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There's a decent write up on filter manufacturers floating around the internet. Most of them are re-branded, and marked up, from only a few different manufacturers. I forget who makes Mobil1's filter. Try some google searches and you can probably make out with the same filter under a different brand for several dollars cheaper.
 

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I just started a thread regarding the "TRD Performance Oil-Filter" ... that one sells for around $9.95 - no one really had anything worth noting about that too
 

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exactly, how much more could that filter do for that much more money?
 

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Ok, I brought the Mobil1 Filter (Just want to find out why it costs so much more). :laughing3d:




Here is what I observed:
- The material is much thicker than the OEM filter
- It is much deeper
- It comes with better (industrial grade) o-rings as well

The best part is that it comes with a screw on drain plug (see pic below) instead of the OEM push and pull drain plug. :tu:
If you changes the oil by yourself, you should know why the screw on drain plug is a plus!!


 

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Business owners won't spend $12 on a Mobil 1 filter or megabucks on an Amsoil filter because they know the Toyota filters are just $4 at 1sttoyotaparts.com and can take a Toyota engine up to 957,000 miles: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y189/mastertech/957-1.jpg

They also won't spend $6.25 per quart on Mobil 1 or even more $$ for Amsoil because they know conventional oil reduces wear just as well (except in subzero climates where the owner is too lazy to use an engine block heater).

The difference in engine cleanliness between conventional and synthetic motor oil is also barely detectable after many years and several hundred thousand miles of driving:

conventional oil cleanliness: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y189/mastertech/conventional.jpg

Mobil 1 engine cleanliness: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y189/mastertech/cor.jpg
 

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The filter is listed on the Mobil One Parts Catalog:
Mobil Online Parts Catalog

So, it does exist. Also, the Advance Auto Parts website shows the filter is available in store.
I wasn't able to find it the other day; but good to see it's now available. I beleive it says it's extended performance, so it should filter better for longer intervals.

Unless Amsoil comes out with one this summer, i'll be getting the Mobil one for my next OCI. Plus a UOA to come with both OEM and Mobil one.

Good find, and thanks for the info. :tu:
 

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Devils advocate says by changing conventional oil and TOYOTA filter every 3,000 miles, you will see just as long of engine life as going synthetic with more expensive filters.

This told to me from an old timer gear head that dreams about motors.

With that said I use MO1 oil with toyota filters every 5000.
 

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I just started a thread regarding the "TRD Performance Oil-Filter" ... that one sells for around $9.95 - no one really had anything worth noting about that too

Been using the trd filters since day 1 but have to order from Sparks because my dealer never heard of them. I have no complaints and they are certainly beefier than the stock Tundra cartridge. I'm certainly OK with the $9.99 price. Don't see reason for much more research on this one. IMHO
 

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My wife bought a mobil 1 filter last night for the truck(she was out already0... I thought $20 was a bit much too.. I opened it up to see that it was the wrong filter... they gave her a 153 in stead of the 453. Looks like I will be returning it for the correct filter...:( And probably going to get the purolator.....
 

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Ok, I brought the Mobil1 Filter (Just want to find out why it costs so much more). :laughing3d:




Here is what I observed:
- The material is much thicker than the OEM filter
- It is much deeper
- It comes with better (industrial grade) o-rings as well

The best part is that it comes with a screw on drain plug (see pic below) instead of the OEM push and pull drain plug. :tu:
If you changes the oil by yourself, you should know why the screw on drain plug is a plus!!




Ridiculous ritual that plastic drain doo-hicky.


Since the 1st or 2nd change I simply lock-tighted that drain hole plug and use a 3/8's extension to remove the entire cartridge.



Just like changing a spin-on filter.


As far as boutique oils and filters; one of the MAIN benefits is extended OCI's which I do not agree with while under warranty.

If sumpin' frags, it'll be a lot easier dealing with a dealer with a stack of receipts instead of arguing the Amsnake oil salesman said i could go 25,000 miles between changes.



I think Vic got me OEM filters for under $4. Motorcraft 5w-20 semi-syn is around $12 for 5 quarts, or $18 per change, changes between 3K and 5K (closer to 5K).........60K and not a hiccup.
 

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I've been using the K&N filter and its much more durable than the Toyota filter, but will pick up the Mobil 1 next time. My only complaint about the Toyota one was that the filter veins were collapsing together to the point that oil flow could be restricted.
 
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