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Thread: Oil filter question, please

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    Oil filter question, please

    Oil filter question, please


    Would a poor quality (cheaply manufactured) oil filter reduce engine oil pressure?

    Which is the best, better, and worse?

    Wicks

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    Fram


    I want the best for my 425 nail head engine.
    Thanks a lot,

    Ryan Pope

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    Frams are garbage,WIX is good,they are also what NAPA sells.But personally I use K & N with the drainback valve.
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    Would a poor quality (cheaply manufactured) oil filter reduce engine oil pressure?


    they can, yes.

    worst is that people have cut Frams apart and found the filter media split. maybe Fram has gotten better in the last 10 years? i haven't checked recently, but every time people start pulling filters apart, Fram is noticeably worse.

    http://ls1tech.com/forums/general-ma...-so-bad-3.html


    Wix / AC / Purolator / Bosch all seem to have decent reputations among the common cans. obviously, you should be getting a LOT more if you splurge for something like a K&N.
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    heard real bad things about Fram a few years ago. and only use Wix now on everything. cant vote, must be over.

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    You should now be able to vote for the next couple of years

    I had a fram come apart and plug the oil pump pick up of a 430. Fram blamed it on whatever, maybe high volume oil pump?!?!?, but I don't think the fibers should have disintegrated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    You should now be able to vote for the next couple of years

    I had a fram come apart and plug the oil pump pick up of a 430. Fram blamed it on whatever, maybe high volume oil pump?!?!?, but I don't think the fibers should have disintegrated.

    I had a Fram implode on a 455. I pulled over in time when the pressure dropped. I swapped to an AC and never had that problem again with that engine.
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    YouTube Video on oil filters

    There's a YouTube video where the guy cuts open a bunch of oil filters. Visibly the Fram was the biggest piece of junk. Every part.
    Wix was best. (No I don't have any affiliation)

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    Fram is always junk when they tear it apart. there are many videos on Youtube concerning this, and they always come back the same.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNJLEV8CG8

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    This is what I have used for the last 16 years on 2 different engines,

    https://www.summitracing.com/search/...n-Oil-Filters/

    If I had to use a store bought filter, I'd choose Wix or Baldwin.
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