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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234617 posted 01/04/17 09:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Local stores seem to not have any more oil filters for the 4G63 anymore. What are you guys using?

Been getting Wix from rock auto. They have Mann, BOSCH, Denso and a few others.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234619 posted 01/04/17 10:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have not had problems finding filters that I have noticed, but maybe not bought one in a year or so. I use purolator typically if I am out of Mitsu filters.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234620 posted 01/04/17 10:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
O'Reillys carries them. Bothe the short fat one and the little 2g model. I use the little 2g model due to having a forward facing OFH



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234621 posted 01/04/17 11:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I recently bought 12 factory oil filters from my local Mitsubishi dealer

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234623 posted 01/04/17 02:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting iceman69510:

I have not had problems finding filters that I have noticed, but maybe not bought one in a year or so. I use purolator typically if I am out of Mitsu filters.




The purolator pureone was my go to filter. No stores around me have it. I did find it online at Amazon. I checked a few weeks ago and couldn't find it.

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I guess as long as Amazon keeps it stocked, all is well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234624 posted 01/04/17 02:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I prefer the WIX and Microguard filters. They always have the little filter in stock locally.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234625 posted 01/04/17 02:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I guess usually depends on the local market I guess.

Oreilly typically has them in stock...I use Wix or Puralator.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234627 posted 01/04/17 03:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I go to Napa for my oil filters for the vr4. Part# should be 1381 and that's a wix, But they also have others that are supposed to be OEM replacements and even have the oe number on it. Don't know the part # on that one tho.



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OEM only over here straight from the dealer.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234651 posted 01/05/17 05:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I run Mazda rx8 wix filters. Never seems to be a shortage anywhere. I prefer the tiny filters and only play with race cars. No gay street wannabe here.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234654 posted 01/05/17 07:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Some independent testing showed the Genuine Mitsu filters weren't all that great. Not bad, but didn't have the greatest filtration. The takeaway from the testing was that the Wix was the way to go, until you decide to spend double on a fancypants Amsoil unit.

The Napa (Wix) had 2 choices. The blue or the red. Blue had a bit better build quality, but both were solid for <$10.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234659 posted 01/05/17 09:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Interesting this was posted. I was just at 2 local parts stores recently (Autozone, Advance) and neither of them stocked oil filters for the 4G63 anymore. It's strange, because I've purchased a bunch of filters from both stores' normal stock in the past.

Just another check in the box proving the DSM is getting phased out...Sad, really.

I'd use the Wix filters whenever possible. Although, I've used Fram crap extensively with zero issues. If you're changing the oil at normal intervals, most filters will get the job done sufficiently.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234661 posted 01/05/17 10:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think the 4g63 oil filter are the same on the montero and some other mitsubishis. Can't remember off the top of my head which models but I'm pretty sure the montero is one of them.



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this is from a previous post

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234668 posted 01/06/17 07:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GSTwithPSI:

Interesting this was posted. I was just at 2 local parts stores recently (Autozone, Advance) and neither of them stocked oil filters for the 4G63 anymore. It's strange, because I've purchased a bunch of filters from both stores' normal stock in the past.

Just another check in the box proving the DSM is getting phased out...Sad, really.

I'd use the Wix filters whenever possible. Although, I've used Fram crap extensively with zero issues. If you're changing the oil at normal intervals, most filters will get the job done sufficiently.




That is what is was like for me. It wasn't just that I couldn't get the filter I wanted. I couldn't find any.

The Fram design might actually be okay. I looks like sloppy tolerances and manufacturing is the issue. At $4.50 a pop, I might just order a bunch of Wix filters just in case they go away too.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234670 posted 01/06/17 08:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Fram uses paper end caps inside the filter that easily allow collapse. Wix, Microguard and Puralator use steel endcaps. I watched a video on them. Will never touch a Fram again, at least for oil.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234693 posted 01/06/17 10:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As for Fram, i've been using their Ultra filters on my Evo, and they're actually pretty nice. Good build quality and filter media (no paper end caps here). And apparently they are just fine at oil temps >220 for sustained periods, as i've done several track days with them w/o issue. Here's a nice little vid on the Fram line up- gutted and analyzed. click

I've used the cheapo Frams on my work van w/o issue, but i like using nice filters on my cars.

Quoting ApexHunter:

The Napa (Wix) had 2 choices. The blue or the red. Blue had a bit better build quality, but both were solid for <$10.




Correction... I meant CarQuest right there for the Blue/Red thing. Although as mentioned above, Napa also did private label filters through Wix, and i think the Napa Gold was the equivalent to the premium Wix.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1234695 posted 01/06/17 10:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I've literally cut open probably 20 different filters. I've even got pictures of a couple recent ones in my build thread. I've yet to cut open one that failed, or was designed so poorly it would fail. I've used Wix, Denso, Fram (Tough and Extra Guard), AC Delco, Purolator, K&N, you name it...The design differences between each are minimal. Of the filters I've cut open, the Denso and Wix seemed to have the more robust designs. The K&N filter actually looked the crappiest inside. At $4, the Fram tough guard filters are built fairly well and hard to beat for the price. I ran them exclusively for nearly a decade on my old 1G Eclipse without a single issue. Last I heard that turd still runs on the stock block.

Change the oil and filter and the proper interval and that's really the best you'll do, regardless of the filter used.



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