Didn't know how to make a voting thread, but Which oil filter do you use? Which is better and why? K&N, FRAM, OEM, other?
As recommended by others and having been happy, I use these...From what I am reading my new FRAM filter needs to go back. :Bang-Head:
No so much common knowledge:
However true that might be...by tearing them apart, you can tell what kind of craftsmanship and technology is put into each filter. Cardboard endcaps? No thanks.you'll find people who have used nothing but frams, and had zero problems (me), and you'll find a lot of people who have heard of frams being problematic. not hardly anyone with first hand experience of a fram filter letting them down.
lets say there were lots of people who had problems with frams. fram sells waaaaay more filters than anyone else, i've never seen numbers, but probably more than all other brands combined times 2 (i'm talking about retail to people changing thier own oil, not service stations). so if you hear someone with a fram who had an issue, and never hear of someone with a k&n (or whatever) who had a problem, chances are, the number problems per filter sold are going to be identical.
then there's the issue of who uses frams vs. other filters. of people who do thier own oil changes (cars and bikes), how many of them are driving newer vs. older vehicles? older cars/bikes are more likely to be worked on by someone trying to be frugal(me) and therefore use an inexpensive filter. older cars/bikes are more likely to break than newer (duh). so the average car/bike (whose owner changes the oil) that has problems is more likely to have a fram oil filter in it than another brand.
i wish i knew of actual numbers to verify (or prove wrong) my skepticism, i don't so that may all be incorrect. but it seems logical.