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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

Edited by grease_monkey (08/06/09 12:10 PM)

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

Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 4009
Loc: Calgary Canada
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]
tig1 Offline

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 10709
Loc: Illinois
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
Posts: 13789
Loc: Canada
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....
2003 Mazda Tribute LX V-6, 191k miles.
MM F1 5W-20 conventional + Bardahl B2 additive.
MM MPH2 filter.

#1556245 - 08/06/09 12:19 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: tig1]
sciphi Offline

Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 9250
Loc: Upstate NY
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
Posts: 7893
Loc: Central Washington
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, if you don't mind ordering.
2004 Ford Crown Vic LX, 85k "Tank"
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#1556288 - 08/06/09 12:59 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: Colt45ws]
bepperb Offline

Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 4929
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.

Edited by bepperb (08/06/09 01:00 PM)
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#1556313 - 08/06/09 01:21 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: bepperb]
ThirdeYe Offline

Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 7883
Loc: Walker, MI
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]
tomcat27 Offline

Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 2799
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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#1556354 - 08/06/09 01:53 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: OVERKILL]
panthermike Offline

Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 3237
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]
live_to_hunt Offline

Registered: 04/11/09
Posts: 264
Loc: New Jersey
WIX every 3000 or 3 months what ever comes first..
2010 Tundra
2001 Harley Heritage Softail Classic

#1556561 - 08/06/09 05:37 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: live_to_hunt]
Gary Allan Offline

Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
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.

#1556821 - 08/06/09 09:47 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: Gary Allan]
labman Offline

Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 8711
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.

#1557448 - 08/07/09 01:38 PM Re: filter for 3k oci [Re: labman]
Silver02ex Offline

Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 820
Loc: Hillsboro, OR
Supertech would be a good choice. I even use them for 5K miles
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