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Old 09-09-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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Upgrade to dual remote filter system

After twice having the front driveshaft hit the oil filter and housing and cause an oil leak, I installed a SMB/AMSOil dual remote filter setup.

I used different fittings than the ones that AMSOil supplies at the engine end. I noticed the oil lines go down, then curve up. So, I used a 90 degrees fitting so the hoses are aimed in the right direction.


You can see the 90 degree fittings. $50 for both.

And I mounted the filters up above the transfercase skidplate.


You can only see the edge of the crossmember the skidplate is mounted on. The skidplate goes from the crossmember past the back of the transfercase. It is a little tight getting to the filters, but they are well protected.

The hardest part of the modification was making a spacer to mount the filter block away from the frame and body bolt. A piece of 2x3 steel tube did the job after I cut a 3" hole offcenter in it to clear the body mount.

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Old 09-10-2011, 03:02 PM   #2
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Re: Upgrade to dual remote filter system

Guess they got the flow markings correct on the aluminum block by now, correct?
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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Re: Upgrade to dual remote filter system

They are put in by hand!

It is really too bad that Amsoil won't make a small modification to the filter holder. The holes are bored all the way through, but have different threads on both ends. So, the hoses cross over each other. I could have prevented that by mounting the filters forward of the engine.

I've got 6' of hose and a set of fittings left over if anyone needs to replace a hose.

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