Fram has recently changed thier filters. I read an article which discribed problems I was having with my Fram. The new design does not have a effective check valve. I also had trouble getting it to seat without leaking. I've always used Fram, but I think I'll try something else next change. The article, which I read on this site, reccomended several filters. I can't think of them all, but Puralator, NAPA Gold, Motorcraft and Wix come to mind. I might try a K&N to match my airfilter.
PS. The problem with a poor check valve is that the oil drains back to the pan, when you start up the engine the valves rattle like crazy.
That article on filters is fascinating. A must read for everyone, really made me think about what the media blitz has done and what
I have done to my engines over the years! /wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif
Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
I have a friend who manages a Napa store. He recently attended a seminar, put on by Napa. One of the subjects was oil filters. They were shown a cutaway of both the Napa silver and gold oil filters. The gold filter had more than twice the filter media, and of higher quality, than the silver. So for a couple dollars more, I would go with the gold filter.
/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif Erk! Does anyone out there want a Fram # 3429 filter? I'll send this one to you free. It is leftover from my '85 Caddy 4.0 . There is hardly anything so emotionally connected to the American driveway mechanic as motor oil brands, and filter makes. Here I thought I was being a real sleuth when I found a bigger filter for the 4.0 Jeep engine (PH8A); little did I know, I should have been asking for the NAPA GOLD filter since I was right there in th estore./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif I always used the big two-quart NAPA on my Small Block Chev in my 3/4 ton GMC. It had enough ground clearance to do that./wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif
I just bought a Puralotor Pure one filter for my 95 wrangler with a 2.5 not much difference really my oil pressure seems to get lower quicker but i also started using Mobil 1 other than Havoline so i don't know, i got mine at murreys autoparts it was around $4 bucks as i remember
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