Originally Posted by Jmark
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
Been plugging the bypasses for over 30 years now and have never pluged a filter if there is that much debris plugging a filter its probably going to blow up before the filter ever gets plugged.
We had a customer years ago tear up 4 dist. gears at the track and at the end of the year when we tore it down no a mark on the bearings.
Running cheap filters and heavy oil and a bypass it will push debris through the engines as we have seen that issue to many times over the years.
We have built enough engines over the years and its not a crap shoot.