What oil filter would be the best?

Hi everyone, Which oil filter would be the most reasonable? I usually use Fram Double guard filter. It's available here in Canada in Canadian Tire stores and
costs C$12. Is that really good choice? On the filter's label it shows "Teflon additive in filter"... May be. But I don't need any additives because I use Amsoil syn. oil. Am I paying 12 dollars just for additive or there is something else more such as unique filtering element, etc.? Any advises and personal opinions will be appreciated! Thank you
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In my opinion (and Ford Motor Company) WIX is the best oil filter. WIX manufactures for both Ford and NAPA. So if the WIX name isn't available in your area a NAPA filter and a Motorcraft is the same filter.
My two cents.
Brian
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I've read that Delco filters are pretty good too as well, and that Fram should be avoided.

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First of all, many of the automakers issued warnings about teflon additives in the early 1990's. I'm not sure how much teflon can be added to oil from a filter but I'd be wary of any engine aditive or filter that contains teflon.
Wix filters are pobably the best on the market. If you have NAPA stores near you, the NAPA Gold are made by Wix. I avoid Fram at all costs because of a few bad experiences with them. Purolator's Pure One filter is another good filter. In general, don't buy the El-cheapo store brands that some stores push under a name you've never heard of and you should be okay. Rich B
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{In My Opinion}, Wix brand oil filters are superior. I believe NAPA auto parts stores sell Wix filters under the Dana brand name (Dana Corp is the manufacturer of Wix brand filters). Wix oil filters are the choice of engine builders in NASCAR.
I don't believe purposely adding Teflon into an engine is a good thing.
There are other brand filters that are ok, but Fram isn't among them, IMO.
I don't know Canadian money, but I pay about $5.50 for a Wix oil filter here in Texas.
What is most important is keeping your engine maintenance schedule. Change the oil/filter at the recommended intervals and the engine will last a very long time.
Hope this helps.
Dave S(Texas)
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Igor Gorban wrote:

You will get as many different answers as there are brands of filters. Fram is the only one you should really stay away from. Their construction is the worst out of all so the potential for a failure is the highest.
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Fram
You also have to watch out for the many other names Fram filters are often sold under such as Pennzoil.
John
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wrote:

I think you'll find that 80% or so will reccommend a WIX filter... the remaining 20% will swear by a Mobil 1, K&N, or a AMSoil filter. WIX are available as WIX, Napa Gold and Carquest Premium Blue. it's all I use.
-Bret
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Double Guard is IMO a total waste of money.
Good filters at reasonable cost for your GM vehicle included Purolator, AC/Delco and Wix/NAPA Gold.
John
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Filters, Spark Plus, Plus Wires, & Oil. People are so biased towards certiant brands they will swear anything but is junk.
I personally use Fram & AC oil & fuel filters. I have used them for years in Racing, and never had a failure with either brand.
As for teflon additives, you do not need those. Some people still beleave they need teflon additives in their oil. It has been proven that PTFE (generic teflon) additives do not add any protection to a engine by putting them in the oil. Teflon or PTFE coated parts could reduce wear. Charles
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"Charles Bendig" wrote in message news:

Agreed. Never understood why some people are so fussy about these things. While I'll generally avoid "no name" brands, I'll usually buy whichever filter happens to be on sale. Ditto for oil itself. Never had a problem.
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Anyone know who produces Phillips 66 filters?
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I am very picky. I never switch brands of oil. I stick with one brand. A major reason for that is sticking with one grade of oil. Different oils are rated different. Pick your brand, and stay with it. Do not mix brands of oil in the engine. Charles The brands I use may or may not be the best. But when my customers use them, I will stand behind my work.
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I can understand that mixing different brands of oil in the engine would not be the best thing to do, but how would your engine know the difference if you used a different brand of oil each change? It wouldn't. IMO, you just need to use a good brand of oil, and since they all need to meet the same specs, there probablly isn't a bad oil out there these days. I buy on price, rather than brand, because I'm not going to pay twice as much just to get "my" brand. Same thing with filters. If I can get a good deal on a good brand, I'll stock up. I do avoid Fram made oil filters though.
Just my $.02.
WW
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WaterWatcher wrote:

I changed oil brands once because the store was out of stock on the brand I usually would use. Next time I checked my oil level there was white milky stuff on the stick and when I opened the filler cap it was all over there too. I went and bought some of my normal brand and changes it asap and the engine was fine after that. I don't know what the white stuff was, maybe additives in the oils that didn't like each other or something.
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When I switch an engine to the brand of Oil I use, I compleately drain it. I usually go as far as trying to wick out the oil pan sump as well.
Most people when they change oil, just wait till it just dripping and put the drain plug back in. leaving some of the old oil in the engine. When switching Grades & weights of oil, that can lead to some problems.
My Professional Advice is to pick a brand of oil, a grade of oil, and weight of oil. Stick with that. That's what I do with brands of parts, oils, cooliants, greases. It keeps things nice and simple, and less chance of a major "oops". Charles
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