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I changed my oil about 3 days ago. Normally I use Motorcraft filters but recently the store stopped carrying motorcraft in stock, so I went to Fram. After the oil change, I checked the level and for leaks and everything was ok. Between the drive from my home to work, my oil pressure would not go higher than 30 psi. While idling, the pressure was about 24-27 psi. After another day of low pressure, I changed the filter to a Purolator one and the problem was solved. The pressure climbed back to 35-48 psi. Curious if anybody else had the same problem?
I've used valvoline since i've had the car (2yrs) and never had any pressure problems. First time i used a diff. oil filter and it seems that other people i've talked to (not all) seem to have some kind of problem with Fram. Not saying its a bad filter, just curious if anyone has had any problems.
Recommendation: I personally feel Mobil1 makes the best filter, as they have filter surface area comparable to the other top manufacturers (Amsoil and PureOne have slightly larger filter surface area) and they are the only company that uses a coated, fiberglass impregnated filter material (ALL other companies use standard cellulose filter material). You really can't go wrong with either Mobil1, Amsoil, or PureOne. I wouldn't deviate from one of those three. The Bosch and STP filters are pretty good as well, but they don't quite compare to the quality of the above three. As a side note, I would stay away from FRAM, NAPA and Champion filters, they are poorly made/designed. In the filter world, you get what you pay for.
remember this and you'll always be ok; DAMN A FRAM !!! don't even pollute your garbage can with a fram box. if the store you buy your parts from stopped carrying motorcraft; go to another store and tell the manager WHY your taking your business elsewhere
I remember reading why fram sucks so bad - turns out they use this oil filter bypass thing because their filters use materials that clog up in a stupid short amount of time, so after running a few hours on a fram it's bascially opened itself up and bypassed the filter altogether.