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Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters #4539975
10/11/17 08:33 AM
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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


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
Amsoil in all engines, transmissions and differentials

Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4539985
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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.

Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4539989
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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.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4539990
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How can any oil filter be too expensive?
I never can understand it.


RIP......2009 Sonata GL 2.4L (226000km)-QS FS 5W20, OEM oil filter
2009 Sonata LTD 2.4L (170000km)Castrol Edge 5W20,

2018 Sedona SX+ -TOTAL INEO mc3 5W30 with Kia filter
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4539992
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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.


2018 RAM 1500 Big Horn EcoDiesel
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4540009
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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.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4540016
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Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4540019
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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.


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Dealer oil, Mahle filter, 5k
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20, CQ Blue, 5k
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20, EcoGard, 1yr
1994 Honda VT1100c: Peak 15w-40, PSL, 5k
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: JustN89] #4540026
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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.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: MobilinHyundia] #4540032
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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.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4540034
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ON, Canada eh?
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Amsoil EAO
Wix XP
Fram Ultra
Napa Platinum

TRD - Not sure


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 17k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w30
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535k KM (Dead) - AMSOIL SS 0w30
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4540044
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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.

Last edited by bullwinkle; 10/11/17 09:46 AM.

06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: blupupher] #4540050
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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.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: MobilinHyundia] #4540085
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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.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: Please Rank These Fully Synthetic Oil Filters [Re: Gebo] #4540103
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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.


2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 268,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 61,000mi
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