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Old 05-08-2003, 14:29   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Filters and Oil Filters??

Which brands do people recommend or are they basically all the same?

I have an EF Fairmont I6 - pretty much stock standard.
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Old 05-08-2003, 17:50   #2 (permalink)
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i use the brand the guy behind the counter and auto one hands me, all do the same shite..

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Ryco or valvoline, all do pretty much the same thing
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Most filters are comparable. My personal preference is Fram (more than likely this is what is sold as genuine, rebadged).
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Purolator US are the Ford US makers of Motorcraft good product. They also have a premium brand called PureOne which has more paper media and heavier can, silicon anti drain back valve and seal, they look hot as well painted metallic dark blue.
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Old 05-09-2003, 05:55   #6 (permalink)
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Read this: http://www.frankhunt.com/FRANK/corve...lterstudy.html and this http://www.mr2.com/TEXT/oil_filter_test.html

and especially this http://www.aus-cartalk.com/auspoc/techstuff.htm Takes ages to load but looks at Ryco/Motorcraft etc.

them buy any Australian made one (unless you can find a name brandJapanese one that will fit) ; most appear to be made by Ryco and of good quality.
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PS I think the secret is to change the filter every oil change and change the oil at 5,000 km or less and or every 3 months - whatever occurs 1st.
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Blue,

That doesn't give Ryco or Motorcraft a good wrap. Think I'll shuffle down to Autobarn and get a Cooper or a Mobil 1. Those anti-drain back and by-pass valves are a bit of a worry.

Thanks for posting that up.

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Old 05-09-2003, 15:35   #9 (permalink)
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eek Bad feeling...

After reading that last report, I don't like the fact that I am using a Valvoline oil filter... I think I will be going for a cooper next time too!

Does anybody know (roughly) how much a cooper oil filer would cost for an EF Fairmont?
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I went down to Autobarn, but they didn't have any Cooper filters, but the "home brand" filter was made in Korea, same as the Cooper, but I wasn't game to try one. They only had Ryco, heaps of Valvoline filters and their own brand one.

Oops, just checked, went to Supacheap-- Autobarn, I need an Autobarn.
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