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super tech oil filter? #1077328
02/01/08 11:25 PM
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turboaccord1 Offline OP
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i am wondering if the super tech oil filter is a quality filter? i know it is made by champion labs and they make quality products.


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Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: turboaccord1] #1077334
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I've used them with no issues. If your are shopping at walmart they are definetly better than the "orange can" Frams. I think the general consenus on this board has been favorable to Supertech filters.

Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: GMBoy] #1077337
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whats the filtration efficiency? fram states 96% single pass 94% multi pass "why i stear clear" also how small of a particle can it filter?


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Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: turboaccord1] #1077366
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I use them. I heard they were good and they are cheap. Great for 5k OCI.


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Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: GMFan] #1077399
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To be accurate, they may not be 'better' than Fram; but they aren't any worse either.
The beef with Fram (orange), is they are overpriced for the construction.
SuperTech are cheap and decent.
If you need more for some reason, you can spend more; occasionally you may even find a cheaper filter of equal quality.


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Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: dwendt44] #1077460
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Supertech filters are a good 3-5K oci filter for cheap. Some run them for 7500 oci no problems. I have several supertech filters for my corolla but stocked up on the pure one's when I find them 2 for 1 on amazon but if I didnt have them I would use supertech with no worries.


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Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: 02zx9r] #1077542
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My issues with SuperTech and AAP and other in-house filters & oil is that their supplier can change month to month. I don't care to be a beta tester or feel the need to re-research every few months to see if anything has changed. Just me and my paranoia I suppose.


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Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: Eddie] #1077547
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IMO, my issue with super tech is that they have now priced themselves out of being a good value. Napa has the Pro Select for about $.25 cheaper, has the center steel tube and has a coiled bypass spring, at least for my applications. And I don't have to walk to the far end of the store to get it or wait in line behind five customers to pay for it.
When the super tech was under $2, I was a customer. Not any more.

Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: Eddie] #1077598
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Gary Allan Offline
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 Quote:
My issues with SuperTech and AAP and other in-house filters & oil is that their supplier can change month to month.


AFAIK, neither of the vendors that you've mentioned have ever changed producers. ST has always been made by Champion Labs and, again AFAIK, the AA Total Grip has been made by Purolator.

Now I believe that some stuff sold at AA (like STP and whatnot) may swing one way or the other due to mergers and acquisitions in the filter industry, so if you're referring to "labels" in general, sure.. and certain part numbers from some labels (those that aren't actually filter producers)can surely be from one producer or another in terms of "filler" product .. but ..

Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: Kruse] #1077603
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Gary Allan Offline
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 Quote:
When the super tech was under $2, I was a customer. Not any more.


Yep. At $2.02 vs. MC for $3.25 and Fram @ $4.xx right next to it, the ST was hard to pass on. Now that it's $2.65+ vs. $3.48 for MC (Fram is still @ around $5 ..it's not that big a deal at Wally's. For cheap filters the AA Total Grip on the BOGO is the way to go. Plenty of $3 filters out there for the short stroking OCI type.

Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: Gary Allan] #1077611
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Gary is on the mark.
AC filters use some other filter makers for some of their product line. I don't use them so I can't say which line is AC
produced and which isn't but they do farm out some product.


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Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: turboaccord1] #1077643
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 Originally Posted By: turboaccord1
whats the filtration efficiency? fram states 96% single pass 94% multi pass "why i stear clear" also how small of a particle can it filter?


Supertech has a 98% single pass effiency and a 99% multipass efficiency. I actually do not have an exact number on the particle size in the test, but my first instincts tell me that the test was probably done at 25-30 micron. That seems to be the norm for most testing in conventional filters.

Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: Kruse] #1077719
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 Originally Posted By: Kruse
IMO, my issue with super tech is that they have now priced themselves out of being a good value. Napa has the Pro Select for about $.25 cheaper, has the center steel tube and has a coiled bypass spring, at least for my applications.


Pro Selects cost more that the ST around here, plus the Napas are out of the way and a pain to deal with. And are you saying the ST doesnt have a center steel tube and coil spring?

Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: Dyoel182] #1077770
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 Originally Posted By: Dyoel182
 Originally Posted By: Kruse
IMO, my issue with super tech is that they have now priced themselves out of being a good value. Napa has the Pro Select for about $.25 cheaper, has the center steel tube and has a coiled bypass spring, at least for my applications.


Pro Selects cost more that the ST around here, plus the Napas are out of the way and a pain to deal with. And are you saying the ST doesnt have a center steel tube and coil spring?


Ecore ST filters don't have either of those features. Anything under 3" can diameter (IIRC) has the features that you refer to. The "Blue Button" bypass valve on the dome end.

Re: super tech oil filter? [Re: Gary Allan] #1077777
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Wal-Mart's Super Tech line is not the bargain it once was, but compared to the STP line they still offer a significant savings depending on the model. For instance at AutoZone a STP S3614 runs $3.29, and a S6607 costs $4.19. Both of these are available in a Super Tech for $2.67.

Champ Labs stands behind their products, if they make a defective one they'll own up to it. Don't expect to get the same level of customer statisfaction with Purolator.

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