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No. You can use anything.
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Are you supposed to use sepecial filters with synthetic oil?
i use a mobil 1 filter with mobil 1 synthetic oil
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thats not hand tight then. hand tight is screw it on with your hand and no tools. i get it as tight as i can with my hand and leave it. remember metal expands when hot.
Just what I do...I have no problem taking my filter off and I change my oil VERY often.

BTW...Mobil filters are garbage...along with K&N and Fram. I use Motorcraft in my car and has yet to cause problems. Motorcraft, WIX, and Napa Gold are some of the best.
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Just what I do...I have no problem taking my filter off and I change my oil VERY often.

BTW...Mobil filters are garbage...along with K&N and Fram. I use Motorcraft in my car and has yet to cause problems. Motorcraft, WIX, and Napa Gold are some of the best.
Yep, just because it costs more doesn't mean its better.
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Lol I still like the grip so Im gunna use them. Also I bought alot of them one time so I wont run out anytime soon.
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Lol I still like the grip so Im gunna use them. Also I bought alot of them one time so I wont run out anytime soon.
So just because you like the grip, you are willing to risk the chance of the filter failing?
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When I went to change the oil on mine, for its first time, I could not get the oil filter off! A friend and I spent almost an hour trying to get it off to no avail! There I am sitting, no laying on the concrete floor w/the truck half in the garage, in January, dripping snow on me with 4.5-5 qts of oil in the pan and the filter still on the truck. I gave up and topped it off with 4-4.5 qts of Mobil 1 and about 1 qt of factory original gunk. The next day I went to the stealership and had them change the oil. I think the factory intentionally torques the oil filter to about 40-50 ft-lbs so that you have to spend the money to have the dealership change it for you.

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Lol I still like the grip so Im gunna use them. Also I bought alot of them one time so I wont run out anytime soon.
Buy cheap grip tape and put it on the smooth filter before you install it.
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Buy cheap grip tape and put it on the smooth filter before you install it.
Is it really that likely to fail? and what would happen if it does?
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Buy cheap grip tape and put it on the smooth filter before you install it.
But Christian...the Fram has it from the manufacturer, so it must be better.

j/k...Fram=
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Is it really that likely to fail? and what would happen if it does?
Think about it...

When something that is vital to you engine, like oil and its filter, fails. What do you think?
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Is it really that likely to fail? and what would happen if it does?
They failed enough to get me to stop using them. What happens is that the internals collapse and block oil flow. Then all the bearings that need oil in your engine doesn't get it so them everything fails. Basically catastrophic engine failure.
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Think about it...

When something that is vital to you engine, like oil and its filter, fails. What do you think?

I'm thinking my engine gets rebuilt again for the second time? but this time its the filter's fault not pump
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Here is some info:

http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfi...lterstudy.html

I personally use Amsoil filters because I use their oil. Before I used Mobile One and Motorcraft filters.
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I know if you do not oil the seal, they can be a horrible pain to get off. I work on outdoor power equipment, and for a year a friend worked with me and he never believed in oiling the seal, and next time something was in for service, if I had a hard time getting the filter off, I knew it was him that worked on it last.
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Invest in one of these. I never run anything other than a Mobil 1 filter.

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LOL!! I read through this whole thread and glad to see you got it off!!! I have never had that prob before, and i was thinkin as i was readin, i hope he knows lefty loosey, righty tighty!? i can't say too much though i have yet to change the oil myself in my truck, i just take it to the dealer that way if something like that happened its there prob!! But i agree back in t he day when i did do my own those high dollor filters alot of time are no different than the cheap one. I also just use motorcraft in mine for obvious reasons.
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Just so everyone knows, Wix is making Aimsoil filters just relabelling them and fram filters=Crap. Wix is top quality ****, I will never use anything but a Wix filter.
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I can always take my filters off by hand...with one hand...my left hand, the weaker hand....

Theyre never loose, and they never leak...you seriously overtightened that thing...
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you never said if you put oil on the o-ring or not?
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FYI: Different types of filters have different style cases. For example, a Motorcraft and Purulator case style on the bottom is different and require different "cup" type filter sockets.
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