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Offline Jorge

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Re: OH NO!! Another oil filter thread
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2018, 12:43:12 am »
I actually would think that new engines are more sensitive to filters, oil, and contaminants.
Clearances are tighter, surfaces more finely controlled, etc., heck, our 2003 Honda Accord (also our newer 2007) calls for 0W-20 oil, that's almost as thick as whole milk! If it were one of other "lower reliability" brands, I would be suspect, but it's Honda, so I'll trust them.
What can happen if a filter fails?  Really bad scenario: A chunk of cardboard flakes off, and plugs up a camshaft oil passage, or for a connection rod, nothing good will come out of that.  A chunk of that glue applied to the cardboard cracks and pulls off a piece of cardboard, as it travels through the engine, it'll probably land where it can cause the most damage.
If little amounts of cardboard and rust flake off, and plug up the media, then the oil bypasses the element, and you're not filtering any more.
Back when I was in the aftermarket, we had a "council" that met once per month, and review warranty numbers, claims etc. There were a number of high $$ filter claims that I remember seeing.  I don't remember who was actually making those filters, but I do remember that there was an effort underway to switch to Wix made filters.

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Re: OH NO!! Another oil filter thread
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2018, 01:18:40 am »
How many motors have you heard that have exploded due to a crap oil filter? I haven't.  When in doubt have an oil analysis done.  My ZRX at 44K showed normal wear and I have no idea how many different types of filters were put on it before I bought it at 31K.  My 2006 KLR (bought new) had normal wear at 34K after using Emgo oil filters. Now I have a Connie and will most likely use a NAPA filter because it's close by.
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Re: OH NO!! Another oil filter thread
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2018, 10:58:15 am »
Well, who knows. I do run Wix and Napa Gold on my vehicles. I quit using Fram filters years ago due to poor quality reports.
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Re: OH NO!! Another oil filter thread
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2018, 03:19:21 pm »
 Here's a little more fuel for the fire / oil thread. A quote from Driver Mag
"The problems generated by aftermarket oil filters can get you in serious trouble. No matter if you are speaking of an o-ring failure or a literally blown filter, the outcome is not great at all. There was a Moto America Race where one of the bikes caught fire due to a blown oil filter. The filter was a KN race model. Who would have thought?"
 Do a search, some impressive fireballs! :-\

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Re: OH NO!! Another oil filter thread
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2019, 05:44:00 pm »
I’m partial to Wix only because the diesel world swears by them. But if you look there are a lot of parent companies that rebrand the exact same filter for other stores. NAPA comes to mind...

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Re: OH NO!! Another oil filter thread
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2019, 12:07:29 pm »
Here's a little more fuel for the fire / oil thread. A quote from Driver Mag
"The problems generated by aftermarket oil filters can get you in serious trouble. No matter if you are speaking of an o-ring failure or a literally blown filter, the outcome is not great at all. There was a Moto America Race where one of the bikes caught fire due to a blown oil filter. The filter was a KN race model. Who would have thought?"
 Do a search, some impressive fireballs! :-\






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