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Oil filters......

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thatK30guy, May 17, 2001.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    what is the best brand or your favorite that you use? I use Fram filters.

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  2. 90K5

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    AC Delco

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    I use Fram Tough Gard or the AC Delco Gold (depending on the phase of the moon)

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    Frams are the worst. I used to get bored at an oil change place I worked at and cut old filters apart and see how much paper there was and the general construction of it. The bottom of the line was Fram. Very little paper and the element was glued to the canister. The AC-Delcos and Motorcrafts were next up on the list. They had more paper and tighter pleats. By far the best though were NAPA Gold and WIX filters. They are kinda pricey, but the had very good constuction. The canisters were very strong and the element had the most pleats and by far the most material. So I would say either NAPA gold or if your cheap (like me) get the AC-Delcos. Anything but Fram IMHO.

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  5. 2Dogs

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    I use Fram on the Truck (like the gripper)
    And th AC Delco UPF series on the Vette. Use this cuz it matches all filtering criteria plus pressure/and volume stats. The vette guys suggest that.....
    Kinda expensive.
     
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    I use wix on anything I really care about... such as my racers and newer motors. My Blazer gets AC Delcos cause I think they are fine for regular everyday drivers, plus the motor is gonna get plucked soon enough anyways

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  7. tori89k5

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    Im with BlueBlazer on this one, The Napa Gold filters are made by WIX, and are exactly as he described. The only good thing about the Fram filters are the grip stuff the dunk'em in . That is kinda handy.
    Stick with the NAPA GOLD / WIX



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  8. K5Jimmy

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    There was a very good (and long) post about filters a couple months ago...I think it was this site....may have been OffRoad.com...anyways...some guy had found an engineering study about filters,etc....Mobil One filters came out on top....AC Delco was mentioned as being OK, as well as Wix.....the information about Fram scared the hell out of me....I won't use Fram if you pay me.....I use the Mobil One filters exclusively on my Vette, and I use the AC Delco on my Jimmy since it has 114K on it.....I change the oil religiously in both vehicles as I always have....the Vette has had Full Synthetic since new....I use a blend in the K5...when I swap in the new motor, I'll use Dynojuice for about 5K for break in, then switch to Synthetic.....one thing for sure, I'll Never use Fram.....I'll try to find the post ...lots of enlightening information there....just adding another opinion to the mix....JD

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    I like AC Delco Its the brand I have always used in all my GM vehicles. But I like to put a Wix on during hunting season because that is when I use my Blazer the hardest and put many hunderds miles of hard dirty dusty driving on it.
     
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    I know the only reason i use fram is because i am ignorant about filters and because i can get them at the O'Reilly 1 minute from my house, looks like i'll be changing though

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    Lately I've been using the Purolator PureOne filters on the Blazer and Eclipse.

    Here's a few interesting links. Through a stroke of pure genius... well maybe just dumb luck... I wrote down the URL's for this info. Here they are:

    http://members.nbci.com:80/minimopar/oilfilters.html
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://members.nbci.com:80/minimopar/oilfilterstudy.html>http://members.nbci.com:80/minimopar/oilfilterstudy.html</A>

    Good info here... I stopped using Fram and told everyone I knew to stop too.

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    AC delco 1218.
     
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    I don't know if I saw the same article exactly you did, but I saw one in I believe it was February about the filters. You're right about Fram. I remember they sucked. I had one at the time I was like ok this thing is going buh-bye! I like the wix ones...K&N makes filters em now too right? I was considering buying one to check it out....for now the wix is what I run unless I find one better I like....

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    I'm putting a new rebuilt 350 in my truck and the guy that lives accross the street from me works for NAPA and does things with the racing truck. He says he has blown an engine from a FRAM oil filter. He suggested WIX to me with a remote link to the filter so it can be in a place by itself and not be damaged.

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    I use Purolator, but I also heard Wix is great. Yea, Fram sucks pretty bad.

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    When you purchase an oil filter you need to know how small of a particle you want to filter out. A good rule of thumb is 10% of the clearance. If you have .010" clearance you would want to filter out everything down to .001" or 25 microns (or is it 2.5 microns?). You have to ask yourself how fine of a sandpaper you would allow to be run in your motor.

    I was checking out the K&N and they said on the box that they filter out down to 20-30 microns. I`m not sure what my clearnaces are so I`m not sure if that is acceptable. I still need to do a little investigating.

    Make an informed choice. I was also thinking of running a diesel fuel filter that is good to filter out down to 2 microns. I wonder is that would help maintain the injectors?

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    NAPA Gold for sure. It's the same old story. You get what you pay for.

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    I use WIX on the Blazer and the Elco. My guy that built the engine for my Elco uses them on everything and highly recommends them.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by 90blzr on 05/18/01 04:36 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
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    i used to use a AC DELCO
    but now i can get a deral on a K&N for the same frice as the others.

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    I use WIX on the Blazer and Purolator on the 4Runner.

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