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Old 11-24-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Oil Filter Brand

So what brand and model number oil filter do you use?
How much do you pay for your filter?

I have used Purolator PL14670 that have run me about $4.50 a filter through Amazon.com. They keep jacking their prices around ($11.00 a filter now) and I am done dealing with them. I would like to find another brand/source for my filters as I usually buy them by the half dozen.

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
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OEM is good
pretty much anything but Fram

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Old 11-24-2010, 09:55 PM   #3
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I like the Wix, I get them at Napa or Kragen for like $6 a piece.
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whats wrong with the fram filter? i use there filters in all the trucks i have owned. thought there were good.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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NAPA Gold 1085, Sometimes i use the AC Delco PF13. Both are very good filters.
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More oil filter reviews than you can shake a stick at:

Oil Filters Revealed - MiniMopar Resources

And the reviewer's recommendations:

Opinions and Recommendations - Oil Filters Revealed - MiniMopar Resources

I used to stick with Fram, but have recently switched to Mobil One. According to the interwebs the local O'Reilly's sells the Wix filters, so I'll save myself half the price and switch to Wix.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:18 PM   #7
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whats wrong with the fram filter? i use there filters in all the trucks i have owned. thought there were good.
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil...reference.html

well they are cheaply made





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PAwheeler: The biggest problem with fram is they usually have a void in the filter media which allows unfiltered oil to pass through.
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well u learn somthing new everyday. guess i have an oil change to do lol
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I get the Puralotor Gold filter at K-Mart for $5.95 regular price. If they are out of stock, I get a Wix from O'Rielly' for about $8.00.
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Fram Xend guard, something like xt16 not sure about that number. Never heard about the void in the filter before.
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On a 4.0 that I have. I use a motorcraft FL-1A. I know its a ford filter but the screw hole is the same size and thread pitch. Also the gasket is the same size too. I went this route because its a larger filter.

I found this out from a friend that happen to have one on the shelf as he was doing a oil change. Works great.
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Keep the brands and the model numbers of those brands coming along with price. I will be making a spreadsheet of all the options for our TJs.
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I recently switched to Wix... whichever one is recommended for the 4.0 (stock size). Have also been known to use Mobil 1 or Mopar filters. Mobil 1 is usually too costly...nothing wrong with Mopar in my opinion, but Wix is usually considered one of the best and it's the same price as the Mopar. Both are approx. $6 if I remember correctly.
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On a 4.0 that I have. I use a motorcraft FL-1A. I know its a ford filter but the screw hole is the same size and thread pitch. Also the gasket is the same size too. I went this route because its a larger filter.

I found this out from a friend that happen to have one on the shelf as he was doing a oil change. Works great.
Mopar makes a cross reference to the FL-1A, a 5" long filter, which I use because I can get them for $2.50 (trade price). FL-1A is commonly used on Chrysler products - they are inexpensive at Walmart.

Fram is bashed a lot, doesn't mean that the bashers know anything about what they are saying, they are just bashing. Fram, like the other big name brands, are used on Hondas and others as OE.

The Fram Tough Guard TG8A or TG16 is a high efficiency filter, I have used lots of them. The Fram Xtended Guard is a tank of a filter, if one needs a tank. Their ultimate engine protection, so they say.

Can't go wrong OE filters such as Mopar and Ford FL-1A.

If a filter manufacturer doesn't state their efficiency, then reconsider whether you want to buy it or not.
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Idont know about the frams the filter element will collapse at high rpms. but great for every day driving
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motomaster..... cheap and never seems to let me down
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More oil filter reviews than you can shake a stick at:

Oil Filters Revealed - MiniMopar Resources

And the reviewer's recommendations:

Opinions and Recommendations - Oil Filters Revealed - MiniMopar Resources

I used to stick with Fram, but have recently switched to Mobil One. According to the interwebs the local O'Reilly's sells the Wix filters, so I'll save myself half the price and switch to Wix.
wix also makes the stp filters
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Any one know how to tell if an oil filter has a check valve in it or not? My buddy told me the other day to always make sure I used an oil filter with a check valve, but failed to tell me how to tell the difference.....
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Check out DoctorD's thread on ROF. Based on that info, I use Hastings LF115. Performance was above average in every catagory and they were reasonably priced. I bought a case of 'em a couple years ago at ( if I remember correctly)Drillspout.com.
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Any one know how to tell if an oil filter has a check valve in it or not? My buddy told me the other day to always make sure I used an oil filter with a check valve, but failed to tell me how to tell the difference.....
The check valve (anti drainback valve) is right next to the inlet holes (the several small holes) on the filter. It is normally black (nitrile) or orange (silicon - usually only on premium, higher efficiency filters).
It is just a thin diapham.
Take a look at this WIX site for their demonstration. Click on the part you want explained.
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Fram Xend guard, something like xt16 not sure about that number. Never heard about the void in the filter before.
I have cut a few Frams apart and that hole must have been plugged as I didn't see it either.
Most filters have a bypass valve which allows oil to bypass the filter media during cold starts (from 1 second to close to 60 seconds, depending on how cold and viscous the oil is) and maybe at high rpms as well. I have seen 3500 rpm mentioned on the web so take that with a grain of salt.
Some engines have the bypass valve built into the engine (some GM products for example) so those filters may need no bypass valve.
Some filters have the bypass valve located at the base, Mopar and Ford FL-1A, for examples, and some have it at the cap, Fram TG-8A for example.
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Made by Fram along the lines of their entry level PH series. Personally I would step up from that to a Fram Tough Guard TG16 or 8A which are available at Walmart.

Caution: When buying filters in a box, check the contents to make sure the filter hasn't been switched by some unscrupulous customer.
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I run Baldwin B34 stock length or if you want a longer one use a B2. I buy them for around $4.50
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My favorite filters are the Purolator PureOne, AC-Delco Duraguard, and Wix. For the $$$, they are very good filters and are well constructed. There are of course other very good quality filters but I only have personal experience with those three.

Fram oil filter-wise, I wouldn't install a Fram oil filter if they were the last filter brand on earth. Fram USED to make good oil filters but not once they were bought out by Allied Signal years ago. They are cheap which is why all the auto parts stores push them so hard, they have higher profit margins.
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I like WIX, it's all I can ever remember using.
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Wix or amsoil EA filters only. never again will FRAM touch my engine. pure junk they are.
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Wix or amsoil EA filters only. never again will FRAM touch my engine. pure junk they are.
Every oil filter out there is a piece of junk. Must be all of 50 cents worth of materials in them. A tin can, a base plate and center tube full of holes, a filter media made out of paper, some glue to seal the ends of the pleats and a spring to hold everything in place.

They are all, every one of them, pure junk.

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