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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2017, 11:06:45 PM »
I just bought 3 new filters when I was in Wally world.  Motorcraft made in the USA and about 8 bucks each.  I still have a new OEM one for the Mazda.
I've gotta change the oil in my mothers Saturn tomorrow and see why her belt is squealing.  Hopefully just a worn belt or tensioner.
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2017, 03:26:46 AM »
I'm far from expert here, but while your logic on media content might be correct, I would think that more media also results in a higher pressure drop between inlet and outlet which could lead to failure if below designed specs.

Or I could be out to lunch!

Less media is either gonna be thinner or have less surface area all else being equal. Thinner will give worse filtration. Less surface area will result in a higher pressure drop. So generally more media is better.

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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2017, 12:58:34 PM »
We just had a Cadillac SRX brought to the shop on a rollback finding a hole in the block.

What does this have to do with oil filters? 

Check out GM's bulletin #10-06-01-003C Diagnostic Information on Internal Engine Noise or Damage After Oil Filter Replacement regarding aftermarket oil filter internal failure.

https://gm.oemdtc.com/TSB/SB-10053866-5182.pdf
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2017, 09:43:13 AM »
Thank you for letting us see that service bulletin.  An interesting read for sure  I use either Wix or NAPA Gold on all our cars here, because I think that they truly are better filters than what comes from Mother Subaru.

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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2017, 10:21:41 AM »
We just had a Cadillac SRX brought to the shop on a rollback finding a hole in the block.

What does this have to do with oil filters? 

Check out GM's bulletin #10-06-01-003C Diagnostic Information on Internal Engine Noise or Damage After Oil Filter Replacement regarding aftermarket oil filter internal failure.

https://gm.oemdtc.com/TSB/SB-10053866-5182.pdf


Thanks for that update Nick -- that is very informative. One of the auto local shops told me a year ago that there was a problem with counterfeit GM filters (and to be careful when buying online). I dismissed the info at the time because I had a stash of ACDelco PF-63 filters, but since that filter was being replaced with a PF-63E model, owners were scrambling to get the older PF63 (apparently for quality reasons -- PF63 was 'supposed' to be better quality). These filters are used on Lambda platform engines. The quality concern was probably moot, but there was a mad dash on the Internet for the older PF63's and somehow some counterfeit product was showing up in the supply chain.

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2013/03/general-motors-assists-in-seizing-50000-counterfeit-parts-in-saudi-arabia/

BTOG Thread .......
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3170442

http://www.acdelco.com/counterfeit-auto-parts.html
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2017, 02:52:35 AM »
Thank you for letting us see that service bulletin.  An interesting read for sure  I use either Wix or NAPA Gold on all our cars here, because I think that they truly are better filters than what comes from Mother Subaru.


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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2017, 07:04:39 PM »
Thank you for letting us see that service bulletin.  An interesting read for sure  I use either Wix or NAPA Gold on all our cars here, because I think that they truly are better filters than what comes from Mother Subaru.


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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2017, 07:46:57 PM »
Purolator or Wix  just because, no real major  reason just because thats what I buy. lately mostly Wix. but I was raised a Purolator guy! 

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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2017, 07:54:15 PM »
BRSLK,  motercraft filters are made by Purolator.

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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2017, 09:39:51 PM »
I looked at a tractor this weekend. it had an orange filter on it....with a 2012 date scratched in it. I think that may have been the last time I worked on this machine.

So I asked the guy if he ever changed the oil, nope he doesn't have any hours on it    frustratedx
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Re: Oil Filters
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