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#4440189 - 06/24/17 09:35 AM Oil filter question
Michael1234560 Offline


Registered: 06/07/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Virginia
I tried reading all the old oil filter posts and I'm still not sure. What are some good filters that are available in Walmart, Adavance Auto etc? Right now I'm using Motorcraft in my Fords and Mobil M1 in my boat. Thanks

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#4440204 - 06/24/17 09:50 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2973
Loc: USA
You're doing fine then.

But if you want another choice - Fram Ultra

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#4440210 - 06/24/17 09:58 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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M1 is a top notch filter. The Motorcraft is fine but not quite a M1.

Continue what you are doing.
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#4440213 - 06/24/17 10:00 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Donald]
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Registered: 09/21/10
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Who is currently making Motorcraft?

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#4440215 - 06/24/17 10:04 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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Registered: 06/11/17
Posts: 147
Loc: Waco, Tx.
Motorcraft, Mobil 1 filters, Baldwin, Wix. THOSE are solid filters for box store filters. I personally use Microgreen filters. They have a small bypass filter built in to them. The main filter filters 25-40um, the bypass is rated at 2-5um. I saw data comparing it to a K&N filter. For me though, it is just for the warm and fuzzies. Will it make my equipment last longer? I doubt it.

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#4440218 - 06/24/17 10:05 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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Registered: 10/09/04
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welcome Motorcraft (AFAIK still Purolator/M&H made) is OK, Mobil 1 was better before they started the "A" suffix filters-since then they've been slipping somewhat. Still hard to beat a Baldwin, Fram Ultra, or Wix/NAPA Gold, or if you want to spend a little more, Royal Purple or Donaldson.
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#4440225 - 06/24/17 10:12 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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I'd use either Fram Ultra or a Mobil 1 filter. IIRC Motorcraft is still made by Purolator and that would take them off 'my' list.
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#4440232 - 06/24/17 10:25 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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Registered: 07/03/11
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I wouldn't stress on who makes the filter unless there is evidence that the manufacturer makes said filter to the same specification as another that has been found to be wanting.

I am using Mann and Mobil1 in my upcoming changes. Sooner or later, Fram Ultra will supplant the M1 unless there is some other great new filter that comes out soon.

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#4440242 - 06/24/17 10:41 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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About the only brand I'd avoid is Purolator aka Tearolator. Motorcraft ones seem to be made to a higher standard, but it's a little close for comfort.
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#4440256 - 06/24/17 10:58 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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No need to change it up. The filters u are using are plenty good
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#4440279 - 06/24/17 11:42 AM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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Registered: 10/03/15
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Loc: Houston, Texas
Most of the Motorcraft part numbers are AOK as evidenced by the body of cut & posts. The FL820S can sometimes tear just like their Purolator siblings. When they tear, it will be on either side of the media seam. I have also seen rust on the outlet side of the dome end cap on new filters.
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#4440369 - 06/24/17 02:31 PM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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Your filter choices are great. The most important thing about a filter over any marketing claim that is believed as fact is that the filter doesn't fail
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#4440450 - 06/24/17 04:39 PM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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Registered: 02/06/10
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What is your planned OC interval? i.e....3000. 5000. 7500 or 10,000+

The oil filter you choose depends very much on the total miles you plan on using the filter...and the type of driving you do. Some top-tier filters (such as the Fram Ultra) can be used over several OC's.

IMO, a top-tier and reasonably priced filter (at WalMart) is the Fram Ultra....good for 10,000 to 15,000 OC's.
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#4440475 - 06/24/17 05:17 PM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Michael1234560]
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Registered: 12/16/06
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Motorcraft oil filters are really hard to beat for the price. Fram Ultra is by far the best filter of all in my opinion, but priced as such too. I am not a Purolator hater and have been using them since 1987 and continue to use them. Even with the so called tearing if you change your oil at reasonable intervals, you engine will out last your love for that car or truck.


Edited by Panzerman (06/24/17 05:18 PM)
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#4440596 - 06/24/17 08:26 PM Re: Oil filter question [Re: Oregoonian]
Michael1234560 Offline


Registered: 06/07/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: Oregoonian
What is your planned OC interval? i.e....3000. 5000. 7500 or 10,000+

The oil filter you choose depends very much on the total miles you plan on using the filter...and the type of driving you do. Some top-tier filters (such as the Fram Ultra) can be used over several OC's.

IMO, a top-tier and reasonably priced filter (at WalMart) is the Fram Ultra....good for 10,000 to 15,000 OC's.


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Edited by Michael1234560 (06/24/17 08:28 PM)

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