Originally Posted by JDC
A different filter won't help the -ticking lifter noise on cold engine- problem that's been described here.
A higher quality filter is better for your engine, but it won't fix this problem... IMO.
I wouldn't be so fast to say that. Anti drain back valves are not all built the same and some filters don't even have them. Letting the lifters drain out can cause noise at start up. This is the case on my wife's van.