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- Apr 4, 2005
- Stafford,NY (WNY)
- '03 Galactic Blue Jetta TDI, '15 Silk Blue Golf Sportwagen TDI
Hi folks! I bought an '03 Jetta that had the Dieselgeek oil bypass filter installed(secondary). Being that it was installed at around 250k on engine I believe, is it worth it to keep it? Why I ask is that I'll be replacing valve cover in awhile due to leaks(already have new one) and the return port from DG filter is cobbled into the valve cover now w/ JBWeld it looks like,but doesn't leak, not sure If I'd be able to save the fitting when I do swap valve covers. Another question is the extra filter holds about a quart of oil-I changed it w/ last oil change, but supposed to last 20k-30k(maybe more). Do I have to remove filter and drain what I can and reinstall the used filter back on to get the most oil out of system so I don't add the dirty oil back into fresh oil? Seems to defeat purpose, and I sure as hell not going to spend anywhere from $30-$60 for another amsoil filter each change. I was thinking of just removing it and selling it, it's just a secondary car I'm using to not rack up miles on my '15 GSW as fast.....