Recent Topics
BMW Diesels
by Trix - 06/04/20 12:21 PM
Shell Rotella Gas Truck 0W-20 UOA Honda Civic
by Davejam - 06/04/20 11:50 AM
replacement tires for 2013 vw passat 2.5
by jstert - 06/04/20 11:04 AM
Communication with Castrol
by BTLew81 - 06/04/20 10:47 AM
How Often Do You Check Your Oil?
by Gebo - 06/04/20 10:04 AM
Slightly OT....shelf life of "boxed" oil containers
by nascarnation - 06/04/20 10:00 AM
choose tire
by John_Conrad - 06/04/20 09:57 AM
J35Y
by tbm5690 - 06/04/20 09:26 AM
Need help with CV Joint grease, very limited choices
by leoblack9 - 06/04/20 08:41 AM
Amsoil 0W20, 2016 Honda Accord V6
by Eddddd - 06/04/20 07:59 AM
New to me Ford Escape
by krz - 06/04/20 06:57 AM
Valvoline NG oil in a Diesel
by Aerojoe - 06/04/20 05:35 AM
bathroom toilet leaking help
by FirstNissan - 06/04/20 02:52 AM
Scored some NOS old dogs
by GMguy84 - 06/04/20 01:56 AM
Chevy Positraction 1057721
by rorty - 06/04/20 12:42 AM
Moving up to 5w30. How thick is too thick?
by BTLew81 - 06/03/20 11:15 PM
Renting UHaul Truck to Tow Your Own Trailer?
by Miller88 - 06/03/20 09:40 PM
Newest Members
Kernal, AB_Indian, rorty, Ghosty, zmann96
71604 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
89 registered members (4WD, 14Accent, Anduril, AndyB, 77GrandPrix, 8 invisible), 2,061 guests, and 77 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics306,135
Posts5,288,107
Members71,604
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? #5218995 09/21/19 04:25 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 16
N
Nav45 Offline OP
OP Offline
N
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 16
Hello, I've just recently started doing my own oil changes and have used the OEM oil filter. The car has a bit of age now and has a lot of miles (258,000+) on it as well. It has used only OEM oil filters, also including prior to me changing the oil.

I'm just curious if it's worth it to try aftermarket oil filters or just stick with what has been working so far. I really don't have a reason to use aftermarket; I guess I'm just a bit curious too see how they would perform. On the other hand, one could say that since OEM is working, why go through the hassle to see if other filters do as good of a job? I don't have any preferences but have bought a few aftermarket oil filters to try out. Guess I'm bored or w/e but is it worth trying out new filters or stick with what has been working?

You guys have more experience than I so just wondering.

Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: Nav45] #5218998 09/21/19 04:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,576
GumbyJarvis Offline
Offline
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,576
Who is the OEM?


2018 Ram 1500 5.7L SLT
Group 7 V2222 - Mobil 1 Truck & SUV 5w30
Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: GumbyJarvis] #5219000 09/21/19 04:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 16
N
Nav45 Offline OP
OP Offline
N
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 16
Originally Posted by GumbyJarvis
Who is the OEM?

Heh, should've mentioned it. Car is a 2008 Mazda 3. Thanks.

Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: Nav45] #5219005 09/21/19 04:29 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 14,392
bdcardinal Online Content
Online Content
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 14,392
Does yours use the LF05-14-302B spin on or the L321-14-302A-9U cartridge filter? They cross over to Motorcraft FL-910S and FL-2017B respectively.

Those are nice cars, I always like the 3's in those years.


2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter
NRA Benefactor Member
Opinions expressed are my own.
Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: Nav45] #5219009 09/21/19 04:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 16
N
Nav45 Offline OP
OP Offline
N
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 16
Hi bdcardinal, it uses the LF05-14-302B filter. I am with you on that one - I really like the car and glad it has done so well. That is my favorite Mazda 3 generation by far.

Last edited by Nav45; 09/21/19 04:33 PM.
Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: Nav45] #5219017 09/21/19 04:40 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 891
C
chainblu Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 891
Originally Posted by Nav45
I'm just a bit curious too see how they would perform.


Not being snarky, but how would you know?

Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: chainblu] #5219018 09/21/19 04:42 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 16
N
Nav45 Offline OP
OP Offline
N
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 16
Originally Posted by chainblu
Originally Posted by Nav45
I'm just a bit curious too see how they would perform.


Not being snarky, but how would you know?

I would guess by the way the car performs and if it does or does not exhibit any strange behaviors out of the "norm."

Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: Nav45] #5219034 09/21/19 05:05 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 10,973
Astro14 Offline
Offline
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 10,973
Originally Posted by Nav45
Originally Posted by chainblu
Originally Posted by Nav45
I'm just a bit curious too see how they would perform.


Not being snarky, but how would you know?

I would guess by the way the car performs and if it does or does not exhibit any strange behaviors out of the "norm."


I’m willing to bet that if you simply removed the filter, you would not perceive any performance change, nor strange behaviors.

So, I think your criteria for filter performance is specious, at best.

Honestly, most filters will be good enough. OEM will be fine.


32 Packard 15W40
01 Volvo V70 T5 0W30 AMSOIL SS
02 Volvo V70 T5 0W30 Edge
02 Volvo V70 XC 0W40 Edge
05 MB S600 0W40 M1
16 Tundra 1794 5W30 Pennzoil Ultra
Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: Nav45] #5219093 09/21/19 06:44 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,375
B
BHopkins Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,375
There is nothing wrong at all with Mazda OEM oil filters. Most all OEM filters perform well. You won't go wrong by continuing to use the OEM filter.

But if you would like to try something else, the Fram Ultra XG3614 is a great filter. The Wix 51348 is also a good choice. Both are readily available. You won't have to search for them or special order them from an exclusive salesperson.


In God we trust. All others bring data.

2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i - M1 HM 0W-20 & NAPA Gold filter
2014 Mercedes E350 M276 - M1 European 0W-40 & Purflux filter
Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: Astro14] #5219103 09/21/19 06:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 23,688
Z
ZeeOSix Offline
Offline
Z
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 23,688
Originally Posted by Astro14
I’m willing to bet that if you simply removed the filter, you would not perceive any performance change, nor strange behaviors.


At least not until all the oil puked out the filter mount. laugh

Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: Nav45] #5219134 09/21/19 07:36 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,658
A
atikovi Offline
Offline
A
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,658
If you have gone 258,000 miles using oem filters, why would you try anything else now?

Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: Nav45] #5219184 09/21/19 08:13 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 9,702
S
slacktide_bitog Online Content
Online Content
S
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 9,702
Any Wix or Fram

Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: GumbyJarvis] #5219190 09/21/19 08:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 603
G
GZRider Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 603
Toyo-roki was the OEM supplier for most of the Mazda oil filters at least up until 2015ish. If they still are I would keep with them, they are good filters.

Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: ZeeOSix] #5219266 09/21/19 09:50 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 10,973
Astro14 Offline
Offline
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 10,973
Originally Posted by ZeeOSix
Originally Posted by Astro14
I’m willing to bet that if you simply removed the filter, you would not perceive any performance change, nor strange behaviors.


At least not until all the oil puked out the filter mount. laugh


Sorry, thought this one was a cartridge.


32 Packard 15W40
01 Volvo V70 T5 0W30 AMSOIL SS
02 Volvo V70 T5 0W30 Edge
02 Volvo V70 XC 0W40 Edge
05 MB S600 0W40 M1
16 Tundra 1794 5W30 Pennzoil Ultra
Re: Stick with OEM or try aftermarket? [Re: atikovi] #5219348 09/22/19 12:52 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 628
S
SlavaB Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 628
Originally Posted by atikovi
If you have gone 258,000 miles using oem filters, why would you try anything else now?


He’s done it without knowing about bitog. Poor guy, he’s going down the rabbit hole of “no more oil changes for the next 7500 miles” and the next day he’s changing the oil and filter to try smth new

OP, before it’s too late - delete your account on bitog and return to your normal life. I’ve been buying oil and filters nonstop since I’ve joined the bitog. Trust me, you won’t stop after trying some aftermarket filter. One day you’ll wake up with a stash of oil, filter and other parts (just like I did)
You’ve been warned

Last edited by SlavaB; 09/22/19 12:54 AM.

17 Kia Sportage EX 2.4 GDI / Napa FS 5w30, Napa Platinum
15 MB GLA250 4Matic 2.0T / Mobil1 0w40, OEM filter
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™