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Old 06-04-2011, 11:09 AM
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I just had my 454 Mag engine rebuilt last year. I have 10 hours on it now. Just pulled it out of its winter storage. I am changing the oil and filter. The marina who did the engine work used a Mercruiser oil filter. I got a Fram HP4 oil filter to replace it. Would this be the best choice? If not, what would?
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:47 PM
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:05 PM
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Go with a Wix Gold or Wix Racing from Napa.
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I wouldnt use a Fram filter, even if they were FREE !!!!

Tons of horror stories about them...and the customer service sucks.

I run the K&N filters. I think its a nice piece.
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I've used a Fram HP4 on a blower motor with great results.
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I have been useing them for years no isues.
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I've also ran HP-4's for years with no issues.
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frams used to be good switched owners i heard and got cheap wixs is the one no frams sorry my 3 cents worth used to use fram also
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Wix, the Frams seem to take very little moisture before they start to restrict flow and drop pressure. This can be a problem if you don't get enough oil temp to burn off condensation.
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