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Re: [FOT] blow-ups

Subject: Re: [FOT] blow-ups
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 23:03:38 EST
In a message dated 11/29/06 6:04:46 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< Kudos to Greg Solow, Ken Gillanders, and Walt Emery who had this 
 whole schemer figured out and have found ways to decrease or 
 eliminate the bypass feature. I'm going to do that too.
 Somehow, I graduated from Bill Emery to Walt Emery.  The W in my email 
address stands for William.  This name is too dignified to use in the US.  If I 
lived in Britain, I would probably have to go with my formal name, according to 
our daughter who lived in London for many years.  Nick names apparently are not 
used in England.

<<Have any of the three of you seen any downside to simply replacing that 
bypass valve with a plug?>>

I originally did this.  My machinist, who builds stock car engines, felt that 
the cold start bypass valve should not be completely defeated.  Cold oil has 
a harder time getting through the filter than hot oil.  My guess is that the 
bypass is a backup to assure that at least some oil is going into the galley at 
this time.  Also, it was mentioned that the filter might collapse.

Someone asked me why I went back to the stock oil filter, but I lost this 
message.  If I remember correctly, Hardy Prentice recommended doing this.  I 
believe that Greg is also using the stock filter.

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