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I've been doing some research on Oil Filter's, and I've been running into some interesting information. Good and bad oil filter's, some designed well and some crummy.

I was using the Puralator oil filter for a while, it's real BIG which is a plus. Cool's oil better then the smaller one's and has more filter. But I switched to a Fram oil filter which is a lot smaller. Fram's also look cooler and have the ruff end's, which make them easy to take off. Little did I know that Fram make's one of the worst oil filter's. They use to be a quality filter manufacture. They have cardboard endcaps which are glued in. The anti drainback vavle against the cardboard tends to easily leak, causing dirty oil to drain back into the pan. The bypass valves are plastic and sometimes not molded correctly, but they often leak anyway's.

In summary: FRAM rated lowest. PENNZOIL and QUAKER STATE are FRAM filters. AC DELCO, MOBIL 1, PUROLATOR (PROLINE, MOTORCRAFT, POWERFLO), WIX (NAPA) are solid quality filters.

It's time to switch to something else, probably go back to the painful Puralator (so hard to get off). Here's something you should read if you don't believe me or if you really want to know what's up with oil filters, read it in its entirety. A definite well done project by a guy using his intuition to determine a good or bad oil filter.http://www.scuderiaciriani.com/rx7/oil_filter_study/

So what kind of Oil filter do you use? Have any useful information to provide?


p.s. If you use a Fram in you're race car, you might have a future issue. Race car's usually have a higher oil pressure, and since the fram uses cardboard endcaps which are glued in, they have a tendency to loosen up. Not good!
 

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Re: Re: Oil Filters

TinTop said:
Might be able to spray the filter with something that dries in a rough finish so your able to get a grip on it when you take it off.
Actually you just sparked an idea. Skateboarders use grip tape on their boards, which is sticky on one side and grippy on the other. It's not as ruff as sand paper so it won't eat you're skin up. You can find some at a skateshop, they come on a 36 x 8 inch sheet for 5 bucks. You can probably find some at Home Depot, but you'll waste a hour trying to decide which one to get. If you end up dropping by a skateboard shop just ask for GRIPTAPE.

p.s- Problem finding a skateboard shop around you? PM me, I know them all.
 
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