Recent Topics
Tire choice - EU tire label system may help
by zveroboy
9 minutes 14 seconds ago
Can Royal Purple afford it?
by Merkava_4
Today at 02:14 AM
Castrol Magnatec AU10W-40 instead of 5W-30 US
by Y_K
Today at 12:52 AM
Anyone make a "unused file" deleting program???
by daves66nova
Today at 12:02 AM
Porsche 911 Engine Assembly line video
by Pajamarama
Yesterday at 11:28 PM
Mobil site vs Manufacturer
by Throt
Yesterday at 11:06 PM
Christmas breakdown!
by antonmnster
Yesterday at 10:32 PM
is this is a bad sign for my engine?
by n6ss6
Yesterday at 10:14 PM
Polyetheramine as dispersant in engine oil
by Pontual
Yesterday at 10:13 PM
New pistol
by WTJackalope
Yesterday at 09:29 PM
Redbox Canada Free Rental
by silverrat
Yesterday at 09:04 PM
Car shopping during cheap gas
by supton
Yesterday at 08:51 PM
Newest Members
Russ300, MikeMIke, Wdave, bigdom, swschreiner
52299 Registered Users
Who's Online
42 registered (Berny, Azeem, bigt61, CapriRacer, Atlantis, Ben99GT, 4 invisible), 553 Guests and 234 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52299 Members
66 Forums
224004 Topics
3554646 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#1699226 - 12/07/09 05:33 PM Purolator vs. STP
hardcore302 Offline


Registered: 11/23/09
Posts: 2449
Loc: Suffolk County, NY
Regarding a filter for a 2007 Mustang GT

The purolator has a mesh patterned metal guard across the entire filter, where as the stp has one thick metal bar across the section. I'm not sure which has more pleats, though. Someone fill me in.

Those are the two main filter choices in NYC, for the most part.. Fram as well, but I've heard horror stories about their oil filters.

What say ye?


Edited by hardcore302 (12/07/09 05:36 PM)
_________________________
2007 Ford Mustang GT - FL-820S filter
2011 Chevy Equinox LT - Driveworks filter

Top
#1699253 - 12/07/09 05:45 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: hardcore302]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
STP on my truck. I like the PureOne oiled media air filters, better than the standard Puro at 96% efficient--but that midel is not avauilable for my truck. So I like the STP (Champion Labs built in my case)

Top
#1699270 - 12/07/09 06:03 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: river_rat]
HyperJinx Offline


Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 348
Loc: TN
purolator for sure!
_________________________
2007 Corvette (Synpower/M1 filter) 2001 Silverado (Syntec Blend/ PureOne) 1969 Camaro (Rotella T/Napa-Wix)

Top
#1699285 - 12/07/09 06:14 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: HyperJinx]
defektes Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 3216
Loc: Hesperia, CA, USA
I have used STP for many years and they have served me well.
_________________________
2002 GMC Sierra 5sp. 4.3L 145K ST3980 E-Core
Chevron Supreme 5w-30, Amsoil Synchromesh In Tranny
Valvoline SynPower 75w-90 Gear Oil In Rear

Top
#1699292 - 12/07/09 06:21 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: defektes]
LT4 Vette Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 12875
Loc: USA
Fram makes quality air filters.

Top
#1699337 - 12/07/09 06:53 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: LT4 Vette]
postjeeprcr Offline


Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 1782
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
Fram makes quality air filters.


+1, I agree.
_________________________
If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

Top
#1699384 - 12/07/09 07:18 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: LT4 Vette]
SWSportsman Offline


Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 368
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
Fram makes quality air filters.


HIGH quality or LOW quality?

Top
#1699405 - 12/07/09 07:32 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: SWSportsman]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
Use a Motorcraft brand!!!
_________________________
Why do people post I want the best for my car,,, When there isn't anything that is the best on the car to begin with.

Top
#1700985 - 12/08/09 11:18 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: SWSportsman]
postjeeprcr Offline


Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 1782
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: SWSportsman
Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
Fram makes quality air filters.


HIGH quality or LOW quality?


High, I have read many posts where people like their air filter but not the oil filter.
_________________________
If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

Top
#1701138 - 12/09/09 07:33 AM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: postjeeprcr]
cos Offline


Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 1137
Loc: Metro Detroit
Purolator, but check to make sure it's a nice snug fit in the airbox. I've found most of the time they fit very well and are usually on sale some where.
_________________________
'06 Ford Fusion 2.3/manual
QSUD 5W20
Amsoil MTF/MTG


Top
#1701156 - 12/09/09 07:54 AM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: hardcore302]
sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 8538
Loc: The Old North State
I don't know about the STP, I would think it's OK. The last time I checked, the Fram and Puro for my apps were both made in Israel. I happen to like Fram air filters just fine.*

Whatever you choose, look in the box first to make sure it's OK.

*This opinion relates to the Fram air filters only. wink

Top
#1701567 - 12/09/09 01:24 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: SWSportsman]
severach Offline


Registered: 02/04/08
Posts: 617
Loc: MI or LA
Originally Posted By: SWSportsman
HIGH quality or LOW quality?

What's the difference?

Fram air filters may be fine but I find them to be expensive compared to other brands. At AAP for my 1993 Roadmaster the Fram is $10.03 and the Purolator is 8.89. At AZ, O'Reilly Auto, and Murray Auto the STP and Microgard are $6.59 and Fram is $7.59.

Even without considering Fram as a purveyor of low quality high price oil filters I see no reason to buy a Fram air filter.

Top
#1701621 - 12/09/09 01:57 PM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: severach]
02zx9r Offline


Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 3205
Loc: Ball, LA
I put in a wix in my corolla. I have used fram air filters in years past and never had any problems with them. Never really had problems with the fram oil filters either, but I do use Pure one filters now
_________________________
2012 Honda Insight EX





Top
#1702411 - 12/10/09 02:27 AM Re: Purolator vs. STP [Re: 02zx9r]
hardcore302 Offline


Registered: 11/23/09
Posts: 2449
Loc: Suffolk County, NY
I notice that the FRAM has no metal cross section for rigidity, why is that?
_________________________
2007 Ford Mustang GT - FL-820S filter
2011 Chevy Equinox LT - Driveworks filter

Top