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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Best filter for synthetic oil

Can anyone recommend the best filter for synthetic oil?. I have read BITOG and seen oil filters cut open but everyone has a different opinion. People rave about one brand while someone else hates that same brand.
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A NAPA Gold or the WIX equivalent would be more than adequate.
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I just use the AC Delco PF 52.

A couple of times there was a sale when you buy Mobil 1 you get a Mobil 1 filter and then I used that.
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Rock Auto will have good filters on their close-out sales from time to time and you can get premium filters cheap. I picked up 10 Mobil 1 filters for the wagon for less than $2.00 each. They usually have rebranded Wix at a great price. Right now, they don't have anything that great for the LT1 cars, but it changes from day to day sometimes-
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Any "trusted" standard brand you would use for Dino Oil.....AC Delco, Purolator, Wix, etc. Stay FARRRR away from Fram. There is a thread somewhere here that talks about filter Brands and what's good, whats not and Why.

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I hunt for WIX or Carquest. For the latter I forgot which is better, red or blue. But I'll have to find out again. The light says I need to do a change. A 3-gallon tranny flush too! Just in time for the weekend. Need to check the beer.

Perfect reminder. This thread delivers!

EDIT!: Nothing happening at AZ or Advance on oil, but I got Mobil Super Synthetic 5-30 and the fat WIX 51258 for $28 at OR. Then again, AZ has full synth Valvoline Dexron VI for $20 compared to the other two's $26 and $27.

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Any "trusted" standard brand you would use for Dino Oil.....AC Delco, Purolator, Wix, etc. Stay FARRRR away from Fram. There is a thread somewhere here that talks about filter Brands and what's good, whats not and Why.
I think it's a good idea to stay away from the standard Fram filters, but I've read good reports about the Ultra Synthetic filter.

Couldn't find anything quickly on them to link though...

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Personally, I don't see why people even bother going so crazy over oil filters. I use AC Delco because obviously it meets or exceeds the specifications for the engine(s) the filter is being used on and whatever oil should be used with them.

I don't see any need in my mind to go above and beyond that.


When I had a Ford I used Motorcraft. When I had a Volvo I used whatever their brand was. I think it was Mahle.

If they wanna give me a free filter, then ok I'll use Mobil 1 lol
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The GRAIL Site has this Filter Report Card in their technical Documents page....

http://grail-ss.com/GRAIL%20Website%...er%20specs.pdf

....I know I've seen other info elsewhere just not sure where I've seen it. I am surprised by the Grade AC Delco got.

BTW - Check out the GRAIL site as there are a lot of very good and well written articles up there on many topics.

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Also keep in mind your planned oil change interval. I believe filters rated for synthetic oils are designed to last for the longer interval.

Didn't think it mattered until I changed a cartridge filter for a buddy that was used with synthetic and a long interval and it was like pulling a full roll of wadded up paper towels out of the canister. You would probably never even know with a spin-on filter.

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