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I have question about OIL FILTERS.
I know i should used the ones that are recomended by the Manufacturer. But AFTERMARKET companies(FRAM) is recomending me to use the Honda Insights Filter (fram's PH6607) BUT it's SMALL AS BALLS! I don't know if i should be using it cuz it's smaller. It's probably designed strictly for Insights which use 0W-20. But I don't know..
and Ones that Hyundai Use(most aftermarket filters are recomending me to use the same thing as hOnda's), is the same thing the Honda's use. so i'm thinking, i can just use the honda's filter instead. WHY? cuz it's free for me.
now, there is the 2001 civics which uses the insight's filter BUt LONGER <img src="http://www.geocities.com/chrislonghurst/images/spinonfilter.gif" border=0>
<b>MY POINT BEING</b>, Can i use any damn filter i want if it screws on to my car fine? answer will probably be no. I hear something about the Pressure and By-Pass Valve and stuff....that thing in the middle of the filter if you look directly into it. speaking of....What Does that Do? regulate pRessue? (or some one says it's a by-pass valve that opens up or whatever when there is too much build up in the filter)
**** I'm Confused,

I love my Tib
 

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Hey guys is there anyone willing to answer these questions? I myself would like to know the answer to these.
 

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Just "Any filter that fits" will NOT work.

The filter is designed with an internal by pass, to work at a certian oil PSI to prevent oil starvation to the engine. The Insight bypass may open up at 40 PSI, but the tiburon unit might not open up till 60 PSI. It all depends on how they were designed.

Stick with a filter MADE for your car.

The size of oil filter threads are very common, You could probably find 25 filters at your local auto parts store that will fit on your car, that doesn't mean you should use them. Their internal bypasses may all open at different pressures. You could be flodding your engine with dirty unfiltered oil most of the time, or starving your engine for oil if the bypass doesn't open up.

If you are looking for a performance filter for the tiburon...go with the K&N 1004, they are about $10 each, or stick with the Stock Hyundai units for about $5 each.

Leave it to Random to Needlessly complicate things.
 

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I just purchased the K&N Oil Filter for my Accent... My observations are purely subjective, but the engine seems to run smoother and faster, even with sh!t oil (Valvoline Synthetic Blend 10W-30).
 

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I looked in to this a couple years ago because I thought the oem filter was just too small to do the job. I was using either Hyundai oem filter or Fram TG6607. Well after some research I found that you can use the filter made for Honda by Fram TG3593A. It has the same threads and also the same oring, just the canister and filter element is larger. You have to becareful how large you go because if you get too close the the exhaust header you my have a problem with the oil over heating. I believe it's about 15 -20% larger htan oem. I've been using this for two years now and haven't had any problems, although you do have to add a bit more oil when your changing it. The only reason I did this is because it only makes sense that the more filter area you have the better it would work.
 

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id just stick with what the car says and do a 3k oil change all the time and you'll be fine. throw in some mobil 1 and even better. if you wanna use fram then use it ive used them for years on my old toyota, dad had use them no problem on his integra for 160,000 miles but if your scared they are crap which some say then just get the hyundai or I use Puralator which is pretty good even though Ford makes it lol.

I got a little thing on my oil filter I put called like Beartrap which is a magnet that is supposed to trap pieces of metal that get into the filter from the engine so they dont get back into the motor. Supposedly it works cause the guy that wrote the Oil Bible cut a filter open and found pieces of metal in it that got stuck to the filter inside from the magnet. The 3k oil changes, mobil 1 and bearmagnet thing are what make me feel safe when I drive the car like its stolen everyonnce and awhile.

http://www.thebeartrap.com/index.asp



[Edited by elantrax on Apr 16, 2004 11:27 PM]
 
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