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Old 03-29-2019, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by leadfoot4 View Post
Like several others, I, too, remember the "TP" oil filters.....
Originally Posted by jb78L-82 View Post
Count me in as well remembering the toilet paper filters........

ya old farts!!!!!

And the TP was made in the USA!!!
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Old 03-29-2019, 12:28 PM
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-edit- I'm an ol' fart too ... I remember TP filters.

OBERG

it's for real, current, lotsa real race cars use them

among the best and priced accordingly

https://www.obergfilters.com/wp-cont...s-Oct.2018.pdf


ALSO

Moroso 23845 is a pre-filter which sets atop standard spin-on filter

https://www.moroso.com/engine-saver-...r-screen23845/

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Old 03-29-2019, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Ference View Post
ANY, Fram filter.

It will last for at least 50,000 miles before it blocks up.

BEST filter for the money,,,,, right?????
Originally Posted by HeadsU.P. View Post
50,000 miles?
Remove two zeros and watch the videos on YouTube about filter internals.

Some of you may remember a Fram commercial shown on TV years ago. It was about a mechanic wiping his hands with a towel and holding a orange filter.
At that time their slogan was:
"You can pay me now or you can pay me later'". Meaning that if you don't use Fram then you will pay the mechanic for repairs later.

Now that I am older and wiser I realize that slogan really means that if you install a Fram, you will pay for repairs later.
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Perhaps we need a sarcasm tag? .
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikespace View Post
Avoiding orange oil filters has been second nature for the past 20 years for me. But we can all name other companies that sell both cheap crap and nice stuff under basically the same name.

That said, is there a Wix XP filter that will fit? They don't seem to make a 51069XP.

Here's a video. The Fram XG seems to be equivalent to the Wix XP.

Yes, the XG or Ultra Synthetic is well constructed. It has dual layers of synthetic media, a metal mesh screen backing up the media, silicon ADBV, metal end caps and a fairly heavy case. Ticks all the boxes. They are easy to pick up on sale at good prices and I have absolutely no concerns running them on my engines.

The hype over the WIX/NAPA Gold is just due to it being a well constructed filter. But, the media really isn't anything special compared to most other decent filters. It's fairly easy to find filters with better filter media. But, again, it's a well constructed filter that will do the job with very little chance of a filter related failure which makes it a solid choice.

A filter that is recognized as filtering very well is the Purolator Pure 1. However, it's also known for having tears in the media when cut open in the after service inspection. So, do you want to take a risk on them for the good filtering?
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Old 03-29-2019, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jackson View Post
-edit- I'm an ol' fart too ... I remember TP filters.

OBERG

it's for real, current, lotsa real race cars use them

among the best and priced accordingly

https://www.obergfilters.com/wp-cont...s-Oct.2018.pdf


ALSO

Moroso 23845 is a pre-filter which sets atop standard spin-on filter

https://www.moroso.com/engine-saver-...r-screen23845/

Wow those Orberg filters are weird looking. Look more like small-scale wine or beer filters than automotive oil filters.

Adam
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by NewbVetteGuy View Post
Wow those Orberg filters are weird looking. Look more like small-scale wine or beer filters than automotive oil filters.

Adam
And Oberg's located close enough that you can go look ... who knows, maybe a shop tour? (Arlington WA)
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:52 PM
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Now if you are really concerned about having clean oil filtered to less than 1 micron, this baby is for you! Being hotrodders, you should be able to retrofit this into your C3.

https://fpevalves.com/images/brochur...chure-2015.pdf
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