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Mazda OEM oil filter?

I thought I'd seen a link on here before as to where to purchase the OEM oil filters online, but I can't find it anymore. I'd rather not drive 40 minutes to the nearest dealership just to get one, much less pay whatever they want to charge. Anybody know the best/reliable place online to buy one? I need it for the 2009 2.0 engine.

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Re: Mazda OEM oil filter?

Wix/NAPA Gold, Purolator, K&N, and Mobil 1 all make good aftermarket oil filters if you're willing to use something other than OEM. Avoid FRAM at all costs!

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Re: Mazda OEM oil filter?

Yeah, I've used Wix and Purolator. The rest are overpriced IMO.
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Re: Mazda OEM oil filter?

[quote author=RexSeven link=topic=186692.msg3942336#msg3942336 date=1298414758]
Wix/NAPA Gold, Purolator, K&N, and Mobil 1 all make good aftermarket oil filters if you're willing to use something other than OEM. Avoid FRAM at all costs!
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I've been told the OEM filters are the best for this car. I have bought Bosch before with no issues, and my current filter is a Service Pro brand, and it's been fine as well. But I usually (with most of my oil changes) go with OEM if I can, based on what others have said about it. Always open to being proven otherwise, though.

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Re: Mazda OEM oil filter?

I heard the Purolator were same spec as OEM, or at least the same length. I use those.
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Re: Mazda OEM oil filter?

I use Motorcraft
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Re: Mazda OEM oil filter?

[quote author=dugger_8 link=topic=186692.msg3942489#msg3942489 date=1298427114]
I heard the Purolator were same spec as OEM, or at least the same length. I use those.
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If that's true, then shit. No more trips to dealer.
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Re: Mazda OEM oil filter?

Just use what you think is good. The oil filter debate isn't dying anytime soon. If you think OEM is the way to go, then stick with it. In my opinion, I think being consistent with maintenance is at least a little more significant that the type of oil filter. Now there are some filters that I'd just stay away from after reading how they are built, but again, that's my personal opinion.

For the record, my F150 has 100,230 miles on it and for the first 90,000 miles or so of its life, it got oil changes at Wal-Mart with Pennzoil 10W-30 and Fram PH2 (orange can of death) filters, every 3,000 miles (my Dad is/was old-school when it comes to oil changes). Now that I know a thing or two (and have the resources to do my own oil changes), I use Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 10W-30 oil and Fram TG2 (tough guard) filters. Regardless, I wouldn't be afraid to drive across the country tomorrow with that vehicle.

Here's an interesting read for ya

http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfi...lterstudy.html

Personally, I use Motorcraft FL2017 filters (I have a 2.3 with the cartridge filter). If/when I switch to spin-on filters, I'll probably use a Fram TG3614 or Motorcraft FL-910.
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Re: Mazda OEM oil filter?

Interesting. But no studies in royal purple oil filter ? Some mechanic told me today when i was at pep boys that royal purple oil and oil filter is the only best thing to keep your engine from dying.
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