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Old 02-10-2008, 01:50 AM   #1
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Are they fram? I've gotta change my oil tomorrow and I can't do it in my driveway anymore (minor spill ) so I have to find a good place to get it done at. Valvoline is looking like my first choice, but I wondered what oil filters they used... Anyone have a clue?
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I can ask my sons tomorrow (little late to call them now)....they both work(ed) at a Valvoline here in NY.
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I think they are made by champion labs, which means e-core junk.
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I think they are made by champion labs, which means e-core junk.
Yep

Here is a list that i found for who makes who.

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* Fram*
Fram Extra Guard (std)
Fram Tough Guard (different media?)
Fram X2 (Silicone ADBV, Fuzzy media)
Fram Extended Guard(same as the X2)
Mileguard (Jiffy)
Honda (although some are alleged to be made by Filtech)
Chrysler line up except for the Cummins
Penzoil
Deffense
Canadian Tire



* Champion Labs*
Bosch
Car and Driver
Deutsch
Mobil 1
STP
SuperTech
K&N
Valvoline filters
Mighty
Service Champ
Lee
AutoZone Value Craft
Some AC Delco
VW (some)
Warner
Luberfiner
Trust



*Wix*
Carquest blue
Carquest red
Napa Gold
Napa Silver (lower quality with nitrile ADBV)
Kralinator (in Canada)
ALLIANCE (Freightliner aftermarket)



*Purolator (Arvin Meritor)*
Purolator premium plus (nitrile adbv)
Purolator Pure One (silicone adbv, different media)
Havoline
Maxlife Valvoline (some)
Group7
Promotive
Powerflow
Quaker State (less media)
Advanced Auto Total Grip. (less media)
Pep Boys Pro Line
MotorCraft
Superflo



*Denso*
Toyota



*Mann+Hummel*
Mann
Volvo



*Clarcor*
Baldwin
Hastings
Amsoil
Casite
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Nice job researching! I knew it was branded as Valvoline, but wasn't sure of the company. Turns out my son didn't know either. But he did say that if you were to get one, to ask for the M1 because it was better than the VO.
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I had a free one a couple of years back and ran it in my 4.3 Sonoma with no problems.
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I think they are made by champion labs, which means e-core junk.
Uhh, mobil 1 is made by Champion? That'* the one I've always used in my cars... As long as it'* not fram...

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But he did say that if you were to get one, to ask for the M1 because it was better than the VO.
Thanks a ton, Tracy! I'll remember that when I go...
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Not all Champion Labs products have ecores. The Mobil 1 oil filters are not at all like Super Tech. We can all agree not to buy Super Tech and the non-Duragard labeled AC Delco filters, but as long as you can see the metal core inside the filter, as I understand it, you should be fine with any Purolator and most Champion Labs.

And now to link this to my oil filter thread and link it to this...

All-Encompassing Oil Filter Thread

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