Here’s a look at the filter assembly broken down into its components. In the foreground is the bypass valve. It’s equipped with a 16-pound spring to ensure that the only time the filter goes into bypass mode the conditions will definitely be extreme. The filter media is cleanable and reusable. Simply blow or wash the screen, pushing any particles that may be trapped in it back out the way they came. Then blow it dry and reinstall it on your race car.