<VV> Corvair Oil filter pricing

shortle shortle556 at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 28 17:41:53 EST 2012

I also agree in the Fram product but I do question the results on the Motorcraft item. After all, this is an OE part for Ford. Then again, I am not an engineer. But I do run Wix filters on my Corvairs. Or AC.
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado 81301

-----Original Message-----
>From: J R Read <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net>
>Sent: Nov 28, 2012 3:36 PM
>To: henry kaczmarek <kaczmarek at charter.net>, BobHelt at aol.com, virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: Re: <VV> Corvair Oil filter pricing
>So, maybe you want to do that again with the current L20014?
>Unless I missed something, you did not run a Purolator or a Wix or even a 
>NAPA Gold in your test.
>Also, do you know for a fact that the regular Wix and the NAPA Gold have the 
>exact same specs (internally)?  I've never seen that stated anywhere.
>I agree with you on the Fram product.
>Later, JR
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "henry kaczmarek" <kaczmarek at charter.net>
>To: <BobHelt at aol.com>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:49 PM
>Subject: Re: <VV> Corvair Oil filter pricing
>> Back in 98 I did a comparison for my customers at Western Auto.   Had a 
>> 302 Ford motor in my 87 Mercury.  Ran a Fram PF3, A Motorcraft PL-1 and a 
>> K&N competition filter on it, 3K miles each.
>> FRAM---Looked like a roll of wilted TP Inside.
>> Motorcraft-----Better but had taken a beating for the material used.
>> K&N---Held together, other than being dirty looked new inside,.
>> So when you Buy a Wix, you’re getting what you pay for.  I had forgotten 
>> the need for being “Frugal”  (I’m getting old)  I’m sure JR is referring 
>> to Larry at the Vair Shop.   There’s a difference between a filter 
>> “Failing” as in the seals blow,
>> and premature failure of the engine because cheap filters didn’t get out 
>> enough of the particulate matter.  I built the engine in my LM quite a few 
>> years back-----But it cost me about 2500.00  to rebuild completely.
>> The question begs-----if a Purolator is 6, and a wix is 13, You’re not 
>> making a 7 dollar mistake each time you buy one, You’re saving yourself 
>> the possibility of a several thousand dollar  mistake further down the 
>> line.
>> Then again, many approve of “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish”  So this is as 
>> far as it goes.
>> Hank
>> From: BobHelt at aol.com
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:06 PM
>> To: kaczmarek at charter.net ; virtualvairs at corvair.org
>> Subject: Re: <VV> Corvair Oil filter pricing
>> Hank,
>> What kind of scare tactics is this?
>> What do you mean that I won't like what I see?
>> Please describe in some detail what you mean.
>> Regards,
>> Bob Helt
>> In a message dated 11/28/2012 12:01:47 P.M. US Mountain Standard Tim, 
>> kaczmarek at charter.net writes:
>>  Run one for 3K miles, then take a cut off wheel and cut around the lip at 
>> the bottom of the filter.  You won’t like what you see.
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