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Oil Filter Housing Without Bypass Valve

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#1 dotmatrix


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:44 AM

in this link:



they have written the text "No bypass valve so only for cars with an oil cooler or flexible pipe."


why only for cars with flexible pipe or oil cooler? what does that have to do with the bypass valve?


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:50 AM

most likely the hard line will not fit.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:51 AM

Some oil filters do have a a bypass valve built into them.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:22 AM

Maybe instead of:


"No bypass valve so only for cars with an oil cooler or flexible pipe"


it should instead read:


"No bypass valve.  Only for cars with an oil cooler or flexible pipe."


Ring Swiftune and ask them and then tell us what they say.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:32 AM

It will because it doesn't fit with the standard metal pipe, fitting a good braided hose is a decent idea imo. 

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:05 PM

The standard Oil Filter Heads have a small by-pass valve built in to them so if the filter becomes blocked, it will by-pass the filter. Better dirty oil than no oil is the thinking but IMO, not a solution for poor maintenance !


Some after-market heads, like these from Swifty's have no by-pass (but there is still one in the filter itself). Often the angle of the inlet pipe to them doesn't suit the standard pipework and so you need to fit a flex line here. I gotta say, I'm not crazy about flex lines as probably 5 times out of 10, they eventually leak.

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