I'd rather sift my oil through a used shop rag then spin a fram filter onto my car. I always use Wix, Napa gold or motorcraft filters on all of my vehicles.
The Napa Gold oil filters are made by WIX, actually says it on the back of the box and Napa oil is Vavoline.Amsoil have never heard to much about them , but what I have heard and read good products. And most are right the "orange can" is a oil soaked cardboard mess. But there is a lot of folks that claim that the FRAM top of the line filters are some of the best there is and even the orange bomb . They can have them . The PUR's and MC's are having some big issues with blown out & torn media people have been complaining and PUR has been sending out PPRP for the filter to be returned to QC . I have a case of golds that I received a good price on so going that route for awhile . Looking forward to cutting and inspecting them for each ride . 2.18 "Sabata"
Opened up my case of GOLD's and looks like they have moved the SBPV to the bottom. Might have to sacrifice this one to fine out more.
Exactly right Paul.:wavey:
I use Racing filters. mostly above $10.00each.
blended oil (20w50)
I cooked an engine with a cheep filter.
My engine builder said. Wix Gold or better. NO FRAM!
A $10.00 filter is cheep insurance on a $3000.00 engine.
that's with factory parts.
It's on the top of the filter. Opposite the base plate.Just curious is the SBPV on the top or bottom ?
Yeah, I don't think it makes any difference.Looks the same to me. NAPA# 1372 here. I have found out that on some models for the gold the valve is in the bottom so its good to go.
I looked at all the 12 I have and they are all the same.
Mike, I am using the K&N filter now and thanks to Darren's info, I will be switching to the Wix Gold on my next oil change, I had no issues with the K&N, Just the priceThunderChecken,
Thanks, that illustration is helpful. Although I have had no issues with the K&N, and appreciate the convenience of the 1" nut on the end, it is expensive and clearly not better than the Motorcraft. I will likely switch back when I next buy a filter.