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Oil filter study
« on: November 29, 2008, 07:47:19 PM »
Although I have this in the FAQ thread on the classic section, I thought I would share it with all you guys.  Someone asked about filters on an F-150 site I visit, and while I have it copied to my computer, I'll put it here.  I use Mobil 1 oil and Motorcraft filters in all my vehicles mainly because they are just as good as Redline,  Amsoil, K&N, royal purple, etc. and they are a whole bunch cheaper.   Click on the name of the filter to read about it.
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/reference.html

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Re: Oil filter study
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 08:30:55 AM »
great website, I've read some other filter sites as well and everyone pretty much has the insight.

I can say out of all filters I would never recommend Fram to anyone. Seen too many bad things happen with those filters.

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Re: Oil filter study
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 08:37:37 PM »
Yep, and yet there are thousands of folks still using Frams.   I used them for 40 years without any real bad things happening to my engines because they were a much sought after filter for many years because they had the latest technology of filtration.  The main thing you want to get in a filter is the ability of the filter to hold the oil in it after you shut off the engine, and not drain back into the pan.  That will cause your engine to start up with immediate oil protection to the top of the engine.  For many years, Fram had that capability with the same valve as do the best filters do today, and maybe their expensive filter has that, but will cost you much more than the cheapest Motorcraft.  The word is out, so maybe Fram will go back to being sensible and not wanting to make a profit at the expense of our engines. 

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Re: Oil filter study
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 04:37:51 PM »
a lot of people are sold on fram because of their aggressive marketing campaign

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Re: Oil filter study
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 05:03:52 PM »
That's true Stephen, and in many parts places that is all they stock.  The next time you are in Walmart look at the filter shelf, and about 80% of the oil filters being offered are Fram.  Look at the air filters as well.  The cheapest crap you can buy is Fram, but it is hard to find a Wix air filter at Walmart.  They just don't exist, even though they cost about the same as the Frams.  Don't even mention K&N filters.  You damn near have to special order them.  ;D  I got mine at Autozone for my Mach1, and since it is good for a million miles, I guess I won't need another one.   ;D

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Re: Oil filter study
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009, 09:19:06 AM »
I agree Soaring.

I actually had one break a few years ago on my fiance's 01 GT. Brand New Filter out of the box, junk. Oil pouring all over the place. Needless to say I was not Happy. Unless they do some serious fixing, I'll never use one again... and I used Fram for quite a few a years.

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Re: Oil filter study
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 11:45:39 AM »
I am not an oil filter specialist. I am not selling oil filters. I don't have the facilities to test oil filters per SAE methods





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Re: Oil filter study
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009, 04:41:22 PM »
 :-\ i have fram on my car right now..... and my family has always used Fram. We have never ever had any problems...

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Re: Oil filter study
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 11:16:47 AM »
Personally I always avoid fram. My dad always said they were crap so I just went with that. It just so happens that most of what I've heard seems to agree with that.

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Re: Oil filter study
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 03:08:07 PM »
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink. ::)

 

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