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Old 09-14-2018, 09:02 AM   #1
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oil filter microns

ok, an oil (ish) question - be gentle.

hoping to move to slicks and want to put in an accusump. don't want the added hoses, etc., associated with a remote oil filter, so all sandwich plates, adaptors, etc., have to fit in the standard place. in order to ensure clearance a shorty filter is required. previously, lne had recommended the 3.4" tall napa gold 1042 (21 micron) if just running the lne adaptor, or the 2.6" tall napa gold 1081 (21 micron) if running the adaptor and accusump sandwich plate.

they now recommend their $270 (!!!) 2.6" tall billet washable 60 micron oil filter for all applications.

so, why the change? so that they can sell their $270 product? or, does the small size of the napa product (less filter element) coupled with the lower micron rating, just not let enough oil through?

but, does a 60 micron filter element let too much through? ie, is it too much of a compromise to ensure oil pressure, and the only real soln is to go remote and run a full-size filter?
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I've cut open a 1042 filter and the element really is tiny. I've gone up to the 52 filter which has an additional inch of filter material.

That said, if you are using this for a track car, you are changing oil so often, if you also change the filter, the small napa filter will be a non issue. I'd run that instead of the mega buck washable one.

Also, I really don't think the accusump is worth the trouble and complexity.
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how does clearance look under there with the additional inch hanging down? i've currently got the lne adaptor w the 1042 and it sits about flush w the oil pan.
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That said, if you are using this for a track car, you are changing oil so often, if you also change the filter, the small napa filter will be a non issue.
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sure, i've no problem changing the filter every 1000 miles as recommended by lne (doesn't require a complete oil change). my concern would be pressure drop due to the small filter and small micron size, even when new and clean or, more likely, having the filter in constant bypass because of the pressure drop across it.
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