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#1556221 - 08/06/09 11:59 AM filter for 3k oci
grease_monkey Offline


Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 325
Loc: oregon
Now that I have been convinced to stay away from fram, I need to know what else is out there. What is a decent in expensive filter that I could. Use on a 3k oci? I thought of k and n but that would be on the high sisde a bit


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#1556225 - 08/06/09 12:01 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: grease_monkey]
Jim 5 Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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Napa's nascar series should be a good filter.
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#1556229 - 08/06/09 12:05 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: Jim 5]
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I think you mean Fram, but Wal Marts Super Tech would be a good choice for the money.
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#1556243 - 08/06/09 12:19 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: tig1]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
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Fram filters are just fine, especially for a 3k OCI.

Don't believe the stupid 'anti Fram' hysteria that is spouted on here. Frams will NOT destroy your vehicle....
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#1556245 - 08/06/09 12:19 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: tig1]
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Ditto on SuperTech.
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#1556255 - 08/06/09 12:30 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: sciphi]
Colt45ws Offline


Registered: 08/15/06
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While Fram will not destroy your vehicle, you can pay a lot less for an oil filter.
Supertech. The low end napa is good too. Purolator premium plus is cheap right now from Amazon.com, if you don't mind ordering.
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#1556288 - 08/06/09 12:59 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: Colt45ws]
bepperb Offline


Registered: 01/10/08
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Supertech/stp or Purolator Classic or Napa Silver/Carquest.

Any of those three are under or around three bucks and good filters.

AutoZone has proselcts? I think. They're made by Purolator but a lot smaller on my application. Probably an inch shorter.

"Don't believe the stupid 'anti Fram' hysteria that is spouted on here. Frams will NOT destroy your vehicle...."

I agree completely. And on such a short OCI they would be even more reasonable. But for the price I think one can do better.


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#1556313 - 08/06/09 01:21 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: bepperb]
Happy Birthday ThirdeYe Offline


Registered: 02/23/07
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SuperTech, STP, Quaker State, Fram (If you get them for 50 cents like I did!), Pennzoil, ProLine, Napa ProSelect, MotorCraft, AC Delco, Purolator Classic (Premium Plus), Parts Plus, Carquest Red. Any of those filters would work fine for a 3k OCI.
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#1556322 - 08/06/09 01:33 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: ThirdeYe]
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Registered: 06/25/09
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Loc: Midwest
for under $5, I would get a Purolator or Super tech.

if you are good to spend $6, get a Purolator Pure one.
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#1556329 - 08/06/09 01:38 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: tomcat27]
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Registered: 04/28/08
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Motorcraft.
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#1556354 - 08/06/09 01:53 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 04/01/08
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Motorcraft, Supertech, or Napa Proselect.
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#1556555 - 08/06/09 05:32 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: panthermike]
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Registered: 04/11/09
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Loc: New Jersey
WIX every 3000 or 3 months what ever comes first..
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#1556561 - 08/06/09 05:37 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: live_to_hunt]
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
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The cheapest filter you can find that isn't also a rebadged Fram. Reward the behavior you want to see and save some $$ in the process.
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#1556821 - 08/06/09 09:47 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: Gary Allan]
labman Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
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Loc: Nothern USA
If your filter is a large, common number, I would look at ST. Their smaller ones have a cheap dome end bypass, as does everything made by Fram and Purolator except Motorcraft. I am still looking for a good, cheap replacement for the ST 3950 Wal-Mart dropped. They had already cheapened it with a dome end bypass. Next oil change, it is going to be STP, Pronto, or Hastings.

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#1557448 - 08/07/09 01:38 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: labman]
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Registered: 09/15/04
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Loc: Hillsboro, OR
Supertech would be a good choice. I even use them for 5K miles
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