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Old 07-10-2020, 12:01 PM   #1
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Cool Remote mount oil filter yay or nay?

So, I am about to install a set of Pacsetter Armorcoated headers. Truck is a 1995 v6 4x4 5speed with the factory? 2" body lift. Before I do that I want to move the oil filter that has been dumping oil every time i change it and has killed many starters in the 20 years I have had the truck. From what I read on here there should be enough room to get to the oil filter passed the new Pacesetters, so the only real reason for the move is to protect the starter.


I have the Hayden oil filter relocation kit from Rockauto. I plan to move the oil filter straight forward from its current position and attach it to a custom bracket bolted into the frame near the radiator. this would allow access by reaching under the front bumper on the passenger side to unthread the filter, and will keep the filter at the same height in relation to the oil pump (hopefully to keep oil pressure the same as stock).


I have seen posts on here about people killing their motor by installing a remote filter and others who love them. Does anyone have experience with the Hayden kit on a v6? Successful custom mounting brackets/locations that worked for you?
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Old 07-10-2020, 12:33 PM   #2
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I lost a motor due to oil starvation from a remote kit. I also had one blow off the block.
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Old 07-10-2020, 02:17 PM   #3
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I bought a 1998 4-cylinder 5-speed Frontier with 100K miles for my daughters to drive and learn stick shift. Since the oil filter on this is best accessed through wheel well above passenger tire, I bought and added a Perma-Cool remote filter kit onto it, to make it easier for them to do the oil changes. It worked fine.


After a few years as they finished college and got their own vehicles, and the truck was returned to me, I removed the remote oil kit primarily because there was oil seepage - unrelated to the kit - in the same area of the engine, and I was trying to track that down and fix it.


I'm still driving that truck, 250K now.
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:06 PM   #4
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theyre all more or less the same. i wish i could retrofit a subaru style filter style kit to the truck. the problem i always find is, where the hell am i gonna put it thats safe from road slag, easy to get to and wont get friggin everywhere when i change it?
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:23 PM   #5
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Every time I change the oil in my truck I think the filter is going to be a PITA but it ends up being super easy going through the wheel well just popping the cover off. I can even get one of those oil filter wrenches on it. Just have a couple extra clips for the cover if you break ones.
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Every time I change the oil in my truck I think the filter is going to be a PITA but it ends up being super easy going through the wheel well just popping the cover off. I can even get one of those oil filter wrenches on it. Just have a couple extra clips for the cover if you break ones.

With long tubes it gets a little more difficult. I and to go with a filter that cross referenced to some sort of Toyota since it was smaller in diameter and could fit between the header and the frame rail.
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Old 07-10-2020, 10:14 PM   #7
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Besides whatever everyone else is saying. I'd say Yay. I haven't gotten to that point and I would love to have a oil filter remote mount and add in a cooler just my opinion.
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Old 07-10-2020, 10:50 PM   #8
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i kinda agree with it not being that bad i just wish it didnt douse my cross member every time the filter comes off
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i kinda agree with it not being that bad i just wish it didnt douse my cross member every time the filter comes off

It will keep it from rusting. That's what I tell myself every time that happens.
I just changed mine about a week ago and I was able to just wipe it with a rag.


I have a custom wheel well cover cut out of leather/vinyl so I only have to undo about 4 or 5 plastic clips and fold it over to access the filter. When I bought the truck the original cover was missing probably from a previous oil change.
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Old 07-11-2020, 01:04 AM   #10
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Vinyl Diamond plate with removable clips with screws. Oil filter E Z P Z. Any oil slopped is what I call "REDNECK RUSTPROOFING"
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