About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter

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Post by Old and Slow » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:12 pm

It looks like you need to take the filter apart to really know:
Apart from FRAM I didn't recognise any of the brands, though.
But then again, unless you can be sure that any two oil filters are the same, it's a bit like testing matches - this one lights...this one lights...

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Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:19 pm

Wix and Purolater are/were huge brands - both now apparently owned by the same German company Mann+Hummel.

And I suspect you’ve heard of Bosch really :D (they used to jointly own Purolator with Mann+Hummel).

I just noticed that the one branded “Gold” has Mann+Hummel written on the side - see any patterns? :D

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Post by drcdb15 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:52 pm

What a fabulous video !! "Marketing wank"... I presume that's an American technical term used in the car industry ... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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