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Thumbs up FS2500 external oil filter installed (pics) !!

well I installed the fs2500 about a month ago and it was an easy install but it took alot of time about 6 hours. Its not hard but you have to drill the frame and there are fuel lines in all the spots you can choose so u have to be very careful I used a piece of sheet metal taped to the backside of the frame as a stop for the drill bit so it didn't hit the lines. Also since its a universal kit I had to hide 4 feet of oil line since I got an extended cab short bed. I didn't follow the directions on where to mount the filter and how to run the lines I did it the way I thought was best. Also very important to Teflon tape all the connection even the ones they tell you not to tape I learned my lesson on the 6.0L you will get an oil leak and you will have to drain and redo not fun. I'm going to pull a oil sample at 3000 miles to see how its working.

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Looks great. Hope it provides better protection. Did yoy have good luck with it on the 6.0? Notice any advantages first hand?

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on the 6.0L I never did any oil testing but I plan on it with the 6.4L. I will tell you that the truck feels smoother. I would also suspect that the oil stay cooler due to the added distance it travels and area of the filter. I will post my oil sample results.
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Good job Nick:bow:
Can't wait to call you so you can help me with mine:Thumbup:
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Looks nice and clean
let us know how it helps.


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Looks nice and clean
let us know how it helps.

you got it :Thumbup:
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Good job Nick:bow:
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mike, I thought you could use a little motivation to get yours on !! :evil: :
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Oh you are bad
Just waiting to put it in when I hit my 10,000 mile mark my friend.
I am looking forward to it.
You were not kidding were you. That is a LOT of extra line ya got there:
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I just installed an FS-2500 on my PSD last week. The installation went well, about two hours. The hard part was drilling a hole in the frame without hitting anything important.

I researched all the bypass oil filters I could find and settled on the FS-2500 as it seemed to be the best out there. Granted, it is a bit pricey, about $550, with stainless hoses. I plan to drive my PSD as long as possible and believe this to be a small investment with hopefully a long term payoff.

What I don't like about this filter set-up is that the oil return goes back to the engine through a hose attached to a replacement oil drain plug causing the new drain plug, 90 degree elbow and hose to protrude down about 2 to 3 inches below the oil pan. This is terrible for off roading and even bad for city driving should you accidentally run over something in the street. I understand that they have an optional oil return available that I believe goes to the oil fill tube. I'm going to be installing that soon on my PSD.

The link below will let you see a demonstration of how effective it filters.
http://filtrationsolutionsww.com/fs-2500_video.htm

Good luck with it!
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Yeah, that return line on the pan scares me... Hope the new fill cap comes soon.. You should convert to that...
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