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Old 08-16-2011, 06:39 PM
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Who makes the best oil filter?

So many oil filters on the market anywhere from $3.99 to $12.00 Which one do most of you use,and why?

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Do a forum search at the bottom of the page. Many discussions and a couple of papers on the subject.
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WIX all the way around here.

Very high quality and reasonably priced.
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Wix hands down!
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Do you need a third vote !!
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That is like asking who makes the best motor oil.

BTW, another vote for wix.
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I use k&n or mobile 1 filters and castrol syntec or mobile one synthetic.
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Wix or Napa Gold (reboxed wix). If you can't find that then go with AC Delco.
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Wix or Napa Gold (reboxed wix). If you can't find that then go with AC Delco.
OEM's are usually high quality (WIX makes a lot of them)
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Looks like Wix or Napa, been using Purolator maybe I'll switch
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AC Delco is junk according to this study, the winner believe it or not was a Fram xtended guard.


http://www.gmtruckcentral.com/articl...lterstudy.html
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For my Fords, Motorcraft, Purolator or WIX and not necessarily in that order tho Motorcraft has served well as an OEM part. Also try to use Motorcraft for fuel and air as well.
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I use purolator, never had any trouble, if I run synthetic I use a Mobil K@N or Bosch Extended service.

I had heard that the tighter restrictions of high end filters in some applications can cut down on oil pressure. This may be a gimmick because nearly all filters have a bypass so I dunno.

I like WIX but few places in Lynchburg carry them so I stock Napa Filters at my garage and prefer using them or Purolator.

Now just to fuel the fire I prefer Castrol Oil but I do have a bit of money in BP>
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No by-pass

Chevrolet oil filters do not have a by-pass valve if a by-pass valve is built into the engine. According to WIX, if the engine block has a by-pass valve, their filters do not have one. Don't confuse a by-pass valve with a anti-drain back valve. GM filters are mounted vertically and don't need a drain-back valve but all the GM filters have one anyway. The stock Chevrolet SB & BB engines have a by-pass valve built in part of the engine block oil gallery located above oil filter and is designed to start opening at 8 PSI and is completely open at 15 PSI "differential" pressure. Differential pressure: If the oil pressure entering the filter from the oil pump is 50 PSI and the pressure leaving the filter is 40 PSI the by-pass valve will open and pass 10 PSI "differential" pressure and is unfiltered oil.

I use a AC Delco Ultraguard Gold UPF52 8 micron filter or a WIX 51036 21 micron filter but I change the WIX filter more often ($4.58 each). I change the WIX filter twice between 6500 - 7000 mile oil changes. My Chevrolet 4.3L V6 engine has a 21 PSI by-pass valve in the block and a 21 PSI by-pass valve in the remote filter adapter on the fender serving as a back up. The AC Delco UPF52 has a lower flow rate than a WIX filter due to the denser high filtration media so I use a WIX to prevent the by-pass from opening. GM installed two 21 PSI by-pass valves in the oil system due to the resistance to flow caused by the oil cooler-remote oil filter and 8 feet of oil lines.

GM planned to discontinue the AC Delco Ultraguard Gold UPF-52 (GM 25322836) along with all the other Ultraguard filters due to lack of demand by the general public due to the cost, MSRP $21.00 each. GM decided to lower the price to MSRP $16.76 each and extend production of the UPF-52 because of the number of protests from Corvette and Cadillac CTS-VR owners. I have collected forty-five AC Delco Ultraguard Gold UPF-52 oil filters because they are only sold at selected retailers and may be discontinued at any time. GM Parts Direct sells UPF-52 oil filters discounted for $8.55 each but minimum shipping is $12.95. The AC Delco Ultraguard Gold UPF-52 is just a little better than a Mobil 1 M1-201 which is a 10 micron fllter.

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AC Delco is junk according to this study, the winner believe it or not was a Fram xtended guard.


http://www.gmtruckcentral.com/articl...lterstudy.html

seems like a very subjective (ie useless) test. And even at that most would agree the Mobil 1 filter beats the Fram EXGuard on their test. Price is NOT a factor of ability but a lack of filter media leading to poor flow (which Fram is known for) is. Also, biggest complaints against Fram that I have seen is a bursting filter and the bypass sticking open or shut- the bypass wasn't even tested.

Ask any professional seasoned engine builder if they'd use a Fram...
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