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Old 08-21-2005
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Oil & Filter Preferance

While changing my oil today, i wondered what kind of oil & filters everyone else uses. Whenever i go to pick them up, i usually grab anything. mostly the first thing i see, but has anyone had a better experience over a certain brand?

Today i picked up a supertech filter and GTX oil.

Theres also something about the WIX filters that i like over others.
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I use motocraft in the truck.

I wont touch a fram. They come apart internally to easily.
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Amsoil synthetic oil and an Amsoil oil filter for the Truck. Mobil 1 synthetic oil and Mobil 1 oil filter for the Marquis. Motorcraft (Made by Purolator) oil filters are pretty damn good, those are the only 3 I would ever use.
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i use all amsoil in my vehicles, even my 70 torino. obviously
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I run Castrol GTX 5w-30 and Motorcraft FL-820S oil filters.
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I use mobil 1 syn and K&N filters
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i use amsoil oil with k&n filter
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I wasnt aware K&N made oil filters. I've never seen them. Autozone? Advanced Auto Parts?
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I wasnt aware K&N made oil filters. I've never seen them. Autozone? Advanced Auto Parts?
Advanced/Autozone both sell them.

FYI: They are the exact same oil filter as the Mobil 1 Oil filter (Inside)...they just add a nut to the case to make it easier to get off. I think they are about 2 bucks more then the M1 oil filter.
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Old 08-22-2005
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Mobil 1 synthetic, K&N gold filter
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Penzoil natural, and Motorcraft filter
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Would't let a Fram filter anywhere near my truck. Hell, calling it a filter is a stretch. When I worked at NAPA in high school, we made this little display on the counter that showed a NAPA Gold filter opened up next to a Fram filter opened. The Fram filter looked like a piece of a cardboard box wedged in a can. Piece of crap.

I usually use either the NAPA brand synthetic or the Valvoline synthetic at the instant oil change place.
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I use a Motorcraft filter and Mobil 1 0W-20 Synthetic.
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i use quaker state 5w-30 and motorcraft oil filter.
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amsoil oil and filter... i use amsoil in the engine, tranny, rear diff... its the best stuff out there imho
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i use mobil one 5w-30 synthetic(15,000 mile stuff) seems to work fine. MObil 1 filter.

im working on switching everything to amsoil, but im not sure if i want to run it in the eninge or not
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i use mobil one 5w-30 synthetic(15,000 mile stuff) seems to work fine. MObil 1 filter.

im working on switching everything to amsoil, but im not sure if i want to run it in the eninge or not
It's good stuff it's just that it thickens up over time....I'll be sticking with Mobil 1 but Amsoil is good stuff.
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Would't let a Fram filter anywhere near my truck. Hell, calling it a filter is a stretch. When I worked at NAPA in high school, we made this little display on the counter that showed a NAPA Gold filter opened up next to a Fram filter opened. The Fram filter looked like a piece of a cardboard box wedged in a can. Piece of crap.

I usually use either the NAPA brand synthetic or the Valvoline synthetic at the instant oil change place.
We hade one come apart internally on a big block chevy in an offshore race boat. That was a $30k accident. :(
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amsoil does thicken a bit over a long period of time, i cant deny that. i myself use the XL7500 oil that gets changed every 7500 miles, so i dont have that problem. its still better than mobil 1 though, even their new extended drain stuff. its still not 100% synthetic.
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While it may not be a perfect test I again go back to http://neptune.spacebears.com/cars/s.../oil-life.html
Where per oil analysis Mobil 1 outlasted Amsoil....
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5w30 mobil1 syn, and a mobil1 filter :o)
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Fram Filters and Quaker State 10W40
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5w30 mobil1 syn oil, Motorcraft FL820s filter
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I use AMSOIL XL7500 5W-30 with a AMSOIL Superduty Filter. I like to change out my oil so I cant wait for the year.

And here is another test comparing AMSOIL vs. Mobil 1 for your viewing pleasure.

http://www.amsoil.com/performancetes...vs_mobil1.aspx
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