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Ok. I went to Napa today they sold me the oil filter for Type S. I haven't used them at all for my car since I got her. The OEM is at least $10.00 and the fram is half cheaper. Should I try it, or has anyone use other oil filters than the honda oil filter?
 

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Pwrhockey said:
i heard fram filters are crappy i wouln't use it.....
Some of the Celica guys have said that but I have yet to see any proof that Fram oil filters are crappy.
 

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I heard that Fram makes the Honda filter.

You should be fine with the fram... its what I used when I had no other choice, and its doing fine.

I'm going to use Mobil 1 next time (for the filter... not just their oil like last time).
 

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I used Fram filters on my old Cavalier for all 180,000+ miles I put on her and she was still running fine when I sold her. Never any engine work. I went quickly to the Fram display when it came time for the first change on my RSX Type-S and have absolutely no reservations about it.
After all Fram makes filters. Honda didn't make that filter, they just bought it from someone and put their name on it.
 

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kwork sums it up:
Fram makes filters.
Honda doesn't... they are probably just rebadging Fram filters, since I've heard that they use Fram for a few of their models. I'm not sure if they do all of them though.

However, I'm going to switch to Mobil 1 filters, since I'm going to start running Mobil 1 oil on my next change.
 

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where do you guys buy the mobil1 filter? i've never seen them at pepboys or strauss auto.
 

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Thanks guys for the reply! I also, they said it the quality or leaks could be a problem. But i think i got enough consensus to feel secure about the oil filter from Fram.

:thumbsup:
 

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I get mine at Auto Zone
thanks.

do you happen to have the part# or does it use the same model as the civic? (haven't seen the rsx listed in the filters catalog yet).
 

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rsxtypeslover said:
Ok. I went to Napa today they sold me the oil filter for Type S. I haven't used them at all for my car since I got her. The OEM is at least $10.00 and the fram is half cheaper. Should I try it, or has anyone use other oil filters than the honda oil filter?
damn i bought 5 at once (cause i didn't want to have to be going to the dealer everytime i had to change my oil), it cost me like $22.something with tax. $10/filter...jeebus.
 

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Fram # is 7317
I used the Double Guard DG7317 with Teflon PTFE engine treatment
 

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kwork said:
Fram # is 7317
I used the Double Guard DG7317 with Teflon PTFE engine treatment
Teflon doesn't belong in combustion engines.... I read this before, and it said that the teflon doesn't do anything, you're just wasting money... here's where i read it: http://gmhpclub.com/Filters To Avoid.htm

and Fram sucks, I've seen Fram filters that feel apart when I used to work in a garage..

http://www.ntpog.org/reviews/filters/filters.shtml

there's some reading material for you :)

STP is the cheapest, and pretty much the same as Mobil 1 according to them... I actually use STP (model s2808)
 

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I enjoyed that article thepigpen, but I wish he would have done some type of testing besides taking the filters apart and looking at them. Do you know of any articles that has done the oil filter test but somehow monitors how good the filters are cleaning the oil? I think that would be a better test of the filters.
 

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yosi said:


thanks.

do you happen to have the part# or does it use the same model as the civic? (haven't seen the rsx listed in the filters catalog yet).
Im pretty sure its A-110.....some letter and 110...
 

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HilfigerCelica said:
I enjoyed that article thepigpen, but I wish he would have done some type of testing besides taking the filters apart and looking at them. Do you know of any articles that has done the oil filter test but somehow monitors how good the filters are cleaning the oil? I think that would be a better test of the filters.
I haven't seen such a review...

but my guess is that the filter with the better filter elements do a better job..... so those review probably do tell you which one can clean filter better...
 

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this is going to blow my cover . . . but here goes.
one of the car clubs i actually belong to - Toronto F-Body - actually has an oil-nut in it. This guy spends wayyy too much time involved in oil - always has, always will. He gets his tested regularly, lab analyzed etc . .

Here is what he sent to our list today about Fram.

http://www.twocreeks.net/toby/fram.shtml

http://www.allpar.com/eek/oil.html

http://www.venturers.org/NextGenTech/pages/Filter_review.html

http://www.websorcerer.com/GeekOut/

http://www.ntpog.org/reviews/filters/filters.shtml

http://www.cs.rochester.edu/u/jag/vw/engine/oilfilters.html

http://www.nsxprime.com/FAQ/Maintenance/fluidfilter.htm


Happy reading . . .
 

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Wow Homer, that's a lot to read, guess I'll be busy this weekend. I read one of the links, no more Fram for me. I'm going back to Toyota oil filters.
 
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