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What kind of oil filter is recomened for a 2.5 6 thanks
 

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Mazda filters are one of the best. You can buy some good store filters though. Purolator PureOne is good. Fram is bad.
 

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why is fram bad? i have always heard they were good. good thing i use the pure one i guess
 

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1 low mx6 said:
why is fram bad? i have always heard they were good. good thing i use the pure one i guess
Poor filter.
They tend to pool oil in them better, meaning low oil flow on startup. (Good ole cylinder #6 will love that.)
There's a great site that compares a lot of em somewhere. Fram did very poor. The Mazda one is very nice, especially for the 6 buck price.
 

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Another common alternative is to use the Corvette ZR1 filter, which is larger and provide more filter area... good for those longer-term oil changes when you use synthetic oil.

As for brands, I have used Bosch and Mobil1 filters when I am feeling rich.

For those interested, the Bosch ZR1 filter that fits the MX6 is #3401, Mobil1 ZR1 filter = M1-207.
 

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Mazda filters are one of the best. You can buy some good store filters though. Purolator PureOne is good. Fram is bad.
Anyone know who makes the Mazda filter? Curious why everyone here says they're so good.
 

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Anyone know who makes the Mazda filter? Curious why everyone here says they're so good.
mazda farms them out to one of the name brand oil filter manufacturers anyways.

WIX, MOBIL 1, Purolator pure 1

stick with those
Wix seems to be the best bang for the buck..lower back pressure than the pure 1.
get the upper level Wix model
 
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Where is this site that compares oil filters? I would really like to check this out for myself, since Ive been using FRAM for a while and I just trusted my dad that they were good.
 

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Here's one page. I know there's another that deals in the Mazda filters. I think it may be on Probetalk somewhere, since odds are its someone there that did the tests. But this one at least illustrates the issues with Fram being less then good.
Click here
 

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are the Mazda oilfilters and Ford oilfilters the same ones or are they different? if they are different are the Fords any good? Its a little harder to find a mazda service shop than a Ford shop IMO.
 

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NY_Mazda_MX-6 said:
are the Mazda oilfilters and Ford oilfilters the same ones or are they different? if they are different are the Fords any good? Its a little harder to find a mazda service shop than a Ford shop IMO.
The go Mobil one. And you can even use the Vette filter as mentioned above. I know plenty of people that say it's the way to go. I've never tried it.
 

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schwinn said:
Another common alternative is to use the Corvette ZR1 filter, which is larger and provide more filter area... good for those longer-term oil changes when you use synthetic oil.

As for brands, I have used Bosch and Mobil1 filters when I am feeling rich.

For those interested, the Bosch ZR1 filter that fits the MX6 is #3401, Mobil1 ZR1 filter = M1-207.
Thats what I run :tup: its a ZR1 Moble 1 filter.
 

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Where is this site that compares oil filters? I would really like to check this out for myself, since Ive been using FRAM for a while and I just trusted my dad that they were good.
Also try www.bobistheoilguy.com. Lotsa good info about filters and oils.;)
 
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OEM mazda filters come with an anti drain back check valve eliminates dry starts, prevents oil from draining back into your crankcase during engine shutdown.
The only aftermarket 2.5 v6 filter with this valce that I know of is K&N part #hp-1010
 

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OEM mazda filters come with an anti drain back check valve eliminates dry starts, prevents oil from draining back into your crankcase during engine shutdown.
The only aftermarket 2.5 v6 filter with this valce that I know of is K&N part #hp-1010
ummm...every oil filter has an ANTI drain back valve.
Fram's doesn't work very well but...
It's to stop dirty oil from flowing backwards through the filter when car is off.

This valve has nothing to do with preventing 'dry starts'
 
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