Re: Dual Oil Filter - Pointless?
Not the oil system capacity to properly oil the engine, but the total oil capacity of the system. Make sense?
I agree they are two different things.
I also feel that a large oil pan is a crutch if you are running a 5qt pan dry at high RPMs
If that is the case, either you have to much oil pump, or not enough drain back.
This is barring insane/cool/insanely cool 9000-10000+ rpm engines...I have no experience with these, but dry sump sounds like a good place to look to me, or road race vehicles that need baffles to prevent sloshing.
I had a 8qt pan in my mustang, and never put anymore than 6qts in it. What did I gain by using this pan?
The oil is stored further from the crank, reducing the amount the gets whipped to a froth by the crank. The pickup stayed submerged just fine.
More sheer volume of oil, like by adding a second filter, could help keep oil temps down. A second filter will also act as another heat sink. It may also help keep the oil from breaking down as quickly, since the is more oil to do the lubrication work.
I have a dual filter setup on a shelf that will be going on my next car. I don't feel it will hurt it, but I am not sure it will help a noticeable amount either.
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