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What oil filter you running?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fr8train, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Exactly what the topic says. I am running fram. I am wondering what else is out there and your feedback on them.

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  2. Can Can

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    Fram is BAD.........they are poorly made and don't stand up very well. Go with a good ol' AcDelco or a Napa instead.



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    Oh, as all the years I spent as a mechanic I never saw as much engine damage, as that caused by a Fram! One of the most restrictive oil filter made. People can argue all they want but cut one open and you get real quiet. Napa Gold or Wix!!! Same thing, thats it, nothing else, no way.

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    OK maybe I am going ot be changing that out tommorow. Any other suggestions?

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  5. surg82k5

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    I would say stick with NAPA GOLD!!
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    I run either Napa Gold or Baldwin - both are awesome flowing, with excellent filtration.

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    I just put one of those larger fram's on mine. Does anyone know of a large capacity filter for the 305 in a 85 jimmy?
     
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    Baldwin makes one, but I don't remember the p/n off hand - Wix makes one too.

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    I run a Napa Gold or Wix 'truck' filter. It is the two quart one. It will fit pretty much any small black chevy in a blazer/jimmy. Just go into Napa and ask for a two quart truck filter for a 19xx blazer.
     
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    Like most others I have been using NAPA Gold or Wix filters for a long time.

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    I run AC Delco b/c it's cheaper than wix and all those other high dollar ones, but it rated up there; not as good, but good enough. FRAM sucks. And yes, AC makes the larger ones too.
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    I have heard of the Fram filters internaly failing and alowing the oil debris that gets traped in a filter to reenter the engine.
    I use Wix/NapaGold (same filter)....

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    I use either Hastings, AC or Pure One...... In the larger size.

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    Mobil One, AC Delco, Purolator Pure One.....wouldn't use a Fram if they paid me.....Wix is ok also...

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    Hastings...

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    I like the AC Delco's too. The AC Delco is a good buy as long as you adhere to recommended oil change intervals. The AC delco may not have as much filtering area as some (still better than Fram and the el-cheapo's), but it has more than enough for 3000-4000 miles of typical use. It's also rated good for burst strength and oil sealing (rubber o-ring on top). If you don't change your oil for 2 years or 15,000 you may have a problem, but not many filters will help out then. For the $, AC Delco is the way to go with normal oil change intervals. I don't always run AC Delco's, but I never run Frams anymore.

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    I run a carquest filter on my Jimmy. For the Firebird I run a fram filter. Never any problems with the fram. I use it because it is easy to take off with that anti slip on the side. I change the oil in my firebird every two weeks, so I havent really tested the filter when it gets dirty.

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    does any one ever use the kn oil filters

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    Fram is awful. The big ones just suck in a bigger way. Do a search for the report that was put up on filters. You'll be surprised on the findings. I run either Wix or Napa Gold... [​IMG]

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    DO they make AC delco ones in bigger sizes?? I run AC delcos now&lt; i like the blue color, and that it is GM.
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