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post #25 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-09-2020, 12:47 PM
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I don't use them all the time, but I will sometimes use the Mobil 1 Oil Filter. As good as it gets.

ExxonMobil has a Market Cap of 293 Billion Dollars and was, at one time, the largest and wealthiest company on the Planet. Only recently surpassed by Amazon and a couple of Tech companies (Apple, Alphabet, etc)

So if they offer the best they can offer, I'm going to assume it's pretty darn good.

And you can pick up an M1-403A at Wally World for $10

The reason I don't use them all the time is, I don't like the idea of my oil being 'super-filtered'. I use them once in a while.

I prefer volume over pressure. And..... Whatever. Everybody's different


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I don't use them all the time, but I will sometimes use the Mobil 1 Oil Filter. As good as it gets.

ExxonMobil has a Market Cap of 293 Billion Dollars and was, at one time, the largest and wealthiest company on the Planet. Only recently surpassed by Amazon and a couple of Tech companies (Apple, Alphabet, etc)

So if they offer the best they can offer, I'm going to assume it's pretty darn good.

And you can pick up an M1-403A at Wally World for $10

The reason I don't use them all the time is, I don't like the idea of my oil being 'super-filtered'. I use them once in a while.

I prefer volume over pressure. And..... Whatever. Everybody's different
Comparison article on geno's website didn't rate the mobil 1 or K&N oil filters very highly at all.

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Comparison article on geno's website didn't rate the mobil 1 or K&N oil filters very highly at all.
And I have a low opinion of K&N's air filters and a high opinion of their oil filters.

Like I said, I don't use them very often. Just once in a while.

And, one of his biggest beefs was with the cost. Maybe he should shop just a bit. And one of the filters got by the QC people? Like that never happens to the others?

As to the 'low flow' complaint? Huh? Some engineers believe that oil screaming through the filter doesn't get filtered very well. They believe that slowing it down just a tad allows the filtering element to do its job better.

I'm always open to learning and Diesel filtration is admittedly a different animal.

But, Geno's likes the Purolator the best and Purolator oil filters are almost universally reviled on BITOG (bob is the oil guy) as is the Purolator Boss.

I is confused..... Again


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Here I was debating whether or not to remove the filter all together. I mean, if my ‘51 Kaiser didn’t come with a filter from the factory then my ‘16 Ram should be fine without one....

I love oil/filter/tire/maintenance interval threads. They usually contain a few snippets of quality information and lots of quality entertainment.

Carry on, ignore my meaningless comments. 🙂
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I love oil/filter/tire/maintenance interval threads. They usually contain a few snippets of quality information and lots of quality entertainment.
Okay, here's my contribution to the entertainment part:

Changed the oil (and filter) for the third time on the '17 3500. The first was an early change, so it really doesn't count.

In almost a year, 6,278 miles, 106 driving hours, and one idle hour, the oil was at 59%.

In comparison, the prior change was 14 months, about 5,000 miles, 122/8 hours, and 55%.

Maybe if we start telling people that the brain is an app, they will start using it?

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I feel your pain as far as "super filtration" goes.

You're a first gen owner at heart, we make do with 25 micron fuel filter/separator units.

I've searched for a 40 micron fuel filter to provide more volume rather than psi, but no luck so far.

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I prefer volume over pressure. And..... Whatever. Everybody's different

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Two 25 micron filters plumbed in parallel would provide better flow and filtration.

Maybe if we start telling people that the brain is an app, they will start using it?

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Two 25 micron filters plumbed in parallel would provide better from and filtration.
Here's what else a prudent owner can do......

Pour a gallon of oil over your engine. Just in case you run low on oil in your crankcase someday.

I crack myself up

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Here's what else a prudent owner can do......

Pour a gallon of oil over your engine. Just in case you run low on oil in your crankcase someday.

I crack myself up

Now that's an idea. Only thing I see wrong is the part where it drips on the concrete garage floor.

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Haven't tried that yet, as I was aiming for 40; wouldn't two 25m filters give me 50m?

My headlamps spec that they work from 12-24 volts, but wiring up two 12 volt batteries in series resulted in, uh, an interesting outcome.

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It should cut the flow resistance in half. If you put them in series instead, the filtration will increase, but it'd also affect the flow rate.

Maybe if we start telling people that the brain is an app, they will start using it?

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