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Yeah I try to stay away from it too... I think you will see issues with them more soo if ...





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Old 11-04-2011, 12:27 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Yeah I try to stay away from it too... I think you will see issues with them more soo if you neglect your oil changes on interval.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:03 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Yes it sure won't help. But I've seen some troubles like the casing litteraly cracked in the middle. Not a lot of times but enough to make me feel unsafe about that brand.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:46 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
I really like running the AC Delco filters... But normally I get FRAM!
Had to many problems with FRAM filters, the last one I used was on a 350 SBC that I built and would run a max of 65 psi oil pressure.
Blew the filter, oil went all over hot headers. Somehow the car did not catch fire but it sure should have.
Granted that was 15 years ago but that was the last FRAM I ever used.
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I received tickets with my roadside assistance... they give me a free oil change and 4 oil change at 20$ ... I think I will take it but bring my own filter lol
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:14 PM   #50 (permalink)
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im using castrol high milage oil.
was using all kind of oil's before. but with all of them oil consumption was high(for me)
now they are about 2times lower.

the car have 155000km ~96k miles.

and using only quackerstate oil filters! never ever will use FRAM! on my priviouse car (citroen saxo) picture for people that dose not know what it is.


the FRAM filer casing just droped! living all oil split on the road!!! . never ever fram!
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Just changed over to Amsoil and a Wix filter.
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Awesome! I love Amsoil!
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I plan on switching over my wife's Cobalt as well as my garden and yard equipment. David
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I have switched over most of my personal vehicles I am still working on switching all the fluids for the commercial vehicles.
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Blowing some dust off this thread LOL.

First let me start by saying that I am new to the 3.4 in the 05 'Nox. Well, I have heard a lot about it, but have no experience. I come from the 3.8/3800 area so I know a lot more about that. It's nothing for us to get 200K miles easy out of a 3.8 and we run pretty much whatever we can get cheap. Some of the guys with big power buildups run just Synthetic though, usually Mobil 1. I do have a friend that swears by Amsoil too.

I personally do whatever I can get cheap at the time. I try to change it about every 3K. In fact, I am due to change it in the Bonneville. Might be what I do tomorrow. I used to swear by the AC Delco filters but they recently changed to a plastic core (as designated by a P in the part name. I have heard bad things about those. It's what I have on currently so I'll see how it held up when I change it.

When I can get a decent deal tough I try to run a synth blend or at least a high mileage oil as I am just over 150K now.
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So what oil filter did you end up with? Wix or the Fram... I still think the Ac Delco is Superior over the others. And I don't think the K&N's are the answer here....

I used to like the Fram but have stayed away from them for a while now!
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:30 AM   #57 (permalink)
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I grabbed the Delco last time even though it was plastic.

Most likely for the Bonneville I will just grab whatever comes with the oil change special.

For the Nox I might try a Wix.
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I don't know anything about Wix but I need to research what they have to offer.

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Just had my 1st oil change on 2012 2LT at 1,313 mile used Mobol 1
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i'm using castrol high millage. getting it from canadian tire for 18-20$ 5L. my nox have 170k and with this oil runs smoother.
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