Purolator one or stock Nissan oil filters ?
I have been using WIX XP with 3mo intervals cause I don't put that many miles on. I would be interested on the source you read if you can find it.WIX filter. I’ve used WIX Xp but I’ve read the filters for 5k OCI filter better. As opposed to extended drain oil filters. 10k +
Taylor you are correct. Once a filter is blocked up with chit, you have no filter at all because it is bypassed. When the advertising bs promotes "extended drain" they really mean it stays in one piece for extended periods, and not that it keeps filtering for extended periods.BITOG... over the few threads I’ve read... a lot of people come to the consensus that the difference one oil filter makes over another at 95% @ 20 microns* or 99% @ 21 microns* or some say 50% at 15 microns*
It’s so confusing so I came up with my ‘own conclusion’ and tell myself since I’m changing my oil every 5k mile I really wouldn’t benefit from using an extended drain oil filter such as XP.
+1, had the same issue in an older Frontier - lots of noise on startup with the Fram junk - went back to Nissan OEM filter and no noise.Used to use Fram on my Ranger. They wouldn’t keep oil in the top end, had chatter every start up. Put in a Motorcraft with a silicone anti flowback valve. Chatter stopped, did a little research, known issue with Fram. Never using them again.
Yes and no.Let me just say this: if you have so much debris in your oil that it's going to clog the filter media, then you have bigger worries than just what oil filter to use!