Originally Posted by 1629dill
Can you explain how you converted the cover to use a remote filter. A photo
would be good too.
Been thinking that a remote filter would be a good add to the YSB8.
I'm not too good on 'puters or mobile phones but I'll try to post a picture later.
I just dismantled the metal leaf cover & made a cover for the end to block off the oil path from inside the housing.
Then I drilled into that sealed chamber & fitted a barbed hose tail fitting 1/4" i.d to take the outlet flow from a remote oil filter.
The part of the cover that sits out of the metal leaf chamber needs to be drilled to fit a barbed hosetail fitting to get access to the oil coming out of the oil pump
to the inlet of the remote oil filter.
For the hose I just used double clamped a1 fuel
hose as the hottest I've ever seen the oil get is 69oC. No problems after 4 years of use
Wotname worked out the approximate filtering ability of the metal leaf filter is 45 microns as compared to the 30 micron of the current
spin on filter
I can't remember the exact figures in the study I read on the effect of particle size in engine oil on wear but I THINK it was something like a 50% reduction in wear going from 40 micron filtering to 25.
I suspect the YSM8 would outlast me with the metal leaf filter but it gave me the warm fuzzies fitting the remote full flow oil filter.
I'm planning on fitting a bypass filter now.
If you take out the metal leaf filter & look at the path the oil takes going thru it it will make my explanation much easier to understand.
Hope that helps