Oil filters

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Mon Mar 31 16:11:02 PDT 2008

I’m sure that you’ve wised up about those quick change oil shops, the  
source problem. They take a course on  how to strip and cross thread  
drain plugs, among other things.

No need to gut an oil filter, even Orange. The bypass valve does it  
for you. And they will last until they turn black.


On Mar 31, 2008, at 3:38 PM, PeterBergin at aol.com wrote:

> No, I was just giving you back some S--T for you comment about  
> knowing where they were made.  A long time ago I went to a Rapid  
> Oil Change and they changed the oil and put on a F**M filter,  
> "Orange".  Left on a ski trip in my old Van, got about 100 miles  
> out of town and the filter literally blew apart and did some damage  
> to my motor, no oil gauge or light, heard the knock.
> To make a long story short the warrantee from Rapid Oil and F**m  
> were worthless and I never collected a dime.  I went as far as  
> taking one of there filters apart and it was a piece of junk  
> compared to another brand I bought and cut up to compare.  Had to  
> buy a used V8 to put in my van and we had to abort a great spring  
> ski trip.
> No more orange for me.  This happened around 1989 or 1990.
> I suppose up could gut a filter and make it last forever.
> Pete
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