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#3246416 - 01/12/14 10:39 PM While researching oil filters i found this...
mv6845 Offline


Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 167
Loc: California
Looking at the 90915-1003 vs 90915-yzzf2 and I came across this site. Interesting to see oil filters from Europe and Asia. http://sparex.livejournal.com/4369.html


Edited by mv6845 (01/12/14 10:41 PM)

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#3246505 - 01/13/14 01:01 AM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 4995
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Toyota filters for sale on a Russian website?
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#3246568 - 01/13/14 06:20 AM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: Kuato]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 2364
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello, That was some assembly of pictures. Impressive Kira

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#3246613 - 01/13/14 07:45 AM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 1767
Loc: London, England
I use Mahle, Hengst, Bosch regularly but have used JapanParts and BluePrint a few times.

Been many years since I used a Champion.

All look decent quality to me, but my knowledge is limited hence why i stick to names I know to have a good reputation
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#3246704 - 01/13/14 09:10 AM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 6289
Loc: New York
I find it interesting that only 1 or 2 (brands) have wavy pleats...Wavy pleats turn me off a filter...The overall quality of most of them looks very good...

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#3246864 - 01/13/14 11:55 AM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
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Nice, somebody put some serious time, effort and money into that effort! That Ecofix looks somewhat like an ecore.

Nice find, thanks for posting.
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#3252196 - 01/18/14 03:28 PM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
steve20 Offline


Registered: 06/19/07
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thanks for taking the time to post this info
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#3252478 - 01/18/14 08:48 PM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 6994
Loc: Texas
Looks like they have more good filters than we do here in the USA.

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#3252553 - 01/18/14 10:04 PM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
BHopkins Offline


Registered: 11/03/13
Posts: 748
Loc: Utah
The filtration media in the OEM Toyota filter was quite different. I have never seen a filter like that before.

Also, did you notice in the other Toyota filter, that the ends of the pleats were not sealed? Am I missing something here, or wouldn't that be a major bypass point for unfiltered oil?
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#3252581 - 01/18/14 10:39 PM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
mv6845 Offline


Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 167
Loc: California
I picked up 3 of the OEM Toyota filters. Going to run one next and see how she looks after.

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#3252655 - 01/19/14 04:06 AM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: BHopkins]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 11934
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: BHopkins
Also, did you notice in the other Toyota filter, that the ends of the pleats were not sealed? Am I missing something here, or wouldn't that be a major bypass point for unfiltered oil?


I've dissected a few Toyota filters like the one you're talking about. The ends of the pleats are sealed with glue, it just looks like they aren't in the photo. And yes, if they were not sealed it would allow dirty oil to bypass the media.

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#3252876 - 01/19/14 10:04 AM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3515
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
I like how the BIG filter, the one with Cyrillic all over the box, is made in Glen Rock, NJ. USA
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#3252898 - 01/19/14 10:22 AM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: RF Overlord]
Prelude Offline


Registered: 05/18/06
Posts: 75
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: RF Overlord
I like how the BIG filter, the one with Cyrillic all over the box, is made in Glen Rock, NJ. USA


No, it' not. BIG is a joint Israeli-Russian company. Many of these small companies try to make a big deal out of the fact that they use some American (Japanese, German) technology.

Although, some of the presented filters look decent, the design of the OEM filters is cleaner and nicer.

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#3252928 - 01/19/14 10:46 AM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: Prelude]
Wilhelm_D Offline


Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 818
Loc: Tacoma, WA
Originally Posted By: Prelude
BIG is a joint Israeli-Russian company. Many of these small companies try to make a big deal out of the fact that they use some American (Japanese, German) technology.

Big Filter

The company appears to be based in St. Petersburg. The NJ address is a limited liability entity formed in 2009 that is basically a mailing address.

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#3253005 - 01/19/14 12:05 PM Re: While researching oil filters i found this... [Re: mv6845]
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3515
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
I believe you, but why would a joint Israeli-Russian company need a mailing address in NJ?
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