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Old 02-17-2012, 02:46 PM
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I'm not sure which spring is better over all, but I do know the mounting and support of the spring makes a BIG difference as to how well it performs.
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I didn't read what you wrote correctly, I thought you were saying that the leaf spring was the one that made the problem.

The coil spring is supposed to keep better and more consistent pressure, providing less leaks. I'd never heard anything bad about them until your comment.
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I'm suspecting that the Bosche filter that I just installed isn't up to the task. I've got another thread going HERE that pretty well explains it.

I'm just hoping that when I swap out the Bosche for the Mobil 1, everything will work itself out. What I find strange is that I never received any indication that there was a malfunction, just my noticing the low RPMs and MDS...


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I'm suspecting that the Bosche filter that I just installed isn't up to the task. I've got another thread going HERE that pretty well explains it.

I'm just hoping that when I swap out the Bosche for the Mobil 1, everything will work itself out. What I find strange is that I never received any indication that there was a malfunction, just my noticing the low RPMs and MDS...


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I have been using WIX, which also makes the NAPA Gold, & Carquest oil filters
when i was up in New England last year, I tried several auto parts stores for a WIX, no one carried them, then i went to a Carquest store & the counter guy showed me that their Carquest brand was made by WIX
I should think that there are many good brands available, maybe even the Fram extra mileage filter, that would work just as good. Now that a FIAT guy is in charge of parts, they are not saying which brand is in the inside of the canister. It reads MOPAR on the outside & the box reads Magneti Marelli & a part number

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OP mentioned cardboard gaskets in a FRAM filter, it is not the gasket, but the END CAPS that are cardboard, & they have been known to fail.
Most end caps are metal. The filtering media also is not glued in properly & can have gaps that allow unstrained oil to re-enter the oil system. These oil filters are the $4 - $5 filters, not necessarily the higher priced oil filters

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GTyankee, I have never put forth the effort to truly investigate these claims, but I've heard (emphasis) the Fram oil filters use coil springs and the end caps do not provide the necessary long term integrity to properly support the coil springs, resulting in the problems we all wish to avoid, as you described.

My brother in law (who had his own shop until the economy said otherwise) carried only WIX brand oil filters. When I asked him why he carried only WIX, he basically said Mobile 1, Bosche, and a few other filters were good filters, but when it came to bulk orders to maintain his stock supply of efficient filters, WIX offered him the best deal for the class WIX fell under. I asked him "...why not Fram? They're pretty cheap." He informed me that he had no desire to go out of business because he was not going to allow a (in his opinion) a faulty product to ruin his reputation of good work.

My wife's car is a 2012 Hyundai Elantra (It really does get 40-46 mpg - according to the calculator and gas pump). I've read numerous blogs by Elantra owners complaining of almost immediate engine problems and the source was an oil filter (...something to do with the flow). What it came down to for the Elantra owners answer was Mobile 1, Bosche, WIX, or the factory filter. The factory filter is built like a freaking tank. They provide a link to a video to explain why they use a leaf spring and why their filters should be used. I bought a factory filter from the dealership for $6.

Excoastie, I believe GTyankee pretty much sums it up. I'm not denying that you may be having problems with your vehicle, but I just can't imagine Bosche as being the source.

As for myself, when my service plan runs out, I'm going to use Mobile 1 or WIX. The salesman straight out begged me to purchase a service plan because he gets points for selling it. I bought my truck $13,000 less and he got points for the sale of a truck and a service plan. It does drive my bonkers that I don't change my own oil.
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I like the Wix filter!!!
I use the Wix filters too! No complaints and a good off the shelf price.
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Whatever filter I use on my truck it gets my FilterMag installed on it, usually K&N.
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