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Posted: 1/18/2015 7:21:20 PM EST
So I was picking out a filter for the F150 and have had good results from WIX brand with other vehicles in the past but have never used it on a pickup, I know many people use FRAM filters (probably because they are cheaper).

What experiences have the hive had with these two brands, discussion of other good brands of filters are welcome too.

Is the Wix worth the extra money (3$)?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:24:06 PM EST
Wix
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[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 7:25:43 PM EST by gunner76]
I used to use Fram without any issues until I started reading how inferior they were and quit using them. Since '03 I've only been using Motorcraft filters and have had excellent luck with them, plus they are reasonably priced.

Between your two choices I'd pick Wix, but make sure it has a silicon anti drainback valve if it's going on a newer Ford motor. I believe Ford started recommending them around 1997.
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Mobil 1

eta: Fram is shit.
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Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I predict that 99% of the posts will tell you that Fram is shit.
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Well they are not known as the orange can of doom for nothing. Wix is good to go. if you want a sub $4 oil filter just get you a regular Purolator Premium Plus but I'd spend the extra for Wix or Motorcraft.


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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:26:32 PM EST
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Motorcraft

ETA I've seen the results of fram filter coming apart internally, and iirc motorcraft filters have finer media
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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:26:40 PM EST
I know of not 1 person who has had a filter related engine failure. Use what you want.
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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:27:17 PM EST
Fuck fram. They internally collapse
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The only WIX filter I ever bought was returned because the threads for spin-on were not cut. Shitty QC is shitty.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:27:58 PM EST
FPNI
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:28:19 PM EST
i work on cars for a living and a oil filter is a an oil filter is a an oil filter. change your oil and filter when its due and your engine will last forever.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:28:40 PM EST
Wix
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Purolator
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they are good too. Also, MC filters are rebranded Purolator.
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Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I predict that 99% of the posts will tell you that Fram is shit.
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That's the usual consensus in internet oil filter discussions.

Me, I'll use whatever filter is on sale or in stock, and so far I don't think any of my vehicles have been able to tell the difference.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:33:38 PM EST
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I've read (never experienced) bad things about Fram. Supposedly the higher line of Fram (Ultraguard?) filters is actually well built now due to all the bad publicity. I run Wix in all of my vehicles, the way I see it a couple of dollars for a proven product is worth the peace of mind. On the other side of the argument I don't know of anyone that had a filter related engine problem.
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Originally Posted By OverScoped:
I know of not 1 person who has had a filter related engine failure. Use what you want.
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I had an Uncle that used Fram filters, one allegedly came apart and blocked oil ports in a 6BT cummins.


He had to pay for the rebuild, because he wasn't using Mopar filters.


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Originally Posted By glocknick:
i work on cars for a living and a oil filter is a an oil filter is a an oil filter. change your oil and filter when its due and your engine will last forever.
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Forever? Fuck Yes! Wix
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:37:43 PM EST
Fram
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I use Wix mostly because the filter can has about twice the volume of a Fram.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:39:00 PM EST
Fram with no issues
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Fram is the Vulcan of oil filters.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:41:26 PM EST
Wix. Just look at the link above and compare the internals of different filters. I have never had an issue with Fram but will always spend a bit more for the protection of my engine.
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Forever? Fuck Yes! Wix
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Originally Posted By glocknick:
i work on cars for a living and a oil filter is a an oil filter is a an oil filter. change your oil and filter when its due and your engine will last forever.

Forever? Fuck Yes! Wix

hell yeah forever. we see a lot of 200k and the occasional 300k car in at my dealer. i have worked on cars for the past 16 years and have seen 0 oil filter related engine failures. the only time i saw a filter cause a problem is when the old gasket was left on the block and a new filter was installed on top of it. they leak and can cause a fire.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:42:58 PM EST
Wix or napa gold is what i use on all my performance cars ive owned

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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:43:19 PM EST
I run a Fram Ultra on my Yota. Just personal preference, Wix makes a great filter.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:44:07 PM EST
Provided you change them at the regular intervals it probably doesn't matter even a little bit.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:45:08 PM EST
All you uncultured heathens, Mann or Mahle filters only.

I have came across two collapsed Frams before on used cars, now I have no way of knowing how long they had been on the car, I can say I have never came across another manufacturers failed filter in several dozen different oil changes.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:45:18 PM EST
You could go with Frantz.

Cost you like 50 cents each change.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:46:43 PM EST
I think O'Reilly Auto Parts house brand oil filters are made by Wix.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:49:08 PM EST
Been using Fram filters for 30 years with no problems.

My last veicle was over 200k when I sold it and still ran like new, my current ride is at 117k and still runs like new.

Just use decent oil and change regularly.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:51:23 PM EST
LOL at the Fram haters. Make a million filters a month, and some bad ones will get by inspection. Count on it.

What really matters is how they deal with a failure...

The only engine I ever lost to a filter was a WIX filter. 300 Ford I6 Filter bonding goo as not cured all the way. It came apart, and blocked the passages in the crank with fiber & goo.

I had purchased the filter at a parts store that also had a machine shop. We tore the engine down, and you could see the filter bits in the lifter gallery, and the crank passages. The WIX rep showed up, looked at the evidence, and said "Yep. Our filter came apart" Then he proceeded to give me ONE new filter. That was all they covered. The manager at the parts house just about shit himself. The rep was clear, warranty only covers the filter.

Fuck WIX.

Fram has replaced engines. I have seen it in person.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:56:50 PM EST
I used Fram when I was younger, but researched them a bit and the general consensus is there are much better filters for the same money (if not cheaper). At one point, even the house brand Wally World filters were better rated on the Bobistheoilguy.com forum.
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Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
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There's usually a reason behind every stereotype.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:00:14 PM EST
Wix
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:02:39 PM EST
Just get whatever came on it from the factory. They aren't that much more. While I believe there is some truth to what has been said about a filter is a filter, if it doesn't have an anti drainback valve, I wouldn't buy it.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:03:46 PM EST
I wouldn't run a Fram if you gave it to me free.

NAPA Gold or silver (WIX) is how we roll.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:06:43 PM EST
I like the Fram filters with that grippy stuff on them, but generally use either Wix or the Wal-Mart brand Supertech.

I've never had a oil filter fail me.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:09:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Blk99sleekbeak:
Wix or napa gold is what i use on all my performance cars ive owned

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I'm using NAPA synthetic oil in my truck and I used to use Fram filters but these days the truck might be run 1-2 times a month and oil changes may be years apart.

Just for my own peace of mind, I now use their Gold filters too.

Couldn't tell you if it makes any actual difference though.
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Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I predict that 99% of the posts will tell you that Fram is shit.
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So will many reviews on Youtube.
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Originally Posted By BuckMKII:


Well they are not known as the orange can of doom for nothing. Wix is good to go. if you want a sub $4 oil filter just get you a regular Purolator Premium Plus but I'd spend the extra for Wix or Motorcraft.


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Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
I predict that 99% of the posts will tell you that Fram is shit.


Well they are not known as the orange can of doom for nothing. Wix is good to go. if you want a sub $4 oil filter just get you a regular Purolator Premium Plus but I'd spend the extra for Wix or Motorcraft.


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I got 300,000 miles out of my Bonneville using Fram filters, then again I didn't drive it hard.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:16:53 PM EST
Most of the die hard German car enthusiasts and mechanics seem to love WIX and Mann, so they are probably the pinnacle. However, back when I changed my own oil I used all of Fram, Purolator, M1, and even STP, and never had any problems with any of them. (my two current vehicles go to the dealer for changes)
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Originally Posted By Blk99sleekbeak:
Wix or napa gold is what i use on all my performance cars ive owned

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Psst....NAPA Gold is made by Wix.
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Originally Posted By prodos8:
I like the Fram filters with that grippy stuff on them, but generally use either Wix or the Wal-Mart brand Supertech.

I've never had a oil filter fail me.
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Local Walmart doesn't even carry Supertech oil filters anymore. Nobody seems to know why.
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