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Old 04-17-2012, 10:36 PM
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Fram oil filter

Just bought rotella 15w40 and a fram oil filter to change my oil tommorow. Just read I should not use a fram filter?????? Any input before i change my oil tommorw??? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:38 PM
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I used to buy Fram for my cars. Then after doing some reading I realized that by spending just a dollar or two more I could get a filter with a much better reputation (in my case, Mann for my German car).

Now, I try to stick with the highest quality filter I can get. You can get a Wix filter for a dollar or two more than you paid for the Fram.

Get a Wix!

Those are my two cents at least.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:49 PM
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I had one fail in a pickup (GM 350) about 15 years ago. I haven't bought one since. I had zero oil pressure. Since I needed the truck fixed pronto, I towed it to the mechanic and caught a ride to work. He called me and said "You've got a bad oil filter." The good news was I could afford the repair bill. He said, "never buy Fram, I see bad ones all the time."

On the other hand, most of the cars on the road probably have Fram filters. That could be the main reason he saw Fram filter failures.

I have been buying WIX and from what I have read, no corners are cut in their construction.

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil...reference.html
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:13 PM
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Wix from o'rielly's or napa gold, which is a wix. I believe the wix part number is 1069, I believe.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:19 PM
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It may be a 51069. That's the number for my LY6. Wix isn't the only good filter, but it's the one I like also.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:26 PM
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Wix from o'rielly's or napa gold, which is a wix. I believe the wix part number is 1069, I believe.
1069 is the NAPA Gold number, the WIX number is 51069. That is the filter for the small block Indmars that call for the Pennzoil PZ-3.

I use the WIX 51061 which is the same filter as the 51069, only longer by close to an inch. I figure a few more square inches of filter media can only help. The NAPA Gold number is 1061.

If bailey78 has a Ford, none of the above applies.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:27 PM
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51069 I think is the Napa Gold number or visa versa. They also make a longer filter with the same thread and diameter but it won't clear my stringer or I would use it.

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Old 04-17-2012, 11:30 PM
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Just bought rotella 15w40 and a fram oil filter to change my oil tommorow. Just read I should not use a fram filter?????? Any input before i change my oil tommorw??? Thanks in advance.
Just did the exact same thing...thanks to all the advice on this forum...the fram goes back and i will replace it with the wix...its just not worth the risk!!! Check out the youtube comparisons under the LY6 oil thread.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:36 PM
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I'll usually use whatever's available accept Fram. AC Delco, Wix, Purolator, and even Super Tech from Wal-Mart but not Fram.

Also, put a gallon zip lock bag under your filter when removing it to avoid getting a bunch of oil in the bilge. After you let it drain into the bag then just zip it up and get it out of the boat. Someone else on here shared that tip with me for my first oil change.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:38 PM
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Super tech! Really
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