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STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity #5410423 04/22/20 03:05 PM
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I've been searching for a filter to hold up long term (3+ years) but low mileage for a 1970 small block Chevy and came across a STP Extended Life Oil Filter S8873XL at Auto Zone. Previously used Fram TG30's but they are hard to find. I don't know if the STPs are any good or not. I've searched NAPA, Walmart, Auto Zone and Advance. Any other advice for a reasonably priced filter or is STP OK?


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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410443 04/22/20 03:36 PM
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Personally, I would use a Fram ultra, and probably leave it on for probably 4 years. You say low mileage. How low mileage, and how are the miles put on? On my summer weekend cars that get only 1 to 2 k per year, and mostly longer drives, I change my ultra every 2 oil changes, and often run the oil 2 years.


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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: old1] #5410446 04/22/20 03:40 PM
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I cant find Ultra's either. I probably put on about 400 - 500 miles per year and NEVER drive less than 20 miles per trip.


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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410448 04/22/20 03:43 PM
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I assume you use synthetic oil. Napa has their platinum filters on sale this month for $5.99, but they are recommended for up to one year. Still I wouldn't worry about that.


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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410451 04/22/20 03:48 PM
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Do you have enough space to put an inch longer filter, because an XG5 could work if you could find that?

Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410453 04/22/20 03:51 PM
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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410455 04/22/20 03:54 PM
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I currently have an STP XL filter on my Ody and have used them several times previousky, keeping them on for two 5k OCIs. Never any problems. This is a slightly different situation than the OP described but these filters are solid performers. I would have no problem leaving one one for 2 years.

However, based on the OP's description of 400-500 miles per year, I would do as Old1 suggested and get a Fram Ultra (from Amazon if necessary). I would then keep the same one for 3k miles (about 6 years).

Edit: I see NormanBuntz just mentioned the 5.99 Napa Platinum...I would use this instead of the ultra, just because!

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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410465 04/22/20 04:16 PM
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I have and am using ACDelco or W*M ST oil filters on the Firebird in my signsture.
I may put on(lately) 700-1000 mile per summer. However I have put on >2000 in a summer but that's the exception & not the rule.

I usually do an OCI about every 2 years but I have gone 3 years. Under the valve covers & oil pan(gasket replacements) look awesome and the engine runs great even if these particular year pony cars weren't necessarily power houses.

Anywaaaaaay! I have cut open most oil filter on this Firebird and all our vehicles since becoming a BITOG member. And after 2-3 years/2K-3Kish miles of being on the engine, the filter looks great.


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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410478 04/22/20 04:33 PM
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That STP is made in China. Go get a wix.


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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410508 04/22/20 05:08 PM
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If you are using the filter for 3 years is price really an issue? Get a Mobil 1 or Amsoil.


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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410632 04/22/20 07:59 PM
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Amsoil, Mobil 1, Fram Ultra, Purolator Boss- all of these are top notch filters, and I would pick any of them over an STP brand.

Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: Bamaro] #5410701 04/22/20 09:05 PM
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Just order whatever you think will serve you well over the next 3 years or so. It’s not like you need it tomorrow.
The internet is a wonderful thing !!!👍

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Just order whatever you think will serve you well over the next 3 years or so. It’s not like you need it tomorrow.
The internet is a wonderful thing !!!👍

Looking around it looks like the XG30 Fram specs is not available anywhere, the only place I could find one you could buy was on eBay in really old packaging that said Fram X2 before they upgraded the XG filters to dual layer media and Wal-Mart said they were available in store only and weren't available at my store, and Amazon doesn't have them either both the WalMart and Amazon pics were for the old school "Extended Gaurd" single layer filter. The only Fram Ultra that looks to be stocked anywhere with the 13/16-16 thread and the right size gasket is the slightly longer XG5.

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Try RockAuto...

For the longer filter, (TG5), look under 1992 Hummer...


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Re: STP Extended Life Oil Filter longevity [Re: RyanY] #5411819 04/24/20 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by RyanY
I currently have an STP XL filter on my Ody and have used them several times previousky, keeping them on for two 5k OCIs. Never any problems. This is a slightly different situation than the OP described but these filters are solid performers. I would have no problem leaving one one for 2 years.

However, based on the OP's description of 400-500 miles per year, I would do as Old1 suggested and get a Fram Ultra (from Amazon if necessary). I would then keep the same one for 3k miles (about 6 years).

Edit: I see NormanBuntz just mentioned the 5.99 Napa Platinum...I would use this instead of the ultra, just because!

Unfortunately it doesn't look like NAPA has a Platum to fit a small block Chevy

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