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What is up with our oil filters? Did my first oil change @ 40k, (dont worry bought the truck from a dealer with 36.5k on it oil looked brand new) and I am amazed at how small the oil filter is. Does anyone know why this thing is so small? I have a little 2.5 L 6 cylinder DD too and the filter is almost double the size! I was also surprised that it took 6.5 quarts of oil...
 

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Not to mention what a pain in the a$$ it is to remove! Do your self a favor, go with a K&N gold ( has anti-drainback and built in nut to remove with a socket or wrench)
 

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Those reasons and more is why I made a bracket to mount a remote filter.
 

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A bigger filter wont do anything more except hold more oil. Bigger is not always better in this application IMO. Filtration is filtration. You guys going to put a bigger fuel filter in? Maybe someone else will chime in. I do agree they are small for the size compared to other v8's.
 

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PM sent to ya Brundy!!
 

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AF-Medic said:
A bigger filter wont do anything more except hold more oil. Bigger is not always better in this application IMO. Filtration is filtration. You guys going to put a bigger fuel filter in? Maybe someone else will chime in. I do agree they are small for the size compared to other v8's.
Increased oil capacity and the surface areas of the adapters, fittings, and hoses will remove more heat than the stock filter, which will add life to the oil and engine. More filtering suface area is another benefit.
I believe I read on here that TITANs have no in-tank sock. An ADDITIONAL fuel filter will be easier than a bigger filter.
To test your filtration theory, breathe through a straw with your sock over the end, and then try it with a garden hose.
Thanks for the bump 54. I'll try to get the list out to you & Overide on Sunday.
 

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Increased oil capacity and the surface areas of the adapters, fittings, and hoses will remove more heat than the stock filter, which will add life to the oil and engine. More filtering suface area is another benefit.
I believe I read on here that TITANs have no in-tank sock. An ADDITIONAL fuel filter will be easier than a bigger filter.
To test your filtration theory, breathe through a straw with your sock over the end, and then try it with a garden hose.
Thanks for the bump 54. I'll try to get the list out to you & Overide on Sunday.
Yea but any filter will only filter down to a certain Micron. The oil has to go thorugh the filter anyway and will only be filtered down to that size. You wont filter out anymore debris with a bigger filter that has the same micron as a smaller one. I wont argue about the surface area moving heat. Does it dissapate it that much or make a huge difference I dunno.
 

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OK let me try a different way.
2 Filters, 1 big, 1 small.
Both filter down to 8 microns.
When they start catching 8 micron (or bigger) debris, the passages of the element start to become plugged, hindering the flow of oil.
Since the bigger filter has a bigger element, and therefore more passages, it will take longer to impede flow to the point where the by-pass valve opens.
As far as how much temp diff? I'm not sure but unless you are in overly cold climates, anything is a help.
 

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Sorry AF, just noticed you are in AK. So heat dissapation isn't your biggest concern. I'm just trying to show that more oil, filter, and engine life will be gained.
I did a summer as a boat puller out of Peterson Point (Naknek) back in 89. AK is awesome before the mosqitoes and no-see-ums take over.
 

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What's what I'm trying to find....a larger substitute filter. Someone on club titan org had a Purolator partnumber for a larger filter but seems like that site is down. It was the same diameter but longer can.
 

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artacus said:
Not to mention what a pain in the a$$ it is to remove! Do your self a favor, go with a K&N gold ( has anti-drainback and built in nut to remove with a socket or wrench)
FYI, anti-drainback valves exist in any filter that is applicable to our trucks. It just happens that Fram tends to have horrible filters and anti-drainback valves that don't do their job.
 
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