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88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? #5432226 05/18/20 10:12 AM
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Been out of the oil filter loop for a while... just looking to see what are some of the best filters for the price now.
Heres a few I've used in the past.

filter Baldwin B161S.jpgfilter Baldwin B1402 (crx).jpgfilter Bosch 3312.jpgfilter Mahle OC330.jpgfilter Mann ML1002.jpg

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Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: Robb.] #5432233 05/18/20 10:16 AM
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I think that any filter companies mid to upper line are all good to great.


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Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: Robb.] #5432254 05/18/20 10:42 AM
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A better question is what not to buy.

Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: Robb.] #5432260 05/18/20 10:50 AM
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I stick with M1, Wix Napa and Fram.


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Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: Robb.] #5432262 05/18/20 10:52 AM
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Personally on my Honda’s I like Purolator or Bosch filters. I’ve been running them for years now and have experienced zero problems with them. But honestly, Honda’s are hard on oil or filters so you can pretty much run whatever meets spec.


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Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: Robb.] #5432279 05/18/20 11:19 AM
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The best are Fram Ultra and Wix XP/Napa Platinum (Napa puts it on sale a few times a year at a great price)

There is certainly nothing wrong with Baldwin/Hastings you've been using, though smile

Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: TrainingPolicy] #5432283 05/18/20 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by TrainingPolicy
But honestly, Honda’s are hard on oil or filters so you can pretty much run whatever meets spec.


According to most UOAs here at Bob's from Dyson, Butler, CAT, or Blackstone labs, Honda engines show to be quite easy on their oils over a variety of oil change intervals(time & distance). IDK of any test that shows the specific results of filters over an OCI other than someone that posts pictures of their own filter that has been cut open & dissected.


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Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: Char Baby] #5432299 05/18/20 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Char Baby
Originally Posted by TrainingPolicy
But honestly, Honda’s are hard on oil or filters so you can pretty much run whatever meets spec.


According to most UOAs here at Bob's from Dyson, Butler, CAT, or Blackstone labs, Honda engines show to be quite easy on their oils over a variety of oil change intervals(time & distance). IDK of any test that shows the specific results of filters over an OCI other than someone that posts pictures of their own filter that has been cut open & dissected.

Judging by the fact that they said, you can run pretty much anything that meets spec, I assume they meant "aren't."

Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: blufeb95] #5432302 05/18/20 11:59 AM
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Ahhh, Good call!


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Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: Robb.] #5432459 05/18/20 02:22 PM
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Of the ones you have posted, I would just stay away from the Bosch (Purolator made). Past and current issues with Purolator made filters just turned me off of them.


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Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: blupupher] #5432871 05/18/20 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by blupupher
Of the ones you have posted, I would just stay away from the Bosch (Purolator made). Past and current issues with Purolator made filters just turned me off of them.



Nothing wrong with purolator/bosch its old old news. 1000's are used everyday. I havent even seen a new one cut open on here.

Mann are purolators as well, where are all the european issues?

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Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: Robb.] #5432874 05/18/20 10:11 PM
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thanks for the input. smile

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Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: adamsoil] #5432876 05/18/20 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by adamsoil
Originally Posted by blupupher
Of the ones you have posted, I would just stay away from the Bosch (Purolator made). Past and current issues with Purolator made filters just turned me off of them.




Mann are purolators as well, where are all the european issues?

Haven't most euro cars went to cartridge filters, biggest issue with Mann-Hummel/Purolator filters lately have been the tapping plates on spin-ons not being deburred and cutting the adbv.

Re: 88-91 Honda civic oil fliters ? What are the current best ones ? [Re: blufeb95] #5432888 05/18/20 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by blufeb95
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Of the ones you have posted, I would just stay away from the Bosch (Purolator made). Past and current issues with Purolator made filters just turned me off of them.




Mann are purolators as well, where are all the european issues?

Haven't most euro cars went to cartridge filters, biggest issue with Mann-Hummel/Purolator filters lately have been the tapping plates on spin-ons not being deburred and cutting the adbv.


Never heard of it and i have worked as a mechanic and used all the filters. Do you have inside information or something, never read or heard about it even with all the reviews out there. All the filters are decent these days except for the cheapies.

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Originally Posted by adamsoil

Never heard of it and i have worked as a mechanic and used all the filters. Do you have inside information or something, never read or heard about it even with all the reviews out there. All the filters are decent these days except for the cheapies.


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