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 Post subject: Oil filters
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:00 pm 
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School me on oil filters.

A while back it was mentioned on another multi page thread about oil filter quality and I think the quote was "never use a Fram".

What should I use and why?

Thanks for the education.

Jon

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:18 pm 
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Search for Mini Mopar oil filter study, or original Kinzie oil filter study. Not very scientific, but extremely informative. Latest version very much toned down from original, which was very damming of Fram. Suspect threat of lawsuit.

Have personally had a rubber seal fail, and a bypass valve break loose inside a canister of Fram filters.

Quality seems to be an issue with Fram.

Consider Wix for economical alternative, if you can find suitable unit for your application.

R. J. Sorensen


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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:37 pm 
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I have had Frams fail more than once

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Oberg.......as long as you mount it high enough so you can open it and take a peak without making a huge mess, it’s a fabulous way to see what’s what in your motor.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:46 pm 
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I use Peterson filters now and haven’t looked back

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 Post subject: Re: Oil filters
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:58 pm 
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Twenty years, Fram HP-1 never a problem.
Changed to equivalent Wix on recommendation of my Amsoil supplier
FWIW

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