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#336535 - 04/23/05 11:31 AM Lee oil filters?
Ironduke4 Offline


Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 181
Loc: Chicagoland illinois
I was looking at champion labs site and i noticed that they do not have lee filters listed anymore just champ and kleener.
Does anyone know what happened to lee?
Did champion labs sell lee filters?

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#336536 - 04/23/05 12:04 PM Re: Lee oil filters?
TomH Offline


Registered: 10/08/04
Posts: 391
Loc: Richmond, VA
Now that you mention it, I haven't seen Lee filters since Trak Auto went out of business about 5 years ago. IIRC, they carried the Lee Maxi line of oil filters. As I recall, they were pretty good filters too.

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#336537 - 04/23/05 05:45 PM Re: Lee oil filters?
Filter guy Offline


Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 1460
Loc: Texas
Champ puchased Lee filters in the 70's(??). Moved their equipment to Illinois.

They have discontinued the Lee line to sell the more popular STP. Champ has always made STP.

Champ, Warner, STP and Luberfiner are the only "brands" Champ markets themselves. Everything else is private label.

Luberfiner is a more a heavy duty filter brand and is marketed worldwide. It competes with Baldwin, Donaldson, and Fleetguard.

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#336538 - 04/23/05 08:19 PM Re: Lee oil filters?
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
Loc: East of IGO
What I liked about Lee filters "not knowing anything at the time " was Lee filters had a filtered bypass . I don't know how it worked but I thought it was a good idea . Also, I remember STP oil filters had some kind of yarn wrapped around the enement according to the picture on the box.

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#336539 - 04/23/05 11:24 PM Re: Lee oil filters?
labman Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 8711
Loc: Nothern USA
I think I used Lees mostly on my 71 Valiant until I traded it on an 81 Phoenix. PITA, on the 318 the filter was lengthwise above the torsion bar.

I think I ran mostly AC's or Purolators on the Phoenix, but may have abused it with Fram. Can I blame Fram for the sludge problem?

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#336540 - 04/24/05 03:12 AM Re: Lee oil filters?
Ray H Offline


Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 4478
Loc: Southern California
No.

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#336541 - 04/24/05 05:13 AM Re: Lee oil filters?
Whimsey Offline


Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 3442
Loc: The Garden State
Lee is a name from the past. I use to use them in the late 60's early 70's. I bought them at Sears. As I recalled they also carried STP at the same time in Sears. But I've not seen that name for decades.

Whimsey

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#336542 - 04/26/05 01:17 AM Re: Lee oil filters?
davidfarming Offline


Registered: 12/13/03
Posts: 71
Loc: South Carolina
Lee is indeed a name from the past. Does anyone remember the marketing jingle "Lee 2-stage oil filters"?

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#336543 - 04/26/05 01:40 AM Re: Lee oil filters?
cousincletus Offline


Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 2513
Loc: Richmond, VA
quote:
Originally posted by davidfarming:
Lee is indeed a name from the past. Does anyone remember the marketing jingle "Lee 2-stage oil filters"?

"Lee 2 stage maxifilter" was the only filter I ever had leak at the seal. Had a 1980 Datsun at the time. [Cheers!]

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#336544 - 04/26/05 02:58 AM Re: Lee oil filters?
Filter guy Offline


Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 1460
Loc: Texas
Anyone remember Jackie Stewart as Lee's tv spokesman?

When I did the marketing for Champ I had the tv tapes.. [Razz]

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#336545 - 04/27/05 11:14 AM Re: Lee oil filters?
Ironduke4 Offline


Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 181
Loc: Chicagoland illinois
I remember buying lee maxi oil filters from trak auto a few years ago i have not seen Lee filters anywhere else since then.
It was just last year that i saw there 3 brands on champ labs site Lee,Champ and Kleener.
So they dumped lee filters to the junk graveyard huh!

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#336546 - 04/27/05 06:07 PM Re: Lee oil filters?
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
Aye rembah Ju-aky-ah Stoooo-aht [Big Grin]


(From Last of the Moahicans)

"Ah Clarah! Whyah-ryah he-ah?"

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#3874188 - 10/03/15 07:59 PM Re: Lee oil filters? [Re: Ironduke4]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4445
Loc: USA
There is a LEE 2 stage commercial on You Tube.

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#3874191 - 10/03/15 08:01 PM Re: Lee oil filters? [Re: Ironduke4]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4445
Loc: USA
There also was a tire named "LEE",of course no relation to the filter line.I always thought it funny if somebody had General brand on the fronts and LEE on the rears,they'd have a General Lee!

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#3874982 - 10/04/15 06:22 PM Re: Lee oil filters? [Re: davidfarming]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 11475
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: davidfarming
Lee is indeed a name from the past. Does anyone remember the marketing jingle "Lee 2-stage oil filters"?


The jingle was actually "Lee two stage maxi filters, you can count on Lee".
Used a bunch of these back in the day.
Haven't seen the brand in at least a decade.
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