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STP filters #4687243
03/07/18 10:09 AM
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Camprunner Offline OP
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Although I am not impressed with the basic STP blue can filter I have used there extended capacity black can filter with good results. What is the general opinion of the upper end STP filters? Anyone here use them?

Re: STP filters [Re: Camprunner] #4687258
03/07/18 10:18 AM
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They seem well built but the price point drives me away, when I can buy a Napa Gold or a Fram Ultra for less why buy the STP XL?

Last edited by FlyNavyP3; 03/07/18 10:23 AM. Reason: Spelling

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Re: STP filters [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4687265
03/07/18 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
They seem well built but the price point drives me away, when I can't buy a Napa Gold or a Fram Ultra for less why buy the STP XL?

Because you're at AZ and they're a part of a deal with oil.

I have an XL on the truck.


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Re: STP filters [Re: rooflessVW] #4687271
03/07/18 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
They seem well built but the price point drives me away, when I can't buy a Napa Gold or a Fram Ultra for less why buy the STP XL?

Because you're at AZ and they're a part of a deal with oil.

I have an XL on the truck.


I can see that however I haven't bought an "oil change deal" in probably a decade from any retailer. For those of us who buy ala carte there are other filters that meet or exceed the STP XL performance at a lower price point.


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Re: STP filters [Re: Camprunner] #4687294
03/07/18 10:47 AM
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I have a blue can STP on my Rav4 right now. It was free at AZ. My wife was with me to get oil for her Rav4. I didn't want to get it but she said, There are 350,000 miles on my car. How bad could it be?


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Re: STP filters [Re: Camprunner] #4687343
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I got an STP XL filter once with an AZ oil change bundle. It seemed well made on the outside and didn't cause any start up noises.

Last edited by mclasser; 03/07/18 11:22 AM.

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Re: STP filters [Re: Camprunner] #4687390
03/07/18 11:56 AM
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Camprunner - the blue can is made to order for the 3-5K conventional oil change.


2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6
Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30 + Fram Tough Guard
Re: STP filters [Re: Camprunner] #4687662
03/07/18 03:57 PM
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I have the China made extended life on now. Been 6 mos, over winter and no problems. Keeping it on for a year. I used to run Purolators. They never made it this long because the use in my 2.2 is side mount and the adbv would fail after 3 to 4 mos. and the engine would rattle. Been using STP's for a while and no problems, so I am trusting this one for whole year.


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Re: STP filters [Re: Camprunner] #4688210
03/08/18 12:19 AM
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The STP cartridge filters for 1.8L Toyotas in the local AutoZone look like (Chinese) Frams in the two lower price levels, and Purolator in STP's highest-priced version.


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