The BMK18 is packaged in kit form, which includes
the Dual filter mount, mounting hardware, hoses, hose fittings,
component parts and installation instructions. In addition, adapter
kits of four different sizes enable the BMK18 to be installed
on a wide variety of recreational and light commercial marine
The Marine Dual Remote Filtration System (BMK-18)
offers easily accessible remote mounting capability for a full
flow spin-on oil filter and a spin-on style by-pass oil filter.
This unique combination of both full flow and by-pass filtration
on a single mounting manifold is the only system of this kind
designed specifically for marine applications.
The effects of marine engines running predominantly
at or near full throttle after extended periods of non-activity
include high operating temperatures and increased potential for
wear on engine components. Dual remote filtration is a highly
efficient filtering process capable of removing the vast majority
of wear-causing particles which are in the 5-20 micron range.
Dual remote filtration also has the ability to effectively remove
particles down to one micron in size. The AMSOIL Marine Dual Remote
Filtration System (BMK-18) offers a clear advantage by providing
better oil filtration, increased oil capacity and longer oil and
The BMK-18 requires a one- to two-quart oil volume
increase, offering increased oil cooling capabilities. The additional
hoses, fittings, filters and aluminum mount assemblies also allow
the engine oil to dissipate heat more efficiently as it passes
through the filtration system, extending the service life of both
the engine and the engine oil. Finally, the BMK-18 by-pass filter
has the ability to remove condensation and moisture from the lubrication
typically condenses inside engines to combine with residual combustion
gases when engines are idle or run for short periods of time,
especially in humid environments. The resulting compounds strip
beneficial additives from engine oil and act as corrosive substances
that further degrade the engine oil and promote engine wear.
Marine Dual Remote Filtration System is designed to be used in
harsh marine environments. The hose fittings are coated with a
3 ml layer of Alumiplateand 1 ml of zinc and yellow chromate.
This Alumiplate coating is 10 times more corrosion resistant than
standard zinc and yellow chromate plated fittings. While standard
hydraulic fittings typically survive 96 hours in the grueling
ASTM B-117 Salt Spray Test, the Alumiplate coated AMSOIL Marine
Bypass System fittings lasted over 1,000 hours. In addition, the
fasteners and mounting bracket are stainless steel and the hoses
are U.S. Coast Guard approved.
Fewer Oil Changes
Depending on the boat owner's hours of use, the
improved filtration of the Marine Dual Remote System, along with
the use of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants, could completely eliminate
oil and filter changes during a typical boating season. With marine
engines located in a relatively confined and remote space within
the watercraft, ease of filter access and reduced oil spillage
are also significant benefits of the BMK-18.
A large number of marine diesel engines have
by-pass oil filtration systems installed by the engine manufacturer.
Until now, however, this technology has not been available to
smaller pleasure boats and light commercial marine applications.
The Marine Dual Remote Filtration System was specifically designed
for recreational and commercial marine applications that use inboard
or inboard/outboard stern drive engines.
BMK-18 is packaged in kit form, which includes the Dual filter
mount, mounting hardware, hoses, hose fittings, component parts
and installation instructions. In addition, adapter kits of four
different sizes enable the BMK-18 to be installed on a wide variety
of recreational and light commercial marine gasoline-fueled engines,
including Chris Craft, Chrysler, Crusader, Evinrude, Johnson,
Gray Marine, Mercruiser, OMC, Pleasurecraft, Universal, Volvo
Penta, and Westerbeke. The BMK-18 kit offers a new heavy duty,
machined aluminum adapter and retaining nut that fits on the existing
oil filter mount. Each adapter kit is application specific and
must be ordered separately. Please consult BMK-18
Adapter Kit Reference Guide (G-2051) for specific applications.
Adapter kits are available for the most popular filter thread
sizes. When ordering the BMK-18 request one of the following adapter
BK-195 for ¾ x 16 thread
BK-196 for 13/16 x 16 thread
BK-197 for 18 mm x 1.5 mm thread
BK-198 for 20 mm x 1.5 mm thread
Also, for ease of installation in some applications,
optional 90 degree fittings (BK-199 and BK-200) can be mounted
on the filter adapter collar. These parts are also sold separately.
The AMSOIL Marine Dual Remote Filtration System
represents the cutting edge of filtration technology-another example
of AMSOIL's commitment to providing quality innovations that can
benefit consumers everywhere.