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Old 06-07-2003, 04:40 AM   #1
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I bought a Fram oil filter, and it has Teflon in it, and it says it'* suposed to filter better than stock ones. Has anyone used them, and are they any good with Teflon in it. I just thought I would get a couple of opions. TY
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Don't put Teflon in your engine.

Here'* a good comparison of oil filters:

http://www.minimopar.net/oilfilterstudy.html

Most Fram filters are junk. The ones with Teflon aren't too bad, but you're better off with an AC Delco or Wix.
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i should have mentioned that fram was junk earlier
i ran a fram filter for about 6mo
it never seemed to clean the oil, every time i changed the oil it was molasses
did two oil changes @ 2500 mi. like that
put a wix filter on and pulled out barely dirty oil at the next change

i wouldnt put teflon in my engine, GM didnt design for it, it doesnt need to be in there
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I have to disagree. I think fram is great, always use 'em. My dad used them for as long as he can remember. They make good oil filters, but all their other products are iffy.
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Most filters are very simular. What makes the REAL difference is your change intervals! The only filters that are best are the ones made by Amsoil, K&N & other companies like them, that make them with a smaller micron rating for their synthetic oils. Fram are good as long as you change your oil regularly. I personally use GM'* 729856 (AC Delco PF47C). I used to used Kralinator as their outer shell was thicker than any other filter I found. All this info is based from my Mr Lube days where I worked as a Supervisor/Manager.
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I had the same opinion about Fram - my Dad always used them when I was growing up, I followed suit. They used to be high quality. Apparently, that changed when they got aquired by Allied-Signal.

My Dad finally changed when the guy he buys his parts from stopped carrying them. He said that he had started seeing more than a few failures, and found that they changed the construction of their filters. They dropped Fram and started carrying Wix.
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I used to use Mobil 1 filters, but then the K-Mart closed so I needed to find a new filter to go with. There'* no stores in town that carry higher quality filters so I changed back to AC Delco. Oil filters are oil filters. They are all pretty much standard.
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Most filters are very simular. What makes the REAL difference is your change intervals! The only filters that are best are the ones made by Amsoil, K&N & other companies like them, that make them with a smaller micron rating for their synthetic oils. Fram are good as long as you change your oil regularly. I personally use GM'* 729856 (AC Delco PF47C). I used to used Kralinator as their outer shell was thicker than any other filter I found. All this info is based from my Mr Lube days where I worked as a Supervisor/Manager.
Do you think there is any disadvantage to using the longer 4.3 liter filter on the 3.8 liter motors?
Clearance is not a problem.
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Do you think there is any disadvantage to using the longer 4.3 liter filter on the 3.8 liter motors?
Clearance is not a problem.
As long as the oil filter is not below the oil pan in any way, then go for it.
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Is it bad that my oil is fairly black after 1000 miles with a Mobil 1 filter? This was right after I had a leak, was down to two quarts, diluted with 3 fresh quarts, dumped it, replaced some gaskets, put in 2 fresh quarts, then 3 of dumped fresh/used, and it is still pretty dark.
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