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Oil Filter Poll!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TacoMan1911, Apr 22, 2013.

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Oil Filter Poll!!

  1. Fram Ultra

    7.1%
  2. Mobil 1

    10.2%
  3. Toyota OEM

    79.5%
  4. Bosch

    3.2%
  1. Jun 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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    Ampo

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    Why not the Amsoil filter as well? Which grade of Amsoil do you use and how often do you change your oil?
    I'm thinking about switching to Amsoil myself. I'm looking at the EA filter and their top grade 100% synthetic. They say I can go 15,000 miles of "severe" service before I drain but I plan on changing oil and filter every 8-9,000 miles aprox or twice a year. Just not sure if I want to go much farther than that on the same filter. The extra cost is minor and well worth the convenience of not having to crawl under my truck and change the oil in the dead of winter!
     
  2. Jun 17, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    stroked383z

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    K&N makes Mobile 1, WIX makes AMSOIL, Royal Purple is supposedly a great filter but $$$ and hard to find local. I get oil filters at cost from a buddy at a local auto parts store :) K&N is nice with the removal nut on it. Especially on hard to reach filters. Sure beats ramming a screwdriver through the filter... which i've had to do on some older cars.

    Oh yeah OEM Toyota is made by Denso I'm about positive.
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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    sportsterchop200

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    If your changing oil every 10K or 6 months Amsoill XL and the EA filter are fine. Save yourself approximately $2.30 per quart.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    x67934

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  5. Jun 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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    Gotta love the Amsoil fanbois.

    Yup... same filter element whether the can is 3" or 6" long.
    Real quality there.... not.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    michael roberts

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    Has anyone seen any relieable research data with actual filter testing that's not mfg infuenced? Maybe by Road & Track or even Counsumer Reports.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    DoorDing

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    IMO, BITOG would probably be a better source than either of those. Not ideal, but if you look at enough UOAs from people that don't seem likely to screw up the procedure or outright lie to make the data fit their prejudice, there's a lot to learn there.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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    HBtaco02

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    I have been a diesel technician for over 20yrs. OEM is always the way to go. But if I ever use other than OEM I only use Wix. But what do I know.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    In most cases, I'd agree that OEM is at least "not bad"
    It all depends on who the manufacturer is. In many cases, it is Wix or Bosch/Purolator.

    But in the case of AC Delco, it is Champion Labs, and since around 2004 or 2005, they have been the "E-Core" design, which is a plastic "cage" support tube and glued fiber endplates. Possibly worse than Fram.
     
  10. Jun 20, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    Well I don't use A/C Delco. I use wix on my Duramax work van.
    But with Caterpillar I use OEM Same with Cummins I use the Fleet Gaurd. I do agree some OEM are not well made and Fram is about a bad as they come...
     
  11. Jul 3, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    I use conventional 5W30 and use whatever oil is on sale in my 01. I like the Purolator Classic. Just change it every 3-5K. You'll be fine.
     
  12. Jul 4, 2013 at 6:17 AM
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  13. Jul 4, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    Napa Gold/WIX
     
  14. Jul 10, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    I just got my Tacoma with 33k on it....Changed the oil to Mobil 1 5w-30 syn at 34K...I have a Bosch on it now...But I imagine I will use the OEM ...I plan to run the oil for 7,500 miles but change the filter at 3k....I don't believe you can go wrong with the Bosch, Mobil 1 , or the OEM....since the oem's are pretty inexpensive and the filter is on-top of the motor its easy enough to change the filter at 3k just for cheap insurance
     
  15. Jul 11, 2013 at 6:55 AM
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    Just got some extra filters when I went to the dealer.

    Can't remember the # but the same as what was on there.
    They were 4$. I did have a 15% off and got a better price as they give a break on price if over 3.

    Is there something I'm not seeing? Why order and get a batch of 10 when I can stop in and get them around 4$ every day at the dealer.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    OEM filter for me.

    I worked for Purolator in the mid-90's during my summer breaks in college and saw first-hand every day how they manufactured the same oil filter for multiple companies. We would shut the line down once or twice a day so the paint room could switch colors for different manufacturers, otherwise the line was running full speed using the same internal components all day and night. We produced the same oil filter for at least four or five manufacturers.

    One summer I worked on a panel air filter line for the Ford Taurus and the only change we made during our various production runs was in the color of the urethane border...some companies required orange and most others required black. The filter and wire elements were the exact same in every filter, only the urethane borders were different colors. I can't remember how many manufacturers we produced the same exact filter for (minus the different color urethane), but I know it was at least four or five.

    I believe they shut that plant down in '97.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    A round trip to my nearest dealer takes at least an hour. And my dealer charges a little more than $4.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    That is very common. Fram and Champion Labs do the same thing.
    AC/Delco, STP, Supertech (and others) are all Champion Labs e-Core filters (possibly worse than Fram).
    Champion Labs premium line is the K&N, Mobil-1, and TRD.
    Bosch used to be Champion, but around 2004, Bosch purchased Purolator, and Bosch filters are now run on the Purolator line.
    Fram makes Fram, Pennzoil, Microguard... and others.
     
  19. Jul 13, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    eBay.
    10 filters for $40 shipped.
    Camelback Toyota... shipping extra, but 20 filters is around $90 shipped. 10 would probably be $50.
     
  20. Jul 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    OEM since day 1. Well my day 1 my truck had 15k. But yeah. OEM with royal purple 5w30
     
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