Good luck. I tried emailing both K&N and Mobil1 about when they will be selling an oil filter for the Caliber and both replied with what seemed rather rude rsponses to me about them not having any plans to sell a oil filter for the Caliber. But I'm sure they will eventually.jguerra3235 said:I'll keep waiting for a Mobil-1 oil filter, then I'll start changing my own oil.
For oil I prefer Mobile 1 but for non-synthetic I've had good results with valvoline.jguerra3235 said:There is a study on oil filters floating around somewhere on the net. It compares most leading filters. I was surprised to see how crappy Fram filters are. There is another study on oil. Penzoil is the absolute worst oil there is. I'll look for these studies when I'm not at work.
We are expected to believe all this from someone who actually thinks buying a Honda or Nissan is destroying America by not buying American. The only thing American about Chevrolet and Ford is that the CEOs and their headquarters are here in the US. My last vehicle came from Ford Motor Company and on the build sheet, only 20% of the total parts that made the vehicle were made in the US, Mexico, Canada and Japan were the majority share of the source of those parts.Darnice said:Lighten up on the oil filters, any will do as long as you change the oil and filter regularly. Nothing wrong with fram and such. All it does is filter oil. The fancy expensive filters, filter oil, same thing. As long as the filter blocks particals over a certian size, any filter will do. They all meet or exceed mfg specs.
Lots of people neglect thier cars, and it breaks and they blame the filter.
If you follow the schedule for oil and filter changes, you will be fine.
A filter fails when its pushed beyond it service life which is far longer than the change interval.
Fools waste money on expensive filters and ones that advertise filters down to a smaller partical actually plug up and go into bypass (no filter at all) mode far faster than the normal filters. Also they tend to reduce the oil pressure to the engine too because the oil press regulator is before the filter in most engines.
All my cars have gone over 200,000 miles with just fram or generic store filters and have had no problems. We also have a fleat of over 200 service vehicles and as long as you maintain them, fancy filters net you NOTHING.
I'm sure some one will post a story about how someone they know, the filter broke or exploded or something like that and blame all Frams or generics, but when you have 90% of the market, thats all you hear. Bet on a percentage basis, there is no relability difference between a $2 fram and an 12 buck mobil 1 filter.
Hey, its your money, spend it how you like, but by a good oil its far better than a expensive filter.