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Right now i have an AWESOME screen that actually sits inside the engine!! Well actually its still stock. I did buy an Oberg tattletale


and I ended up with an Idiot light off ebay

But I have yet to install them. I guess that when the filter is clogged the ball bearing in the middle makes contact with the switch and lets you know to clean the filter. I will be running this with a standard oil filter as well.
As far as the Cow Magnet, I remember reading in some book (idiots guide? how to off road your VW?) that you should attach the magnet to the oil pipe pickup tube to catch all the junk in your engine.
 

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What works for me is what worked for me back in the 70's. I run a C.B. full flow oil pump with a spin on filter. The engine I run in my 73 standard beetle is a
76 x 90.5mm, Engle 130, MOFOCO 042 with 40 x 35.5 stainless, dual 44 IDF's, Bosch 019 distributor with a Pertronix #1844. Not a very big displacement @ 1955cc's, but good enough for a daily driver. What I do that I think is different is that I change my oil once a month, needed or not. On the average 500 to
700 miles. I also run a Mann filter, no screen in the sump, no external cooler, and of course I do run a doghouse cooler. I realize that I'm out of the loop when it comes to most of the newer technology especially when 2180 was the biggest engine you could build back then. But, what I have now, is sufficient,
and gets us from point A to point B without a problem. Thanks for letting an old guy rant.

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I've been running a Geers Filter for about a year and I'm very satisfied with it. Take me about 20 minutes of picking the stuff out and about a can of parts cleaner. I like it because you can see what come out of your oil. I was running 48IDA's with no air cleaners. Before using this filter I was buying a HP1 and those arn't cheap. It's paid for it's self now.
I'm running the MESA Oil Cooler with a remote oil sensor and -8 braided lines to the top of the engine case using the stock oil cooler location
 

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Purolator Pure One is my preferred filter. IMHO it is the best spin-on disposable filter you can buy right now. Over 400 square inches of filter media that filters below 10 microns, has a proper bypass so you maintain oil flow in those high restriction scenarios.


I don't run the stock cooler in any of my VW's anymore. External oil cooler with both a mechanical and electric (for a fan) thermostat maintains rock steady oil temps winter to summer.

My current car has an 11"x6" mesa cooler that I had laying on the shelf for a few years mounted off the back edge of the torsion housing with a scoop made of 16 gauge that pulls air through it while going down the road. No electric fan yet (time will tell if I need one, electric thermosat is plumbed and ready to go if needed), but so far seems to keep good oil temps as is, have not had them get over 180 yet (but summer is not here). It is fairly close to the tire, so clearance to speed bumps or anything like that is not an issue.



 

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If you are going to run that type of cooler and intake on the street I would be concerned about picking up paper or leaves or plaste bags and cutting off the air flow...

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It's not a daily driver (or anywhere near that), its just my drag car that I made street legal. Good point that it would be a bad idea for a "driver" that could see a lot of debris plug it up.
 

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I run a Geers filter and a 72 plate mesa cooler with a 10in fan. Now I dont know if its the best but it works. I will say that with the geers filter being a zero bypass filter you need to check it to make sure its not clogged because if it is no oil is getting to the engine.
 

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I run a Geer filter on my race motor and a Oberg filter with light on my Auto trans in my race car.. On my street car I us a Oberg filter on the motor with a light... 8 pass oil cooler with the stock oil cooler in place....


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All Boost said:
Oil Cooler axle mount with shroud

I made my own scoop on my Setrab single fan pack using house siding vent :rofl:


[img= width=600 height=800]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c312/BanzaiJim/Setrab14.jpg[/img]

And using the System 1 Oil Filter on my setup:


Using the MOCAL thermostatic sandwich plate to the external oil cooler:

 

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Eaallred said:
It's not a daily driver (or anywhere near that), its just my drag car that I made street legal. Good point that it would be a bad idea for a "driver" that could see a lot of debris plug it up.
You will know right away if anything gets caught in the scoop, once I had a plastic bag get sucked into my fan shroud I saw the temps go up stopped reached in and pulled it out and was on my way.
 
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