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OK guys, here's a little preview of an oil filter study Rex Chalmers is doing on the major filters available for Alfas. In case you were wondering just how bad FRAM filters are, you can plainly see the cheap cardboard and the relative lack of filter material.

Personally, I have for years used OEM filters but they kept getting smaller. The last 10-pack I purchased contained small, black filters with FIAT, Lancia, and Alfa logos on them, which I took to indicate it's now a universal filter.

I have since been very happy with the Baldwin brand filters sold by Centerline.
 

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Simon,

You were just a victim of FRAM's clever marketing to Alfa owners. By imitating the traditional "Alfa Parts Orange" they prey on our conditioned response to that color:)
 

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The internal construction of the Mobil 1 filter is indeed impressive. But, at $11.95 per filter, it had better be.

The Baldwin (Centerline) and Clean (International Auto Parts) were as well constructed at half the price.
 

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No. from what I understand the main reason to convert from cartridge to spin-on style filter is convenience, not that the spin-on filters are better.
 
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