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j.mccreight@hotmail.com
04-15-2013, 08:07 PM
Well it appears eventually all oil filters will be under the wing of the orange death can. Fram has recently acquired Champion Labs (~18 month ago) which makes Mobil, K&N, Royal Purple and many of our other favorite filters. I hope it's just an ownership thing and not going to change manufacturing processes.
Glad I have a ford in the boat Motorcraft FL-1A (Purolator) and I have a couple NOS of Mobil-1 M1210 for the F-150, I guess when these 2 last M1 filters are gone the F-150 will go back to Motorcraft FL820S.
Although I really hope they don't mess with the M1 filters.

http://www.champlabs.com/

east tx skier
04-15-2013, 08:54 PM
Love the FL-1A!

f925
04-16-2013, 08:28 PM
Interesting read. Not 100% lab quality test but pretty insightful bench test none the less.

http://www.gmtruckcentral.com/articles/oilfilterstudy.html


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Rossterman
04-16-2013, 10:59 PM
So much for anti-trust laws in the USA. The crap the gov't lets happen in the name of capitalism is a joke. Look at the mergers the FTC has let go through. Might as well get rid of the whole gov't department as they Aren't doing s..t

GoneBoatN
04-17-2013, 10:54 AM
I'll stick with my Wix filters. For a while I had a problem finding a Wix filter for a 2001 Lincoln LS and mostly what I could find for it was Fram. Last year was the first time I could get a Wix for that car so I hope it continues.

CruisinGA
04-17-2013, 11:16 AM
Wix (Napa Gold) for me!

I buy them by the dozen... www.fleetfilter.com

thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 11:18 AM
Love the FL-1A!

Same here. Been running them on one engine or another for more years than I want to count. Never an issue.