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Old 06-26-2022, 03:29 PM   #1
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7.3 PSD bigger oil filter

I have been running these for years. It's a Donaldson fleet filter for the international trucks. This is used in full size school buses, dump trucks etc. It adds about 2 quarts more oil (which is always good) Donaldson is a well know fleet supplier.

The only potential down side is the filter hangs below the oil pan about 1-1/2"
Never been a problem for us but if your a big off roader in mega rocks it might be a concern. They are 12" tall
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Old 06-26-2022, 03:44 PM   #2
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Nice! Good info -Donaldson DBL7405, I was not aware of that extra capacity filter. But,wow, about $50

I have been using Donaldson oil (the regular 7.3 version) and air filters for about five years. Great reviews.

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Old 06-26-2022, 06:37 PM   #3
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I tried that Donaldson ELF7405 in my '01 7.3L Excursion, but as soon as I saw the dent that my tie rod put into the filter, I stopped using the filter.

That said, the suspension on Excursion sucks, so don't take my situation as a warning on anything other than an Excursion.

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Old 06-27-2022, 07:45 AM   #4
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This would not be an option for me, whacking a rock or driving over any obstacle, however slim, you’d be running the risk of whacking that thing and dumping the entire contents of your oil, including the added 2 quarts, out on the trail, that would really suck!
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Not one bit familiar with diesel engines this filter would fit but if its desirable could a remote filter adapter be installed somewhere in the engine bay keep it out of harms way?
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