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Gen. TECH: Oil Filters! What to buy?

Old 10-03-2005, 03:09 AM
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because of this forum i went out and spent $$$$$13!!!!!!!!!!! on a frickin oil filter.... i got the K&N


i shall see what happens... it is ALOT heavier than conventional filters and very smart... has a built in nut on the top for easy installation/ removal... genius i say genius!!!

plus their box that explains all the parts inside it really wow'd me

i hope im not a sucka that just blew my money like i sed well see and ill post up in 3000 miles
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Old 10-15-2005, 04:08 AM
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What about STP?
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Old 10-15-2005, 04:59 AM
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I disagree with your statement on Fram filters. I've been using them for over 20 years, and have had absolutly no problem with them. Hey, if they're good enough for NASCAR and NHRA, they're good enough for me!
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Old 10-16-2005, 04:46 PM
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Damn. I JUST came home from changing my oil w/ a STP S2 filter and Valvoline 10w30. I guess I will have to start w/ the K&N filters next. If you dont mind, where did you get this info? I am not being an *** but I just want to verify that you know what you are talking about.
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Old 10-16-2005, 04:57 PM
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So long as you do your oil changes at regular intervals, ie: dyno oil @ 3000 miles, and Synthetics @ 5000 miles, the expensive filters are nothing but a waste of money! Oh, and I'd never put a purolator filter on my worst enemy's car! But that's just my 30 + years of mechanics experience talking.
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:38 PM
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Default RE: Gen. TECH: Oil Filters! What to buy?

1. Nothing to write home about...

2. Mobil 1 Tri-synthetic 10W30 for your area.

3. 01 V8 takes 5 quarts.

4. Change at 5k
I hope youre not telling him a 2001 Mustang GT/Cobra takes 5 qts ?
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:47 PM
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HOLY CRAP!!!! You are back!!!! Nice to see you again!!!! Your imput is always appreciated. Welcome back Casper (or have I just been living under a stone???)

quote:

1. Nothing to write home about...

2. Mobil 1 Tri-synthetic 10W30 for your area.

3. 01 V8 takes 5 quarts.

4. Change at 5k

I hope youre not telling him a 2001 Mustang GT/Cobra takes 5 qts ?
What??? I just put five in my 96GT w/ a 98 GT engine??? Should I not have and what should I have done???
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Old 10-16-2005, 07:41 PM
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Sounds like his info is pretty [sm=lame.gif]. Hell, my 03 V6 takes 5.5 quarts. So a GT takes 5?? Yea right!
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:51 AM
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My 04 GT takes 6.5 qts.
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:58 AM
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Yeah a 4.6 SOHC and DOHC both take 6 qt's with the filter change. My dads Cobra takes 6.3-4ish as well and i never understood it. BEcause i do 6qt's on mine everytime and its perfect. and i have done other cobras and gts and used 6 qt's exactly. Maybe some require slightly more than others.
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