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Excellent find and post. Points sent. I watched every single video they did. I have been using Wixx and will stick with it.

Those videos should be mandatory viewing for every member here.
 

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I'm a member of the Performance Years Pontiac forum and have heard about the "quality" of Fram filters for years over there. My GTO will never see one. I use Wix in it. I had never seen for myself what made the Fram so cheap. The video's made it pretty plain.
 

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Good find for sure!

I think the Amsoil filter was best followed by Wix and then the Mobil 1.

I am currently running the Mobil1 M1-102 but plan to change over to the WIX 51348

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I haven't looked at the video yet, but I'll take a look later. There is
a site out there by someone who took a bunch of filters apart and
gave info about each one. The name of the site is Oil Filters Revealed.

I personally use the OEM Toyota filter.

John
 

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I quit using fram many years ago after it was revealed that they used the cardboard end caps. I currently use baldwin hd filters in my truck. The oil filter study is very extensive and I first saw it when it was being hosted by mini mopar back in the 90's. Wix has always made quality filters and I wouldn't hessitate to use one.
 

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I quit using fram many years ago after it was revealed that they used the cardboard end caps. I currently use baldwin hd filters in my truck. The oil filter study is very extensive and I first saw it when it was being hosted by mini mopar back in the 90's. Wix has always made quality filters and I wouldn't hessitate to use one.
Hey Puffnstuff,

Baldwin is definitely top of the line - especially for extreme duty conditions. I think I read somewhere that Baldwin also produces the Wixx filters.
 

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I've run the Amsoil filters since my first oil change. SDF to start, then the EaO when they came out.
Good to know what they are made of! My oil analysis at 15K miles tells me the synthetic EaO's work very well.
 

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Anyone cut open a Toyota filter?

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I haven't, but I believe that site I mentioned cut one open and found
that it was a quality filter. I still use them as I bought a case online
and have quite a few left, probably enough to last for as long as I intend
on keeping the truck. I've had oil analysis' done and it's come back
as being good, so there really isn't a reason for me to change. If I were
I'd probably go with the Wixx or Purolator from what I've read on this
site and others.

What oil do you all us by the way?
I've always used Castrol 5W30 and have been using their synthetic with no
problems. I think it's called Syntec. I'm changing on my next oil change
to Mobil1 0W30.

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What oil do you all us by the way?
I use Amsoil's standard 5W-30 Synthetic.
I should mention too that I got some abnormal results in one oil analysis. (IIRC, the silicon levels were way up). I use Blackstone Labs for analysis, and they recommended replacing my TRD air filter. I switched to the Amsoil synthetic air filter and my next oil analysis went back to normal.
 

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how many miles can i expect with a napa gold filter. i picked up two today and have 6k on my filter and castrol syntec 5x30. i was shooting for 10k (1 year) before changing the oil and filter. the guy at napa said 4k for the filter so i'm changing one today and will change the next in 4k when my oil reaches 10k.

sound reasonable?
 

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how many miles can i expect with a napa gold filter. i picked up two today and have 6k on my filter and castrol syntec 5x30. i was shooting for 10k (1 year) before changing the oil and filter. the guy at napa said 4k for the filter so i'm changing one today and will change the next in 4k when my oil reaches 10k.

sound reasonable?
You should be OK, bot the only way to know for sure is to do an analysis to assess the additive levels.
Through several analyses, my combination of the Amsoild 5-30 syn and the EaO15 filter and EaO air filter are good for 15K, which is when I change oil and oil filter.
 

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What oil do you all us by the way?

I run whatever I can find the cheapest from this list:

  • Castrol Syntec
  • Mobile One Synthetic
  • NAPA
  • Valvoline Synthetic blend

  • Royal Purple (every now and then just to treat her "special")

When running regular dino oil I general change it out between 3 and 5k miles. Synthetic I run for around 7k miles.
 

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Castrol Syntec 5w-30 changed every 10,000 miles. I've had it analyzed twice over the miles and it was suggested that I could go farther, if I wanted to.
 

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I use Purolator oil filters.
I use Valvoline synthetic oil.

I have always used Valvoline.
 

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The oil analysis we Amsoil guys do often shows increased silicone levels.
Has nothing to do with the ladies who ride with us.
Almost always it is leaching from gaskets and to be ignored.
 
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