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Old 02-26-2008, 01:09 PM   #21
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i've used M1 10-30 for 6 years now, cold tick is gone, it was there when i bought the car...and it was bad

i also used the fram filter for ever...i dont like what im hearing about them though...i just wish i could find more info on that...
i got a free M1 filter, i think im gonna try that and see if i notice any difference in oil clearity after change
if that does nothing, i think ill just buy a bunch of OEM ones in bulk and just stick with them
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I too used Fram filters forever until hearing about issues with them. Then I bought one of each filter at pepboys (all purolators, pure ones, etc) and just looking at the construction you can see the poor quality of the fram. I now use WIX filters on everything which IMHO are extremely high quality, even above the most expensive purolator. Actually the K&N oil filters were nice quality but I also heard online that they don't filter well.

I still have those filters, one of these days I'll cut open each. I'll sacrifice $20 to the cause I don't see when I'll use them if I think they aren't as good as the WIX...might as well cut them open.

Also, WIX only has 1 part number for the miata and millenia, and it's the longer millenia size.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:30 PM   #22
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I occasionally used Fram in my Miata without issue. The last time I used one in my Miata was two years ago. I recently put one in my GF's Cherokee, though, and when I did the next oil change 3000 miles later, it looked like the insides had disintegrated and were flowing out with the old oil.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:58 PM   #23
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well ill look into the WIX filter...how much more is it, and where do you get it? as far as the fram filters go, a few of you are saying you used to use them but dont now because you heard they fall apart, where did you guys hear this...was is someone on this forum?

I mean I'll look into it I'm not ignorant, but i just have a hard time believing it after using them on a 96' dodge ram with 240,xxx miles on, and never had a problem.
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It's the same thing my dad says. He refuses to change away from the frams cause he's been using them literally forever with no problem, lots of years and miles, etc, and I never had a problem either. My decision was based on the obvious construction quality difference, but I wouldn't have bothered looking if it weren't for sites on the internet about filter quality. I don't have any links though, sorry.

The Frams look like they are punched out at 1000/min somewhere in china, where the Wix look like they are hand assembled and painted in a paint booth.

EDIT: I buy mine from a local industrial supply place right by my work. They are only about $4.
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where do you get yours tim?
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Total Supply Group/Van Sant in the Lakewood Industrial Park. Right by the airport.
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i used to live in nj, piscataway then to brick....well i drove the car today and the pressure seemed to calm down a little bit. finally idled at 30, but if i rev it the op gauge is VERY responsive, almost like a little second tach for oil, jumping to 60 and a hair past.
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