Full flow oil filters

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Full flow oil filters

Postby Vduboy » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:31 pm

Hi guys, just after a little advise from those who use full flow filter set ups. What filter is easily available to use? I believe it is a 3/4 thread. Will a run of the mill z9 be up to the task? Or is burst pressure something to be wary off? Cheers guys!
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby Tratty » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:38 am

The Z9 is ideal , large, bypass valve, and cheap, I have never heard of anyone with any issues :D
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby Vduboy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:12 pm

Thanks mate, got a k&n equivalent on there now. Will keep a z9 in the car as a spare in case anything odd does happen.
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby VWNuts » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:18 am

Yeah, carrying a spare oil filter is a good idea hey Tratty :P
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby Tratty » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:41 pm

Who needs em when you can bang em back into shape :D :D :D
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Postby Vduboy » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:13 pm

VWNuts wrote:Yeah, carrying a spare oil filter is a good idea hey Tratty :P

Do tell...
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby manxiberty » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:36 am

finchy had a few issues with blowing off a oil filter, I think his bypass was after his oil cooler ( external ) and it happened when it was stone cold and he gave it a good blat....

having said that i think the oil filter was probably older then most of the guys on the beach :lol: may have done its time long ago
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby VWNuts » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:16 pm

Tratty hit his oil filter on a large rock on a hill climb a couple of years ago when we were GPS mapping an Offroad race track. It managed to dump all the oil by the time we got to the top of the hill. An easy fix would have been to replace the oil filter, but we didn't have one with us, and we were a long way from anywhere, so we had to bash it back into shape to get it to seal.
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby Vduboy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:45 pm

Oh bugger! Got to love bush mechanics! My brother broke his handlebars on his dirt bike once, we found a big old tree branch to bash down the centre a million cable ties later and we rode back to camp! That's why is was worried about oil filter pressures have heard of a few blowing off.. Will see I guess!
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby finchy » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:24 am

manxiberty wrote:finchy had a few issues with blowing off a oil filter, I think his bypass was after his oil cooler ( external ) and it happened when it was stone cold and he gave it a good blat....

having said that i think the oil filter was probably older then most of the guys on the beach :lol: may have done its time long ago

Na oil filter gets changed every 1000 ks so not old but I have blown maybe 4 oil filters in the past before I worked out not to give ha some when cold. You can get a stronger filter but not worth it, just let it warm up a bit. Since me doing that I haven't had this problem again. If I find the site I will post it.
I have tried alternating the lines but oil filter blows every time within seconds.
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby mackaymanx » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:32 am

I run mine with the pressure release oil pump cover.

http://www.geneberg.com/product_info.ph ... cts_id=320
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby Vduboy » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:02 pm

mackaymanx wrote:I run mine with the pressure release oil pump cover.

http://www.geneberg.com/product_info.ph ... cts_id=320

Cheers thanks for that mate, will be doing something similar when the motor eventually has to come apart.
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby Tratty » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:27 pm

with out wishing to upset you MackayManx I just think the Vw one does the job although it is at the other end of the crank case why introduce something else that can go wrong, especially as it has unfiltered oil passing through it, start the engine wait until you hear the revs pick up a bit then drive it nicely until it is properly warmed up.
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby Tratty » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:58 pm

A bit of research revealed a Ryco Z9 oil filter stops down to 40 micron particulate size cost is about $8:00, a Ryco Z9HE (high efficiency) stops down to 20 micron particulate size, cost $12:00 odd, available off the shelf at super cheap, the only trade off being the filter needs to be changed every 5000 kilometres because it blocks up twice as quick, looks like good value to me.
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Re: Full flow oil filters

Postby manxiberty » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:28 am

one type of filter we saw a couple of buggy guys running in the states was an oberg ufo filter

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they reckon they increase the flow rate in place of a spin on type oil filter.

another benefit is that they are quite compact at about 30mm wide and probably able to withstand a bit more of a hit from a stray log or rock.

not the cheapest thing but then again what is these days..... compact and a different shape so worth a look if your mounting positions are limited

looks like they come out with a 28 micron screen, not sure if the drop down to anything below that but cool none the less :lol:
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