Ecotec V6 Dry sump

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Re: Ecotec V6 Dry sump

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I have been following Steve Morris for many years and did follow his sick week 2024 disasters. He's a great youtuber!

I have a thread here - viewtopic.php?t=4236&hilit=200kgs
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Re: Ecotec V6 Dry sump

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Ahh, yes, that rings a bell.

Will have to have a re-read later.

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Re: Ecotec V6 Dry sump

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Synthetic media filters can have some advantages particularly if running high ethanol content fuels. The typical off the shelf Ryco cellulose filter will absorb water and can go into bypass fairly easily, whereas the synthetic media filters don’t really absorb the water. Then again in some instances you may want to catch the water in the filter and just change out the filter. Just you never know when you’re in bypass.
Either way those Ryco ST filters can be pretty good value for money.
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Re: Ecotec V6 Dry sump

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Probably not so much of an issue with a race car, I'm sure they get more frequent oil and filter changes.
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Re: Ecotec V6 Dry sump

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brindo wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:34 pm Synthetic media filters can have some advantages particularly if running high ethanol content fuels. The typical off the shelf Ryco cellulose filter will absorb water and can go into bypass fairly easily, whereas the synthetic media filters don’t really absorb the water. Then again in some instances you may want to catch the water in the filter and just change out the filter. Just you never know when you’re in bypass.
Either way those Ryco ST filters can be pretty good value for money.
Thanks Brindo, good advise there :thumbup: I had started using the Ryco ST series prior to pulling the motor. I cut the first one open and they do seem to cope with E85 associated moisture much better.

As Immortality mentioned, the filter gets changed very frequently, after every race meeting.

I will use the Z9ST ryco filter.
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