Recent Topics
Pennzoil ultra noak
by Sw296inchblue
46 minutes 22 seconds ago
VW Jetta MK4 AC problems
by gregoron
Today at 04:24 AM
Benefit in cleaning intake manifold?
by Spetz
Today at 04:07 AM
Impressed by how quickly condensation takes over
by DoubleWasp
Today at 01:45 AM
ghetto bird circling
by Chris142
Today at 01:20 AM
Injector spray pattern has gotten pathetic
by DoubleWasp
Today at 12:54 AM
Oil change scam
by Darwin1138
Today at 12:14 AM
does exide stil make the orbital?
by Chris142
Yesterday at 11:35 PM
Black Hole in Dwarf Galaxy M60-UCD1
by Apollo14
Yesterday at 11:32 PM
microguard new style, 3k- 6 month oil change ?
by MetalSlug
Yesterday at 11:11 PM
Renting house out with marketplace homes?
by jay929
Yesterday at 10:43 PM
Lower MPG after synthetic switch
by BrandonVA
Yesterday at 10:41 PM
Newest Members
MikeF, jim1224, Wompem, Dlauth, ToddT58
51371 Registered Users
Who's Online
61 registered (a990dna, Astro14, 1foxracing, 2009Edge, Asterix, 2010_FX4, 4 invisible), 1037 Guests and 221 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51371 Members
64 Forums
219617 Topics
3466228 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#1552486 - 08/03/09 07:34 AM How good are microguard oil filters?
talker Offline


Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 348
Loc: Mars
I'm about to put a Microguard oil filter I got from Advance Auto parts in my 1992 lincoln towncar.

I got it as an oil deal-----you now, 5 quarts & oil filter for $$$$$.

Is it any good? Or is it bad like a Fram?
_________________________
I like the yellow bottle!

Top
#1552502 - 08/03/09 07:52 AM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: talker]
sayjac Online   content


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 8107
Loc: The Old North State
I did not know AAP sold Microguard, never seen them there, thought it was O'Reilly's house brand.

Anyway, in the recent past they had been made by Purolator. I looked at one recently and they still appear to be Puro. There have been other posts here about them. IMO, they are fine for a 3-5k OCI.

Top
#1552581 - 08/03/09 09:26 AM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: sayjac]
beanoil Offline


Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 1969
Loc: Midwest, Illinois
O'Reilly, made by Purolator. Perfectly acceptable.
_________________________
beanoil: Tough under heat, real dirty afterwards.

Top
#1552596 - 08/03/09 09:41 AM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: beanoil]
chevrofreak Offline


Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 4910
Loc: Billings, MT
If you get rattle on startup, you might consider swapping it out for a Motorcraft FL-820S
_________________________
I <3 Red Line oil

Top
#1552745 - 08/03/09 12:06 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: chevrofreak]
labman Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 8711
Loc: Nothern USA
Micro Guard = Purolator = new ownership and different construction. In the past nothing special as long as you didn't mind the dome end bypass. Better than a Fram now? To be seen.

Top
#1552809 - 08/03/09 01:14 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: beanoil]
SuperBusa Offline


Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 2371
Loc: WA
 Originally Posted By: beanoil
O'Reilly, made by Purolator. Perfectly acceptable.


Is it more like a PureONE (yellow) or a classic Purolator (white) design?
_________________________
Beta 1000
Condition 0

Top
#1552939 - 08/03/09 03:13 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: SuperBusa]
sayjac Online   content


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 8107
Loc: The Old North State
 Originally Posted By: SuperBusa
 Originally Posted By: beanoil
O'Reilly, made by Purolator. Perfectly acceptable.


Is it more like a PureONE (yellow) or a classic Purolator (white) design?
I have not cut one open but I would not say Pure One efficiency, more like Classic with slightly less media, likely similar to old AAP Total Grip.

I found the thread with one cut open. Metal endcaps, don't look bad.
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1445182&fpart=1

Top
#1553204 - 08/03/09 07:43 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: sayjac]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 4228
Loc: Michigan
The box says 96% efficiency.
_________________________
2002 Buick Regal GS (3.8 Supercharged) PP, Pure 1 filter
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible (2.7) M1, Pure 1 filter.

Top
#1553465 - 08/03/09 10:57 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: ZZman]
toddmog Offline


Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Kansas
I recently bought my wife a 2005 Ford Freestar. It had a Microguard on it when I brought it home. The only thing I didn't like about the Microguard was that my end cap filter wrench wouldn't fit it. The filter was slightly too small and the wrench wouldn't grip. And, whoever put it on, put it on TIGHT! Due to location of the filter, a strap wrench was out of the question. I had to buy a set of filter pliers to get it off. I replaced it with a Motorcraft filter and will be able to get it off by hand.

Top