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Old 07-24-2003, 07:40 PM   #1
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There was a study of oil filters and most Fram models faired poorly. For my Bonnies, I only buy the AC Delco filters now. Mobil One Synthetic and AC Delco filters

Make your own conclusions and check out this website (its a repost from somewhere else on this site, i just kept the link):

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

If I had some of the filters on the 'avoid' list, I would be out there tonight changing them

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I dont care what l filter I use...an oil filter is an oil filter(imo) i just use the wix or the napa.. or the quakerstate ones.. I gotta change it every 3k anyway...
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Dont all oil filters have to pass some type of industry standard? I remember in the 1970s STP (I believe it was) was forced to recall almost al their filters becaus the filte material was decompsing at a very rapid rate.
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Yeah well frams fall apart and dont work well when they are in one piece, nuff said. Just take your money somewhere else and get a good filter for the same or less money..
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Here'* the AMSOIL Super Duty Oil Filter that I sell:

Super Duty Oil Filters
Offer all-around better filtration and protection than conventional filters. Full flow design for extended drain intervals and severe service. Contains a high-tech blended filtration media composed of cellulose, synthetic and glass fibers. The media sets the Super Duty apart from conventional filters in capacity, efficiency and service life. Delivers superior filtration and protection. Product Code: SDF


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The AMSOIL Super Duty Oil Filter (SDF) is designed to provide maximum filtration while meeting the high flow demands of modern automobiles. The AMSOIL SDF contains a special cellulose, synthetic and glass blend media that offers the best possible balance of long life, high capacity and overall efficiency.

Traps Dirt Throughout Media Thickness
The AMSOIL SDF has a lofted fiber depth-type media that traps dirt throughout its entire thickness for exceptional filtering efficiency. It keeps oil clean and free of wear-causing contaminants. The AMSOIL SDF Oil Filter provides up to 100 percent more capacity and up to 20 percent greater efficiency than other filters provide. It is ideal for use with extended oil drain intervals.

Built for Rugged Performance
The AMSOIL SDF has a heavy-duty case of drawn steel. The case is double-crimped at the base with rolled-under seaming to withstand extreme pressure surges and road shocks.

Assures Oil Flow with Relief Valve
On most filters a relief valve is provided to assure ample oil flow. It prevents oil starvation in the engine in the event the media becomes saturated.

Prevents Oil Drainage During Engine Shutdown
On filter installations where the mounting is sideways or upright, dirty oil could drain out of the filter when the engine is shut off. The AMSOIL SDF has an anti-drainback valve that keeps trapped contaminants in the filter when the engine is not running.

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AMSOIL INC. recommends changing the AMSOIL SDF according to the following guidelines.

In gasoline-fueled engines using any AMSOIL motor oil except AMSOIL XL-7500 Synthetic Motor Oil, change the filter at 12,500-mile or six-month intervals. In gasoline-fueled engines using AMSOIL XL-7500 Synthetic Motor Oil, change the filter at 7,500-mile or six-month intervals. If a Hastings or other filter is used, filter should be changed at manufacturer recommendations.

In diesel-fueled large truck engines, change the filter(*) at the engine manufacturer'* recommended oil change interval. In diesel-fueled light trucks, including pickups and vans, change the filter at 7,000-mile or six-month intervals.

When using an AMSOIL Oil Filter with conventional motor oils, refer to the owner'* manual for the recommended oil filter change interval.



Need more info? Check out my AMSOIL site below. Click on the "Independent AMSOIL Dealer" link in my signature.
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Rat...its almost like a commercial in the middle of a post. HAHA

BTW: Is the SPF30 the part number for L27 Bonnies by chance.
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Rat...its almost like a commercial in the middle of a post. HAHA

BTW: Is the SPF30 the part number for L27 Bonnies by chance.
No it'* not a comercial & no that'* not the proper P/N for the 3800 either. It'* just AMSOIL'* stat page for their oil filters. SDF29 (AMSOIL Super Duty Filter) = PF47 (AC Delco)
Use the link in my signature below ("Independant AMSOIL Dealer") for more info.....
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I've always run the K&N high performance filters.. on my s10, anyone tried one on a bonne? im just curious plus i like the lil 1" nut on the end of the can to make it easier to get the thing off also, what are some opinions on Royal purple motor oil?
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We just use the AC-Delco PF-47 on all of our cars. (Except the truck, its got a 350 in it) But we put the PF-47 Delco in the '90 Turbo Grand Prix, '93 Olds 88, '95 Beretta Z26, '00 SSEi, and '02 GTP with absolutely no problems. IMO the AC-Delco filter is a very good filter, probably not the best, but not a bad filter by any means.
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The AC Delco PF47 is what I use
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