1992 Oldsmobile Bravada oil cooler / remote filter

Tiny
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  • 1992 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 225,000 MILES
Why does the 1992 olds bravada have a remote filter and can it be removed so I can use a traditional oil filter under the engine.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 8:05 PM

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Tiny
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The remote filter was a way to help cool the engine oil; thus, help cool the engine. As far as your question, the engine in your vehicle isn't set up for a traditional filter and can't be changed.

If I had to guess, you want to change it because of leaks. They all seemed to leak after a few miles. You can replace the lines or the o-rings if that is the problem.

Let me know if you have other questions and thanks for using 2carpros. Com.

Joe
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 9:53 PM
Tiny
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I just built and replaced my engine and put a new remote filter set up on, its all brand new does not leak. I wanted to make sure that the remote filter was not a necessity or there where not going to be any clearance issues. I believe that there is a spot for a traditional filter under my engine or a place for an adaptor to convert it over to the traditional filter. Do you have any recommendations for an adaptor I put a standered oil pump and I forgot to consider the remote filter when I built the engine so I did not use a high flow oil pump I want to make sure I get plenty of oil circulation oil pressure is good but I could increase oil pressure and oil circulation by removing the remote filter.
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 12:04 AM
Tiny
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Honestly, I recommend staying with what you have. It shouldn't have any affect on the pressure and it will help cool the oil. As far as an adapter, the only recommendation I would have is contact a dealer and get a direct fit if one is available.
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 12:24 AM
Tiny
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On a non-remote filter 4.3 engine the book says put in 4.5 quarts of oil for fill up. Do you add an extra quart for the remote filter. Or what is recommended.
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 12:51 AM
Tiny
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I believe they both take the same. Start at 4 1/2. Yours may take 4 3/4 to fill but if I recall corretly, they take 4 1/2.
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 2:09 PM
Tiny
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Well after getting under the engine and checking out the remote filter I found out that there is about 2 inch clearance issue between the filter and drive line there is a spin on spot for the filter but it will not fit you would have to do a 4 inch body lift to be able to use a traditional filter set up and it would still be difficult to get the filter in place so not going to happen. Also it took 5 1/2 quarts of oil to top off every thing, the remote filter holds the extra quarts at least that what works for me. But I know why the remote filter is there know.

Thanks for you help
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 3:45 PM
Tiny
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That makes sense.

Good luck and let us know if you have other questions.

Joe
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 3:57 PM

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