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1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT Question: Manufacturer's Oil Filter?



mimron2001, w/o Turbo, Canoga Park, CA, April 13, 2009, 21:30

I had thought I had heard in the past that the oil filter for my car should only be replaced by the manufacturers' oil filter. True? I had heard it was specifically made for my car.

Can I just go to Firestone or some place like that and have them put on any filter they say fits my car?

Please advise.



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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 14, 2009, 02:11

    Everyone has there own preference. The filter designed by the manufacturer of course meets manufacturer specification. An American manufacturer called Wix makes great filters. Consumer Reports did a test on filters some faired better than others.
    I dislike Fram and some cheaper filters as they don't seem to have the same filtration that other filters claim to have.

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