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Tomorrow going to do an oil change on my new to me Corvette.

Wondering what the best oil filter is to use on there?

I’m normally a “Wix” guy. Thanks in advance!
 

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Wix are fine. I've switched to synthetic media filters lately. They trap smaller micron particles better than the conventional filter mediums, but who knows... ..
 
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Wix are fine. I've switched to synthetic media filters lately. They trap smaller micron particles better than the conventional filter mediums, but who knows... ..

Which ones did you switch to?
 

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Which ones did you switch to?

Fram Ultra Synthetic and keep changing oil at 5000k or less.(I prefer less). Fram lost a good rep a few years back but this is a good filter with good specs. I expect there may be more than one reply to this thread. :Lurk5:
 
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Which ones did you switch to?

Fram Ultra Synthetic and keep changing oil at 5000k or less.(I prefer less). Fram lost a good rep a few years back but this is a good filter with good specs. I expect there may be more than one reply to this thread. :Lurk5:

Thanks!
 

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to me it doesn't look right when you lift up the car and see the filter is not GM.

I can appreciate lifting up a classic and seeing an OEM oil filter Michael but I gotta admit, I don't use GM Dexos oil in my Vette either.
 

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Flamesuit on. I would have no problem using a Fram Ultra Synthetic since it is as good as any premium filter in construction and internal components. I wouldn't even use any of the cheaper filters that Fram makes on an old beater. Other than that no car manufacturer makes their own filters even though they might have been branded as such.
 
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....your choice guys , but to me it is like having a $ 5000 horse and put on a $ 5 saddle . I'd at least paint the filter body color or something to hide that name.


What about Champ (Champion oil filters) Michael? Thoughts?
 
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Tomorrow going to do an oil change on my new to me Corvette.

Wondering what the best oil filter is to use on there?

I’m normally a “Wix” guy. Thanks in advance!

Wix, Mobil M1, OEM all work well. Can't comment on Fram's premium line, we've all heard stories about their econo line.
 
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I have stuck with the good Mobil 1 synthetic oil and Delco filters. Changing oil often is probably the most important favour you can do for your engine. That gets rid of anything that the filter isn't getting. Wix seems to have the best reputation based on filters being cut open for inspection. Youtube videos are available. The PartSource has the oil on for under $32 a jug. And no, I am not affiliated with PartSource.
Mobil 1 Extended Performance Synthetic Oil, 4.73 L
 

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