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Despite all the sales pitches for and against various brands, in more than sixty years of driving, and using most of the common brands available, I've only had one filter failure and it was a Motorcraft on a 318. The pressure light came on at idle, so I changed to my usual PH8A Fram and never had the problem again. Fram may be junk today, but it once had the quality to match anything. As a matter of fact, WIX had a reputation as an off- brand that car guys avoided.

I never could bring myself to try a toilet paper roll when that was being touted, but a good friend used them on Fords for years and said they worked fine! I used to change my own oil all the time, but the past few years I go to the dealer for most oil changes. Unfortunately, they don't stock a filter of any kind for my old Mopars.
 

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Wix built the racing filters for Nascar hemis. Purolator did too.

I agree with the Fram comment. I used them also with no issues in the distant past.

Drop a roll of toilet paper in the toilet. Watch it fall apart. Nice filter!! lol....
 

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Retail brands often change manufacturers, so it's best to use the most recent comparison possible. The Mopar filter review was posted last year, so it's probably up to date. Here's one from earlier this month:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNJLEV8CG8


According to it, Napa Gold is the equivalent of Wix, and Bosch is similar to Purolater.

One from earlier this year shows that the Supertech (WalMart) brand appears to be made by Wix:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx_4oN54qlU


I've been using the cheaper Napa ProSelect filters for some time, which also seems to be made by Wix. It looks like the Supertech filter is of similar quality.
People have been vilifying Fram filters online for years. Truth is, I've run several hundred of them through several cars I've owned, all of which ran like new at 250K -300K miles. Never a single problem. Most of these reviews have no scientific validity.
 
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Looking in the 1993 Passenger Car Parts Catalog, and under the 3.0L V-6 engine, I find oil filter 5281 090.
 

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Retail brands often change manufacturers, so it's best to use the most recent comparison possible. The Mopar filter review was posted last year, so it's probably up to date. Here's one from earlier this month:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNJLEV8CG8


According to it, Napa Gold is the equivalent of Wix, and Bosch is similar to Purolater.

One from earlier this year shows that the Supertech (WalMart) brand appears to be made by Wix:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx_4oN54qlU


I've been using the cheaper Napa ProSelect filters for some time, which also seems to be made by Wix. It looks like the Supertech filter is of similar quality.
>> NAPA filters (and carquest) are made by WIX. Both WIX and Purolator are owned by Mann+Hummel. Bosch and M+H used to 50/50 jointly own Purolator but is only M+H now. So the Bosch filters are quite likely M+H.

I tend to only use WIX/Napa Gold. as i use AMSOIL with extended drain intervals and want the better filter. I have used MOPAR, sometimes Purolator depending on the car. I would also consider Hastings filters as an option but noone around here carries them.
 
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