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#349098 - 02/16/06 05:06 PM Best filter for 6k OCI
302Xplorer Offline


Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 206
Loc: Richmond, Va
I am using M1 10w-30 in my 2001 Pontiac GP and M1 5w-30 in my 5.0 Explorer both w/ 6k OCI. I have been using M1 EP filters but at $10 a pop I was wondering if there is a less expinsive alternative w/ similar filtration?
[Patriot]

Thanks in advance,
Ted

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#349099 - 02/16/06 05:12 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
Jonny Z Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 1251
Loc: Austin, TX
Pure One!

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#349100 - 02/16/06 05:13 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
302Xplorer Offline


Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 206
Loc: Richmond, Va
What's the damage ($) for a Pure One?

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#349101 - 02/16/06 05:16 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
MADMIKE Offline


Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 648
Loc: RHODE ISLAND
Any Wix or its many NAPA derivatives will do just fine--all in the $3-$7 range with NAPA Gold being about the most expensive. NAPA Proselect and Nascar Select lines are cheaper and still very good and more than adequate for 6,000 OCI's.

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#349102 - 02/16/06 05:45 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
302Xplorer Offline


Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 206
Loc: Richmond, Va
What about Motorcraft? I've read that they are the same as Pure One, only cheaper?

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#349103 - 02/16/06 06:12 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
X72 Offline


Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 85
Loc: Miami, FL, USA
302Xplorer, I saw on the Pep Boys website a link to a rebate for the Pure One filter ($3 rebate limit 2)
Valid only today and tomorrow (2/15-2/18)
http://forms.young-america.com/33783_PB-060204_0213_en.pdf

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#349104 - 02/17/06 08:29 AM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
mshu7 Offline


Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 1028
Loc: Brownsburg, IN 46112
302Xplorer,

I just picked up a PureOne oil filter last night at Advance Auto for $5.88.

I'm going to pick up a couple more tonight at Pep Boys and send in for the rebate.

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#349105 - 02/17/06 08:56 AM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
Schmoe Offline


Registered: 05/12/03
Posts: 6539
Loc: Oklahoma
I'd go with PureOne also, in fact, I have been for as long as I can remember.

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#349106 - 02/16/06 09:08 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
AstroVic Offline


Registered: 07/29/04
Posts: 671
Loc: Houston
For your Ford, you really can't beat the Motorcraft filters. They're outstanding filters for a very reasonable price (Walmart, O'Reiily Auto Parts, etc.).

For your GM, the AC Delco filters have shown to do an equally outstanding job. The one for my wife's Yukon XL is about $3.50 at the local O'Reilly Auto Parts store.

Otherwise, I would always be quick to recommend Wix (NAPA Gold) as an alternative.

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#349107 - 02/16/06 10:46 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
I'll chime in with the el cheapo alternative. The PureOne is, imo, about the best bang for the buck in the upper tier offerings. M1 is just too darn expensive for what extended benefits it provides. PureOne has proven effective for usage in the 10k range ..even over a year's time.

I would say that it would depend on how you put on your 6k. If it's a longer time-wise situation ..with semi-short trips ...lots of combustion byproducts ..then perhaps the finer filtration of the PureOne (or other premier filter) would be money well spent. OTOH, if you're zipping 6k out in a relatively short time span ..lots of long mileage at full warm up...then both the oil and the filter (of the level of PureOne, M1, etc.) are in excess of what you require for great service. From everything that I've gained here, I think most are well served (over served in some cases) with 6 month OCI's and adjusting the oil and filter to the demands of the mileage that occurs within that time span.

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#349108 - 02/16/06 11:20 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
MADMIKE Offline


Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 648
Loc: RHODE ISLAND
What about the PureOne's supposedly restrictive medium? Has that issue been settled? I was going to use Pure Ones but I read a lot of back and forth on this site about possible excessive restriction--Is that valid or not? The last thing I want to do is starve my engine for oil flow to get slightly better filtration that's probably overkill anyway) Thanks!

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#349109 - 02/16/06 11:35 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
mshu7 Offline


Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 1028
Loc: Brownsburg, IN 46112
MADMIKE,

I've been doing a lot of research on the forum regarding the PureOne filter. In one thread, a person had emailed Purolator about the possible restrictions in the PureOne line. Purolator responded by saying that each filter is designed to flow at the specific rate or better for the specific application it is used for.

Another highly regarded person on the forum has done tests on the filter and could not get it to go into bypass mode except on initial start-up (which all filters do). This means that the "restrictive" nature that people talk about isn't what people make it out to be (IMO).

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#349110 - 02/16/06 11:51 PM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
kanling Offline


Registered: 07/17/05
Posts: 1088
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Madmike, what I've also seen here matches what mshu7 says. The only difference is that I believe the bypass on startup was only suspected in very cold weather.

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#349111 - 02/17/06 12:19 AM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
MADMIKE Offline


Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 648
Loc: RHODE ISLAND
Thanks guys--maybe it's time to finally try them! I've used Purolator Premiums for years but shied away from the Pure Ones originally because of price but recently because of that whole flow controversy I read about here. Just when I thought I had found the perfect filter for extended drains the flow issue came up. I'll give 'em a try and listen carefully for any increase in valvetrain noise on cold morning start-ups.

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#349112 - 02/17/06 03:23 AM Re: Best filter for 6k OCI
unDummy Offline


Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 8756
Loc: RI
Its application specific.
I've had no luck with Pureone filters.

I'll stick with the Napagold since the Mobil1/K&N filters are too expensive.

I also don't care for "bench" tests or manufacturers comments. I've got an engine thats silent on a $3 Premium filter. Swap the filter with a $6 Pureone and be rewared with startup clatter and more engine noise when warm.

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