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#4650534 - 01/29/18 06:41 PM Another "best" oil filter
Mike Thompson Offline

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 140
Loc: Carlsbad CA
I haven't been following this forum for years, and things change. I'm rebuilding a couple BBCs and looking for a good break-in oil filter, under $8. Opinions, please??? PH8A equivalent.

#4650537 - 01/29/18 06:45 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
dlundblad Offline

Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 9999
Loc: Indiana
The PH8A.

$3.77 at your local Walmart.
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#4650542 - 01/29/18 06:53 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
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Registered: 09/26/14
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So where is the logic in cheaping out on a filter when oil contamination is at its highest?
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04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40,XG7317
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#4650545 - 01/29/18 06:55 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
skyactiv Online   content

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4391
Loc: The Midwest
I would budget for a better filter on a fresh engine rebuild since a lot of time and possibly money is being put into it. I would want the best oil filter for a fresh engine and I wouldn't have an issue using something less expensive once the wear metals go down. New engines always have higher metal contents in UOA's. And it seems rebuilt engines done by pro's, have higher UOA metal particle counts than the same engine did when it came new in the car. Napa Gold or a Napa Platinum.
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

#4650551 - 01/29/18 07:00 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
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Loc: USA
Fram Ultra XG8A smile

#4650556 - 01/29/18 07:03 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
Donald Offline

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20446
Loc: Upstate NY
How about plumbing in a bypass filter for startup.
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#4650564 - 01/29/18 07:13 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
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#4650589 - 01/29/18 07:49 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
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Tough Guard $6.64 at Wally World!
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#4650636 - 01/29/18 09:10 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
Linctex Offline

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
A PH8A won't fit on a BBC - is this a remote mount filter?

If so, I 2nd the motion for a XG8A or...
maybe one from the HP series (racing) filters
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

#4650654 - 01/29/18 09:42 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
das_peikko Offline

Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 495
Loc: San Antonio, TX
The best oil filter is the WIX XP.

The best football team is the Green Bay Packers.

The best fighter plane is the P-51 Mustang.

The most attractive female in the world is __________?

#4650676 - 01/29/18 10:18 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
ZeeOSix Offline

Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17762
Loc: PNW
Opinions are like ... well you know the rest of the saying. grin

Although, facts and performance specs do tend to over ride opinions.

#4650685 - 01/29/18 10:42 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
Pajero Offline

Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 837
Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
Welcome back!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter

#4650700 - 01/29/18 11:36 PM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
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#4650713 - 01/30/18 01:10 AM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
Mike Thompson Offline

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 140
Loc: Carlsbad CA
LOL, I see nothing has changed, a dozen different options. I will be using Amzoil filters after the first 20-30 minutes, this first one is just to get the bigger lumps out of the oil. Using Amzoil break-in, then Z-Rod from then on.
These engines are in my boat, I bought a couple remans from Promar and had them do a little tweaking, inc. comp cams camshafts. One engine is runs in reverse, finding a cam was not as easy as I hoped. At any rate things are moving along. Hope to have it running by fishing season, SoCal and Mexico.

#4650714 - 01/30/18 01:14 AM Re: Another "best" oil filter [Re: Mike Thompson]
Black_Thunder Offline

Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 1285
Loc: Wisconsin
just use a cheap supertech filter since it won't be on very long and its less then 3 bucks
I'd buy Callahan autoparts if I could.

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