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Old 04-08-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default Microguard Oil Filters

I see this is what O'Reilly's store brand is. Wonder what everyone's thoughts are on these filters. The box states manf. by Purolater in USA. Of course doesn't mean they are of the same quality. At least I've always believed Purolator to be quality filters.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:28 AM   #2
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I thought "Microguard" was a Fram thing???
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If you are at O'Reilly's ask for a WIX filter. They usually keep them in the back and not out on the shelf. Better filtration and higher flow. Cost more but worth it. WIX is also the same as the top end NAPA. I got an extra 5psi oil pressure in the vette when I started using them.


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Old 04-08-2009, 07:47 AM   #4
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I'll second the WIX reccomendation. Stay away from anything FRAM related as they use paper for their filters, and have a tendency to blow out.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Microguard Oil Filters

when they cut open oil filters - wix always look good , nice construction ,but I always use ac
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:48 AM   #6
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Default Re: Microguard Oil Filters

I agree, Fram is the bottom. I use Wix mostly but been running a few Parts Master house brand from the jobber. Looking inside they are all metal caps, not sure about the paper in them and think they are a wix product. I know its obvious in an air filter, you can see the paper. They are about half price and I am not running extended oil changes to any great extent. I see a 1515 was over 7$ on the bill the other day. The box stores used to sell variety, AC and Moto craft but now all Fram. TSC stores followed that, big mistake, they should have went with a different brand than Walmart. It wouldnt scare me to put a Purolator on a car.
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Default Re: Microguard Oil Filters

I use Napa Gold which seem to be good quality. I cut every filter open & have not seen anything that was a problem in any of them.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:58 AM   #8
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I use Napa Gold which seem to be good quality. I cut every filter open & have not seen anything that was a problem in any of them.
Sounds like you would be cutting open quite a few oil filters there....

Can you describe or show a picture of your tooling you use to cut open so many filters??

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Sounds like you would be cutting open quite a few oil filters there....

Can you describe or show a picture of your tooling you use to cut open so many filters??

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