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Bigger filter on oil change?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Duck760, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    Duck760

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    I have a 2007 tacoma and i do most of my own maint. and on my last change i found we can use a FRAM (Auto Zone Brand) PH8A (The Model) and 6 full qtz of the oil u may prefer... I like the Castrol Full Synthetic Blend... This filter is so much bigger and u are able to fit another half qt of oil... What do u guys think? Is it safe to go bigger or do the recomended?
     
  2. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    y not using FRAM
     
  3. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    tcBob

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    I just used a fram on my recent change then learned what everyone thinks of them. next time...
     
  4. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    ktmrider

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  5. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Snipe

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    I used a Fram pH8A on my 79 20R for close too 300,000 but you will get lots of "Fram are junk" comments on this site.

    Everyone has an opinion :cool:
     
  6. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    Duck760

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    Yeah thats true
     
  7. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    i personally seen a fram come apart and damage an engine! i would not use fram in anything i own.....not even my lawnmower.....
     
  8. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    Beware the FRAM haters and FRAM bashers. Some of those folks get down right nasty about it.....

    I've used Fram filters and haven't had any issues.

    So beware....you'll know it when you're being pounced on.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    Hmm...

    Sounds more like the engine blew up and destroyed the filter in the process. :D:p
     
  10. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    how did you know? were you there too? lol
     
  11. Mar 27, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    lots of people use fram with no problem, if you open up a fram filter you will see the cardboard end caps and the shoty filter media....i say you like fram use it...you will never see me use one...
     
  12. Mar 28, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    I use a napa gold for a jeep liberty.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    You need a certain amount of oil pressure with your engine so you might want to stay stock. Might be bad.


    (Just get a shorter dip stick)
     
  14. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Most people have their favorites because of either bad luck or good luck with their filters. If u cut open some of the filters on the market today you will see the difference between them. [not all filters are made the same]. I like to use Hastings or purolator pureone...just my 2 cents:confused:
     
  15. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    I'm planning on using a K&N HP - 3001 on the next change. I used to use Fram on my other cars and never had a problem but I would never use Fram again.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    V6 4.0 mobil one filter model m1-209 little bigger than stock + is better quality
     
  17. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    my dad and I use fram on all 4 of our cars. my taco has 180,000 miles with no problems, and his corolla has 175,000 with no problems.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    Quality of the filter is more important than the size. JMO
     
  19. Mar 31, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    If you use fram make sure you use the Tough Guard. It is 99% efficient and has the silicone anti drainback valve. This is very important on our Gen2 because the filter is mounted upside down.
     
  20. Mar 31, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    +1 A large, quality filter is the best of both worlds. I was just saying that if I have the choice between a small quality filter and a large junk filter, I'd take the small one.
     
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