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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:33 PM
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I have used Land Rover filters and the Napa Gold filters which seem to be the same length. I recently bought a Fram filter from Walmart and it is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch shorter than the other filters I have used. Did I buy the wrong filter? Does the length matter? It fit on okay and does not leak
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Old July 25th, 2005, 07:55 PM
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It should be OK, but if it were me, I would change to a differnt filter as soon as possible. It has less volume and therefore less media inside and will clog up and not filter as effectively more quickly. I am of the opinion that FRAM filters are one of the worst on the market, from cutaways I have done, and from test results I have seen. I use WIX from my local parts shop, or AMSOIL filters (I am biased as I am an AMSOIL dealer)
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:53 PM
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FRAM are garbage the NAPA gold made by Wix seem to be highly regarded and readily availible. NG1068 is what I have been using worry free for a few thousand I guess its doing a good job. less length is less capacity I would imagine.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 09:02 PM
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Oh for heaven's sakes. The filter is fine.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 09:07 PM
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Does the Napa Gold filter have a backcheck valve in it? I've been trying to find a good, and easily available filter to use without much luck yet. Of all the onse I've tried so far that have the valve, I haven't been totally satisfied with any of them.

K&N's are a serious pain to remove and don't QUITE seal as well as I'd like, Land Rover are pricey and I need to mail order, FRAM Xtra Guard = Garbage but are easy to remove and install.

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Old July 25th, 2005, 09:37 PM
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yeah they have the drain back thing. get the 1068 napa gold...
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Napa 1068 = 100,000 + miles! No runs no drips no prob! Larger than stock & has a cq valve.
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Oh for heaven's sakes. The filter is fine.
x2 -- change the oil and filter every 3K and don't worry about the frigging filter . . .
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Does the length matter? It fit on okay and does not leak
I'm glad you asked, Craig. Some are longer than others, that's just the way it is....
I've done some research on this and have been told that, indeed, bigger is better.
You should always strive for a nice tight fit, and if it's leaking you had better take it in and have it looked at.

Just trying to help,
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Old July 26th, 2005, 07:06 PM
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I'm glad you asked, Craig. Some are longer than others, that's just the way it is....
I've done some research on this and have been told that, indeed, bigger is better.
You should always strive for a nice tight fit, and if it's leaking you had better take it in and have it looked at.

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