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Old 11-08-2003, 07:32 AM   #15
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Fram oil filter on your truck, for shame John. Here are a few pics of a Fram vs Amsoil I did. The Amsoil had 110 hours on my JD 950 tractor. Fram is new. Note the paper end caps vs the Amsoil (Hastings/Baldwin).
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Old 11-08-2003, 07:34 AM   #16
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Old 11-08-2003, 07:38 AM   #17
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As one person on the BITOG Site said, "That orange wall is in more places than the devil!" One must search out quality these days. I have resorted to ordering most of my filters off of the internet. However if you do want a good high quality cheap filter, Super Tech for $1.97 at Wally World, STP for various prices at Auto Zone, and believe it or not AC Delco are all made by Champion Labs. They are MUCH better filters than Fram, and often cheaper.
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hey pick

when ya gonna cut open one of those cat filters in the background?

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John, the big Cat filter in the background is the primary filter on my Duramax. I installed it at 2200 miles. I am going to run it to 10K then change it and the OEM filter in the engine compartment. Many, including myself feel the OEM filter is not good enough. Others have had fuel analysis done, and found the OEM to only be 50% efficient in the 10 to 5 micron range. The Cat filter is 99% efficient at 2 microns It has been determined that 7 micron particles are very detrimental to high pressure common rail injection systems, such as the Duramax and new Dodge/Cummins engines are using.
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Here's a picture of the Cat fuel filter installed in the drivers side of the truck, just in front of the rear wheel, just under the fuel fill.
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does the cat filter have a drain/sediment trap?

or do you have to take a bath in diesel when you change it?

just wondering, nice install b.t.w.

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That looks like a real neat installation in a fairly easy to get at location. Was the tie-in to the fuel line difficult to get to? It looks like you did it with rubber lines? I'm also interested in the pre-draining question. Additionally, when you replace the filter do you have any problems with entrapped air? Pardon any amateurish questions - I've had diesels in my boats but this is my first diesel vehicle.
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John & Cracker, no it does not have a sediment or water bowl. I have been told this Cat filter will not pass water. However if it does, it will be caught in the OEM filter which does have a water drain.

The lines are 7/16" fuel line puchased at an auto parts store.

I *should* be able to change the filter without taking a bath.

When I installed the filter, the QD fittings were extremely hard to disconnect. You use a plastic tool that slips over the line and releases the hose. No fun at all. I used an electric fuel pump to prime the filter and lines. I made the last connection, and the truck started right up, no problem.

A gentleman in California sells the Cat filter in kit form. It is a nice setup. Here is his website: Nicktane Filters
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Thumbs up No slap at 70,000!!!

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My 2000 Silverado 5.3L developed cold-start pistonslap around 22,000 miles and read at that time about using a different oil filter(I also changed over to synthetic oil) and the cold-start pistonslap immediately went away.

I just turned 70,000 yesterday and I still have no pistonslap.
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John,

The noise you had is a cold start noise that goes away once the oil pressure is high enough, & synt. oil is good for it.
Piston slap is much worse & never stops;
You can hear it at
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I better watch what I post...I've been known at times to be pretty passionate!

FWIW, I re-read Hart's posts and I didn't take it that way (only read this thread's postings). I took it just as a frustrated person dealing with the GM B.S. that we all have gone through. Of course, a bad day with GM beats a great day with SOB!!

I have to admit that this piston slap thing seems much bigger than I first thought. My dad's '00 2500 5.3L w/ 10k on it still has yet to show the issue, but I've done some serious reading on the subject over the past few days and I wish I could say I was surprised with GMs answers, but I really wasn't. For those not having the problem...that's really great, for those that have it and can't seem to shake it.....I'm not sure what more will happen to correct the issue.

FWIW, I also recall talking with a person at a campground over the summer that worked on the power companies fleet near Kenosha/Milwaukee area. He told me that of the 8.1L that they had, most of them had the piston slap and that he said a smaller number have been burning more oil than they are used to. Perhaps JohnHD could expand on this or chaulk it up to a hoax.

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I'm glad to see some people do some research before judging others

John,
So just because I state a few true & documented facts , that makes me an unhappy person? Come on! Get used to hear the truth when it's based on reality.
I didn't create all the websites I refer to, they are the result of defective GM products.

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