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    The blue one in the picture of the oil filter housing. Replaces the bypass valve.
    Running turbo car but.......for how long? up to 25#'s so far so good http://fquick.com/1SICK6
    11.63 @118.9 1.63 60' Best trap 119.6
    After almost 30k miles it popped, junk yard L26 going in with a better turbo
    Ooops, I did it again, lol.

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    And what does it do??

    OP- I'm bout an hour south of you running the same general build! Whats your plan for tuning?

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    replacing the bypass valve with a plug prevents oil from "bypassing" the oil filter and allowing unfiltered oil into the engine. Which is a common reason for failure in these engines. Its just another preventive measure when modifying these engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Docta View Post
    And what does it do??

    OP- I'm bout an hour south of you running the same general build! Whats your plan for tuning?
    DHP, and my location isn't correct anymore, just being lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinkenZ34 View Post
    DHP, and my location isn't correct anymore, just being lazy.
    What dhp? And you said mile high, so I assumed Denver.

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    Powrtuner.

    Updated my location. I'm right by the Rocky Mountain airport. If ever u wanna chill hit me up. All the V8 guys never want to lol
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    Got my head gasket set in, front timing cover gasket set, and a zzp front plog I found on Craigslist locally. Now I just gotta wait for the 21.25 lb box from zzp to come in

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    Completely got rid of ac. Had to use a 610k6 belt and has to take the top bolt of my alternator to get the slack I needed then pryed it back into place. No more tension then what the belt had stock, so I'm not worried. Purple powered and pressure washed parts of the bay I couldn't get to when the compressor was mounted up. Super clean. Plenty of room for a big downpipe now



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    Oil tap for timing cover, 90* bend that will thread on to that, a cap for the tap for when I'm n/a, and 3/8 npt plugs for the oil filter bypass hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by triple_l82 View Post
    replacing the bypass valve with a plug prevents oil from "bypassing" the oil filter and allowing unfiltered oil into the engine. Which is a common reason for failure in these engines. Its just another preventive measure when modifying these engines.

    I just got the npt fitting in your picture. I was wondering what all do I need to do to install it?
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    you have to take the oil filter housing off the block and clean it. Then figure out how to get the bypass out. Some guys pry it out, others drill. For me, I took a one size bigger drill bit and touched the opening to take off the ridge that holds the plug in. Then i just let the bypass fall out, tapped the hole and threaded the plug. Was super easy that way and clean.
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    So is the bypass in the block or is it on the filter housing? Any pics of the process?
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    the pic with the blue plug in it is where the bypass is. You unbolt it from the block then modify it.
    Larry:
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    I just pry it out. the "valve" is soft, the housing is soft, and the staking done by the facory is not that strong.
    Running turbo car but.......for how long? up to 25#'s so far so good http://fquick.com/1SICK6
    11.63 @118.9 1.63 60' Best trap 119.6
    After almost 30k miles it popped, junk yard L26 going in with a better turbo
    Ooops, I did it again, lol.

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    Usd2sing sent me this photo to help show you what the bypass looks like.


    After Dan sent me that pic I realized I had one of my stock housing after I cleaned it up. This is what the stock one looks like,


    and the finished product.


    Hopefully that helps you and its the best I think we can do lol for pics.
    Larry:
    1996 camaro- Ole Blue. the very very very long time consuming project car
    1997 camaro- VIPER- turbov6camaro, search the forum for more info
    1979 Mustang Cobra - dad passed and left it to me, gonna be a clean street/strip car
    2014 Silverado CCSB 4x4 LTZ diamond white. Daily driver

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