snice this setup isnt cheap and it just one of the excesive maintence precautions that some diesel owners go through.
    rugger

    Info on the dual remote bypass system
    http://www.lubespecialist.com/products/bf.htm

    Instructions
    http://www.lubespecialist.com/bypass.htm

    If you have any questions about any thing to do with the system that you cant find the answer for on his web site, email Greg you can find his email addy on his web page.
    http://www.lubespecialist.com
     
  4. Taylor

    Taylor 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks rugger, thats just what I was looking for! The second filter dident have a name on it, but I would guess its an Amsoil filter. From what I have read it sounds like a pretty cool add-on!
     

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