is not like you change the oil everyday...is once every 3 months....so...buy something more ....usefull
Very good point, I wonder if this is a contributor to the renix era's throwing rods?It isn't JUST that. I didn't state why I wanted one entirely. The renix filter is mounted inverted (ports on the bottom), which is just plain wrong. Go look at any equipment that runs disposable filters, or even look at any aircraft with the ultra-bling machined body filters with a cleanable or disposable element, they're all mounted with the ports on the TOP. The problem is that the filter can and will drain itself if the ports are not on the top. This leads to oil starvation during a start, and an even longer time to get pressure when cold starting. Plain bearings hate not being oiled, it kills them in a hurry.
With the renix setup, a guy can rotate the filter adapter to match the HO. Then the filter is sideways, so at least it can't drain completely and doesn't spill as much when you change it.
And some people hate oil leaks and dumping oil in general.
Oh, and it's easier to run a bigger filter. And like I said, to plumb in an accumulator. Which most people don't need, but, heh, some people drive with their vehicle on its side...
Are we sure the filter "drains"?? I've had two Rennys, both in the 190,000 mile range. Niether of them ever made a tick of any kind, and both built oil pressure as quick as any other engine I've been involved with. With that kind of milage, I don't think there is a starving issue of any kind. If there was a starving issue, we wouldn't see all these Renny XJs still on the road. Let's face it, Renny or HO, the 4.0 is one of the greatest engines ever built!! I just have not ever had any problems with this issue, and was wondering....
Really?? I haven't. Not saying your FOS, I just haven't heard of any. Were they web stories?? Linkies?? I'd like to check this out. Thanks much!!I have heard of plenty of renix 4.0's throwing rods which could be a result of this oil filter issue. But its hard to pin point an exact reason for such things.
I read so much jeep stuff theres no way I could keep track of it all so I keep mental notes, but it was over at JF there were at least 2 cases of rod throwing at 200k.Really?? I haven't. Not saying your FOS, I just haven't heard of any. Were they web stories?? Linkies?? I'd like to check this out. Thanks much!!