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#1 2500HD 8.1

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 02:43 PM

What oil filters are you guys using. Anyone better than the next in filtration and flow?
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:18 PM

What oil filters are you guys using. Anyone better than the next in filtration and flow?


After break in period on my vehicles 1000,3000 i use the STP filter, after its all broken in Mobil 1 or K&N is what i always used in my cars-filter wise

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:23 PM

What oil filters are you guys using. Anyone better than the next in filtration and flow?

Both Wix and Mobil 1 are good filters. I use Wix now, they are cheaper.
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:29 PM

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:35 PM

I always use AC Delco, Champ Labs (who makes Mobil 1), Purolator, or Wix filters.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:37 PM

Delco or Wix FTW!!!!

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:17 PM

ACDelco, WIX, Mobile 1, AMSoil

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:52 PM

Mobi 1 and K&N are $10, but the Wix filters are $4-5. Is there any real difference in the 3? I don't mind spending the extra $5 to get a better filter, but I have only heard good things about Wix. If Wix filters are just as good as the others, I don't care to pay extra for the "popular" name.
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:01 PM

Depends on the vehicle it's going on here. Either way, its always a K&N Gold or Amsoil Filter.
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#10 BryanH

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:26 PM

Depends on the vehicle it's going on here. Either way, its always a K&N Gold or Amsoil Filter.


I think you're paying for the name with K&N, and to a certain extent wth Mobile 1. I just don't trust K&N.

By all appearances Champion makes the filter for both Mobile 1 and Purolator. Meaning if you buy the nice purolator you get a mobile 1. In the end does the buck difference mater to you? I personally grab the mobile 1 because its easier than hunting through the purolators.

With Amsoil you are getting what you pay for. I just can't ever remember to order mine in advance (I normally do oil changes on a weekend when I'm available).
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:45 PM

Wix or A/C Delco.
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 09:48 PM

NAPA Gold...made by WIX

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 11:46 PM

ACDelco, WIX, Mobile 1, AMSoil

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Thanks... That filter study is pretty good reading.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:23 AM

Wix 51522 for my 5.3l. It is the same size roughly as the old '02 and older models 5.3l filters.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:05 AM

I use K & N Golds, me and a buddy of mine that uses Mobil 1's each bought and extra and cut one of ours open, they are both full of filtering media and look like they do the job just as good as one another I just prefer K & N as personal choice and there filtering reputation. also the 1" nut on the bottom of the filter makes things alot easier too.
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