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    Best Oil Filter

    Who do you think makes the best oil filter and why?

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    Anything but fram and you should be good. I stick with wix/napa gold.

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    I'm going to try Amsoil's ea oil filter, what little I could find about it looks good.

    I was wondering about the ACDelco Ultraguard Gold, but it looks like they changed it and peeps are saying it's not as good.

    http://www.shoclub.com/lubrication-o...n-oilpart5.htm

    Also checked out this site;http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html

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    what about mobil one oil filter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by {FzS}BlacKMagicK View Post
    I'm going to try Amsoil's ea oil filter, what little I could find about it looks good.

    I was wondering about the ACDelco Ultraguard Gold, but it looks like they changed it and peeps are saying it's not as good.

    http://www.shoclub.com/lubrication-o...n-oilpart5.htm

    Also checked out this site;http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html
    I've heard the same about acdelco's but really have't heard anything bad really just that they changed it some and supposedly does't look as quality built as before.

    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    what about mobil one oil filter?
    Nothing wrong with them at all.

    The filters to stay away from are fram, pennzoil and I believe it was quaker state.

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    whats wrong with fram?..only reason i like em is for grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    whats wrong with fram?..only reason i like em is for grip
    Fram is the one of the worst oil filters you can buy.

    Pure garbage.

    Grip? Gripping what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    what about mobil one oil filter?
    Look through the links I posted, according to one of them, Mobil1 has problems with exploding at the seam, that's not something I want to happen.

    I was very surprised to see Pennzoil using the same filter as Fram, with a different label, gonna have to reprimand them.

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    mobil 1, K&N or napa gold because they all have twice the filtering area than a fram.

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    I'm thinking of doing an oil test using the same brand oil but two different filters.

    The relatively new Amsoil using the synthetic filter media and an M1 or ACdelco Ultraguard Gold.

    Ya know it's good that we do not have to take the a company's word for it and can test shit ourselves, a helluva lot of our money, our time, blood, sweat & tears go into our vehicles, with many people today having many cars. It's worth it to know how to make them last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    whats wrong with fram?..only reason i like em is for grip



    Fram Extra Guard

    Years ago Fram was a quality filter manufacturer. Now their standard filter (the radioactive-orange cans) is one of the worst out there. It features cardboard end caps for the filter element that are glued in place. The rubber anti-drainback valve seals against the cardboard and frequently leaks, causing dirty oil to drain back into the pan. The bypass valves are plastic and are sometimes not molded correctly, which allows them to leak all the time. The stamped-metal threaded end is weakly constructed and it has smaller and fewer oil inlet holes, which may restrict flow. I had one of these filters fail in my previous car. The filter element collapsed and bits of filter and glue were circuilating through my system. The oil passge to the head became blocked and the head got so hot from oil starvation that it actually melted the vacuum lines connected to it as well as the wires near it.

    Fram Double Guard

    Another bad filter idea brought to you by your friends at Fram. The filter itself is a slightly improved design over the Fram Extra Guard, but still uses the same filter element. It has a silicone anti-drainback valve, a quality pressure releif valve, and enough inlet holes for good flow. The big problem is that they are trying to cash in on the Slick 50 craze. They impregnate the filter element with bits of Teflon like that found in Slick 50. As with Slick 50, Teflon is a solid and does not belong in an engine. It cannot get into the parts of the engine that oil can and therefore does nothing. Also, as the filter gets dirty, it ends up filtering the Teflon right out. Dupont (the manufacturer of Teflon) does not recommend Teflon for use in internal combustion engines. Please do not waste your money on this filter.


    From http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfi...ilfilters.html

    I have also heard of fram filters actually collapsing internally on start up and staying that way, in turn you have no oil pressure or very low pressure because the it is blocking the oil flow. There was a guy on the monte carlo forum I'm on that had this problem.

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    Go ahead and laugh, but the WalMart Super-Tech is a great filter for the price...

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    I personally run one of these and I love it wont ever have to buy a new filter again. Just wash, rinse and repeat as desired.






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    i use a k&n and i love it if your going to spend money on good oil get to good filter but it gets price my oil cange cost $75 if i do it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by texinteg View Post
    I personally run one of these and I love it wont ever have to buy a new filter again. Just wash, rinse and repeat as desired.

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    What da hell is dat dare huh?



    Whatever it is sure is nice lookin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danziger View Post
    Go ahead and laugh, but the WalMart Super-Tech is a great filter for the price...
    You use a WalMart oil filter?

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    amsoil and ac delco are good so is wix, wheres Sarge? he was conducting a test a few months ago..

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    SuperTech is a good filter for 5K or less. I prefer in order:
    1. Amsoil
    2. NAPA/WIX
    3. KN
    4. AC Delco
    5. Purolator
    6. Baldwin

    I dont like the reusable filters....too much 5-10micron and less stuff never gets "washed" out and recirculates around your engine versus a fresh media to work with at oil change....

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    hey Sarge did that test you did ever turn up any results?

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    Yes.....and they slapped a confidentiality agreement along with it......but I got what I wanted from it and it was money well spent....

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