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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 04, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all, [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

Just wanted to get some thoughts on the System One reusable oil filter. Anyone out there using one of theses? I have the typical problem of trying to get the filter to fit between the kicked out oil pan and headers on my 502. The System One filter which is advertised in Jegs, is a canister type where the bottom unscrews the element slips out you wash it in soap and water and your done. Just wondering how efficient they are?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 04, 06:23 AM
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As far as I know, the only reason they aren't used today is good ol' capitist enginuity figured out a way to make them disposable. But I bet there isn't quite the technology invested in the old canister filters as in the new disposables. Have you tried searching for information on Wicks, Perolator, Fram and some of the other suppliers' web sites? You'll probably find some info there I would think.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 04, 11:15 AM
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I try to get every racer that I build an engine for to use a System One, but most will not spend the money. Its actually pretty dumb because it costs about the same as 10 good oil filters and you can use it forever. The thing I like about it, especially for dirt track cars, is that you can take it apart every race and look at the screen to see if there is anything "strange" going on in the engine. Most professional racers use an Oberg in-line filter and the SYstem One is basically the same thing but designed to screw on where the normal filter goes.
Personally I think it is money well spent if you care about your engine.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 04, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Bill I think I'm going to give it a try. [img]smile.gif[/img] Joe
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 04, 10:03 PM
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i know quite a few guys running them on drag cars, i will soon be just havnt stepped up yet. as bill says, they are the absolute ticket. if you are interested in monitoring your engines bearings, etc., they are priceless, and i'm not sure as far as what particle size they filter to, but would bet they are as good as any of the disposables.
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