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View Poll Results: Prefered Oil Filter?
Fram 14 10.61%
Motorcraft 65 49.24%
Wix 7 5.30%
Napa 3 2.27%
K&N 7 5.30%
Purolator 21 15.91%
AC Delco 0 0%
Bosch 6 4.55%
Mobil 1 7 5.30%
Mann 0 0%
AMSOIL 2 1.52%
Royal Purple 0 0%
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Prefered Oil Filter?

Okay so we know fram has alot of beef towards it, and theres alot of different ones, some made by same company.
Whats your perefered filter? if it aint listed.. name it!!!


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Depends on which vehicle. On our Sable it's Pure One by Purolator, in our Explorer it's Mobil One, and in the SHO it's Royal Purple. And yes I am aware that the Royal Purple and the Mobil One have the same manufacturer and are basically the same filter!
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A lot of that Fram flak is bologna. Read the post below to sort through the bogus claims. Fram makes economy filters and they make premium filters--just like everybody else. I like their Ulta--synthetic media, screen backing, metal end caps, silicone ADBV, and rated for 15K miles. But I also like the new Purolator Synthetic, rated for 10K

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I don't really have a "preferred" oil filter, I just usually end up with Fram. I have the Fram High Mileage filter on the car now (and Mobil 5000 oil). I'm at just about 5k now so I'll be changing it. Not sure what I'll go with.

As I said in the "what did you do today" thread, I LOVE the grippy end on Fram filters. I do oil changes (as well as other car things) for a living and it's a real pita getting some filters off.
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I use Motorcraft filters, always have for my Fords after my Econoline van. I used Fram a ways back on my Econoline van and shortly after using a Fram filter I developed a lifter tick. Im not saying that the lifter tick was related to the Fram filter, however, I have never had any issues with Motorcraft filters ever. If Ford uses them, I figure they are good enough for my vehicles .
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I like Motorcraft and Purolator because you can find them in most places. Priced very reasonably. Motorcraft is a great filter with good reputation. Supposedly it has a unique design of the by-pass valve that does not allow the dirt inside of the the filter to flow back into the engine when by pass is activated. It is built by Purolator. The Purolator Classic and Purolator PureOne filters are similar to Motoracft but they differ by some minor changes in design. Bosch premium is the same as Purolator PureOne. If I had a Fram ExtraGuard, I guess I would use it too. However, I can't see myself actually buying it considering for the same price you can get Purolator and Motorcraft. Studies show that ExtraGuard has possibly the least amount of media of all filters. It also uses cardboard end-caps (which have been the source of Purolators lampooning commercials on SpeedTV recently). Supposedly, the Fram ExtendedGuard is a very good oil filter though. I think the Fram HM is a kind of a gimmick. If you think you need a special oil formula for your old engine, then use a HM oil like Maxlife with a normal filter IMO.




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I've used fram before with no major issues. In my fords though I use motorcraft after using a fram in a few of my fords and getting a 2-3 second lifter tick, which dod not happen with the motorcraft.

That and where I am there's only a couple cent difference between the fram and motorcraft. O only wish that more manufacturers did put that grippy end on the filter like DK said. It makes it SOOOO much easier......... especially in my Tbird. You want to bang your head against a wall? Change the filter in my Tbird......... ugh......
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Bosch owns Purolator, that's why the two synthetics are the same inside. Good products though. I am really impressed with them.
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Well Fleet & Farm (greatest store in the known universe) didn't have anything but Fram and K&N. They didn't have the Fram HM though so the car is getting Tough Guard.

The Astro is getting the cheapest of the cheap: Honeywell Defense (and Resolute 10w-30).
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http://www.knfilters.com/oilfilter.htm (2nd to last towards bottom)

Reusable oil filter??????????????

Not to sure i would use it. Thoughts?



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