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heiche 03-11-2013 09:32 AM

What brand oil filter did you run right before your turbo and/or engine blew up?
 
Might be interesting to see if there is a correlation between oem / aftermarket oil filters and turbo and/or engine damage. The theory read on this site is that *some* aftermarket oil filters have a bypass valve that is rated at a much lower psi than oem, which can let crud go right around the filter easier. That in turn will clog banjo bolt filters (if present) and all the damage that soon follows.

Max Capacity 03-11-2013 11:46 AM

Mine never blow up or down.

I ran fram, purolator, before I replaced the turbo and the same after, When I broke in the new short block it was on Frams, now it get's Amsoil and thier filter.

I also have both banjo filters removed.

paintpollz 03-11-2013 11:50 AM

OEM with Rotella, like Max said, if I used AMS oil would use their filter in tandem.

Otherwise, screw everything else, its a waste of time and money!

Max Capacity 03-11-2013 12:17 PM

It may be a good Engineering study to see if there is a corrolation bewteen to the issue. But I think you'd have a hard time convincing people that the OEM filter is the only way to go.

That's why items have to meet a SAE standard.

heiche 03-11-2013 12:33 PM

Yeah, and sorry to beat a dead horse. Just keep wondering what effect it would have to run a filter with a 10 psi bypass instead of a 23 psi bypass?

bluesubie 03-11-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by heiche (Post 4334237)
Yeah, and sorry to beat a dead horse. Just keep wondering what effect it would have to run a filter with a 10 psi bypass instead of a 23 psi bypass?

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1410171

Oil viscosity, monitoring the oil level, and oil change interval may have more of a correlation with turbo or bearing failure than an aftermarket oil filter though.

-Dennis

heiche 03-11-2013 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by bluesubie (Post 4334252)
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1410171

Oil viscosity, monitoring the oil level, and oil change interval may have more of a correlation with turbo or bearing failure than an aftermarket oil filter though.

-Dennis

Great writeup!

KCwagon 03-11-2013 02:26 PM

Bump for beating a dead horse....again.....to death, again...to death.

Can't we just drown the horse in motor oil....maybe Mobil1?

heiche 03-11-2013 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by KCwagon (Post 4334445)
Bump for beating a dead horse....again.....to death again...to death.

Sorry :) To a noob this is all so fascinating. I'm a turbo shaft breaking, metal particles in my oil virgin. That sounds odd.

I'd also like to say this is a great car. Got a little BNR 16G and a RR tune going, and it sure is a nice ride.

KCwagon 03-11-2013 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by heiche (Post 4334458)
Sorry :) To a noob this is all so fascinating. I'm a turbo shaft breaking, metal particles in my oil virgin. That sounds odd.

I'd also like to say this is a great car. Got a little BNR 16G and a RR tune going, and it sure is a nice ride.

The BNR 16G is a great turbo. It is really cool on E-85. Enjoy, and never mind me giving you grief about ANOTHER oil/filter related discussion.

heiche 03-11-2013 05:18 PM

i'd love to run e85! but there aren't any stations near me. keep hoping for availability.
ok my oil filter rite of passage is over. never again.

Fitz 03-11-2013 05:32 PM

Only 2.5 i've blown up was a stock 2.5 N/A and It blew up do to a 75 shot of nos lmao.... but it had a K&N on it so idk of it should count

HAMMER DOWN 03-11-2013 05:54 PM

Good read;
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ht=reliability

From thread above;

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Originally Posted by HAMMER DOWN (Post 3716405)
Want your turbo to last as long as your motor. In short, check you oil level often & top as needed. Use whatever oil & filter that will protect for the OCI's your running. OA's is the only way you know that your oil & filter is up for the challenge. After that IMO no OA's are needed.

Mike


heiche 03-11-2013 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Fitz (Post 4334789)
Only 2.5 i've blown up was a stock 2.5 N/A and It blew up do to a 75 shot of nos lmao.... but it had a K&N on it so idk of it should count

so the metal particles in your oil were chunks of pistons/rods/crank? sure, that counts as much as anything else.

heiche 03-11-2013 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by HAMMER DOWN (Post 4334824)

wow, that's a lot of miles. sorry to ask an oil filter question, but what is your preference?


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