I have followed the discussion of oil filers or a few days. I have
had other filters fail by blowing out the gasket next to the block.
I have seen a number of aftermarket filters fail on VW Diesel Rabbits
- back when I was selling them.
I have NEVER seen an Amsoil filter fail. Never. Buy one, buy some
of the majors (Fram, Delco, you name it...) and take them apart with
a can opener. I have. You will never buy anything but an Amsoil
filter again! Their filtration material is about a inch thick all
around! The others have a single sheet (1/16" thick) of filter paper
which looks like cardboard. Yes, this exercise in filter
dismemberment will cost you about $15-$20.
I am open to discussion on the merits of various synthetic oils - but
when it comes to filters, NOTHING goes on my cars but Amsoil filters.
At $7 to $9 each, they're a bargain.
My advice is obvious. Forget the other filters. Get yours from
Amsoil. I change them every 3K miles, and change oil about every 6K
miles. My engines last a long, long time.
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