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Oil filter relocation kit. Not only relocators filter making it easier to access but also helps cool the oil AND you can setup a dual filter system for twice the filtration. Being as mechanically gifted as a Sea Otter this looks like a great idea and has jumped to near top of my mod list.
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That is a pretty good idea.
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i have no idea.. it sounds awesome tho
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I dont know seems like a good idea but after you change your oil a couple times it seems to get easier reaching up in there I just got a filter wrench and get a good grip on it. Hahaha it says light truck applications and it list 2 diesels.
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I can reach mine fine that's not the issue. The cooling and double filtration looks like a HUGE plus to me. Especially during the 65 months of hell heat here in FL..
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yeah reaching mine is not a problem either.........so not gonna be the mod for me.
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Um...why is no one seeing the other, more important, benefits?
DUAL FILTRATION, COOLER OIL...work with me people :)
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im with you bryan... it sounds like a really good idea
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You probably wont need the cooler oil in Delaware :)
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Um...why is no one seeing the other, more important, benefits?
DUAL FILTRATION, COOLER OIL...work with me people :)
lol bryan i just said what i said to irritate you.....obviously it worked. Im actually interested. Maybe not the dual but the new location.....might be worth it for the amisoil users with the 25,000 mile oil changes and the 12,000 mile filter change.....less spillage in new location!
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Less spillage would be a definate plus. I hate that running stream down my arm....my engine runs so dang hot anything that cools is a good thing..
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You probably wont need the cooler oil in Delaware :)
yeah well its still a good idea...how were you thinking about the two filters... hooking them up in series?
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The filter on the 4.0 SOHC could not be any easier to get to. Dual filters would be nice though.
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yeah well its still a good idea...how were you thinking about the two filters... hooking them up in series?
According to the picture they hookup side-by-side in a series yes. Go thru one filter then thru the second before returning to the engine. I didn't read the whole thing but according to the picture (my favorite part) that's how it works. If I can find a place to squeeze two filters in I'll work on getting it installed. Most likely I'll get Jasons help in doing this.
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i know this is off topic but, bryan i love that quote in your sig.........
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I liked it. We can thank SilverBulletXLT for that gem (I had to say that cuz obviously the fact that is said it was his quote wasn't enough). I'm trying to find a new one tho. I like to keep things fresh.
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haha thanx Roach! Looks great matching the background :)
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I liked it. We can thank SilverBulletXLT for that gem (I had to say that cuz obviously the fact that is said it was his quote wasn't enough). I'm trying to find a new one tho. I like to keep things fresh.
Yes im debating a new one as well.....it has been a while since christian said what he said in mine......i thought it was funny however.
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hmm would you have to put more oil into the engine? it seems like it would take a while to go through both filters and all the lines back to the engine.. looks pretty cool tho.. also where would these be mounted...
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i would think you could mount it just about anywhere... and yeah it would prob take another 3/4 to 1 quart of oil for this
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Less spillage would be a definate plus. I hate that running stream down my arm....my engine runs so dang hot anything that cools is a good thing..
Preventing the oil temperature from going too high is important for engine life. I seriously doubt that you operate your truck under conditions that would cause your oil temperature to go high enough to affect engine wear (275F+). That setup will not reduce the oil temperature much at all. If you want to cool the oil, get an oil cooler.

The overall engine temperature is regulated by the coolant thermostat. Cooling the oil will not change the operating temperature of the engine at all.


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According to the picture they hookup side-by-side in a series yes.
The dual filter mount in the picture puts the filters in parallel, not series. There is no real advantage to two filters unless you are running a high volume race pump or you want to run your oil for a very long change interval.

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Awesome thank you! Wouldn't cooling the oil help the life of the oil?
So it doesn't go thru 1 filter and then the next it just has 2 available filters to filter thru?
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Awesome thank you! Wouldn't cooling the oil help the life of the oil?
There is not enough surface area there to make much difference. Trying to cool the oil with those would be like trying to use a couple of house paint cans for a radiator.

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So it doesn't go thru 1 filter and then the next it just has 2 available filters to filter thru?
Right. You can see that the manifold on the top feeds into both filters in parallel.

IMO, this would be a total waste on a production Ranger unless you think that it would make changing the oil a whole lot easier.

Also, adding two rubber hoses and four clamps to the oiling system creates the potential for leaks and oil pressure loss where it didn't exist before. If I had any interest in doing this, I would use braided oil lines with threaded AN fittings on my truck.
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And this is why I posted it. Thank you so much Bob! *scratches mod off my list*
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