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12-30-2011, 06:20 PM #126
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- May 2002
Here's some data on the Ford Racing filter. Very impressive on paper.
I just want to know if it has a thread (base) end bypass valve like the MC FL-820S.
12-30-2011, 06:27 PM #127
The EaO filter was redesigned, as Ben has pointed out. The new filter is rated at the same 98.7%, but now at 20 microns. The new Amsoil filter has a revised can design for better grip, and from what I can tell in the lesser 15k filters, has lost the coil bypass spring for a plate style spring.
I asked a tech at Amsoil why the change, and there reply was to increase flow even more.
01-01-2012, 08:35 PM #128
01-01-2012, 09:31 PM #129
depends on the part #
also if the top is smooth its the older ones.
if its fluted its newer.
01-01-2012, 09:51 PM #130
The old style has a rounded end.
The new style has a fluted end.
01-02-2012, 10:48 AM #131
I run Filtermags on all my oil filters (Cobra, hotrods, Porsche, Harley & DD) for this reason....
I allow the Filtermags to collect the Fe particles on the side of the filter housing thus freeing up the filter media to collect the non-ferrous particles.
I am subscribed to find out if the Wix 51372 used on my mustang is worth a crap or simply a cheap filter like mentioned in quote.
Last edited by Double-D; 01-02-2012 at 10:55 AM.
01-02-2012, 10:54 AM #132
The reason why I say it's not worth the investment, as stated before. It will only trap ferrous metals. It's better to invest that money in a high end filter, with high end filter media that will catch everything else too. Not saying you can't use one, but this is the order I would buy in to achieve the best results.
1. High end filter, like Amsoil EAO11 (4.6 & 5.4) or EAO17 (5.0)
2. Filter mag, used with one of the filters mentioned above.
That combination will yield the best protection in filtration possible on any Ford modular.
01-02-2012, 11:52 AM #133
As I stated, I use the magnets to trap Fe particles, the filter media to trap non-ferrous (no harm, no foul). I will do the same with better filters if/when the WIX proves to be crap.
The Amsoil product line may be awesome though I'll never experience it personally. I still have a stigma with the way the program/product was sold many years ago (still too Amway for me). Simply a personal choice of mine.
I didn't read through all the posts in the previous related thread. Do you have a connection with Amsoil as either a dealer, distributor or is it based off personal /professional experience?
FWIW- all my vehicles run synthetic oil and I'm anal on the change intervals.
Subscribed to learn about the remaining filters being tested and how they fare.
Last edited by Double-D; 01-02-2012 at 12:05 PM.
01-02-2012, 12:12 PM #134
In 1972, when Al Amatuzio approached stores to sell "Amzoil", they refused to sell his product because it wasn't backed by the name Texaco, Exxon, Mobil, Shell, etc. (name has been changed to "Amsoil" for trademark reasons)
Al had to rely on a dealer created network to market his lubricants. Today, this network is very successful, and Al refuses to change this today. Retail accounts do exist, just not like many people expect.
I've heard this dissatisfaction with Amsoil more than once, but this is my take on it. If someone has no desire to try top tier quality product because they do not like their marketing style, then IMO....they should not discredit the product until they have tried the product for themselves.
Now I sell it to SVTP members at cost. It's my hobby, not my job...and I share the love. If anyone wants a "true" synthetic that does not contain refined petroleum, try Amsoil Signature Series, and at dealer cost. At $7.85 per quart, you are paying the price someone should pay for a true synthetic.
We/I also put it to the test, and not just "because I say it's good, I prove it's good".
UOA testing thread
Last edited by UnleashedBeast; 01-02-2012 at 12:19 PM.
01-02-2012, 06:06 PM #135
Just as a little update, I plan on spending about 4 hours with a band saw cutting end caps off of the filters I have in the next couple of weeks.Silver 04 Lightning (aka The Defiant) Build date: 04/19/04 Delivered: 5/15/04
Let's crank up the boost and see what shakes loose.
01-02-2012, 09:18 PM #136
01-03-2012, 12:03 AM #137
01-03-2012, 09:46 AM #138
here is the link to a filter opener if you need one.
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Longacre-Oil-Filter-Cutter/dp/B000BO9KSS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1325601941&sr=8-2"]Amazon.com: Longacre Oil Filter Cutter: Automotive[/ame]
01-03-2012, 09:53 AM #139
Rest Easy, both the old and new versions of the filter will be hard to beat.
01-03-2012, 11:40 AM #140
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