Dollars & Sense

Kevin Rutherford

The bypass filter advantage

| August 26, 2013

The filter and oil sample for most bypass systems will cost $50 to $75, and that includes the sample results. That lowers your annual cost to less than $300 – a savings of more than $2,000 a year.

The bottom line is with this kind of system, you’re spending much less money while protecting your engine and the environment. That’s a no-brainer.

If you’d like to know which bypass filter I recommend and where to get a quality oil analysis, write me at kevinonxm@mac.com.

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  • Steve Joramo

    Kevin, bypass filtration works. Along with oil testing, was able to run 100,000 miles on one oil change, The oil sample showed a problem was started, so changed the oil and using mineral oil for awhile to see if problem persists. Next item to add to truck is KR’s scan gauge; Another item to save money and fuel. Way to go Kevin!

  • Ken Nilsen

    I have been on this plan for years. I go one step further in the fact that I use the NUMBER 1 synthetic oil in the country. I use AMSOIL and am a firm believer in using the bypass filtration system from AMSOIL. I change full flow filters every 25,000 miles and change the bypass at 75,000 and pull samples every 25,000. I only change the oil at 250,000 miles. This leads to longer engine life, improved fuel economy, and adds profit to my bottom line.

  • martymarsh

    How does one prove that this works, and is not another attempt to keep the money wheel turning. Manufacturers will tell you anything, and so will the people that get paid by them.
    I won’t argue that synthetics are better, because I believe they are.
    But because I have known people that actually never changed their oil, I think it is more a matter of luck. For one individual to say something works that only owns one truck is bogus, because you don’t know how it would have turned out if you did it a different way.
    Now I know some of the commentators own more that one truck, but did they do it more than one way at the same time?
    Also because I am a believer that oil don’t wear out, if you just change your regular oil filters more often on top of using synthetic, you will get the same effect even without synthetic.
    Also, how much does it cost to have your oil sampled? I wouldn’t know because I have never had it done or been involved with anyone that did.
    It’s funny how old school use to work but it doesn’t anymore.

  • David Johnson

    I am curious how much is the cost for the AMSOIL bypass filtration installed? Where did you have the work done and how long did it take?

  • David Johnson

    What is the scan gauge? I did not come across it in this article?

  • pilgrim

    Your better off with synthetic oils and lubricants used in conjunction with the filter.