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Old 05-21-2019, 03:50 PM   #15
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I have over $20,000 in my engine. I can afford $10 for an oil filter.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:50 PM   #16
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plastic internals

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Oh no, not this again!

There's nothing wrong with the plastic internals. In fact, the new design has more filter area as a result.
When I worked for a Caterpillar dealership. I was lucky enough to go on a Plant tour in Illinois. Part of that tour included a trip to a filter plant where filters were made for Caterpillar. Several of the filters use a plastic core and end caps. The explanation was that the metalic filters more often than not could contamination due to rust, shavings, or debris. I had an 1981 Z28 with a close tolerance 434 that I decided to use a filter head and remote Caterpillar filter.
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:16 PM   #17
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Yes, this again. My engine builder won't go near the e series filters. That's good enough for me.
Lots of people are "afraid" of change. I have never witnessed or heard that the E filters are prone to failure. And it's indisputable that they have more filter area.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:11 PM   #18
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I have experience going back to 230cu straight 6s etc also. And I have personally found the cardboard in my oiling system and had a knock in the engine. At the time I didn't know where the heck that cardboard came from (way before youtube). Now I know. Save a buck and buy the cheapest one if someone prefers. Just offering facts so people can make informed decisions.


still on sale only $6.75 at Walmart online or

https://www.amazon.com/WIX-Filters-5.../dp/B00C5SYH68
250 in '74 Nova. It was a 12 year old car when I got it. And it took a beating from me. I currently stay away from the cardboard end caps, just stating I never had an issue. And cut mine open after use to check construction and element.
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