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    Default Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    Check this out people... I wanted to see what the differences were between the fram filters I was originally testing out vs the Purolator ...

    both filters have a 55 mm ID on the rubber seal... and the thread is identical .. the original stock purolator filter is part # L14459 ... the bigger one shown here has the same casting on the flange, but has a part # of L24458 ...

    The purolator is 95 mm tall, and the fram is only 50 mm tall ... LOL thats almost DOUBLE the length !! WOW !

    The Outer diameter of the fram is 61mm, but the Purolator has a 79 mm OD ! SWEET !

    I think the pictures speak for themselves... I am currently using the purolator filter !!!!










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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    The real test is what is on the inside. Why not open them up and see?

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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    I've been using the Purolator for 6000 miles now
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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by 2004ElantraGLS
    I've been using the Purolator for 6000 miles now

    with or without an oil change ! ??

    LOL

    I change my oil using regular mobil every 2000 miles..

    (fordfasterr + supercharger = extremely severe driving conditions).

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    ^^ cause he's cheap....

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    How about comparing that to the OEM filter?
    Although the beta works with the aftermarket filters:

    I do know that the theta engine does not like aftermarket filters. I took a 2 day class on the 06 Sonata and with both the 2.4 theta and 3.3 V6 lambda engines, aftermarket filters only make the engine a paperweight. So far with the testing, the engine turns to junk after 5 blocks after an oil change.

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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    LOL....I've definately been changing my oil. Come to think about it, I've been using the Purolator for 9000 miles. And I use Royal Purple Full Synthetic 5w30. For the last 4000 miles or so, I've been babying the car a lot. At first the clutch was going bad, now the new clutch needs to Break-In. Once these 500 miles are up though, all bets are off

    Back to the Purolator, though. When I change my filter, I always take the new one and pour in some fresh oil. Then wait a while and pour in some more. The filter element will continue to soak up oil 3 or 4 times, then I fill it up to where I can tilt it and screw it on without any oil spilling out. It's amazing how much more oil the Purolator can hold compared to the Fram. I know it's much bigger but still.

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    welcome

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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    in the honda world, it was reccomended that people only use OEM honda filters because they would filter out particles much smaller than what alot of the aftermarket filters do.

    that wouldnt be something you could tell by cutting it open.
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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    You could just get one of those magnets and stick it to the bottom of the filter. That will help trap a lot of those tiny little metal pieces.
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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    Webpage that does an overview of all the major oil filters and ends up agreeing with Ford.

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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    I feel confident that this new filter will work good for my xd and my gk ... I plan to use it from now on

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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by tharptroy
    in the honda world, it was reccomended that people only use OEM honda filters because they would filter out particles much smaller than what alot of the aftermarket filters do.

    that wouldnt be something you could tell by cutting it open.
    Funny thing is, Honda has 2 different OEM filters, one made by Nissin (no not Nissan) and the other is a re-badged Fram.

    The 24458 is a great upgrade to the 24459. Identical except for the length. Much, much, much, much better than the Fram recommended 6607 or the oversized 7317. Just remember, you will need to add a bit more oil with the larger filter. I have a Purolator that I am going to be using on my Tucson and will cut it apart to campare to the OEM. One thing you can tell by cutting them apart is how much filter media there is. A smaller filter can contain more sq inches of filter media than a taller one depending on how the media is arranged. OEM is about 123 sq inches.

    Here is the OEM cut apart


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    The stock sized filter is #14459, not 15549 or 24459.

    I'm on my second 24458. Unfortunately, I tossed the first one without thinking about cutting it open. If no one else does is before, I'll cut open this one and measure the element area when I do my next oil change.

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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    oops.. thanks for the correction .. I typoed the original purolator part # .. which is in fact 14459 ...

    the one i'm using now is the one pictured above: 24458 !!

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    I have always used the Purolator (a blue one though) until K&N came out with an oil filter. I have used the K&N for the last two oil changes. I use synthetic oil so I usually go between 5000-6000 miles between changes which can be up to 5 months for me. I try to do it at 5000 though.
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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    Is a k&n good oil brand

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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    ...You really had to dig up an 8 year old thread?

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    Default Re: Fram vs Purolator - Oil Filter Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by MrElantra104 View Post
    Is a k&n good oil brand
    Stick with OEM, it's not any more expensive.
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    Thanks for being a knowitall Alex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx2uner View Post
    Stick with OEM, it's not any more expensive.
    There also is a TSB around with the issue of oiling and the use of aftermarket oil filters not allowing oil to stay in the head.

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