Do you think Napa Silver oil filters can last 10k?

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or a year? Oil filters for the Zetec engine are hideously expensive, if you can even find them in the first place. Wix is the only manufacturer of Zetec filters that are actually sold in stores (buying online means expensive shipping). Part number 51315 (Napa Gold 1315) The Napa Gold 1315 is $7.69, and the Platinum is $12.49, The Silver is on sale for $4.03 (regular price $5.29) Fram doesn't make an Ultra XG8316 (the only Fram worth buying), and the lower Frams (Soft Guard and OCOD) why even bother. Plus, nobody even carries the TG8316. The Mobil 1 M1-211 isn't sold in stores (online-only) Nobody on the east cost seems to carry Baldwin or Hastings. Which leaves Wix/Napa, but they cost more than normal due to a special design for the Zetec (which is also why Purolator has all but discontinued the PL25230, no more Motorcraft FL-2005) So, is Napa Silver durable enough to last an entire year? Oh man I wish the Platinum would go on sale for $7.54 again!
 
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The napa silver will not last 10K. I've had two filter that have had the media fail with an OCI at 11K and around 10K.
 
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Where's the hideous part? Cell phone plans, cable TV, and plastic surgeons are hideously expensive. The numbers you cite don't sound too bad to me to protect an engine.
 
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For a couple more dollars or less just get the Napa Gold it will easily last 10,000..I used them and tore them apart many times with no issues to filter. I use and am currently using P1 filter and as many as I tore apart never seen any damage, [censored] the pleats weren't even wavy, but that is on my car.
 
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Originally Posted By: telecat
I don't think ANY filter can last 10K OR a year.
I go 15k miles on my S2000 with a Baldwin B202 oil filter. I'm at 107k miles now and I don't use any oil in my 7500 mile oil change intervals. That is in a car that sees 8000+ rpm about once a day(sometimes a lot more). ROD
 
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I am a big fan of the Silvers but IMO they are NOT 10k filters. They are plain cellulose paper media filters intended for shorter OCI's, no synthetic blend in them at all as far as I know. Seven bucks a year for a Gold to filter your oil for a full year doesn't seem cost prohibitive.
 
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Originally Posted By: tommygunn
or a year?Fram doesn't make an Ultra XG8316 (the only Fram worth buying), and the lower Frams (Soft Guard and OCOD) why even bother. Plus, nobody even carries the TG8316.
My local Walmart stocks the TG8316 for less than $6, and it's rated by Fram as a 10,000 mile filter with 99% efficiency. I recently opened an Extra Guard that had spent approximately 8,000 miles through the winter and spring on our turbo Saabaru and it was in excellent shape, so I'd have no concerns whatsoever using a Tough Guard for a 10,000 mile OCI.
 
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Originally Posted By: rrounds
Originally Posted By: telecat
I don't think ANY filter can last 10K OR a year.
I go 15k miles on my S2000 with a Baldwin B202 oil filter. I'm at 107k miles now and I don't use any oil in my 7500 mile oil change intervals. That is in a car that sees 8000+ rpm about once a day(sometimes a lot more). ROD
Whatever floats your boat. I wonder what your UOA would look like over five tests...
 
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The Zetec engine my sister used to have in her Escort ZX2 took the Motorcraft FL-400S, which I think can be had for less than $5. I didn't really consider that very expensive. From what I've read, it superseded the FL2005. It has that special bypass set-up, too. Her 3.8L Windstar also takes the FL-400S, but I found Hastings filters online for around $4 shipped that I ended up getting instead.
 
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The man said earlier that "Fram doesn't make an Ultra XG8316 (the only Fram worth buying), and the lower Frams (Soft Guard and OCOD) why even bother." So the Platinum looks like the longest OCI filter from NAPA and possibly the right choice.
 

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Fram TG8316 is available at Walmart....while it's not the Ultra it is still a very good filter and should hold up for 10K in a well maintained (clean) engine. PS: I have several FL2005s and L25230s available for sale.
 
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Originally Posted By: Dallas69
Just bite the bullitt and get an Ultra once a year Your car is worth it dont you think?
Only if you can prove a Ultra Titanium Platinum Extended Ultimate work's better not test's but work's better. Sorry bud nearly of 20 years of driving service has proven the engine is the least of my concerns. Because the engine runs many of years and tens of thousands of miles after I am done with the vehicle.
 
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RockAuto has hastings for $2.98ea (along with a ton of other options). Can get 3 shipped for under $18. Buy more if you're worried about price per unit. Or try amazon and get free shipping if buying other items. Its really not that hard.
 

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OK, fine, I'll try the Tough Guard. I just picked up a TG8316 at Walmart. Interestingly though, online it says out of stock in the store I went to, but there was at least one other TG8316 on the shelf besides the one I got. And while I was there, I saw a can of death in a Bosch D+ box. Better cross my fingers! hornets I do like the oil change sticker they include in the box, though.
 
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