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Old 07-03-2009, 07:33 AM
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I don't know what qualifies as "good results" in some peoples minds, but I've got two 575SCi's with 450 hours and have always used Mobil 1 and either Wix or Mercruiser filters.

Never used a drop of oil between 25 to 50 hour oil changes.

When I pulled the heads at around 430 hours I could still see crosshatching on the cylinder walls (meaning little if any cylinder wall wear).

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Old 07-03-2009, 07:59 AM
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Who makes the Mercury Racing filter for the 525? Why not use it?
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by eeasy View Post
Who makes the Mercury Racing filter for the 525? Why not use it?
Good info. I don't know who makes the merc filter but I don't use it because no one stocks it locally. I had to mail order my fuel filter and the part was around $10 but was $30 w/shipping!
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Elite Marine View Post
Great post. Fram are terrible. Save yourself headaches and your engines, get something else. Napa filters are made by Wix. Find them or order them online.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:41 AM
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I always run Wix filters on my boat engines. However I do run the Fram Extra Guard on my truck and the Mustang. Now that I've read this thread I'll change them over to Wix also. Thanks guys!
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:50 PM
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I wouldnt put a Fram filter on ANYTHING !!! Always used AC Delco's without a single problem in high horespower motors, and everyday motors. Trying the K&N filter on my warmed up 502 MAG right now. I like the nut welded on the bottom of the filter for removal.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:44 PM
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I have used nothing but fram filters in all my vehicles and boats and never had a problem. My daily vehicle is driven 2400 miles per month and never seen an issue. I would like to see some updated tests done on the filters of today
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:31 AM
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I've never had any problems using Fram HP filters. I would recommend the hp4 for a 525.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:27 AM
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Why not just buy the Merc. Racing filter? They are not that expensive.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:53 AM
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Curious, anyone know who makes the Merc filters? I highly doubt they are manufacturing them.

I use Mobil1 filters. Never had a problem with Fram, but have heard the horror stories so I choose to stay away.
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