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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2003, 08:57 AM
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Mobil 1 Oil Filters

I went to buy an oil filter the other day and noticed the Mobil 1 oil filters were 11.99 for a Samurai. Are these filters that much better than say a Wix or Bosch? You would think there is a reason Mobil 1 filters cost that much???
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I run them on both vehicles, a Tundra & Avalon but not the Sammi cuz I only got 200 miles on it since I bought before the crank went south. Check out this page for some filter info oil filter study Its a real eye opener!
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That is a lot of info . I have been using fram filters for years too . My contour has valve train start up noise and I am going to try a new mobil filter and see if that takes care of the problem . Thanks for the web site link .
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That link doesn't work for me...what makes an oil filter worth $12?
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Based on standardized SAE tests for filtration efficiency and the ability of a filter to hold dirt, the Mobil 1 filter is rated #2 overall. It is a bit pricey though.

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here's a clipping about the Mobil unit from the oil filter study site for ya:
[Like the Champ filter, this filter is made by Champion Labs. However, it uses a unique end plate and a thicker can that make it the strongest filter available for wide distribution retail sale. It also uses a synthetic media, which inproves filtration and flow. I'm happy to say that this filter is NOT a fake. It is definitely a unique design.

It uses a synthetic fiber element that can filter out very small particles and is very strong. It is rated just under the Purolator Pure One as far as filtering capability, but is still very much above conventional paper filters. It also has a very strong construction to withstand high pressure spikes during start-up. However, as with all Mobil 1 products, expect to pay 2 - 3 times as much for this filter.

I have received many reports of these filters failing at high pressures. It seems that the seam where the backplate crimps to the case can split.]
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I run wix filters for a couple of reasons. First off i really like them and theyve never ever ever failed me. Plus moms tracker, our metro, our pt cruiser, my samurai, and my sisters mitsubishi use the same filter. Thats 5 cars that use the same filter so we buy them in case quantity and save a load of money.

Bord where do you buy your parts. You should try using A-1 on state street. I go to church with them. Theyre great guys.


My 2002 protege 5 uses a filter that is maybe (and i mean maybe) 4 inches long by 4 inches in diameter. In fact its so small that there is NO oil filter wrench small enuf to turn it. Ive seen briggs and stratton use bigger filters and it still costs me almost 9 bucks.

I think fram filters suck. Never have liked them. Ive pulled to many motors apart that ran them and found crap cacked up in oil pan and in the rockers.

Just my .02 worth.

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Re: Mobil 1 Oil Filters

Here's some filter info that you might be interested in. I'm running the Amsoil by-pass filter system and it really works.

http://www.amsoil.com/products/bf.html
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I only use one filter for all my vehicles just happens to fit the zuk, my 4 runner an my highlander genuine toyota filter. It is also the same for the 22r,20r and 22re. i belive in one stop shopping LOL
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Re: Mobil 1 Oil Filters

howdy,
i run the mobil 1 oil filter. yes it does cost alot of money but when you only use the vehicle for offroad, and it sits in storage for the winter, it comes out pretty good. at the most i have to change the oil 2 times a season.
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