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Old 03-13-2017, 07:00 AM   #1
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Last weekend I picked up some Castrol Synthetic at the local auto parts store, they were running a special of five qts. @ $28.00, and it included a K&N oil filter. I got two of the jugs, and automatically got two oil filters. Not sure if I will use these in the car as I usually use the Mahle or Hengst from Pelican. Are these comparable to those?
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:12 AM   #2
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Last weekend I picked up some Castrol Synthetic at the local auto parts store, they were running a special of five qts. @ $28.00, and it included a K&N oil filter. I got two of the jugs, and automatically got two oil filters. Not sure if I will use these in the car as I usually use the Mahle or Hengst from Pelican. Are these comparable to those?
Personally I never used K&N oil filters but per reviews I've read online they feel cheap compared to OEM, Mahle and Hengst. I always use Hengst from Pelican Parts but really it's just to save a couple bucks. My dad is a retired Toyota mechanic so OEM was preached to me my whole life.
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If their oil filters are anything like their air filters... then hell to the no no.
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If their oil filters are anything like their air filters... then hell to the no no.
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I've used Mahle, Hengst, Fram and K&N at one time or other. There is a K&N in the car now. I've never seen a difference. What would you see if there was a difference? Other than the colour of the filter material they all look the same. They look even more the same when they are used.
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Thanks for the comments, for now I will put them in the storage box and make the call when I change the oil. I might just do a filter change mid summer to keep an eye on things.
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Who among us knows the specs enough to be able to be confident of the difference. What would they be anyway? I suppose microns to measure the porosity, some gph figure to show the amount of oil that would pass through at some industry standard pressure?
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