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Oil Filter Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RCL, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Nov 14, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    RCL

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    I received a free Fram Xtra Guard oil filter when I purchased oil. I have been hesitant to use it as I have always used Toy filters.
    Anyone know of any problems using this filter?
     
  2. Nov 14, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Fram are kind poor quality filters. I would dump it and run OEM.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    chris4x4

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  5. Nov 14, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    RCL

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    Many thanks. Think I will stick with oem or purolator.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    I've run FRAM on all my jeep and taco with no issues. However i've been getting free Mobil 1 filters lately so they have replaced the FRAMs
     
  7. Nov 17, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    Coming from Subaru forums I learned a lots.

    Fram is made from Honeywell, which sucks
    K&N (and mobil 1 i think) is made from Champion, which sucks and your paying 10$ more for a nut welded on the bottom of the filter

    From what ive researched for years and years pureone is good stuff.

    But now a days I guess you cant go wrong with any of them... just get a filter with the correct bypass valve pressure
     
  8. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    huckyourmeat

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    I use the TRD filter. Expensive, yes, but they use synthetic media and are slightly larger than the stock ones. Better media and larger size (larger surface area) means better flow while maintaining the necessary filter efficiency.

    I figure it's worth a few extra bucks every 6 months for a little additional peace of mind. The 1" nut on the top also makes installation and removal easy.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    On or off the truck?
     
  12. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    if the hoods up...i'll say on:D
     
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    I like the way you think............:cool:
     
  14. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    I too used Fram until I found out how cheaply made they were. i used Purolator Pureone now and have never had an issue. Originally I did not just go to Pureone. I had a JK at the time and it had a click clack on start up. I tried Mobil filters, Fram Filters, K&N filters, Napa (both Wix and one that did not say it was made by Wix) and all of these let the clicking continue (only on start up this occured) until I switched to the Purolator Pureone. that filter never had a click start again and I ran them until I got rid of that Jeep. I kept with the Pureone's as they make a great filter it has more pleats which is where the surface area is increased, and it has a silicone anti-drainback valve (which is what I think helped the clicking Jeep). Most of the companies out now don't make their own filters, they are made by the larger filter companies and re-badged. JOE>
     
  15. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    i dont use FRAM, but i have. for years, i have used them. never a failure that i know of.

    but now that i'm older and wiser..i buy OEM.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    damn i gotta STP filter in the truck right now and i kinda knew going into it that i didnt like it but i couldnt find anything else. the Amsoils look nice too

    where do yall get these purolators at? autozone? oriellys?

    thats what ill be switching to
     
  17. Nov 18, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    All have had oil & filter changed @ 5K mile intervals. Used Fram oil filters & Castrol (dino) motor oil in them. An idiot, not me, ran a stop sign and killed the Lumina. It was still going strong at the time. '93 Nissan & '95 Camry still running strong. Makes me wonder if it has more to do with the oil & filter change interval than the products..? Oh BTW, I'm using Mobil1 synthetic oil & filters with my Taco because the person I bought it from was using it so I kept status quo.
     
  18. Nov 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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