View Full Version : Oil Filter Brands

10-17-2002, 11:38 PM
I just bought a new (used) truck, changed all the fluids and I am using a LuberFiner oil and fuel filter.<br>After reading some of the info here I am wondering if these filters are ok to use. This is my first diesel and the last thing I want to do is make a costly mistake.

10-18-2002, 01:49 AM
Never heard of them so I can't say either way. Use Fleetguard Statapores next time and that way you'll be sure!<br><br>Glenn

10-18-2002, 02:54 AM
That's what brand I use. It's one of the few recommended by Cummins.<br><br>Just remember Cummins owns Fleetguard so it's no wonder they recommend them. ;)<br><br>LuberFiner has been around for a long time. They make a good oil and fuel filter, and they are little cheaper than a Fleetguard. 8)<br><br>Look here; www.luber-finer.com<br><br>Darrell

10-18-2002, 03:01 AM
If you go to the website they have an online catolog that you can go into and get the correct filters for our trucks, air, fuel and oil filters. 8)<br><br>Darrell

10-18-2002, 08:07 AM
Daimler Chrysler's position on filters. (http://dodgeram.info/tsb/2001/09-004-01.htm)

10-18-2002, 08:57 AM
What are the part numbers for the fleetgaurd fuel filters on the 98.5-2000?

10-18-2002, 09:16 AM
What are the part numbers for the fleetgaurd fuel filters on the 98.5-2000?;DID=30&amp;Product_ID=216&amp;CATID=1

10-18-2002, 09:19 AM
Got the oil filter # need the Fuel filter # local cummins shop can't find a filter for it???? ???

10-18-2002, 09:21 AM
bkay, I corrected my post above to show link to Geno's Garage for fuel filter.<br><br>CR

10-18-2002, 09:57 AM
I buy all my filters at Geno's, very friendly and fast!<br><br>KC

10-18-2002, 10:58 AM

10-19-2002, 08:17 PM
Have any of you guys ever cut an oil filter in half and look at the &quot;guts&quot;? I tried it with several filters once...fram, NAPA, Amsoil, Motorcraft, purlator, Pennzoil, Wix. There is a major difference in construction and filter media. Very educational and messy!! ;D

10-20-2002, 12:51 AM
Just great. I changed the oil today and put a FRAM filter on for the first time only to read the website where it says &quot;Fram has been known to come apart and cause many engine problems in 1st gen trucks&quot; lol Screw me. I'm going to the store tomorrow and buying a purolator.

I noticed a little smoke coming out of the breather tube before my oil change. Wonder what exactly causes it. It was very little amount.

10-24-2002, 07:39 PM
SuperDuty, I am amechanic for a big pipeline company, and probably 90% of the filters we use are Fram. We run big Cat and Cummins motors. Our machines take an intense beating and we do regular oil sampling analysis. As far as I know we have never had a Fram filter come apart like you described.

10-24-2002, 08:00 PM
This is Dodge's &quot;Recommended oil filter list&quot; per TSB.

TSB 09-004-01 (http://dodgeram.info/tsb/2001/09-004-01.htm)

10-25-2002, 02:15 AM
I cut the oil filter open.... Screw a fram filter. I will never as longas I'm white buy another one of those. It's got cardboard instead of metal on both sides of the paper filter. I ant fart would bust that apart. I read up on it and it turns out there's been quite a few fram problems with clogging up piston cooling jets and what not with it's crappy insides. I cut the purolator open and it was like fort knox. All metal mesh protecting the paper filter incase it decided to come apart. <br><br> [yuk]FRAM [yuk]

10-26-2002, 05:17 PM
Why aren't Bladwin filters on the list? Or at least they weren't the last time I looked at them? Anyone have any idea about them...

10-26-2002, 06:28 PM
All I use are Baldwins... ;)<br><br>Tony

10-26-2002, 08:11 PM
I've personally had two Fram filters come apart, one ruined a Dodge 318 v-8 before I caught the problem. The filter media was found to be clogging the oil pickup tube in both cases. (this was years ago, however. But I'll never buy another one) <br> Fleetguard, Amsoil, Hastings, and Baldwin are all good filters. <br> Why risk a $5000 engine trying to save $3-4 on a lousy oil filter?

10-26-2002, 09:24 PM
<br> <br>Why risk a $5000 engine trying to save $3-4 on a lousy oil filter? <br><br><br>Exactly, buy a few extra when you get a filter so that you have them on hand and not out on a Saturday or Sunday trying to find just any ol filter. I have used the Fleetguard religiously and love them, no fuss, no muss. It just works.

10-26-2002, 11:56 PM
If you want to use a more commonly found oil filter cause you can't find any others buy a Purolator. They're also recommended for the Cummins.

05-14-2003, 09:04 AM
I am a Baldwin, Fram, and Fleetguard distributor and I personally use the Fleetguard Stratapore filter. I have not heard of any problems with the Fram though and I have sold plenty. All of the filter manufacturers have to meet requirements set out by the OEM. The rest is up to personal preference. Just my 2 cents.

P Kennedy
05-14-2003, 01:02 PM
As per Fram buying a Chevette will not promote Cadillac comfort or performance - yes they make filters that work but how well for how long.

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05-15-2003, 01:11 AM
I second what Rich says. There are ways of saying what you want say without getting nasty. Lets keep it clean and informative.