What do you guys think about these filters?
They're pretty cheap, starting at
$87.49 to $94.99.
a stock oil filter only filters out particles that are larger than 20 microns; anything smaller goes right through and back into your engine. Stock filters also incorporate a bypass valve that allows unfiltered oil to flow to the engine during cold start-ups and when the filter surface becomes restricted
These filter claim to have a 1 micron screen and can handle 90 G.P.Ms.(unlimeted to use!)
Here is a quote from Canton/Mecca:
"Canton/Mecca oil and fuel filters are in a class by themselves. Most other filters are surface-
type filters. These other filters contain a thin layer of porous material (paper is most
common). Contaminants are caught on the surface which can soon begin to restrict the
fluid flow. These other filters have a bypass because otherwise the elements would blow
out as their flow capacity begins to diminish or when the oil is cold, such as during startup.
C/M filters, on the other hand, use a thick, porous, synthetic filter media that flows
much better than a surface element when new as well as after it has trapped a large
amount of contaminants. When a particle is trapped in the thick depth-type element, oil
can flow around the particle through another of the many passages. The 4.62 inch long
C/M element is equivalent to 4 Fram HP filters in flow rate and filtering capacity (and
the Fram HP filters are themselves far superior to standard filters). Tests show that a C/M
filter with 20,000 miles still flows better than a new conventional filter. Because of this
amazing flow capacity, C/M filters do not need a bypass so they filter all the oil, all the
time! The high-flow material is contained in a steel cage that can’t blow out. The C/M
element is also unaffected by moisture which can weaken or even dissolve the paper elements
found in most other oil and fuel filters."
Seems almost to good to be true...
That's what K&N said too.
"Will out-flow and out-filter a paper element, anyday!"
Ya, out flows a paper element, But does it out-filter? Until how many till the filter element starts to "Open-up" and let more and more dirt though the system?
Any opinions on this thing? I really want to get it BTW
Modified by Slow1.8 at 6:37 AM 12-18-2003