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#9: 01-12-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Nolmers06LGT View Post
Search the forum about the banjo bolt filter.. from what I've read, oil starvation is a leading killer, and the banjo bolt is the leading culprit.

There are plenty of guys on here with a lot of miles on their turbo- these are the guys who removed the banjo filter.

Almost 211k on the original oil feed lines, motor & VF-40 turbo. 15k OCI, custom stage2 tune, peaking at 18.5psi. See above 6k shift everyday I drive it. Banjo filter bolt; New ones put in at 73k. Remove the filter in the banjo bolts at 174K. Running Amsoil SSO oil & Ea oil filters. My filter bolts was clean after 100K. So I removed both filters in the banjo bolts & let the Duel by-pass, 2 micron filtration system take care of the small stuff.

Originally Posted by HAMMER DOWN View Post
Oil history from day1:

New. SOA filter & oil 4000 miles
1st. oil & filter change till 30k, Mobil1, 5w-30 every 6000 miles \ Fram oil
filter every 3000 miles.
Amsoil 0w-30 SSO and Amsoil Ea oil filter, Ea15k13 oil filter at 30k-73k .
At 73K, my filtration I use. My oil system now is 7qt. I add 2-4qts over the 15k OCI.
Oil consummation hasn't change sense car was new.
Most off the shelf oil filter, filter down between 20 & 40 microns. Amsoil full-flow oil filter is 15 microns & Amsoil By-Pass oil filter is 2 microns.
This filtration system add 2qts. of oil to you motor. Which help keep the oil cooler.
In short, check you oil level often & top as needed. Use oil & filter that will protect for the OCI 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.


Original Motor/VF-40 Turbo/15k OCI, Amsoil 0w-30 SSO & Ea. oil filters. Tuning Alliance Stage 2+, 18.5psi. Member; 200K + club. Currant mileage:276205
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