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Old 07-12-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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Oil filter report

For the life of me I can't seem to find a great report posted in these threads about a year ago or more about the different oil filters out there and how they were cut open and examined for quality and such. I think the search function may not go that far back. Does anyone remember that report and can I get the link? Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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The shop I worked in sold WIX/Dana, and I am impressed by them after comparing cut open filters. You know you're a gearhead when you open up your filters after a change. Now that I'm older, I just go to a change place that I trust.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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Thanks richinny, that's exactly what I was after!
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you're most welcome!

i located the thread by scrolling down below to the " Similar Threads" box.

it was interesting reading. i rate my filters by how heavy they are, both dry and old/wet. i have liked hastings the best and have used fram without incident. from the story, it seems you have to pre-inspect, each time you buy one! one other guideline i use (non-synthetic) is that if i can't read through the oil, it should have been changed. i have seen turbo gassers
darked fresh quality oil. all my experience is with gas engines.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:21 AM   #6
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I think it would be a good idea if one of us did a little research, and created a sticky thread that lists oil filter applications for our motor homes, tow vehicles, and generators.
For example, most Ford trucks through 1996 use a Motorcraft FL1A oil filter, and most after that use a Motorcraft FL820S.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:09 AM   #7
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I think it would be a good idea if one of us did a little research, and created a sticky thread that lists oil filter applications for our motor homes, tow vehicles, and generators.
For example, most Ford trucks through 1996 use a Motorcraft FL1A oil filter, and most after that use a Motorcraft FL820S.
Terry sounds like a great idea. I'd like to suggest that the scope be expanded to cover things like windshield wiper blades, hoses, belts and any other consumable or hard to locate parts for our various vehicles

As an example I searched high and low for the correct parts for the steering on our 310 motorhome. Now that I have those parts it would be nice to be able to post the information in an easy to find location for others.

Of course the real problem now is for me to find that information again....

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Old 07-14-2008, 09:02 AM   #8
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I wholeheartedly agree. We threw a wheel bearing on our '89 345 in Kingman, AZ.
We spent 9 days in a motel while we, initially, waited for Freightliner to find a front wheel hub...they had the unit in a bay, pulled the wheel, and we couldn't stay in the unit in the garage...got the feeling that they weren't looking that hard, but we went online, then on phone...finally found 2 hubs in Minnesota, and had them overnighted...we now have a back-up hub...see related thread on forums...
A list of parts, parts numbers, possible sources, etc. would be a great reference...I would be willing to help find some of the info, but I think this would need to be a community effort, as the info must be staggering. We aren't re-inventing the aluminum wheel, are we?
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:47 PM   #9
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I wonder if having a separate thread for each main forum would be appropriate? I wouldn't necessarily want to dig through a long document or set of posts that covers Trailers and Motorhomes if I'm only looking for Motorhome specific parts.

Just a thought.

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I wonder if having a separate thread for each main forum would be appropriate? I wouldn't necessarily want to dig through a long document or set of posts that covers Trailers and Motorhomes if I'm only looking for Motorhome specific parts.

Just a thought.

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I think a separate thread for each major unit would be good, such as
Ford Chassis common part numbers
GM P series chassis common part numbers
Workhorse Chassis common part numbers
Onan Generator common part numbers
There could even be a thread for Trailer common part numbers. That would be wheel bearing, seal, brake part, even light bulb numbers.
We could also have a body thread, with lists of common part numbers for wiper blades, battery sizes, and what have you for Classic, Land Yacht, and Squarestream (Land Yacht Trailer) bodies.
It would probably be best to start with one series, go through and find and post all the common part numbers for that series, then move to the next one.
It would be great at the top of each subforum to have a "sticky--read this--common part numbers for this model"
And no, I don't think we (the forum) have done this, so it will all be in one spot. I hope.
A standard format would be good for searches, such as model, engine, years the part fits.
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I think a separate thread for each major unit would be good, such as
Ford Chassis common part numbers
GM P series chassis common part numbers
Workhorse Chassis common part numbers
Onan Generator common part numbers
There could even be a thread for Trailer common part numbers. That would be wheel bearing, seal, brake part, even light bulb numbers.
We could also have a body thread, with lists of common part numbers for wiper blades, battery sizes, and what have you for Classic, Land Yacht, and Squarestream (Land Yacht Trailer) bodies.
It would probably be best to start with one series, go through and find and post all the common part numbers for that series, then move to the next one.
It would be great at the top of each subforum to have a "sticky--read this--common part numbers for this model"
And no, I don't think we (the forum) have done this, so it will all be in one spot. I hope.
A standard format would be good for searches, such as model, engine, years the part fits.
Was there ever a 'sticky' thread listing parts numbers for motorhomes? I can't seem to find it if there was.
Thanks, Derek
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