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#2345648 - 08/13/11 10:42 AM best oil filter?
whitson01 Offline


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 138
Loc: TN
so i guess this has been asked here, maybe even posted. but what is the best oil filter? i guess you have to ask what makes it the best oil filter? obviously the efficiency of the filer and filtration quality is first. but what else? im sure it also depends on your application, size of motor, forced induction, etc.. the top filters that i have seen and read about, but dont have any actual hands on proof, are amsoil, royal purples, napa platinum, k&n, mobile 1, and im sure theres others.
so all you oil filter guru's please chime in.
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#2345650 - 08/13/11 10:49 AM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
qdeezie Offline


Registered: 08/10/10
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Loc: Charlotte, NC
What is it you're looking for by trying to find the "best" oil filter? What I mean by this, is are you trying to get the maximum life out of your engine? If you use any of these oil filters you've listed, you should have a very long engine life.
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#2345651 - 08/13/11 10:49 AM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
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I use NAPA GOLD or WIX (same filter). I like it because of it's good oil flow and filtering. It is a quality oil filter, easy to find and often on sale.

I have used DELCO Premium on my Corvette, but it was too flow restrictive. I value oil flow as much as filtration.
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#2345653 - 08/13/11 10:51 AM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
brandini Offline


Registered: 10/08/09
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Loc: Richmond, VA
Synthetic is best BECAUSE:
Least restriction/highest flow
Most capacity
Filters the smallest particles

Amsoil/Mobil1/K&N are similar, Amsoil has the smallest most uniform synthetic fiber.
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#2345654 - 08/13/11 10:52 AM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
JavierG Offline


Registered: 06/11/11
Posts: 1089
Loc: Fresno, CA
Fram all the way!!

Just kidding. whistle I like NAPA, Wix, Bosch and Purolater. Depends on the sale price and/or rebate.
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#2345670 - 08/13/11 11:20 AM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
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Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2009
Loc: Texas
It is different for everyone.
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#2345672 - 08/13/11 11:21 AM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
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Best? Depends what your priorities are.

There are certainly different classes of filters (budget, premium, etc).
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#2345677 - 08/13/11 11:27 AM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 7503
Loc: The Old North State
Quote:
so i guess this has been asked here, maybe even posted.
My answer(s) is included in this thread. I'll stick with them.

FYI, here's some other choices.

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#2345704 - 08/13/11 11:52 AM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
whitson01 Offline


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 138
Loc: TN
i guess im going for the "premium" line of filters. but not necessarily. if there is/was a cheaper one that filters/flows and lasts as long as a "premium" filter then suggest them. i do understand this is a very broad/ridiculous question to ask. im sure everyone will say whatever brand they have on their car now is best wether is a $16 royal purple oil filter or a $4 motorcraft. i have used wix before but i dont consider it "the best". why? only going by specs, price, advertisements, word of mouth, these forums etc.. but is that how you determine "the best oil filter"? i personally dont have any proof that my engine was better off with the wix filter then when i used the amsoil filter. imo, your better off spending extra and getting a preium filter like royal purples or amsoil. i feel that in this area you get what you pay for.
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#2345715 - 08/13/11 12:02 PM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
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Loc: beaver land EH?
also a gentle reminder to OP:

best oil filter isn't gonna do jack if you ignore/disregard your ocis, or your air filter is bad (letting sand/grit into your oil), missed regular tuneups (fuel-related oil dilution), etc.

In summary, oil filter is important but oil is more important IMHO.
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#2345719 - 08/13/11 12:06 PM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
glum Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 820
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Don't forget Fram Xtended Guard.
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#2345736 - 08/13/11 12:26 PM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
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Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 751
Loc: Ohio
WIX
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#2345743 - 08/13/11 12:38 PM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
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Hastings
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#2345751 - 08/13/11 12:44 PM Re: best oil filter? [Re: Bluestream]
Cristobal Offline


Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 1855
Loc: Montebello, CA
The Mobil Extended Performance is pretty good.
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#2345757 - 08/13/11 12:47 PM Re: best oil filter? [Re: whitson01]
boxcartommie22 Offline


Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 2941
Loc: moutain country
nothing that is celluose (paper), synthetic or glass...iam sold on stainless steel filter mesh...flow first then filtration..my philosophy..


Edited by boxcartommie22 (08/13/11 12:48 PM)
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