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    Rockauto not for the OCD prone

    I just ordered and received a 12-pack of Motorcraft FL-500S filters from RockAuto. Something like $4.xx a filter. Yes, they were sans individual boxes, but the sealed box they all came in had them separated by cardboard, and covered with bubble wrap. I was actually very impressed with the...
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    Updated spec oils in older spec engines

    I never said one thing about timing chain wear. I never said one thing about wanting to still use SN rated oils. I never said one thing about price being related to oil specs. My original post is simply asking what, if any, benefit there is in using more expensive oils in older cars, when a...
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    Updated spec oils in older spec engines

    Never said it did. The only price that I’m talking about would be SP Motorcraft compared to SP Castrol Edge, for example.
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    Updated spec oils in older spec engines

    You clearly don’t understand what I’m trying to discuss. I couldn’t care less about SN not being available or obsolete. I am wanting to know what benefit there is to spending more money on a top-tier, advanced, modern motor oil when a lower-tier modern motor oil already exceeds the...
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    Updated spec oils in older spec engines

    Just to clarify, I don’t want to limit this strictly to my engine and SN/SN+/SP oils. Those are simply my particular situation. I would like to discuss this for any/all engine and continually advancing oil specs. I definitely don’t want to compare SP to SN, either. I’m wanting to know why a...
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    Updated spec oils in older spec engines

    Is it overkill using higher priced, top of the line, modern oils in engines that were designed/manufactured years ago under older, now outdated, specifications? For example - my engine is a 2016 Ford 3.5L Ecoboost. The oil spec in 2016 was SN. The industry has now gone through not just one...
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    The New Fram Extra Guard (Orange Can)

    Good video for those that aren't familiar with the current design of the EG filter. But to clarify, that video was posted just over a year ago now, so it really isn't anything that "new". If your auto parts store still has any of the older design EG's in stock, you might want to consider...
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    New PRV design from Purolator?

    Really, guys? Was it that difficult to understand what PRV was alluding to since this is being posted in the OIL FILTER section, and the very first post mentions looking at an included picture of the valve(s)?
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    New PRV design from Purolator?

    Here's a picture of what Sayjac is referring to for those that may be interested. So, with that, is one design better than the other? The SuperTech obviously has no moving parts that could be a failure point; but the AC Delco style is much more common and would at least appear to flow more...
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    New PRV design from Purolator?

    That being the case, then the AC Delco has two, and the SuperTech has one. Point being - that is a significant design difference that should not be overlooked. And your comment about using other filters based off of manufacturers' claims re media is exactly why I'm cutting open all these...
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    Ford PTU's and Oil choices

    Use the weight called for, and change it often (30,000 miles MAX). I'm running Valvoline Synthetic, and just changed it out in my 2018 Explorer. Get yourself a hand held suction pump. It really isn't a bad job at all. Suck out all the old fluid you can, then fill with the new fluid until it...
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    New PRV design from Purolator?

    Yep, I'm aware of all that. That's why I was curious to see what the Purolator filters looked like, knowing that Purolator makes the MC offering. Right now, I've got a stash of Wix, K&N, FRAM, MC, Purolator, SuperTech, and AC Delco oil filters (12 in all) that I've cut open. It's been a VERY...
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    New PRV design from Purolator?

    Thanks for that info, Sayjac. I haven't used Purolator oil filters for a looooong time, and thought I would check them out to compare to the Motorcraft FL-500S. Good info. Thanks. Z-
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    New PRV design from Purolator?

    I've been cutting open a lot of new & used oil filters for my vehicles lately. I just got the 3 offerings from Purolator for my specific applications - PBL22500, PL22500, and L22500. Each of them has the style of PRV shown below. I've not seen this design on any other filter before, and was...
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    The oil didnt matter....cold start rattle back again on Ecoboost engine!

    Regarding comments about the oil filter being/not being the problem due to the ADBV - My 3.5L Ecoboost (2016) has the oil filter mounted completely vertical, where it hangs from the bottom of the engine, Therefore, the ADBV design is irrelevant because the oil CAN'T drain out. Did the oil...
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    Serious, or not so much?

    Just seems a little depressing that, with all the various oil filters available for every automobile, there doesn't appear to be any that are consistently leaps & bounds better than another. Perhaps the oil filter industry has shot itself in the foot by putting out entirely too many different...
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    Serious, or not so much?

    Literally for decades now, there have been stories surrounding oil filters being junk. It seems to me it all started with the (in)famous "orange can of death". Now, those filters are considered by many to be some of the better ones available. I've been cutting open both new and used oil...
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    Roger Penske buys IndyCar and IMS

    That is awesome! When I think of Indy car racing, Roger Penske is one of the first names, people, things, faces that pops into my head. Good for him. Z-
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    Fram vs micro guard vs supertech video

    "The burn holes are probably from him shooting sparks into the canister trying to cut it open." Good point. And for the sake of Fram, I hope you're right. If this is in fact what happened, he either didn't catch it and point out in the video, or he simply lied about it. Either way, this...
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