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Unread 10-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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What oil filters?

Im thinking about ordering an Amsoil oil filter with my next oil order. I use Amsoil Series 3000 HD Diesel Oil right now. Any one here using the Amsoil filters? If not what filters do you use? I have a 2004 Rubicon, and so far have been using the factory oil filter.

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Unread 10-01-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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Napa gold, I forget the part # but there is one that is slightly larger than factory
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Unread 10-01-2008, 11:27 AM   #3
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Why are you using oil formulated for Diesels? It doesn't have everything in it the gas motor needs just like oil for gas motors doesn't have everything in it a Diesel needs.
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Why are you using oil formulated for Diesel's? It doesn't have everything in it the gas motor needs just like oil for gas motors doesn't have everything in it a Diesel needs.

I was thinking the same thing but for filters WIX makes a great filter.
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Unread 10-01-2008, 11:41 AM   #5
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napa 1550 gold..ford 5.0 filter..ive been using for yrs..no probs.
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wix and purelator (sp) make geat filters. the napa race filter or w/e its called is a relabeled wix filter. i use wix.
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Why are you using oil formulated for Diesels? It doesn't have everything in it the gas motor needs just like oil for gas motors doesn't have everything in it a Diesel needs.
That is true, engine oils formulated for diesel and gasoline engines are very different and they should not be used in the other type of engine.
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According to Amsoil you can use their diesel oils in gas engines. See diesel oils have to be of a higher quality than regular oil. This is due to the fact that diesel engines have to be built to much tighter tollerances than gas engines.Diesel engines opperate under much higher loads and / or stresses. So I figure if its good enough for my Cummins its good enough for my Jeep. The series 3000 is their best diesel oil.
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I either buy the Mobile 1 filter or the Mopar filter at Wally World depending on what's in stock...
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Unread 10-01-2008, 12:08 PM   #10
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Sorry SDDAVE, but if Amsoil told you that I'd have a hard time using any of their products. Diesels (and yes, my tow rig is one) require completely different formulations than gas. The formulations for diesels will gum up and vice versa. This is because the oils are designed to 'carry off' the contaminants of the fuel being used. Those additives react just the opposite when used with a motor that runs a different fuel. Gas oils are also designed to be operated and hold together better under higher RPM's where Diesels are just the opposite and hold together better under low RPM loads.

All that being said, I will reserve judgment as all the new vehicles these days are becoming more and more of multiple fuel vehicles. So maybe what they say is true but they would definitely have to prove it to me first and not with my vehicle!
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napa 1550 gold..ford 5.0 filter..ive been using for yrs..no probs.
That's the one I was thinking of.
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Unread 10-01-2008, 01:07 PM   #12
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wix or purolator pure one
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Unread 10-01-2008, 01:14 PM   #13
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Back on track, I second the Purolator Pure One. If it's the one I'm thinking of, it has a better single pass filtering efficiency than most others do at multi pass.
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My top three choices of good oil filters for the money include Wix, AC-Delco Duraguard, and Purolator PureOne. There are other good ones but those three are easy for me to remember when I'm buying them for my TJ. I have no trouble remembering to avoid Fram's poor quality (IMHO) oil filters.
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I just installed a Purolator Pure One Premium.
Only difference between the premium and the regular is that the premium has a gritty texture on the whole outside which makes things SOO much easier when it comes to taking it off.
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