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View Poll Results: Oil Filter Brand
Ryco 14 41.18%
Motorcraft 9 26.47%
Valvoline 4 11.76%
Generic/Other 7 20.59%
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Old 01-18-2004, 18:48   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Filters

So what brand do you use?

Rycp, Motorcraft, Valvoline?

I only ask because I have always used the motorcraft ones but had to buy a valvoline today.
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Re: Oil Filters

I didn't vote because I'll use whatevers cheapest at the time as IMO it makes no difference whatsoever.

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Old 01-18-2004, 19:18   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Oil Filters

Ryco mainly but anything as Aussie made as GUD make Ryco and most OEM and aftermarket filters that are made in Australia/NZ.
For interesting info on oilf filters see:

http://www.aus-cartalk.com/auspoc/techstuff.htm

and

http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfi...lterstudy.html

and

http://mr2.com/TEXT/oil_filter_test.html

and

http://www.shotimes.com/SHO3oilfilter.html

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http://www.angelfire.com/indie/truck/oilfilterstudy.htm
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Old 01-18-2004, 19:27   #4 (permalink)
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Plus:

http://www.shoclub.com/lubrication-o...n-oilpart5.htm

http://www.scuderiaciriani.com/rx7/oil_filter_study/
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Old 01-18-2004, 19:34   #5 (permalink)
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Also see prior discussion on this issue Comparing Oil Filters
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Re: Oil Filters

im pretty sure the ryco Z9 and motorcraft ones are exactly the same, just that they're labelled differently.
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Old 01-18-2004, 23:48   #7 (permalink)
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Yep, darn tootin.

The best ones to get are the filters with the bypass in the open end of the filter. Motorcraft american ones, Wix 51515 are two that come to mind.

On a normal filter with the bypass at the closed end, when the bypass opens, all the crud in the bottom of the filter is washed back on to the bearings.

With the bypass at the thread end, the oil does not wash over any filter material at all and the oil does not pick up any gunk.

That's the theory anyway.

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I've used Motorcraft so far, but I wanna get a System 1 reuseable one - They seem really good (as far as specs/features etc. but I've never seen or tried one as yet).
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I use motocraft and I also change it along with my oil Every 5000 km.
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I just use whatever is there, it only has to last 5000kms, then it's gone with the old oil.
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