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Old 08-22-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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What kind of oil filters do you guys use? there are so many articles and threads about good filters and bad filters it gets frustrating. I have an 06 SE and use mobil 1 synthetic oil what do you guys suggest for a good filter?

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everyone should read this, worthwhile, to sum it up i only use wix (sold as napa gold, carquest blue, lee bumper to bumper also carries them) or mopar since i find it around the same price when i get my groceries at walmart. i will not use fram, and the other filters that are made under the same manufacturer or similar.

link: http://www.knizefamily.net/minimopar...ence.html#fram

btw, i've actually taken cheap filters off in my shop that have been on for 4 or 5k and they had loose parts inside, like the drainback valve or filter media had come loose.

when it comes to my engines i don't save 5 or 10 bux on cheap oil and fram filters. i use valvoline max life oil and wix or mopar filters. and i do it every 3k

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WIX. and I run an oversized filter. #51515 for my 4.0 cherokee.
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Well, I use Fram Tough Guard, I have always trusted fram and probubly will. Before you slam it... Fram it!!

Just wondering where do you get a WIX filter?
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wix are sold as napa gold, carquest blue, lee/bumper to bumper, o'reilly's also sells them under what name i don't know.
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Well, I use Fram Tough Guard, I have always trusted fram and probubly will. Before you slam it... Fram it!!

Just wondering where do you get a WIX filter?
Wix makes the original Mopar oil filter. I buy OEM from the dealer by the case (12 at a time), and the dealer gives me a deal. I end up paying about $1.50 less per filter than if I just go to the parts store and buy a Wix.

Also, I personally wouldn't run a Fram on ANYTHING. Go buy a fram and a wix and cut them apart. Or just pick them up in each hand, you can FEEL the weight difference. The fram filter has MUCH LESS filter-paper in it, and doesn't keep out the smaller contaminates like the wix.
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Based on things I've read, wix, stp, purolator, mobil 1, k&n are all good filters.
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ok since I use and trust Fram and you guys where bashing it I looked at some otheer filters online. I found Bosch, Mobile 1, and K and N, out of those which is the best, or do you still prefer Wix?
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ok since I use and trust Fram and you guys where bashing it I looked at some otheer filters online. I found Bosch, Mobile 1, and K and N, out of those which is the best, or do you still prefer Wix?
Bosch is another good brand (forgot it in my prev. post) and costs a few bucks less than the other 2.
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Ok so will someone give me a list in order from best to worst of oil filters! Also Ive been thinking of switching to synthetic, is it worth it, and can I go back to regular after using synthetic?
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Ok so will someone give me a list in order from best to worst of oil filters! Also Ive been thinking of switching to synthetic, is it worth it, and can I go back to regular after using synthetic?
It's all mostly opinions man. Just pick one that someone above suggested your jeep won't blow up or it wouldn't be on the market long.
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Correct to the above^. I ran fram on my mustang and I never had a problem with it. In the jeep since I got a deal on 5 quarts and a filter for 30 bucks I couldn't pass it up.
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Ok so will someone give me a list in order from best to worst of oil filters! Also Ive been thinking of switching to synthetic, is it worth it, and can I go back to regular after using synthetic?
yes you can go back, and no i don't think its worth it, i run valvoline max life oil and i change it at 3k. i'd say wix, purolator, k&n, bosch are all fine.
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Correct to the above^. I ran fram on my mustang and I never had a problem with it. In the jeep since I got a deal on 5 quarts and a filter for 30 bucks I couldn't pass it up.
Oh forgot to say yea FRAM will blow up ur engine.
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^ prove it lol
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Ok so will someone give me a list in order from best to worst of oil filters! Also Ive been thinking of switching to synthetic, is it worth it, and can I go back to regular after using synthetic?
Synthetic is good. is it worth it is completely up to you. Synthetic oils generally don't break down as fast as conventional oils...however not all synthetics are equal....you are opening a very large can of worms...that can get very messy.

goto that site I sent to you...read a little, you'll quickly learn that its way too insane to bother with. Find a combo you like, and roll with it.

Personally I run synthetic...but every car I've owned has been a high revving sportscar....On the jeep I'll likely run synthetic or maybe "high mileage" since it has 115k on the clock. Its almost time for the first oil change, so we shall see.

I generally run bosch, STP, purolator (any of which that are available.) filters.

I run between 3 and 5k miles between changes (quality filter, and synthetic oil).

Once you go to synthetic you can go back...that was a urban legend.

Here's a short story. WHen I had a 350z there were guys having their oil analyzed with different oils. they basically all came up with the best over counter oil for the 350z was pennzoil platinum. (in a specific grade which I cannot remember)....This forum had some guys just a few days ago bashing pennzoil as crap, and causing all sorts of problems....Oil opinions are mostly based on old information, and heresay. so pick one whose bottle you like the color of, and goto town.
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^ prove it lol
It looks shifty to me to be honest. Look at all that orange and the black top.



shifty....
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It looks shifty to me to be honest. Look at all that orange and the black top.



shifty....

ya i hear ya...what, is it dressing up as an oil filter for halloween or what?





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haha Mrcarcrazy I used to send my oil in to get analyzed too on the stang. Mobil 1 was at 50 percent oil life at 10,000 miles when I did my oil change it was nuts. That was he farthest I ever pushed a oil change. I change mine around every 6k or so.
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I always chane my oil(Castrol GTX high milage) at 3,000 miles and I always use fram but from what everyone says i shouldnt use that anymore so im gonn a go with Mopar , is that a good choice? Do you recamend that or should I go with WIX, or Bosch? I want ur guys imput, cause im changing my oil in 400 miles!!
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I always chane my oil(Castrol GTX high milage) at 3,000 miles and I always use fram but from what everyone says i shouldnt use that anymore so im gonn a go with Mopar , is that a good choice? Do you recamend that or should I go with WIX, or Bosch? I want ur guys imput, cause im changing my oil in 400 miles!!
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I always chane my oil(Castrol GTX high milage) at 3,000 miles and I always use fram but from what everyone says i shouldnt use that anymore so im gonn a go with Mopar , is that a good choice? Do you recamend that or should I go with WIX, or Bosch? I want ur guys imput, cause im changing my oil in 400 miles!!
any of those are fine.
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I have been using mobil 1 synthetic and bosch filter, sometimes theres a deal with mobil 1 oil and a filter, if so I do that. Sometimes I buy mopar to. When I was a kid my dad always swore by mobil 1 fully synthetic oil so thats what I use, i guess just to carry on the tradition.
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What everyone needs to understand is that maintenance schedule is more important than what oil/filter you use. If you use an approved oil and filter, and change your oil on schedule, your engine will NOT blow up because of what oil and filter you use.
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What everyone needs to understand is that maintenance schedule is more important than what oil/filter you use. If you use an approved oil and filter, and change your oil on schedule, your engine will NOT blow up because of what oil and filter you use.
Unless its a shifty fram.
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Unless its a shifty fram.
Damn those frams and those shifty colors!
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What everyone needs to understand is that maintenance schedule is more important than what oil/filter you use. If you use an approved oil and filter, and change your oil on schedule, your engine will NOT blow up because of what oil and filter you use.
i will agree with this. i won't use fram and other cheap filters because i just don't like their construction, even though i do change my junk on time everytime.

my uncle has used fram and penzoil (my most hated combo) in his vehicles, and he is a fanatic on maintenance. his chevy truck has over 200k and his ford truck has over 150k. he does oil changes at 3500 miles to the tick. that 500 miles bugs me to . his vehicles are like new.

i think the national average on oil change interval is around 4500 miles, screw that. i see it everyday, and i'd agree w/ that average. once you pull off a cheap oil filter around that mileage and its loose inside, you'll spend a couple extra dollers on a good filter. and they're literally a couple extra dollars.
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Iv been bad guys =/

You don't want to know how many miles it's been since my last oil change. I'm going to be doing it soon tho.....
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Ok i didnt buy my usual, Fram oil filter cause of what all you have been saying so I went with the WIX and Casrtol GTX high Mil. 10w 30
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You don't want to know how many miles it's been since my last oil change. I'm going to be doing it soon tho.....
oh ya, you know, just get to it whenever.......

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