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#1672356 - 11/15/09 04:24 PM Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters
Carl6773666 Offline


Registered: 01/19/08
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Loc: Bushwood, NV
Does anyone have any opinions on these for a Toyota 4.7 V8?

Link: http://www.trufilter.com/


I have searched and do not see much talk about stainless mesh oil filters. Thanks for any ideas!

(Just found a bunch of threads under a different search term - definitely still interested in people's latest opinions)


Edited by Carl6773666 (11/15/09 04:27 PM)

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#1672387 - 11/15/09 04:39 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: Carl6773666]
Steve S Offline


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First is the cost and how many "regular" filters can you get before you will ever realize a pay back.
Second what do you think the advantage would be with the mesh filter ? do they filter any better?
Third ,you have to clean them which involves solvent waste etc to get rid of so there goes and green advantage. just my personal thoughs. In fact I cleaned the foam filter that came with the lawn blower I own and replacing the filter would have been better.
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#1672407 - 11/15/09 04:48 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: Steve S]
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Had to add Mesh filters are real nice on race engines where you want to see what is inside the filter.
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#1672415 - 11/15/09 04:51 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: Steve S]
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The only info it gives is .35 at 95%. It also says paper filters are 40 micron which we all know is not correct.....especially if the P1 beta's are correct. It's a nice filter and if they could prove benificial to daily drivers i'd look further into it.
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#1672422 - 11/15/09 04:55 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: DieselTech]
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I love how they used the pictures from the minimopar site.
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#1672503 - 11/15/09 05:46 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: defektes]
SuperBusa Offline


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Looking at their website, they quote 2 different micron specs for the screen mesh - 45 microns and .45 microns. Obviously, it's NOT .45 microns screen mesh.

No excuse for sloppy technical information ... if I can spot it in 5 seconds, so will many others. They need someone to read their own technical info for accuracy.

It's a nice looking filter however ... seems to be well built. I'd like to know how the bypass valve works, and what the bypass setting is.

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#1672516 - 11/15/09 05:54 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: SuperBusa]
DieselTech Offline


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Well I looked at the aplication for the modular engines. At Jegs it states 35 micron @ 95%....not too good. Also the applocation cost 189.00 + Shipping.
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#1672524 - 11/15/09 06:00 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: DieselTech]
SuperBusa Offline


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Originally Posted By: DieselTech
Well I looked at the application for the modular engines. At Jegs it states 35 micron @ 95%....not too good. Also the applocation cost 189.00 + Shipping.


The filtering efficiency isn't great, but it's not horrible either. IMO, these mesh type filters would be good to use on racing engines where you can insure good flow rate and can open it up frequently to inspect/clean it.
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#1672610 - 11/15/09 06:54 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: SuperBusa]
Carl6773666 Offline


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All very good responses and appreciated.

I'd be most interested in eliminating disposable filters but I think I see that the Toyota OEMs are better for me.

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#1672908 - 11/15/09 09:44 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: Steve S]
Gary Allan Offline


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Originally Posted By: Steve S
First is the cost and how many "regular" filters can you get before you will ever realize a pay back.
Second what do you think the advantage would be with the mesh filter ? do they filter any better?
Third ,you have to clean them which involves solvent waste etc to get rid of so there goes and green advantage. just my personal thoughs. In fact I cleaned the foam filter that came with the lawn blower I own and replacing the filter would have been better.


+1 The odds of you owning the car long enough to see payback is unlikely and the odds are even steeper of it fitting whatever you buy to replace it.
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#1673013 - 11/15/09 10:45 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: Gary Allan]
Carl6773666 Offline


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The cost is not that interesting to me. At $100-180 it's like buying a toy you like. If it eliminates the need for disposable oil filters and work as well, or better - then it would work for me.

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#1673053 - 11/15/09 11:44 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: Carl6773666]
Gary Allan Offline


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Okay ..then buy it and enjoy it. I see nothing wrong with using it. It's a little courser than I'd like. If they were $30-$40 (most of what you see is ROI from the choke point vending) I'd have one on there in conjunction with a bypass filter. If it was extended drains it would be something like Amsoil's. If it was short stuff, it would be a tp filter. I'd never touch the thing then.
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#1673132 - 11/16/09 01:36 AM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: Gary Allan]
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I can see why the cost is up there pretty good. Lots of aluminum machining of solid billet stock, and making that element can't be cheap.
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#1673684 - 11/16/09 01:38 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: SuperBusa]
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And casual washing/cleaning won't dislodge all the particles either.
Expensive toy for those that don't know better.
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#1676596 - 11/18/09 05:25 PM Re: Trufilter stainless mesh oil filters [Re: Carl6773666]
Steve S Offline


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Originally Posted By: Carl6773666
The cost is not that interesting to me. At $100-180 it's like buying a toy you like. If it eliminates the need for disposable oil filters and work as well, or better - then it would work for me.
What happens to the dirty solvent/cleaner etc when the filter is cleaned? At least the disposible filter can be recycled the waste solvent/cleaner is disposed in the drain or on the ground?
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