Love my cartridge

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Seems like many of the major oil filter manufactures can't decided on where to have their filters made this month . I have a cartridge type on my CX7 and I just look at the element before I install it to make certain all is good. I also can check for "stuff" when I remove it. Yes; it takes me an extra 10 minutes to install but, well worth it in my opinion.
 
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I have a cartridge oil filter on my toyota sienna. I hate it with a passion. I'm glad you like yours but I hate mine.
 

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Topside cartridges like the euro manufacturers use are great - clean, easy, fast, less hassle and less climbing and twisting wrists. Underside cartridges dont drain right, are just as tough to remove as a regular filter, and seem to be a general hassle.
 
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Yep, I couldn't wait to get my cartridge filter converted to a spin-on filter on my Mazda3.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Eddie
I have a cartridge type on my CX7 and I just look at the element before I install it to make certain all is good. I also can check for "stuff" when I remove it. Yes; it takes me an extra 10 minutes to install but, well worth it in my opinion.
I've got a 1950 International R-120 pickup with a cartridge. I'm as happy about mine as you are yours. Glad to see my pickup is so high tech.
 

Eddie

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+1 Kruse: In addition; we don't need to cut open the used spin-on, to find out if we got a good one or the pleats were messed up or the by-pass valve was leaking. A high tech solution and it helps the green environment.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Eddie
+1 Kruse: In addition; we don't need to cut open the used spin-on, to find out if we got a good one or the pleats were messed up or the by-pass valve was leaking. A high tech solution and it helps the green environment.
I believe mine is a Fram add-on. Yep, it's nice to see how well the filter is built before you use it. I was kidding about my International being high tech. But it's nice to be able to work on it without using a computer.
 

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 Originally Posted By: Eddie
+1 Kruse: In addition; we don't need to cut open the used spin-on, to find out if we got a good one or the pleats were messed up or the by-pass valve was leaking. A high tech solution and it helps the green environment.
The environment looks pretty green here in VA and I'm using a spin-on for both my cars
 
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If you keep using spin on filters obamy will see to it VA will soon look like Detroit and blame it on your oil filters.
 
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My brother in law has a vw toureg and it has a cartrige and I personaly hate it. It makes a huge mess and takes a huge expensive ratchet to get it off. I can see the benefit in being able to see it but my god its anoying to change.
 
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Another huge fan of the cartridge filters. So much easier to know what you are getting and easier changes. The ecotecs are probably my favorite out of all that I have seen so far.
 
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I loved when I had a top load cartridge. Seriously, it cant be that hard for car makers to put filters in a convenient place... why has honda put them in the middle of nowhere forever? And my corollas 4afe sucks too.
 
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 Originally Posted By: badtlc
Another huge fan of the cartridge filters. So much easier to know what you are getting and easier changes. The ecotecs are probably my favorite out of all that I have seen so far.
 
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