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Old 03-19-2013, 01:54 AM   #329
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Amsoil 'Dual Remote Oil Bypass' Install

Mod Note: Looked over the Forum for too long, did not find a more suitable thread for this. Please move wherever you think it may belong as long as I can find/access it again - This was not intended as Mod. bait. I honestly want the best place for it.

A sense of humor is required to read the rest, if you find your nasty, snide remarks being responded to in this Forum with 'sorry' or 'no offence intended' on the leading lines then please exit now.

Amsoil 'Dual Remote Oil Bypass' Install -
Got home from work, second shift, Kit has arrived
Opened all boxes and looked at all parts (Cool)
I got the kit, filters, oil (2 Gal. SS 5W-20) and sampling pump
Damn, the sampling pump bottle is "Sold Separately" !&$@, the thing can't be used without one, why wasn't at least ONE included, sigh, add to list. Use tubing only once, sigh, add to list, Smile-some included!
OK, got parts, now the install:

Mounting Bracket - beats me, got a PM sent to UnleashedBeast... When he gets done with those worthless time wasters like family, job, porn and having time for his own ride he may just condescend to answer a poor newbies question, sigh, other peoples priorities just leave me waiting, waiting...

Whining complete for the moment. Next, the really interesting 'questions':
!!!OPINIONS WELCOME!!!

Some like it 0W-20 in cold weather, why? (I did read the corvette post about viscosity and temperature, just so know - do you live in Canada?)

Seems like 5W-20 is the G spot for rated Viscosity on our engines. All opinions welcome, I like a good rant now and then.

Some like it 10W-30 is it just because you want it that way?

Some like it 20W-50 Vroom vroom, racing anyone?

Filtration Standards: This is intended to be more techy but crack pots are welcome also:
I haven't seen it raised recently (I have at least 40 hours in this Forum now and the search feature is a bummer to use, it returns thousands of threads and posts which I am sure the old farts remember when clued in but those of us who have NEW vehicles just want to find)
I want OPINIONS. And Facts, if available:

Standard filters are about 25 Microns 'relative'. Note, Relative is in quotes.

Is there any benefit in filtering engine oil to below this level?
Disclosure: I have the above mentioned By-Pass kit, my views are known so please don't accuse me of being biased, that point is already proven

Does anyone have any thorns concerning levels (of whatever) that are acceptable/not acceptable?

Who is your favorite oil analysis firm? This I really want/need to know soon

More questions forthcoming when my eyes can Focus...

Think up your own questions, post here as far as I know
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