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I was re-reading a thread about the FJ and the oil filter design got me thinking. MC said he could basically do it w/ Amsoil stuff. Would like to hear how to pull this off. Use by-pass filter? See: http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/bf.aspx . I replied to a thread once before asking if anyone had ever used a Frantz filter http://www.wefilterit.com/ but no one replied. I'm sure the Amsoil spin on for the by-pass is much better than the Frantz (essentially a roll of TP w/o perforations for each sheet...but you can actually use TP if you want to), but costs more. I would like to get a setup like this, use synth, change out the by-pass filter when oil unclean, top up the oil, and not change oil until about 10 to 12 K miles. Not sure where/how to mount the by-pass filter or which one to get: http://www.amsoil.com/bypassfilters/applicationguide.aspx , BMK-11 or BMK-13? Any thoughts on this, MC? You research it, let us know how-to-do-it, and I'll be sure to place an order for the set-up with you.
 

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Hummmm I'll check it out next layover. Not so sure about the luck we might have now that I noticed that cooler hose that passes through the filter mount. I have to get pretty serious about that one I am sure I will be 1st to try a 05+ Nissan X. Being a dealer though I have some resources. It would be cool though! Ya know I read in my Amsoil stuff that was another Bennie of remote mounting, further from the engine = cooler, so, like I said, that would be cool! MC
 

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ThanX for picking up on this thread, MC. I'll sit on the sidelines until you can investigate (not due for oil change for another 5000 miles, so no hurry). Do appreciate seeing if you can simplify, neaten up, and basically improve on an otherwise messy procedure.
 

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Yes I have the plug thing figured out, I hooked a special fitting to it, I quick connect from like a garden hose. I attach that to one of those drill pumps and suck the oil out and spray down the undercarriage as hillbilly undercoating at the same time I pump it out. Works great! Just drive down a dusty road on the test drive! MC
100% joking before I am targeted by an environmentalist.
 

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here is my hillbilly trick, after pulling stock skid,then shrockworks skid to access oil filter and still spilled oil (undercoating) i tried to take the metal runway off (not so easy to do) and still had a mess with runaway oil. we feed our dogs old roy canned dog food,13.2 oz. which happens to be just wide enough to fit over the metal runway,small enough to fit in behind the skid plate and has more than enough capacity to hold the filters oil!!! i still got some undercoatin done but no more taking skids off, and a lot less oil on the ground.
 

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Well I did check this out, and even at my cost, I wouldn't do it. Amsoil sells a kit it fits any vehicle they say but it starts out at like $400 add a plus factor for other parts to fit our application. PLUS I went to looking at the area and I did not really see anyplace to put the contraption. So I'm going to bow out on the Idea although it would have been cool. We just don't have the room for it & it's not cost effective. Drats! MC
 

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Thanks for the research. $400 could buy many oil changes w/o ever getting a drop on me or the garage floor. I've just turned over 6000 miles so I guess I'm due for a change. Going to swap to synth on this one.
 
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