View Full Version : oil filter on ebay

black olive
09-09-2009, 09:11 PM
last one- not a bad price just paid £14 for one from X part ( and have just bought 2 off these lot for the next 2 years !!)


some other goodies- not much V8 related though . looks like Stratstone of swansea are clearing out their MGR stock

12-09-2009, 09:42 AM
Wow! One a year. I'm getting through four a year now.

12-09-2009, 10:30 PM
Any views on genuine vs after market oil filters?

Had a mazda 626 once and use of non genuine filters had noticable negative effect on time for oil light to go out on start up

black olive
12-09-2009, 10:50 PM
the V8 does have an anti siphon oil reserve in the internals that supply top end oil immediately on start up , but for the difference in price I would always go for either an X part , or motorcraft oil filter, and unless I knew they were genuine, not buy off ebay.
The lubrication and cooling systems are the heart of the car, and need looking after.

12-09-2009, 10:56 PM
That's the issue I had with the 626 - hence always used genuine - replaced the non gen one I used once after 10 miles!


16-09-2009, 09:18 PM
It is important to use the correct filter the wrong filter may fit but it will allow the oil to drain back if the car sits for a while.

black olive
16-09-2009, 10:46 PM
Mine arrived today- sad, but was quite excited opening them- I need to get out more