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Old 07-16-2003, 11:12 PM   #1
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Found this interesting site about oil filter testing, some good info.
http://www.scuderiaciriani.com/rx7/oil_filter_study/

I use an AC delco, but the site mentions mobile 1 as the best 'money is no object' filter.

What does everyone else use
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I read that article a while back, after reading it i tried AC Delco. I have used Fram for years but this last oil chage I flushed my engine and went with an AC Delco, and I am hooked. Even after 3500 miles my oil still has color other than BLACK. I was usually using the Double Gaurd from Fram and there is not contest between The Fram and AC Delco.
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I use an AC delco, but the site mentions mobile 1 as the best 'money is no object' filter.
**Note: According to article, he'* not tested the Amsoil filter as of yet**
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AMSOIL
SDF15
This filter has been acquired and is awaiting disassembly.
I stand by my Amsoil SDF Filter, not only because I sell them, but because I believe them to be the very best out there for your money. Not only do they have a better longevity life between changes, but they have superior filtering capabilities as well. Believe me as I have tried just about EVERY Filter & Oil product out there in my 23 years of driving cars. I've also ran & operated two lube shops too in my life, therefore I've changed more vehicle'* oil than just about any other person around. The reason I got into selling Amsoil products to begin with, was I liked the products so much, I decided to sell them to others & share my expierences with them.
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Hello Death Rat,
yes I had noticed that the amsoil had not yet been tested, do you have any test data for your filters? Filter type, length, construction type.?

As for the delco parts I use it has more to do with availability than preference, we have a Chev dealer in town but no Canadian Tire (45 miles away). I went to the local Napa dealer yesterday and they wanted $17 for purolator filter.......sheeesh. Thats what got me looking in the first place.
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Hello Death Rat,
yes I had noticed that the amsoil had not yet been tested, do you have any test data for your filters? Filter type, length, construction type.?

As for the delco parts I use it has more to do with availability than preference, we have a Chev dealer in town but no Canadian Tire (45 miles away). I went to the local Napa dealer yesterday and they wanted $17 for purolator filter.......sheeesh. Thats what got me looking in the first place.
Try this:
http://www.amsoil.com/products/sdf.html
Or if the link doesn't work.....

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.

APPLICATION
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.



For more info on any other AMSOIL product go here: Independant AMSOIL Dealer
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I'd try out an Amsoil filter if a shop here carried them.
What about K&N oil filters? Anyone here use those?
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I use K&N and it'* great. I read an other article with more filters reviewed. K&N was right up there with the mobil 1.
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I am currently trying my first Mobil1 filter... I will let you guys know how it turns out when I get it off and take a look at the oil.
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I'd try out an Amsoil filter if a shop here carried them.
What about K&N oil filters? Anyone here use those?
In my signature below is my own AMSOIL website where you can order your Amsoil products on-line. Amsoil uses a distribution system to ship you their products from the closest warehouse to your location. Therefore, no matter where ever you live in the WORLD, you can get Amsoil products. All you need is someone like myself to direct you to Amsoil'* On-Line Store. **Click on: Independant AMSOIL Dealer **

Also, I sell K&N products too, I just don't have them listed totally on my site yet.
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i just bought a delco and havin gotten around to changin my oil yet. i was gonna do it tonight but my mom was being ignorant and demanded i wait till i had "help" from my dad and then when he got home he was too lazy to sit on the porch and "help" me.so ill have to wait i guess
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