Ok, definitive proof that the Thailand (right) filter is better than the Mazda Value line made in Mexico (left)...
Its $18/year... But what do you think is better?It's a little hard for me to pay $9 for the Mazda oil filter, though, when $9 will get me a far better-filtering filter; the best-filtering filter available for the application.
At Autozone/Advanced they are.I didn't realize K&N oil filters are $15.
Fram Ultra filtration efficiency is the best available for passenger car applications, at last check. It’s really not even close. Happily, one does not give up flow in order to get the superior filtration efficiency.Its $18/year... But what do you think is better?
I like the Fram filters, too. They seem to be made well enough, don't break the bank, and are easy to install with that textured grip.Wow. You guys really take oil filters seriously. I have always used Fram filters and never had a problem. I like them because of the convenience of the black textured grip that makes removing them easier than others. Staying on topic, though, has anybody ever had an issue with the Mexican- or Thai-made filters?