Originally Posted by Twoxentrix
That would concern me! Pic angle may be making it look worse than it is, can you clarify if the filter & fitting are actually sitting about 3" below the pan?
Yes, the fitting is sitting about 2" below the oil filter. These kits work great for the F series trucks as the oil filter cap is much smaller and it sits inside the engine compartment facing up!
The oil filter housing is beefy enough to withstand significant blunt force trauma from road debris. The small adapter coming out of the oil filter to the hose may not be so fortunate.
FS200 says they have installed about 8000 of these in E-series vans. When I told him that the oil filter sits underneath, he paused and said that may be a concern.
Maybe they have done 8000 F series pick up trucks.
I removed all the hoses. Charged the battery. Installed the plug back in the oil filter housing and the oil pan plug. The van has been sitting for 2 months. I want to fire it back up. With 823,000 miles on the clock, not sure how much more protection a bypass filter is going to offer. LOL!