[Vwdiesel] Oil Filters ---( Hot dam NOT a FRAM ? )

James Hansen jhsg at sasktel.net
Tue Aug 2 01:47:58 EDT 2005

Does anyone know what  James Hansen use on his Volkswagens ? I have taken
filters apart

Home from holidays!
The mountains are still there. mmmmmm.

I have taken a lot of filters apart too, but it's much easier on a fram,
they open up for inspection all by themselves.
Here's my list:

Fleetguard on the big stuff.
Wix on intermediate trucks, smaller tractors etc.
Race car gets purolator pure one and frequent changes (sponsor supplied)
Dealer filters on the volks.

I buy filters from volks because nothing else has measured up to them in
casing quality, anti-drainback valve operation, and filter media
consistency. I've taken apart over eight different makes to determine this.
I get the dealer stuff at dealer wholesale price in lots of ten.

by the way, just in case you missed it, Fram are shit filters. use them at
your own peril. I have blown three casings up on them.  Used to use them
because they were cheap and easily available, and yes, I used the supposed
duplicate of the OEM filter, not the Ford filter. Popped at -35, first time
Fram's fault, second time, my fault for using one again. First one was on a
diesel, second one on a gasser volks.  Third one was on the 87 gm while I
was driving my dog in to the vet after some ass poisoned him.  Lost the dog,
but not the motor amazingly enough.  I was pulling a few rpm at the time, it
was a high pressure casing failure as well.
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