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Old 05-10-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default oil filters. fram = bad. good=?

i've heard time and time again that fram suposedly sucks nuts. thats all well and good. i've yet to hear the sentence coninuted with "but brand X is a-ok and comes with a $40 bill in the package!"

so when i change my oil this weekend, while i'm busy not using a fram filter... what should i be using?
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Napa, Wix, Purolator, AC Delco, Mobil 1, brands like that.
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ACDelco, I believe that was the original filters that go on it. U may need to go to a dealer and get them though.
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For a beater, I wouldn't worry about using or not using Fram. In the BeaterCivic I'm actually running Motomaster (Canadian Tire brand), which is rebranded Fram but about $0.50 to a buck cheaper.

But in a car I value a bit more, Napa Gold is my pick.
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I prefer AMSOIL filters myself....That'* what I use on my truck. and soon the Trans Am.

If not that I'll run WIX, Purolator, or Delco. The K&N'* to me are just another name, and I don't care for K&N'* $10 price tag, prolly just paying for the name. Mobil 1 I don't know much about them, ran them on my last 2 bonne'* with no problems, didn't notice anything special I don't recall for the close to $10 price tag also.
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AC Delco is a good brand, and it most likely the original filter that came out the factory.
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I personally use the Advance Auto Total Grip in house brand filters, i get more oil pressure from them from fram and they seem to be made pretty well compared
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AC Delco is a good brand, and it most likely the original filter that came out the factory.
Just because it was on the car when it was built, doesn't mean it'* the best.
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ACDelco oil filters are sold at most if not all auto part stores. You don't have to go through the dealer. The only place I don't think they are sold, IIRC, is WalMart. WalMart sells Fram.
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If you want more info than you need....
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil...html#fram-ph8a
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