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Old 07-16-2008, 02:48 PM
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This is for Tom and Carl.

What happens when you start grinding down an engine with a blocked bypass valve? Does the filter just plug solid and eventually blow up? If the filter plugged solid, wouldn't the pump just begin bypassing too, but still showing high oil pressure?
Just trying to figure out the benefit of plugging the bypass, other than keeping crap from getting into the engine. Seems that if you are having an engine failure, you either pass the crap throughout the engine, or plug the filter and starve the engine and melt it down. Kind of a crap shoot? LOL

Mark
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