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Old 03-03-2011, 07:21 PM
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Best oil filter???

A buddy told me that Fram oil filters are some of the worst? Any truth in this?

What do you guy's think are the best ones?
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:41 PM
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Most will recommend a motorcraft, as they are built very well and cheap. Yet, there are others that are built well, frams are not one of them. They have very poor reviews and faulty anti drain back systems on some models. Which can be catastrophic. So.. availability, price and durability.. can't beat the motorcraft for $14

Do a search on "the orange can of death" and you will see what your friend was talking about. I would take his advise, and thousands of others.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:48 PM
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Toyz ... can't beat the motorcraft for $14
Can get them at WalMart for 1/3 that co$t.

But YES ... Motorcraft.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:21 PM
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Can get them at WalMart for 1/3 that co$t.

But YES ... Motorcraft.
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Just bought one from walmart for $14.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:23 PM
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:41 PM
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Just bought one from walmart for $14.
Damn here in Dallas they are like 4.99-5.99

OP - I run Motorcraft oil and filter in my truck.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:47 PM
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A buddy told me that Fram oil filters are some of the worst? Any truth in this?

What do you guy's think are the best ones?
Several years ago, there was an independent test of oil filters posted here and at FTW. Fram oil filters were far and away the worst performing. Even the no name department store filters performed better.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:15 PM
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It not only matters what oil filter and oil you are using, it matters whos putting it in weither it is you or a technician. Some people are just plain morons when it comes to doing an oil change at the quick lube shops lol

I only use motorcraft oil and filters in my truck
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:19 PM
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Since we are talking about oil filters is there any oil additive which helps keep sludge out of the engine?? Example: I have heard that marvel mystery oil is great at removing sludge or other such deposits from the engine safely over time. If you have used anything like marvel, z max or the such I would like to hear about that in this thread as well.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:54 PM
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:22 PM
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Only run spec filters and valves with these engines , unless you know better. There's a crap load of bad replacement parts out there, that can be detrimental to engine life/longevity.

It's very very very -

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:25 PM
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Since we are talking about oil filters is there any oil additive which helps keep sludge out of the engine?? Example: I have heard that marvel mystery oil is great at removing sludge or other such deposits from the engine safely over time. If you have used anything like marvel, z max or the such I would like to hear about that in this thread as well.
None of that is needed. Just change the oil before 7500 miles.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:29 PM
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Just bought one from walmart for $14.
FL820S filters cost 3.79 here.

go with motorcraft filters and oil. no need to change brands
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:43 AM
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I run Mobil1 with a MotorCraft filter.

Fram = CRAPSHOOT DEATH TO YOUR MOTOR!

If you do a search on here about Frams, there have been many threads on this matter.

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The best filters you can get are Amsoil EaO's and Mobil 1. Motorcraft is good and well proven if you want bang for the buck.
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