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Discussion in 'The Greasy Spoon' started by 03venum, May 11, 2012.

  1. Ben99GT

    Ben99GT Just a stock GT Established Member

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    Proof?

    The first manufacturer to make a filter with a thread end bypass and a wire-backed micro-glass media will get my business.

    I know Champion Labs can do it, as I believe they made both the Ford Racing 820S and the Amsoil EaO. Ford Racing has the thread end bypass and Amsoil has the wire-backed micro-glass media. Now they just need to put them together.

    I'm really surprised the EaO11 didn't get the Ford Racing base plate and bypass valve. Pretty crazy, IMO. I'm also surprised Ford Racing doesn't upgrade to the micro-glass media.
     
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  2. Jimmysidecarr

    Jimmysidecarr Semi user friendly Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Why a thread end by-pass? What's the advantage of having it or the disadvantage of not having it?

    Wire backed micro-glass media is easy, both Amsoil and Royal Purple already have that.
     
  3. Ben99GT

    Ben99GT Just a stock GT Established Member

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    The oil flow path when the filter is in bypass. With the dome end bypass unfiltered oil flows across the dirty side of the filter elements, with thread end bypass oil flows over the clean side of the filter element.

    If you notice the Motorcraft and Ford Racing filters 820 filters both use thread end bypass valve locations, all of the aftermarket 820-cross reference filters I've ever seen use dome end. Amsoil and RP included.
     
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    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    I agree with Ben, a thread end bypass would be ideal. This is one feature I wish the Amsoil EaO and RP filters would adopt.

    On a positive note, this isn't really an issue with new engines that are well maintained. Sludge monsters, now that's another story.
     
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    What is the difference between the 820 and the 820S?
     
  6. FORDSVTPARTS

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    They're the same filter.
     
  7. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    The actual part is FL-820S. We shorthand call it the "820"

    Royal Purple 20-820 is a superior media version of the FL-820S
     
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    The can and base-plate are more robust too, but I've never seen either of those be an issue. Fram cans are slightly thicker than aluminum foil and they seem to get by for the most part.
     
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    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    Agreed, even though the cheapest Fram oil filters are a "no no", I've never seen one burst.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    About the only good thing about a Fram is the grippy coating they use.
     
  11. RonShipman

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    If you want a racing filter then get a race car
     
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    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    Dang, he was thinkin' with his Dipstick!
     
  15. Douglas White

    Douglas White New Member Established Member

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    The Ford Racing Filter has better filtration and higher flow rate than the standard filters by leaps and bounds. There's a PDF floating around the Internet with the data. It's a solid filter with something close to 15+ microns in better filtration over the standard motorcraft filter.
     
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    01cobravortech Banned

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    You're referring to this?

    Ford racing.jpg
     
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    80KM2E Member Established Member

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    What about the K&N HP2011..? Been using that on my car and it's been fine. No more ticks when I started using this K&N filter. Call me crazy, but I had ticking with a ford dealer oil change and Ticking after switching to amsoil and their filter. Past two oil changes on amsoil and K&N have resulted in zero ticks. I'm talking about try BBQ lighter tick people getting after doing an oil change.

    Either way, the K&N filters seem pretty good.
     
  18. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    It's a good filter, pretty much the same as a Mobil 1. Both are made by Champ Labs.
     
  19. G-STANG

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    Is the Royal Purple 30-8a good for use with a high volume oil pump. I ask as the 30-8 is a cross reference for a fl-1a but I couldn't find a cross reference for a fl-1hp
     
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    Yes. The synthetic media in the RP and Amsoil filters (among others) is an excellent choice for Hi-Po applications.
     

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