Originally Posted by rkimmel2
Super Tech from Wally world for about two bucks or a Napa Gold for about three. They all do the same thing, and I have found no reports of filter related oil failure on any of these threads. Just does not seem to matter.
While I agree 100 %, as I have not nor anyone in my family have ever experienced a engine oil failure on any machines we have owned.
Griff has it right on being informed and knowing what you are buying nominal size at what % efficiency.
The other thing to consider in newer machines is they are designed at much tighter tolerances, so indeed you do need to make sure you are filtering out the highest percent of that lowest tolerance.
Again Griff on point in that as they get a bit of dirt on them they reach better efficiency.
Same on a K&N Air filter, as the oil attracts dirt, it works more efficiently. Don't want to start a debate on K&N on LT's.
Bottom line I have used Napa Golds, and Wix, and Purolators, and even the lowly and much bashed on, Frams. No bursting of the filter, no back pressure issues, never experienced oil pressure issues, and never a blown motor from one.
I know I am not wearing either my oil, or my filter out between changes, in anything I drive.
I think the OEM Manufacturers and Oil Company's have conspired to make us all obsessive compulsive on oil and filters