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I got Carried away on another thread, and finally put this info in writing so I thought I would share. Hope It helps! :thumbsup

The filter brand and company FleetGuard Is owned by Cummins as well. That is why Cummins (Big Rig) engines come factory with fleetguard filters. Cummins Puts alot of money into R&D on there filters, to prolong the life of there engine much longer then there competitors. Which is why the Stratapore Technology Is so far advanced then many other filter manufacturer.

Stratapore Type filters offer Much finer filtering, with out restricting oil flow or pressure. In fact, it is less restrictive then then your average filter. And the cost is still resonible. The stratapore technology is the paper element, inside the filter.

Get this- anything that is the size of 30 microns, is visible from the naked eye, 20/20 vision. Anything below that is not visible. Your average, off the shelf oil filter can only filter up to about 25 to 30 microns. Most Stratpore technologly filters, filter down to 10 microns! And for us diesel fans, dealing with soot and our beloved black smoke, Get this. One particle of soot, is, from what i remember, 2 microns. If one particle of soot, combines with another particle of soot, due to the lack of additictives and quality of filtration, it practically becomes a polishing compound getting in there on your valves, main bearings, Cylinder walls, you name it. Soot, on the hardness scale is rated at 9. Diamonds are rated at 10!!! With this stuff going through your engine, it can obviously put a wear on engine components.(That is where the advantage of Bypass Oil Filtration comes into Play)

But just by running a quality, 10 micron oil filter, in theory you have just near tripled the life of your engine! Bypass oil filtration added on, And you will have a long running engine.

Hope That helps, Pretty sure that info is accurate. :thumbsup
 
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Thats why i got 2micron oil and fuel filters on my truck and synthetic everywhere!!!!!!
 

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good post i hope more people read this
 

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Interesting post..
 

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can you also post this in general diesel column
 

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Thanks Carl!

Another thing i forgot to mention on there... For you FASS and AIRDOG owners out there... Look on your filters.. It should say stratapore on them.. :thumbsup
 

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I went to Cummins website to see what Oil filter would fit the 6.7L and counldn't find the answer. Can anyone shed some light on oil filters? I don't want to always goto the dealer for an oil change.
 

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Fleetguard lists the standard filter for the 6.7 as LF3972 however you can also use the LF3894 (Stratpore) which does not have the fluted ends and is $2.00 cheaper. this requires a strap wrench to remove.
If you have a local Cummins dealer you can walk in and ask for assistance.
 

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Very good info, i'm switching.:thumbsup:thumbsup
 

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Good info, but I think some of the numbers are incorrect, at least for the flettguard for the 5.9. The standard fleetguard oil filter is rated at 35 microns absolute, the stratapore oil filter is rated at 25 microns absolute. Still not too bad, considering that the WIX (napa gold) is rated for 20 microns nominal, so who knows where the absolute rating is...

Most soot is submicronic (<1 micron). When the soot conglomerates it become larger than 1 micron. The critical size is 5 to 20 microns. Contaminants in this range are larger than the finest tolerances in your engine, but too small for full flow oil filters to remove, causing 60% of wear.

This is the reason many folks run a bypass filter. For example the Amsoil EaBP filters are absolute at 2 microns (effectively removing all wear causing particles). The FS2500 is absolute at 2.78 microns. For full flow filters the amsoil are rated at 15 microns (I haven't found a better full flow filter on the market).
 

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Yah i thought Fleetguard stratapore filters were 20 microns, the amsoil ones are 15 I believe.
 
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