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crc1124
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 143
posted June 02, 2005 08:23 PM  

 
Look at the holes in this filter. It is a Purolator Pure One. During the feature my oil light came on during a caution and I lost all oil pressure. I shut the engine off immediately and coasted into the pits. I restarted it again to make sure it just wasn't the gauge. The pressure came up to 20 then I watched it drop quickly. When I got it home I looked for leaks and tryed a different gauge with the same outcome. I then drainded the oil and removed this filter. It wouldn't even drain the oil out of the filter when I turned it over! I remember reading about the Fram filters but this is the first for the Purolator. What caused this and what is that gasket?
I put a K&N oil filter on and added the new oil. Oil pressure came back up to 40. I got lucky because the engine never got hot or made any noises. It still starts fine and is running great. I will never use another one of their products even if they send me a new one to replace that one. It only had 2 nights on it. I use a standard pump and turn about 6500 rpms. I'm sure glad I bought the Rebco gauge panel with lights! I'm sure thats what saved my engine. The engine only has about 6 races on it. What caused this ?

ryan
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posted June 02, 2005 10:44 PM  
More than likely it was an inferior product.
Get a napa gold filter or wix (same thing) and forget about it.

crc1124
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 143
posted June 03, 2005 03:42 AM  
Yeah, I will I was just curious. I've never seen that before and I wanted to give everyone a heads ups about this filter. It seems that the Frams aren't the only ones to look out for. I'm sure there are a few people out there like me that can't afford an engine failure.
If it wasn't for this sight, the oil filter probably would have been the last place I looked for the problem.

[This message has been edited by crc1124 (edited June 03, 2005).]

spray004
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted June 03, 2005 09:38 AM  
PureOnes have the anti-drain back valve built into them, that could be why no oil drained out, Frams do not have this valve.

B.K.ENG45
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted June 03, 2005 11:34 AM  
YEAH, HOW MUCH IS YOUR MOTOR WORTH THE COST OF A $2.00 OIL FILTER? MY BROTHER WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO USE A FRAM EXTRA GUARD FOR SOME STUPID REASON HE WON THE MAIN AND AFTER COOL DOWN LAP THE MOTOR BLEW [SEIZED]BECAUSE THE FILTER COLLAPSED AND SUCKED IN BECAUSE OF A BLOCKED PASSAGE. THE FUNNY THING IS THAT WE HAVE 2 SYSTEM 1 FILTERS HE SAID HE DID'NT HAVE TIME TO CLEAN 1..WELL NEEDLESS TO SAY HE MAKE'S TIME NOW. SYSTEM 1 ARE THE BEST THE LAST OIL FILTER YOU'LL EVER HAVE TO BUY!! GOOD DAY , BRAD

crc1124
Dirt Maniac

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posted June 03, 2005 09:23 PM  
Well I got an email back from Purolator. They said the gasket is part of the anti-drain back valve like you metioned. They don,t understand about the oil pressure drop but are sending me an oil filter retrieval kit so their engineers can look at it to see what happened. I still won't use another one but at least they showed some concern. I'm going to the K&N and see how it does. I can already tell you there's a difference in the pressure. It seems to keep steady after the engine is warm.

Ego Racing
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Total posts: 724
posted June 05, 2005 08:59 PM  
Puroilator and Fram filters are for STOCK motors with 40lbs of oil pressure max unless the are for RACING. We have used the Fram Racing filter PH1 and had NO problems with them but we prefer to run the K&N. These are not stock motors but it always has amazed me that people will build a $5,000-20,000 motor and try to use a $3 oil filter on them. If you cannot afford the system one style at leat buy a RACING filter.

Pente85Camino
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted June 14, 2005 06:19 PM  
I cannot find a System One website. How do I go abput getting a System One Oil Filter?

77k
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted June 15, 2005 01:12 AM  
I saw on this web site a sudy on oil filters and purolater was one of the good ones.

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted June 15, 2005 12:41 PM  
I would steer away from the System 1 oil filters. There nice but when they start collapsing you will pull your hair out as well as your wallet..........I've had trouble with not one but two different System 1 filters............They can spend all the hundred dollar bills on them they want too but I never will again!!!!!!!

outlawstock17
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posted June 15, 2005 12:48 PM  
if you're using synthetic oil, you should also be using a synthetic filter like mobil 1, hard driver(peak) or amsoil...

dirtbuster
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posted June 15, 2005 12:58 PM  
just use a wix racing or napa racing filter and forget about it.

neil rucker
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posted June 16, 2005 08:51 PM  
we used the ac delco pf35 for years, and use the pf1218 now. weve had no problems thus far. ive recently heard that there are some bootleg ac filters out there that some of the chain stores sell. dont have any proof, but it do get ya thinkin dont it?

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