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Old 01-27-2007, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default Champion Labs Ecore Filter

http://www.champlabs.com/products/oilfilters.html

Just wondering if anyone'* tried one yet. For those of you not familiar with the E-core design, it just means that the inner core that supports the filter element is plastic, rather than metal.

There'* no advantage of it being plastic, except that it does leave more of the element exposed to oil flow; leading some people to say that it'* less restrictive.

I believe that Walmart'* brand filter is the E-core design too. Any takers?

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Default Re: E-core oil filter STP

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Just wondering if anyone'* tried one yet. For those of you not familiar with the E-core design, it just means that the inner core that supports the filter element is plastic, rather than metal.

There'* no advantage of it being plastic, except that it does leave more of the element exposed to oil flow; leading some people to say that it'* less restrictive.

I believe that Walmart'* brand filter is the E-core design too. Any takers?

i stopped using the supertech filters because they went e-core, theres some horror stories about them breaking and causing oil starvation/blown engines floating around the internet, and personally i wouldnt want anything plastic in a major part of my oil filters.
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Do you really think there'* any advantage to the consumer of going from metal to plastic?
It'* all about the manufacturer saving 0.0001 cents per unit.
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"Thermally bonded non-metallic" sounds suspiciously like "hot glued plastic" to me....
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I guess it'* safe to say that there won't be any buyers from BC.
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http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2...03/270769.html

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Ecore'* advanced core design has up to 10 times more flow through area than traditional metal cores, resulting in reduced flow restriction across the filter element.
Hmm, that'* interesting. I wonder if it'* true.
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Take a look inside of one...there'* far more filter element exposed for freer flow.
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Are we starving for oil flow, or am I missing something?
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I found it! I've been looking all over for this post. I should've copied it the first time I saw it.

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I use the AC Delco PF47 oil filter and change the oil every 2500 - 3000 miles.... I have used the Fram 3387a filter once and will never touch another one... I lost 10-15 psi oil pressure right off the bat... I drove it for 1000 miles and changed the oil and got my AC Delco PF47 back on, funny I got my 10-15 psi of oil pressure back right away
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...13&highlight=A

A 15 psi drop in oil pressure; what'* up with that?
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And your point is?

We've known about the Fram'* for some time now. What does it have to do with the filter you posted?

Is your engine starving for oil? Are you cooking your bearings? What'* the fascination?

Can you tell us what you're after here? You started talking about an ecore, now it'* a fram, or a a PF47, so what do you want to know? What are you after?
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