- Jul 11, 2014
- Paradise of Florida
B7449 - Baldwin - Spin-on Lube Filters | Baldwin
Baldwin spin-on lube filters protect your engine from wear particles that can otherwise lead to premature parts failure.
I'd try the Napa Platinum or Wix XP filter.
Metal end caps are overrated and overhyped. Many filters use fiber, glue, or 'none'. So, any/all of the Fram products are just fine. End cap is not a deciding factor.
Are these filters leaking on you? If so, how are they being installed? I inspect my filters before usage. I cut them open after usage. When possible, I avoid buying filters on amazon/ebay. I use a torque wrench. Sure, all manufacturers have quality control issues. Until you experience repeat problems, keep using them.
To test threads prior to installation, buy an M22 1.5 nipple used on those remote filter mounts.
And, the full list of filters at Rockauto, Napa, Autozone, AdvanceAuto/Carquest, Oreillyauto are all good, unless you're looking for bitog acceptance or breaking some oil or filter usage records. Just listen to your engine as it will tell you if it doesn't like the filter.