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Old 02-16-2012, 03:54 PM
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Main things to look for are the following:

1) The filtration level(measured in microns). "Better" filtration is not necessarily better. "Better" filtration (in terms of micron rating) will be more restrictive and your oil pump will be working overtime. It's best to get a filter that has the same filtration level as oem.

2) The type of gaskets. Some cheap filters (like the cheaper fram models) use cardboard instead of rubber. It should be obvious why rubber makes a better gasket than cardboard...

3) Anti drain back valve. Not all filters have this, and if it doesn't then it can cause "dry" starts as it will take longer to circulate oil throughout the engine on start up.

WIX(same as NAPA) is what I use. Mopar's are good. I don't know for sure but would guess that K&N, RP, and Bosch all are good.
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