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Old 04-15-2013, 08:07 PM
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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.

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:54 PM
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:28 PM
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Interesting read. Not 100% lab quality test but pretty insightful bench test none the less.

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:59 PM
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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
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:54 AM
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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.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:16 AM
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Wix (Napa Gold) for me!

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:18 AM
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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.
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