The PureONE consistently performs at the top when it comes to filtering capability. The paper/fiber element has more filtering material and surface area than other filters and internal construction is very good. There are some concerns about oil restriction because the filter element is so dense, and if you have a high performance engine you may be better off with the more expensive Mobil 1 oil filters. However, the PureONE’s excellent filtering capability, high quality construction, and affordable price make it a top overall pick.
Mobil 1 oil filters are fairly expensive, but their fully synthetic fiber elements do a much better job filtering small contaminants than the conventional paper elements found in cheaper filters. But despite their excellent filtering capability, these filters still flow well. The Mobil 1 oil filters are manufactured by Champion Labs and can be purchased at many retail locations. They are virtually identical to the K&N oil filters (which feature a welded nut at the end for easier installation and removal), but the K&Ns are harder to find at retail locations. However, if you can find a good deal on them online, the K&N oil filters are equally recommended.
OK...so for the moment let's set aside personal bias.... given that I have been driving for more than 40 years and every single car I have ever owned, with one exception, I have NEVER had engine problems due to oil or filter related issues, including my 'vette.just read some bad stuff about fram oil filters .wont be using fram again.what brand is best for 70s vette and 98 vette.what # part nos thanx
I use this oil filter, i have been using it for 3 years now.
$435 is not a bad investment for 60,000 miles to guaranty that a $7000 motor will run another 60,000 miles. But thats not the point.That's a very cool filter.
However, at $120 for the housing, and $15 for each filter I'd have an initial investment of $135 for oil filtration.
My Wix filters are around $6 each. Breaking that down, I'd have to change my oil 20 times to break even with the initial investment. That's 60,000 driving miles. But, with that filter, I'd still have to buy replacement filters at $15 each. That's another $300 in filters for the same distance / change interval.
That means that calculating that extra $300 in filters, I could drive another 150,000 miles on $6 filters.
VERY cool filter...8 micron filtration...but not worth a total of $435 for 60,000 miles worth of driving and oil changes.
I use Wix or Hastings(Spelling). In my mind they are the best money can buy.artyon:what no one uses wix... ? ? I have moble1 syn and a wix in my 77
Take a hack saw and cut the threaded ends off of a new AC and Fram filter.OK...so for the moment let's set aside personal bias.... given that I have been driving for more than 40 years and every single car I have ever owned, with one exception, I have NEVER had engine problems due to oil or filter related issues, including my 'vette.
Let me state that I have used Fram filters almost religiously during my entire driving life.
Ivan hit the nail on the head :thumbsup: i did not buy this filter for the price,i use it to protect a very expensive motor, I find the $120 as very cheap insurance to protect a motor.$435 is not a bad investment for 60,000 miles to guaranty that a $7000 motor will run another 60,000 miles. But thats not the point.
The question was not about price, it ask about the best. and I would say Keven has found the best.
They also recommend changing the filter every 10000 miles not 3000 and they give double the filtration of the spin on filters, so those calcs aren't accurate anyway.Ivan hit the nail on the head :thumbsup: i did not buy this filter for the price,i use it to protect a very expensive motor, I find the $120 as very cheap insurance to protect a motor.
Can't knock the toilet paper filters. I've still got the original Franz filter from the 60's that I had on a VW dune buggy (VW's didn't have a filter at all) and it is a "bypass filter" system that filters down to 1 micron, too bad there isn't enough room for one of these on a C3. Almost all high dollar engines in overtheroad trucks, yachts and the military use bypass filters. Proven technologyI use Wix or Hastings(Spelling). In my mind they are the best money can buy.artyon:
If you are using Fram, you might as well get one of the Toilet
Paper Canister kits from JC Whitney.
Use some 'John Wayne' toilet paper and it should filter
2 or 3 times better...:rolling: