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Q: Manufacturer's Oil Filter? on 1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT

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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.

Thanks,

RM
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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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