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How often should I change oil filter? #4783531
06/11/18 01:27 AM
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virtualking Offline OP
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Hello People

I want to know that Is it necessary that everytime I change the oil, I have to change the filter too?

Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783535
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It all boils down to the type of filter and oil you use. I personally change it every oil change regardless of filter type.


2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4 V6: Mobil 1 AFE 0W-30, FRAM TG-3600 filter
1969 Mustang Mach 1 5.8 V8: PYB 10W-30 Napa Gold 1515 filter
1997 Ford F-250 HD 7.3 Powerstroke V8: T6 5W-40 FRAM PH-3786 filter
Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783537
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Originally Posted By: virtualking
Hello People

I want to know that Is it necessary that everytime I change the oil, I have to change the filter too?


Length of OCI - what filter you will be using and how dirty your engine is - helps answer your question better.


2019 Hyundai SantaFe 2.4 factory fill / QS 5w20 conv. / Mahle OEM oil filter
04 Chev Colorado 3.5 QS / Valv syn 5w30 blend K&N filter
03 Chev Malibu 3.1 QS / Valv Syn 5w30 blend Fram EG filter
Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: jongies3] #4783540
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virtualking Offline OP
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My car mechanic is also asking for changing filter everytime I change the oil, so I am going to change it now, As per some members suggestion

Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783561
06/11/18 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: virtualking
Hello People

I want to know that Is it necessary that everytime I change the oil, I have to change the filter too?


What vehicle is this and is it under warranty?

My 1997 civic I keep the oil filter on for two OCI. Engine is very clean inside.

For my Dodge caravan I will start to keep the filter on for two OCI (using a Fram ultra).

Do you do know what filter is currently on the vehicle?


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 Valvoline SynPower/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783592
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You will get so many opinions on this one that you just need to go with what makes you comfortable.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAVI.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Honda OEM Filter
Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: jongies3] #4783607
06/11/18 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted By: jongies3
It all boils down to the type of filter and oil you use. I personally change it every oil change regardless of filter type.


Yep .


Wyr
God bless
Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783610
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Is it necessary? No. Is it a good idea? Yes.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783611
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The owner's manual might help.

Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783613
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Impossible question to answer without being more specific.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.
1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Both on G40 Si-OAT coolant.
Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783616
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Most vehicles can have an oil filter change every other time. As the filter loads somewhat its even more efficient. There are a few exceptions, but not many.

Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783618
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My Jeep which has an over sized Fram Ultra is going 3 5K OCI's before changing it. Changing my oil without changing the filter is much quicker and saves me a good bit of time.

Camaro since its under warranty gets a filter every time


2017 Camaro SS 1LE (Motul 8100 X-clean 5W40)
1997 Jeep XJ 4x4 (15W40 HDEO Maxlife)
Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783633
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I agree with the other posts, what's your situation?

I change out my oil filter every oil change.. mainly for peace of mind and it's sitting right next to the oil pan easily accessible. My OCI's are 6months or 5-7500k

I feel it's good practice changing out every oil change.


NAPA FULL SYNTHETIC 0w20 Partsplus oil filter
Wix air filter
Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783636
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How much does an oil filter cost? $3? $7?
How can it not be a wise investment for the longevity of the engine?
And for another thing, without a filter change you are not changing the oil.
You are changing-out some of the oil.
And no, one does not remove, drain, then reinstall a used oil filter.
Filter comes off, you toss it. And on goes the new filter.

Last edited by Lrobby99; 06/11/18 07:35 AM.

'18 Suzuki DL1000XT
'15 Taurus Limited Motorcraft Synthetic 5W-20,
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Re: How often should I change oil filter? [Re: virtualking] #4783639
06/11/18 07:34 AM
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Cut your filters open and judge the condition. If it looks new, use it more next time. I change every time. I want a fresh new filter which is at it's lowest restriction and best filtration. 2cents

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