In a message dated 11/29/06 6:04:46 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< 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.