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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-21-2014, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Which oil filter do you use?

I have always used fram in my car but I have noticed that with the last oil change I did the motor isnt holding oil pressure like it was. I swapped to a different filter and it went right back up. So im guessing Fram isnt what they used to be because the filter was pretty musch collapsed. So, what oil filter do you use?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-21-2014, 07:33 PM
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I generally use K&N.
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I've read it's K&N PS-7000 or ACDelco PF457G

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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-22-2014, 06:38 AM
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I use Fram Ultra Synthetic. I have never had a filter crush yet.

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-22-2014, 07:39 AM
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Typically I use Mobil1 or Bosch. That being said; I'm not sure how oil pressure would be different between filters, assuming installed correctly and undamaged. In the case of our little cars, the filter is mainly just an element with a plastic cap. It seems to me conventional screw-on filters with the potential for bypass or check valves would suffer if the quality of the valve wasn't up to par (Fram filters with a cardboard check valve comes to mind), but since our filters don't seem to have that feature, I don't believe that would apply here.

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old thread I know, but Ive seen many filters that are not up to the task.ac has different type filters for this engine.I like the ones made in france.they are a zigzag pleat.and the plastic inner core support go's from bottom to top. not half way witch lets the filter collapse/wadd up. the std ac you buy is straight pleat, I havent checked if the plastic inner support go's end to end like the one made in france. I just bought a lot of 10 off flebay (GM OEM-Engine Oil Filter 12605565 #24460712 Lot of 10 NEW for $50.00) I dont know if the 12605565 is the france # but the 24460712 seems to be, but look or ask before you buy them. either look for the zig zag pleat or the made in France. they also have the cap with them.for those who havent noticed the caps have a spring loaded seat that the filter compresses some when it's screrwed down &torqued. it's a pretty stiff spring I assume the cap also has the bypass built in it since the filter dosent have it. my car had the expensive good napa filter that was wadded up due to no inner support(only go's about half way so the filter meida(pleats) take all the pressure from the spring loaded cap( remember basicly these are paper like material soaked with oil.....) so for me Ill stay with the gen-u-wine ac made if france filters for my car,also with the zig zag pleats there is much much more filtering area.
I bought the first made in france filter from barker chevrolet on flebay for $14.00, after looking at it real good I ordered the lot of 10 from another vender for $50.00 ( he also had a lot of 6 for $49.00).
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Wix...3 on the shelf right now. Cannot find them locally but that is not a surprise. This is Florida.

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the last wix filters I got were from russia....( but they were fuel filters) how do the wix look when you take them out of the engine? any deformation?
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Hard to hear myself say it... I like the looks of those French filters!

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