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All these questions about Synthetic oil......What about the oil filter?

for you guys who are running a synthetic oil, which filter do you use?
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Motorcraft, what ever you do dont use fram.
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...what ever you do dont use fram.



I don't run Synthetic in anything, but I run Wix Filters in all my cars.

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i know not to use Fram......i use Motorcraft now...
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I use either the Mobile 1 or the K&N, i hear they have the same internals.
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I use the new microfiber Amsoil one from the "Ea" series. They are some seriously good filters and usable in extended drain applications for longer periods. The filter media blocks the particles differently and doesn't lead to restriction of flow as quickly, much like the micro (or nano) fiber air filters.
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I use either the Mobile 1 or the K&N, i hear they have the same internals.
I have thought about the K&N filter.....probably going to try it.....i am going to switch to Royal Purple 10w30 before i come to MI on Saturday.....

thanks for the info guys....
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Umm . . . uh oh, can someone PM me why not to use FRAM, I have been using them for the past 3 oil changes . . .
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Umm . . . uh oh, can someone PM me why not to use FRAM, I have been using them for the past 3 oil changes . . .
they have paper internals.....they are NOT strong and have been known to collapse......
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I can vouch for this, Before my Ranger, I had a 91 F150 4.9L. I used Fram because I liked there grip material used on the end. Back then, I didn't really know any better from filter to filter.

Had one blow out on me soon after an oil change. Now that I know more, Fram uses cardboard and paper and couldn't hold the pressure. Luckily I was in my driveway when it happened and was able to shut the truck down immediately.

I drove down to AZ in my neighbors car and took the Fram back to AZ and they kindly gave me a free motorcraft replacement.

So after that, I will not use any of Fram's products anymore, I don't care what the circumstances. I use Motorcraft now, cheap, have an excellent reputation and they get the job done reliably. -Mike-
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K&n
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Purolator PureOne, Purolator Premium Plus, K&N, Amsoil, Motorcraft, Mobil 1.....all are great filters. Fram isn't worth the risk. I had a Nissan pickup a few years ago and decided to try Fram instead of Purolator. HUGE mistake. Every time I started my truck with the Fram filter, it made awful noises like the oil wasn't getting to the upper reaches of the engine. It lasted for about thirty seconds or so. Freaked me out! Not knowing what the issue was I tried a thinner oil and got the same results. I had no clue at first that it was the filter until I read on the web (many months later, and several oil changes) about a drainback valve failure in Fram filters that can cause oil starvation at startup. I was skeptical at first but decided to change out my filter to a common Purolator one and ....BINGO.....no more noise! Never had it again after I stopped using Fram (I used them several times before figuring this out and found that ALL of the Frams I used caused the startup noise).
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mobile one...i just changed my oil at 8k and it was fine
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i just put a fram in my truck Saturday lol... great...
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YEah, I've been running a fram for about 3700 miles, but it was the 7k mile filter... guess i'll wait till next change and order a new one. Probably a Amsoil one, since I'm runnning the the air filter as well...
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I use mobile 1 oil and mobile 1 filter.
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I am going to have to tell my dad not to use fram either. Hell we have been using them for years with out any problems at all. Time to change knowing that they have problems. Probably buying motorcraft from now on.
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There's been a few cobra guys that have had major issues with the Fram filters.

Personally, I use Mobile1 on the cobra and any non-crap filter that's out there, usually the motorcraft piece.
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I used Wix for years. Some of the online research studies I've read have Motorcraft, Purolator, and Wix in the top 5 for efficiency and reliability. I use Mobil 1 synthetic oil.
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All of my research led me back to Motorcraft
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Do Not Use Fram!

Fram is one of the worst filters. Check this out.

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html
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Best filters in my opinion: wix, amsoil, K&N, mobil 1... I use any one of these every time I change my oil. I run amsoil through out my truck...
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i dont run synthetic, but i only use a wix filter...... theyre made really well, and nascar drivers use them so they have to be good. lol
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Fram is one of the worst filters. Check this out.

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html
i've been using fram for my last several oil changes and after this i went out and bought the mobil 1.
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i've been using fram for my last several oil changes and after this i went out and bought the mobil 1.
Good, everyone needs to know that Fram is very......VERY bad for your vehicle.
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