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Old 01-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #16  
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my oil in the the 12v's is clear for 3500 km ,
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:40 AM   #17  
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Umm... the acid wasn't measured Mike. Those are the reference numbers in that column. The oil is black and has been since about 2 weeks after i put it in, my '96 was the same way. The soot levels are good they are rated as B in the bottom section which means low to moderate.
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They must have them on file Tate.I'm changing my fuel filter every 2 months for now Andy and using the amsoil fuel filter which is better than the rest for now.Plus i am still using the lubecorp diesel additive.Still on the original lift pump witha spare doanted by Joe in the tool box just in case.
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I'm about to install the GDP 2 micron system on my truck but tell me more about this amsoil fuel filter(micron rating, etc.) Is it a drop-in filter? Looking for best fuel filtration for our finicky 3rd gen injectors.They need really clean fuel for longevity.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:53 AM   #19  
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It's just a drop in to the stock setup instead of using the fleetguards.I believe they are 4 micron.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #20  
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My oil is black after the first startup and level check, just changed my oil after 16,000 km. when I changed the oil I put a new fs2500 filter element in. At 142,XXXkm I switched from Castrol GTX 15-40 to Valvoline Blue 15-40. Haven't had an oil analysis done, was thinking about getting one done.
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Umm... the acid wasn't measured Mike. Those are the reference numbers in that column. The oil is black and has been since about 2 weeks after i put it in, my '96 was the same way. The soot levels are good they are rated as B in the bottom section which means low to moderate.
Sorry, just read the print out wrong. What kinda of test did you get done?
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It's just a drop in to the stock setup instead of using the fleetguards.I believe they are 4 micron.
What's the part # and where could I pick one up? How much are they?
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They are actually a donaldson here is a link to the amsoil site https://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?code=P550800-EA
My price is $23.20 ea the regular price is $29 shipping is $9 and it comes from the edmonton wharehouse i have a preferred customer account if you want me to get you some i can.
If anyone else ever wants anything jsut let me know i'd be glad to help out.
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Thanks Chris. I'll keep it in mind.
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excellent looking report.
How long you planning on going until the next sample?
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How's this OA for a deleted 6.7 with 157K miles not kms on the clock and 8011 miles on the oil?
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:43 PM   #27  
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Nothing wrong with that at all, keep runningit like the report says!
I just changed my filter this morning and topped it up with about a litre. i'll do another test in 3months, about 16,000km's, and see where i'm at.
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They are actually a donaldson here is a link to the amsoil site https://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?code=P550800-EA
My price is $23.20 ea the regular price is $29 shipping is $9 and it comes from the edmonton wharehouse i have a preferred customer account if you want me to get you some i can.
If anyone else ever wants anything jsut let me know i'd be glad to help out.

Interesting, that Amsoil fuel filter is also made by Donaldson. Donaldson only makes a 7 micron drop fuel filter for the 2003-07 Common rails.
The best drop in fuel filter you can buy for the 2003-07 5.9L Cummins is the 5 micron Baldwin. The latest Fleetguard drop-in equivalent is only rated at 7 micron.
That means that Amsoil fuel filter is very average & way overpriced.


I also recommend adding some additional fuel filtration. IMO even the 5 micron Baldwin is inadequate for the CR injectors.
There are tons of filter options but the Glacier kit is awesome & the stock engine mounted Cummins lift pump will push thru it with no issues.
The Glacier kit is easy to install & easy to service.
The big lines & fittings are high quality & it's an easy & ideal time to install post filter fuel pressure gauge at the same time.

http://www.glacierdieselpower.com/pr...id=MK20306-BLK


The Glacier kit comes with a huge Fleetguard fuel filter rated at 5 microns (not 2 microns as Fleetguard states) but the Donaldson & Cat equivalents are better, rated at 2 microns.
Again with careful shopping I was able to buy about 8 Donaldson 2 micron fuel filters shipped to Montana for about US$10 each.
I also run the much cheaper Fleetguard drop-in 7 micron fuel filter.
It's about C$15 locally at Cummins.


BTW, I'm getting my info from AH64ID's excellent spreadsheet he put together for Cummins fuel filters.

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3r...lter-data.html
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i use a baldwin PF7977 (fits stock hole )
1-2 Micron Nominal
5 Micron to absolute at a 98.75% efficiency

you can also buy filter set-up like above ones in calgary , for less money
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i use a baldwin PF7977 (fits stock hole )
1-2 Micron Nominal
5 Micron to absolute at a 98.75% efficiency

you can also buy filter set-up like above ones in calgary , for less money
where in calgary is the easiest place to buy said fuel filter set-up?
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