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SmallBug

Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:34 PM

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Just changed my engine oil & filter recently. Mechanic commented that the oil filter was of poor quality, hard to extract, etc... it was a OEM filter for Proton ..

May I know anyone here who have tried better, slightly more expensive brands and would recommend them ?
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:59 PM

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QUOTE (SmallBug @ May 28 2012, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just changed my engine oil & filter recently. Mechanic commented that the oil filter was of poor quality, hard to extract, etc... it was a OEM filter for Proton ..

May I know anyone here who have tried better, slightly more expensive brands and would recommend them ?


IMHO, if you use the recommended oil type and oil filter plus the recommended mileage change, the OEM oil filter should be just fine. The mech may just be trying to push you his in-shop oil filter which cost more. Btw, I am using Waja and I buy my own oil filter for RM7 compared to the mechanic which may charge me about Rm15.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:28 PM

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QUOTE (cfa @ May 28 2012, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
IMHO, if you use the recommended oil type and oil filter plus the recommended mileage change, the OEM oil filter should be just fine. The mech may just be trying to push you his in-shop oil filter which cost more. Btw, I am using Waja and I buy my own oil filter for RM7 compared to the mechanic which may charge me about Rm15.

I agree with you. When we compare oil filters, it is more to the oil flow and not whether easy or hard to extract?
The RM15 one may be the same as your RM7 one...... smile_wink.gif
My Mitsu VR4 also using normal Proton filter only, but my mechanic charges me only RM10..... smile_big.gif

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:58 AM

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The standard OEM Proton filter, the dark blue one for Iswara, is made
by GEP's factory here. Fairly good quality.

I have been using Union Sangyo's filters for the past several changes.

The parts owner in Pudu who sold them to me said their factory here
makes them for export.

When I emailed them, this Japanese girl, Keiko Takayama, from their factory at
Bukit Kemuning (between Klang and Shah Alam) replied me. She said their
filters are made to JIS standards and good to at least 10,000 km.


I use each filter for two oil changes, which I do at a minimum of 6,000 km, thus
a total of 12,000 km, without problems.

With the high price of oil these days, I am going to stretch to 7,500 km. I think
the filter should last a further 3,000 km, for a total of 15,000 km.

The filter costs just $ 7. Unfortunately, the parts shop in Pudu no longer stocks it.


Their filter part number is C330, which I believe is similar to the C333.

Keiko sent my query to Mitsinbo, their main distributor, whose dummies told me
to get it from their shop in Rawang !


Contact Union Sangyo here.

http://www.unionsangyo.com/contact.htm


The equivalent Mitsubishi filter, MD 031805, used in several Mitsubishi engines
including the 4G32 in the Galant, costs $15.







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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:06 AM

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I would go for Bosch replacement filters. Now i get them from Tesco. And I change it with every oil change, it only cost Rm 12 for my Suzuki ERV, and with a bottle of Tesco Semi Synthethic, it cost less thn Rm60 to do a normal oil change. smile_blush.gif

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:40 PM

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QUOTE (Tham58 @ Jun 5 2012, 02:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use each filter for two oil changes, which I do at a minimum of 6,000 km, thus
a total of 12,000 km, without problems.

Filter don't cost much leh! should change at every oil change.
Did you remove the filter and pour the dirty oil out, if not it will mix with your new oil.... smile_shock.gif

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:24 AM

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Difficult to extract filter can sometimes be due to improper installation.

I had a party trying to extract an original filter that was torqued too much and probably misthreaded too. Don't blame the oil filter but also blame the person installing it!

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:39 AM

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i am using K&N synthetic oil filter for 15k km oil change interval application or Nippon japan oil filter for 10k km.
AMSoil, Mobil 1, Royal purple, Redline, Motul, Chevron, NGK, Denso, OWS, K&N

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:38 AM

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QUOTE (Newkelisa @ Jun 7 2012, 12:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Difficult to extract filter can sometimes be due to improper installation.

I had a party trying to extract an original filter that was torqued too much and probably misthreaded too. Don't blame the oil filter but also blame the person installing it!

Probably torque with tools? oil filter for me is always hand tighten...... smile_thumbup.gif

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

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QUOTE (SmallBug @ May 28 2012, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just changed my engine oil & filter recently. Mechanic commented that the oil filter was of poor quality, hard to extract, etc... it was a OEM filter for Proton ..

May I know anyone here who have tried better, slightly more expensive brands and would recommend them ?


bosch premium oil filter is also best. filtering area is very larger than
conventional filter and filter media is more thicker
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