The purpose of an oil filter is to remove any contaminants from the oil to prevent contamination when the oil is removed and cleaned in the future. Because of the large number of contaminants, it can remove, these filters must be cleaned frequently to maintain optimum filter functioning. The results of filtration depending on various factors such as the type of filtration, the type of oil being used, and the degree of exposure to the contaminants.
For example, while the risk of exposure to contaminants is highest in the earliest parts of the oil filter cycle, most fuel filters will degrade within three years and at high rates, long after that point. The effect of this degradation is that when the filter starts filtering more air than it is capable of absorbing, the filter filters more air.
Here is a list of the filters available and some of the factors to take into account when choosing one.
Bosch 3323 Premium FILTECH Oil Filter for Select Acura MDX, RDX, RSX, TL, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot, Infiniti, Nissan + More
Bosch Premium FILTECH Oil Filter provides superior oil filtration for increased engine protection. This oil filter, featuring Bosch FILTECH, utilizes an exclusive blend of natural and synthetic materials to provide superior oil filtration and increased engine wear protection. The Bosch FILTECH filtering area is up to 42 percent larger than conventional filters and the filter media is close to 30 percent thicker, and can screen out more harmful contaminants than a conventional filter.
Originally developed for demanding auto race applications, our premium oil filter is rapidly becoming a favorite among consumers for its durability and easy removal. We’ve changed oil filters and several of our product development technicians are sportsman class drag racers. They insisted we offer an oil filter that corrected the headaches they experienced over the years changing oil filters. We have all been there: Whether it’s remembering where that disappearing canister tool is; or having oil leak all over your garage and yourself; or finally giving up and pounding a screwdriver through the filter just to get if off. Each of our automotive and marine oil filters comes with a 1 nut welded to the top of the canister so they can be easily wrenched-off with a standard tool. Our motorcycle and ATV oil filters come with a 17 mm nut. Our oil filters use resin impregnated cellulose filter media. This allows for higher flow rates while providing outstanding filtration. High filter flow rates are important in racing vehicles where heavier grade oil is used and the oil is pumped much faster than in a standard vehicle. When the engine is circulating oil at high GPM rates, the high-flow oil filter helps reduce the loss of pressure through the filtering process. To satisfy the demands of racers, our oil filter has many features over and above the requirements of most vehicles. We use thicker canister walls for extra strength and durability which reduces the risk of damage from loose rocks and debris. The heavy-duty construction will withstand higher oil pressures found only in racing environments without bursting. The drilled hole on the nut is for a safety wire attachment. Required for many types of racing, the safety wire prevents blown oil filters from falling on the track and representing a hazard to other race vehicles. This extra engineering offers peace of mind for consumers who want only the best.
Mann-Filter elements are particularly friendly, as they are metal-free. They are made of one material and do not create ash when disposed of in a thermal process.
Royal Purple Oil Filter features 100 percentage synthetic micro-glass media for superior particle removal with 99 percentage filtration efficiency at 25 microns. This product is designed with a high-performance silicone anti-drain back valve that prevents dry starts, even in extreme conditions and an extra heavy-duty rubber base gasket that ensures a leak-free seal. The Royal Purple Oil Filter also provides an ultra-strength filter housing that can endure higher burst strength than conventional filters. Royal Purple filters are fully compatible with all synthetic and conventional oils, provide superior particle removal, high-performance, optimized flow characteristics for maximum performance, and longer filter life.
The Mobil 1 Extended Performance (M1EP) filter line’s proprietary design traps and holds more dirt than other filters. The offering now includes both spin-on and cartridge oil filters, providing over 97 percentage Vehicles in Operation (VIO) coverage. And, M1EP filters can be used with any motor oil. To obtain the ultimate protection for your engine – use Mobil 1 Oil Filters with Mobil 1 or Mobil 1 Extended Performance motor oils.