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Which Oil Filter

Old 03-05-2004, 06:20 PM
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I've heard a lot of different things about motor oil and filters, and I am having a hard time deciding what brand to use.



Which brand of oil filter should I use??



Which brand and which viscosity of oil should I use??



Thanks for the help.



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Old 03-05-2004, 06:37 PM
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I run the K&N's in all my vehicle's. The Napa line is actually a very good filter and they are priced quite well. Stay away from the Fram line and the Penzoil oil filters, they are pretty junk.
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Originally Posted by phinsup' date='Mar 5 2004, 07:37 PM
I run the K&N's in all my vehicle's. The Napa line is actually a very good filter and they are priced quite well. Stay away from the Fram line and the Penzoil oil filters, they are pretty junk.
Same here.
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Old 03-05-2004, 07:17 PM
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the OEM filters arent that expensive



any name brand oil will do, depending on weather

conditions either 10-40 or 20-50
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i had the pleasure of cutting open a fram, and theres not much of anything in it compared to the mazda filter.
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:53 PM
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I always use the blue mazda OEM filters



It's wierd too because everyone comments me when they say "Hey you have a mazda filter. Cool."



Ummm Yeah!!!



I read a while ago the OEM filters were better than the run of the mill junk up here (fram, never heard penzoils were crappy too?).. So.. I dunno..
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Old 03-05-2004, 10:39 PM
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i used to have a cut open mazda filter, and they pack in a ton more filter than the fram
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Old 03-05-2004, 10:42 PM
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i blame my fram for my blown motor. they have voodoo curses on them. do NOT purchase a fram. other than that i use 20w-50 castrol nonsythetic and possibly this summer straight 50w castrol nosythetic.
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I always use Castrol 20w50 with the Mazda OEM filter.. Always always always.. And I change oil every 3000 KMs.. Not sure how many miles?



I don't plan on changing my routine even though my MOP will be eliminated too.
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