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What oil filter do you use? think is best?
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Motorcraft has always worked fine for me. A lot of guys like the K&N filters due to the ease of removel. Check out bobistheoilguy.com for a ton of info on it.
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Motorcraft has always worked fine for me. A lot of guys like the K&N filters due to the ease of removel. Check out bobistheoilguy.com for a ton of info on it.
I know I've been using them for a while, mainly for the ease of removal just like you said. Learn something everyday!!!
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I've been using a K&N and have had no problems. You don't save money in the short run, but you do in the long run. It's pretty expensive for the filter and recharge kit up front, but after a few cleans, you've surpassed the cost of buying the individual paper filters. If you're planning on keeping the vehicle for a while longer, it might be something to consider. Otherwise, the paper filters can do fine. I've heard (can't necessarily back it up with links) that you won't necessarily see improvements in terms of efficiency (gas mileage), but you may notice a slight performance increase. I don't know that it's any easier to add or remove the K&N filter.
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+1 Takeda. Check out this and see what you think, http://duramax-diesel.com/spicer/index.htm I know it is for diesels but I think it would be the same for gas engine filters also
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That seems like a great report, tons of good info. I am very skeptical of my K&N now!!!
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Fram is fine. I've been running it in my truck since I bought it off the lot.
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They're complete junk, I think thats something that anyone with half a brain on this site can agree on.
Blah blah blah, it's all personal preference.
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Actually Fram is crap. ls1tech.com has plenty of people that have had a Fram oil filter fail and take the engine along with it.
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Blah blah blah, it's all personal preference.
No its really not, theres been proven accounts of Fram failing. Check out bobistheoilguy.com
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Never any issues here.
I'll take a look.
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Yeah I don't mean every single one will fail, I just wouldn't take the risk.
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Yeah I don't mean every single one will fail, I just wouldn't take the risk.
Understood.
I'm just about to hit 100k miles and I bought my truck brand new, maybe some of them are made defective. That's the only reason I would think it would fry your engine.
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Actually Fram is crap. ls1tech.com has plenty of people that have had a Fram oil filter fail and take the engine along with it.
Thats because they were driving a Chevy! Lol!
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Thats because they were driving a Chevy! Lol!
John, for once we agree on something!!!

This would apply to ALL GM products!!
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There was a time when yes, FRAM did make a really...really bad product(oil filter). As far as recent times, I have not come across anything negative about FRAM oil filters. Still, I use good ol' Motorcraft!
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In working in the parts industry and talking to many many people about different filters it does seem to me also that fram oil filters are not very well made correct me if I am wrong but I understand that the fram filters elements are separated by a cardboard type material and after a bit they break down inside not filtering anything. My understanding also is that the K&N oil filter, along with the Wix and Mobil 1 are all a micro mesh inside in which case do not break down.

I wont use a fram oil filter and I am running a K&N air filter which I do like a lot but the fram air filters for a paper filter are pretty good for the money for sure
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Any of the OEM paper filters are ok, Motorcraft, Purolator, Wix, etc. ....

Stay away from the K&N's, all they pass more than the OEM paper filter is dirt and oil.

I do not get why you are on a forum that is mostly about people modifying their trucks when all you preach is OEM only everything else is junk. You make me lol.


OP, get a K&N.
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I do not get why you are on a forum that is mostly about people modifying their trucks when all you preach is OEM only everything else is junk. You make me lol.


OP, get a K&N.
Trying to keep youngsters that don't know any better from throwing their money away on useless mods.

It sounds like you fall into this category!
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