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- June 17, 2004
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Knoxville, TN
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 98 Limited AWD
While you are waiting on the engine, can you do the remote filter system now? I debated that for my 99 SOHC truck, but I need to get it running now more than to do the remote filters.I've thought a lot about that. I just don't trust my ability to remote mount safely. With motor movement, etc. I still have the issue of cutting filters open for the first while to look for thrust bearing material. For the next while, I think this is the safest solution for me.
If I ever get my motor issues sorted out, I think I would love to take on a remote mount system as a separate project.
I'm planning to place the oil filters both just in front of the body mounts, on the radiator support. You can buy the single filter adapter for a bypass filter separately, feasibly. The bypass kits run $150-$250 and up, but just the filter adapter used to be about $60, it's gone up some by now.
You can mount the two filter mounts now, and the lines needed or decided on before you get the engine back. Ideally you'd be just finishing the two lines to the block oil filter adapter once the engine goes back in. Note the small block threaded adapter is metric on 302 Explorers, and has to be swapped for the old kind if you change the adapter which bolts onto it.
Here's where I have one normal FL1A filter on the right side of my 99, on the radiator support. I think that there is plenty of room there on each side for the larger bypass filter. I'm going to use a four port version on the left side, and a two side port version on the right side. That provides running the two filters naturally in parallel, which is required with a bypass filter.