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Author Topic:   Oil Filter ??
Rookieracer76
Member
posted February 18, 2004 05:48 PM
My SBC 350 has an Auto Pride CF279ap filter on it. The problem is i cant seem to find this filter at any of my local parts stores. Was wondering if anyone knew of another good filter i could use instead of this one. Thank you


joetaylor
Member
posted February 18, 2004 05:50 PM
WIX OR FRAM

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U LIFT U LOOSE


nut3d
Member
posted February 18, 2004 06:02 PM
Try the K&N oil filter. they are pretty good in my oppinion


dirtbuster
Member
posted February 18, 2004 06:26 PM
Wix all the way. I think the number is 51061 and the racing filter is 51061R


Racer X
Member
posted February 18, 2004 07:05 PM
wix but in a pinch ac delco. I believe this has been discussed on here and fram has had quite a few problems of insides coming out. I never have ran them so I don't know from personal experiance. Bobby


NJantz
Member
posted February 19, 2004 05:37 AM
i use a mobil 1 filter...it's a little more expensive but it's supposedly designed to work with their synthetic oil.


Raz_900
Member
posted February 19, 2004 08:27 AM
Another vote for the 51069 Wix or Wix Racing.

I prefer the shorter filter. We once had a piece of debris (rock,metal whatever) puncture the longer oil filter right down near the bottom. Makes for nice flames out the wheel wells!! The shorter filter tucks up behind the header a little more so it can't get smashed as easily.

BIGDADDYBOZ
Member
posted February 19, 2004 08:35 AM
I use a AC Delco PF1218 Filter and never have had a Prob.


Ego Racing
Member
posted February 19, 2004 12:35 PM
Wix racing filter. Fram is also ok, The only problem we ever had with a fram was they plug quickly on a new engine from the assy lube. This also would mean they filter is filtering more out of the oil.


mo6racing
Member
posted February 19, 2004 06:30 PM
Donaldson. Pretty high quality if you cut one apart and look inside.


30rulz
Member
posted February 19, 2004 09:12 PM
just my 2 cents but the way I see it if there is anything to filter its done been through the bearings and the damage is done.


dirtbuster
Member
posted February 20, 2004 07:59 AM
Not necessarily because the oil gets pumped to the filter before the engine. If you have the bypass plugged then all the oil should be filtered. If not then yes you will get some bypass non filtered oil into the engine.


racer17j
Member
posted February 20, 2004 04:30 PM
i run wix or ac never a fram my father in laws motor lasted 3 laps before the fram collaped and spun a bearing


Racer14K
Member
posted February 20, 2004 04:47 PM
I just love it when the oil filter subject comes up everytime. I've posted this before and will post it again, cut open a ****py fram filter then do the same with a WIX, you will be able to make your decision then!!!

WIX ONLY

[This message has been edited by Racer14K (edited February 20, 2004).]

norightturn
Member
posted February 20, 2004 06:31 PM
i found out that any filter you use will leak if it gets knocked off by the header getting shoved over. i hate learning things the hard way.lol


Ego Racing
Member
posted February 21, 2004 11:16 AM
Racer17 The oil filter is on the pressure side of the oil pump os it would have exploded not collapsed. The pump dose not suck oil through the filter. The only it could get collapsed is if it got help from the outside as COB mentioned.
Cob I am reght with you, I had 2 or 3 last wear that got a small hole in them and started wizzing oil all over the place, including my facesheild, and they will not allow us to relocate them.


wizzard
Member
posted February 22, 2004 05:17 PM
my filter didn't just get bumped-i got hit and turned sideways. then the lone ford drove under my passenger side. header got shoved over from hitting the ground and i didn't know it until i started the car and started turning around


jonniet
Member
posted February 22, 2004 06:57 PM
HP-4 works great!


Okie11m
Member
posted February 23, 2004 09:47 PM
ego, Ive had them cut flow. The pump will bypass. The only time I've seen a filter explode was when the pump bypass was stuck.

Wix all the way. Just cut a FRAM apart & you'll see.

umpmod15c
Member
posted February 24, 2004 06:23 AM
FRAM HP4 OR HP6. Not the fram filters for your street car.


Ego Racing
Member
posted February 24, 2004 11:40 AM
Okie.... I agree. I was wondering how racer collapsed one?


19J
Member
posted February 24, 2004 01:38 PM
s****e them all and get a SYSTEM 1 reusable
oil filter.
www.system1filters.com

i bought one of these for $96 three race
seasons ago. They a very tough metal and
totally rebuildable. not only that you
can open them up, take them apart, clean them, look inside them and put them back together.

i change my oil every three races. over last 3 years that's about 21 total times. that about $4.50 a change and it still has many more
years to go. best $96 i every spent.


Ego Racing
Member
posted February 24, 2004 03:21 PM
The biggest thing with FRAM is there good filter removes particles as small as 15 microns, On a street engine where you do not get a lot of dirt they work. On a racecar where dirt is in the engine before it gets put into the chassis they plug up quickly. We ran them on asphault with no problems but I have had one lower pressure on dirt but it was about 115-120 laps old. Packing/Time Trials/Heat Race/B-Main/A-Main.


dirtbuster
Member
posted February 24, 2004 03:38 PM
EGO,
why is there dirt in your engine before you put it in the chassis?


dirtracer50
Member
posted February 24, 2004 08:55 PM
Does anyone else use the prefilter screen that sets on top of the oil filter? I've been using one for several years and I pull the filter every week and check the screen for debris then screw the filter back on. I change the filter every five or six races and cut it open but the screen makes it nice not to have to buy a filter every week.


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