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    Great thread/project, looking forward to the results. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

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    Just use the Motorcraft or Pure One. I think this has been said before.
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    Great Idea for an article. I did it my self about 8 months ago when I had an oil filter fail and come apart in my 03 Cobra. The filter element particles got clogged in the main passage and starved the right head of oil. It sized up the intake cam and caused me much grief and money. (donít use the cheap filter) I cut apart several filters including the Mobile 1, Fram, K&N, Motorcraft, and others. What I found, basically, is that filters are not created equal and this is definitely a case were you get what you pay for. Donít ever buy the cheap one!! I know I know; I had been using them for years with no problem but all it takes is one time and you wish all you ever had were the top end ones.

    I found the Mobil 1 and the K&N to be the best of the ones I dissected and are very similar. The Motorcraft and other OEM filters on production cars are also real good.

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    What makes a quality filter?

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    Good stuff. Guess I'll know soon enough if my FL820 is just an overpriced filter.

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    I've always used Royal Purple on all my Mustangs and Camaro that I have owned. I always followed it up with my Filter Mag!

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    Just an added protection if there was any metal
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    definitely looking forward to the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsp408 View Post
    are you guys going to try napa gold?

    Didn't Napa buy out Wix and now Wix makes the NAPA filters or vise a versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACHXLR8 View Post
    I've always used Royal Purple on all my Mustangs and Camaro that I have owned. I always followed it up with my Filter Mag!

    YouTube - Filter Mag 1.wmv

    Just an added protection if there was any metal
    Thanks for the link. First time hearing about the filter mag. Is it tough getting the filter mag on there?

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    I wanna see Ford Racing and Amsoils results
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    I always use motorcraft, but am excited to see if a switch is necessary

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    Quote Originally Posted by VincodeY View Post
    I'm saying it now, per dollar, the motorcraft will win!

    I agree as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 01cobravortech View Post
    Thanks for the link. First time hearing about the filter mag. Is it tough getting the filter mag on there?
    No, not at all..just let the magnet attach to the filter..2 second install. (The magnet is pretty strong) Just get the right size for the Oil filter. Some Filter mags are longer (top to bottom) and will exceed the length of the oil filter. Our oil filters have a wide diameter but are really not that long.
    Just before you are ready to change the oil, remove the magnet and take the filter off. After the new oil filter is put on, just let the magnet attach itself again.

    BTW..I got the Black one and not the Red one. I think the red would have been too long. This was for the MACH 1...find one for your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornbtwentwo View Post
    What makes a quality filter?
    1.Strong case that is burst resistant
    2.Large silicon anti drain back valve
    3.Coiled bypass valve spring, not a stamped metal version
    4.Synthetic filter media that can filter at low microns, yet flow as well (or better) than freer flowing cellulose paper media
    5. Stamped steel filter media end caps, and filled with sealant (not just adhesive).

    Like the BMW M3 is used as a measuring stick on the road course, here is your unit of measure for oil filters.



    Let's see how they "measure up"

    Now, I agree that a filter to this degree will be overkill for those who change their oil more than their underwear, but the filter media is the sweet bonus. I prefer those nasty wear metals to be in the filter, and not in the engine sump.

    Quote Originally Posted by MACHXLR8 View Post
    I've always used Royal Purple on all my Mustangs and Camaro that I have owned. I always followed it up with my Filter Mag!

    YouTube - Filter Mag 1.wmv

    Just an added protection if there was any metal
    The filter mag is honestly a waste of money, unless you are using cheap filters. If you were buying top tier oil filters, the fine metal that is sticking to that magnet would be trapped in the filter. I will agree that it will greatly improve a cheap filters performance.

    Also, considering that the filter mag will only catch metals with Fe (Fe = iron *for those who had no clue* lol)

    It won't catch aluminum, copper, lead, tin, or silicon (dirt) - and these are other wear metals that occur in engine wear. See, now we are back to the top tier filter argument. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by SinisterX View Post
    I wanna see Ford Racing and Amsoils results
    Don't think it's going to be in favor of Ford, but we will wait and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MACHXLR8 View Post
    No, not at all..just let the magnet attach to the filter..2 second install. (The magnet is pretty strong) Just get the right size for the Oil filter. Some Filter mags are longer (top to bottom) and will exceed the length of the oil filter. Our oil filters have a wide diameter but are really not that long.
    Just before you are ready to change the oil, remove the magnet and take the filter off. After the new oil filter is put on, just let the magnet attach itself again.

    BTW..I got the Black one and not the Red one. I think the red would have been too long. This was for the MACH 1...find one for your car.
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    Thanks for the link and info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnleashedBeast View Post

    The filter mag is honestly a waste of money, unless you are using cheap filters. If you were buying top tier oil filters, the fine metal that is sticking to that magnet would be trapped in the filter. I will agree that it will greatly improve a cheap filters performance.

    Also, considering that the filter mag will only catch metals with Fe (Fe = iron *for those who had no clue* lol)

    It won't catch aluminum, copper, lead, tin, or silicon (dirt) - and these are other wear metals that occur in engine wear. See, now we are back to the top tier filter argument. lol
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadyninja View Post
    I was thinking the same thing.
    Agree..It is a matter of preference whether you want to put one or not. By no means do I buy cheap oil or cheap filters on my MACH1...maybe crap for my DD Nissan Sentra but not for my Stang.

    If I recall though, some car manufacturers use to put magnetic oil drain plugs on their cars from the factory. It is an old idea that has been around for a while. If some of the manufactures did it, their must be a reason. These manufacturers do NOT like to spend any kind of additional money if they do not have to. If they did it (on a much smaller level - on the drain plug) than it is good enough for me..just preference though..not forcing anyone or trying to persuade. I just put the info out there

    Just keep this in mind... knowing how everything is based on money today and quality seems to take a back seat, would you want to take the word of the filter manufacture that all their filters are constructed with quality in mind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SinisterX View Post
    I wanna see Ford Racing and Amsoils results
    I agree. I run Ford Racing fl-820 oil filter also

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    Great idea

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    Can't wait to see the results

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    I could buy almost six motorcraft filters for the price I payed for my Royal Purple filter. I also change oil ever 2k miles and use mobile 1 oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTANGWOP View Post
    Great thread/project, looking forward to the results. Thanks for taking the time to do this.
    ^ I agree this should be interesting. I use all Motorcraft, I used to use Amsoil filters. I've been selling and using Amsoil products for almost 20+ years. I stopped using Amsoil filters about 17 years ago because when I took the filter off at oil change time 3 out of 4 times the filter was empty. If I remember correctly it was failure of the anti-drainback valve. They gave me a few free filters the problem continued so I quit using them (I still have a couple). I thought Wix was making them for Amsoil at the time but I'm not sure. I'm sure by now this problem has been solved because I have many happy filter customers. I'm looking forward to the results, maybe I'll try the Amsoil filters again.

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