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#4539975 - 10/11/17 09:33 AM Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2057
Loc: VA
I only have the option of using these synthetic media oil filters. Please rank these with your first choice first, second choice second, etc. I'd rather limit any discussion to just these oil filters as these are the only ones I would consider purchasing. I know there may be some other great synthetic media oil filters but I only want your opinion about these specific ones. If you have reasons, you could type them beside them. For example, too expensive, hard to purchase, cheaply made, inferior bypass valve, cheaper anti-drainback valve, etc.


Listed in alphabetical order.

Amsoil EAO
Fram Ultra
Napa Platinum
TRD
Wix XP
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#4539985 - 10/11/17 09:41 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
JustN89 Online   content


Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 421
Loc: DFW
Fram Ultra, all day every day.

Not that those other filters aren't good, but the quality, price and availability of the Ultra make it an easy decision for me.

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#4539989 - 10/11/17 09:44 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10746
Loc: Idaho
Which ever filter you like the best . The two most important things about a filter is 1] that is doesn't fail and 2]the best oil filter is the air filter.
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#4539990 - 10/11/17 09:46 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
MobilinHyundia Offline


Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 366
Loc: Ontario, Canada
How can any oil filter be too expensive?
I never can understand it.
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#4539992 - 10/11/17 09:47 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36242
Loc: Ontario, Canada
In your list, I believe the FRAM Ultra is the most efficient, followed by the AMSOIL EaO. The Wix and NAPA Platinum are, I believe, the same filter. No idea on the TRD, is there filtration information available on it? It is probably produced by Champ or M/H.
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#4540009 - 10/11/17 10:07 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4718
Loc: MTL, CANADA
TRD is overpriced. Id say Fram Ultra followed by Napa Plat/Wix XP. No idea about Amsoils filter or specs.

How long do you plan to run it for and on what car?

I wouldnt bother running a Fram Ultra unless intrrval is minimum 10k miles. Ive used the TRD and it was ok but I doubt its worth the premium over the OEM filter or a cheap proselect for shorter intervals.
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#4540016 - 10/11/17 10:12 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
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#4540019 - 10/11/17 10:19 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4381
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
From your list:

1: Fram Ultra - readily available, cheapest regular retail price, excellent published filtration, excellent flow

2: Amsoil EAO - cost a little more than the Fram, may be harder to get "right this second", not sure of actual filtration and flow, but is supposed to be good.

3: NAPA Platinum/Wix XP: Same filter. Can be found for good price on sale, readily available, seems filtration numbers are not as good as other synthetic media filters.

4: TRD - No idea on price, availability or filtration. It may be a really good filter, I just don't know any info on it.
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#4540026 - 10/11/17 10:25 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: JustN89]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4150
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Originally Posted By: JustN89
Fram Ultra, all day every day.

Not that those other filters aren't good, but the quality, price and availability of the Ultra make it an easy decision for me.


This. Not that any of the others are bad, but the price and availability of the other filters makes the Ultra an easier choice. I have nothing against Amsoil, but having to order stuff in advance of doing an oil change when it doesn't really save me any money is not something I'm a fan of. It would be one thing if I only did oil changes on one or two vehicles, but I service many vehicles for friends and family that spec different oil and filters. It is easiest just to show up at WalMart, pick out oil and filter, and have the receipt for them to keep with their records.
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#4540032 - 10/11/17 10:31 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: MobilinHyundia]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4150
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Originally Posted By: MobilinHyundia
How can any oil filter be too expensive?
I never can understand it.


It can be expensive relative to it's purpose. For example, I wouldn't put a $20 oil filter on a rusty car with 200k miles that burns/leaks oil.
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#4540034 - 10/11/17 10:31 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Amsoil EAO
Wix XP
Fram Ultra
Napa Platinum

TRD - Not sure
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#4540044 - 10/11/17 10:46 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7584
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
1. Fram Ultra (lowest cost, highest efficiency)
2. Amsoil EaO (somewhat expensive, high efficiency)
3/4. Wix XP/Napa Platinum (poor efficiency)
5. TRD (really expensive, not great efficiency)
Not on your list, but also great choices that I've used-RP, Fleetguard Stratapore (Venturi for diesels if available), & Baldwin HPG.


Edited by bullwinkle (10/11/17 10:46 AM)
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#4540050 - 10/11/17 10:52 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: blupupher]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: blupupher
From your list:

1: Fram Ultra - readily available, cheapest regular retail price, excellent published filtration, excellent flow

2: Amsoil EAO - cost a little more than the Fram, may be harder to get "right this second", not sure of actual filtration and flow, but is supposed to be good.

3: NAPA Platinum/Wix XP: Same filter. Can be found for good price on sale, readily available, seems filtration numbers are not as good as other synthetic media filters.

4: TRD - No idea on price, availability or filtration. It may be a really good filter, I just don't know any info on it.


Pretty much this order, with Amsoil even up with FU.

The low filtration of the Wix is just as good as OEM Toyota filters and efficiency will increase during 15000 miles of use.
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#4540085 - 10/11/17 11:25 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: MobilinHyundia]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24372
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: MobilinHyundia
How can any oil filter be too expensive?

You're in Canada; it'll be easy for you to find out. Source a RP or a Wix XP in Canada without a jobber discount, and you'll see. wink Or, walk into Canadian Tire for an M1 filter when it's not on special.
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#4540103 - 10/11/17 11:38 AM Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 2086
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
Fram Ultra... I'm stopping there, because that's the only one I need to concern myself with. It beats the rest on reliability, availability, performance, and price.
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