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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-08-2001 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://members.nbci.com/_XMCM/minimopar/oilfilterstudy.html

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/motorcitymustang/cmml/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367

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GTRocks
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From: Lusby, MD
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posted 05-09-2001 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw this study a few years back. I was aghast since I was a Fram user. I sent the site to Fram to get their comments, and they complained about his conclusions and must have sent him a letter from a lawyer. I notice that now he caveots everything with "my opinion....". I must have sent Fram 3-4 e-mails asking them for their results from the SAE tests he notes. They had responded immediately to the web site e-mail, but never did respond to the SAE test results requests, and questions regarding his conclusions. I finally concluded that they just didn't want to answer. I decided that this guy's site must be right on the money, and I haven't bought a Fram filter since.

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 05-09-2001 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve66, a fellow mustangsandmore member posted the below link in the racing forum. It has some very interesting information. Check it out! I like John Force, but DON'T think I'm going to purchase any of those Fram filters he endorses!

http://www.dragraceresults.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/001587.html

Good Luck!

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/motorcitymustang/cmml/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 05-09-2001 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

I know Alex agrees and we've even found M&M members with no oil pressure as a result of the valving in Fram filters.

I personally am still using them, but not next time! In fact I think I'll change the one on the '66 tonight!

SteveW

[This message has been edited by steve'66 (edited 05-09-2001).]

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wythors
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From: The cold, gray Pacific Northwest
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posted 05-09-2001 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wythors   Click Here to Email wythors     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cut open a bunch of oil filters several years ago and noticed the lack of any kind of technology in the Fram filters then. I buy Motorcraft FL-1A filters at Wal-Mart for $3.27 and don't bother with any other brand.

A very interesting link. Thanks for the heads up.

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Nos351C
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From: Rohnert Park, CA USA M&M member#591
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 05-09-2001 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C   Click Here to Email Nos351C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw it when we discussed it on Fordnatics way back when...
The local pepboys has Motorcraft filtersfor the same price as Fram... That makes it an easy decision

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Alkraut
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From: Sidney, NY
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posted 05-09-2001 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alkraut   Click Here to Email Alkraut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Motorcraft filter is a Purolator, which I believe is a great product. The Motorcraft also looks good on a Mustang. Pep Boys sells them along with Purolators, as well as the Proline filters, which are also Purolators with a different label. They are identical to the Purolator and the numbers are even basically the same. At around $1.99 to $2.99, in my opionion, there is no better bang for the buck for your family or collector car.

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Doyle
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From: Annapolis, Maryland
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-11-2001 06:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doyle   Click Here to Email Doyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for making more work for me...
As if I didn't already have enough to do.
I have a Fram on our van - looks like
an unexpected oil change this weekend.
Great info - thanks.

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-11-2001 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you've just changed it, you could just change the filter... and add one quart of oil. Really, your engine is probably going to be fine. Waiting until it's time to change the oil, then switching oil filter brands, shouldn't be a problem.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/motorcitymustang/cmml/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367

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PONYMAN
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From: Ardmore, Ok. USA
Registered: Jul 99

posted 05-13-2001 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Father used to own a auto parts store. I remember a display he had set up with a Fram, AC, Motorcraft, and Wix filter cut in half. The Wix had all the others beat for amount of filtering material inside the filter. AC and Motorcraft were somewhat less but about equal. The Fram didn't have half as much filtering media as either of them and far less than the Wix. Although I don't use Wix, I always try to use Motorcraft filters on my Mustang, and AC on the GM cars. Just my 2 cents.

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69maverick
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From: Thomaston,CT.
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posted 05-14-2001 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wix And Baldwin are the best!! They both filter to 5 microns!!

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jkilroy
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From: Vicksburg, MS
Registered: Dec 99

posted 05-16-2001 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Want a killer filter, check out the Canton Mecca screw on unit. It is not cheap, at about $90 and $10 a catridge but it is supposed to flow the same volume as four HP-4s. Because of this is has no bypass.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
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