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#1552486 - 08/03/09 07:34 AM How good are microguard oil filters?
talker Offline


Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 348
Loc: Mars
I'm about to put a Microguard oil filter I got from Advance Auto parts in my 1992 lincoln towncar.

I got it as an oil deal-----you now, 5 quarts & oil filter for $$$$$.

Is it any good? Or is it bad like a Fram?
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#1552502 - 08/03/09 07:52 AM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: talker]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 11418
Loc: The Old North State
I did not know AAP sold Microguard, never seen them there, thought it was O'Reilly's house brand.

Anyway, in the recent past they had been made by Purolator. I looked at one recently and they still appear to be Puro. There have been other posts here about them. IMO, they are fine for a 3-5k OCI.

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#1552581 - 08/03/09 09:26 AM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: Sayjac]
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Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 2672
Loc: Midwest, Illinois
O'Reilly, made by Purolator. Perfectly acceptable.
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#1552596 - 08/03/09 09:41 AM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: beanoil]
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 4941
Loc: Billings, MT
If you get rattle on startup, you might consider swapping it out for a Motorcraft FL-820S
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#1552745 - 08/03/09 12:06 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: chevrofreak]
labman Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 8711
Loc: Nothern USA
Micro Guard = Purolator = new ownership and different construction. In the past nothing special as long as you didn't mind the dome end bypass. Better than a Fram now? To be seen.

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#1552809 - 08/03/09 01:14 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: beanoil]
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Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 2371
Loc: WA
 Originally Posted By: beanoil
O'Reilly, made by Purolator. Perfectly acceptable.


Is it more like a PureONE (yellow) or a classic Purolator (white) design?
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#1552939 - 08/03/09 03:13 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: SuperBusa]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
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 Originally Posted By: SuperBusa
 Originally Posted By: beanoil
O'Reilly, made by Purolator. Perfectly acceptable.


Is it more like a PureONE (yellow) or a classic Purolator (white) design?
I have not cut one open but I would not say Pure One efficiency, more like Classic with slightly less media, likely similar to old AAP Total Grip.

I found the thread with one cut open. Metal endcaps, don't look bad.
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1445182&fpart=1

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#1553204 - 08/03/09 07:43 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: Sayjac]
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The box says 96% efficiency.
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#1553465 - 08/03/09 10:57 PM Re: How good are microguard oil filters? [Re: ZZman]
toddmog Offline


Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Kansas
I recently bought my wife a 2005 Ford Freestar. It had a Microguard on it when I brought it home. The only thing I didn't like about the Microguard was that my end cap filter wrench wouldn't fit it. The filter was slightly too small and the wrench wouldn't grip. And, whoever put it on, put it on TIGHT! Due to location of the filter, a strap wrench was out of the question. I had to buy a set of filter pliers to get it off. I replaced it with a Motorcraft filter and will be able to get it off by hand.

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