Are all oil filters the same quality?
To many people, oil filters are a generic product. Price is the only factor considered when they choose a filter. They do look pretty much the same on the outside, but what’s inside can make a big difference. Filter manufacturers use a variety of different filter media to keep the oil clean.
What happens if I use the wrong size oil filter?
Using the wrong oil filter can negatively impact oil pressure. If the relief valve is damaged, or the wrong filter is used, too much or too little oil can pass into the engine. Using the wrong oil filter may prevent the filter from sealing properly, leading to problems with oil pressure or leaks.
What happens if you use a cheap oil filter?
When you drive longer than 5,000 miles on one of the low cost filters, the filter starts to lose the ability to keep the contaminates contained and they slip into the engine bearings, causing premature wear. The eventual outcome is engine failure.
What happens if you don’t change the oil filter?
If the oil filter is not changed periodically, the filter can become severely clogged, reducing the volume of oil passing through the filter and into your engine. Without this oil, your engine can suffer severe damage.
How many miles is a oil filter good for?
The tech who actually handles your oil change will likely recommend you change your filter each time you have the oil changed, so every 3,000-5,000 miles. Impartial mechanics say that the amount and type of driving you do influences how frequently the filter needs to be changed.
Is it best to use OEM oil filter?
Because Toyota warranties your engine, it’s very important to them that they design a high-quality filter that won’t clog up between oil changes, and will properly filter the oil. Aftermarket oil filters? Not so much. It’s common for aftermarket manufacturers to use a universal design for their oil filters.
Are OEM air filters better than aftermarket?
OEM Toyota air filters have a lot of surface area. If you look at one, you’ll easily spot deep, tightly packed pleats. Aftermarket air filters usually have shallow, loosely packed pleats. It’s a part of the reason why aftermarket air filters are cheap.
Who makes the best engine air filter?
- Editor’s Pick: K&N 33-2304 High Performance Replacement Air Filter.
- EPAuto GP075 (CA10755) Replacement Engine Air Filter.
- Mann Filter C 3698/3-2 Air Filter.
- FRAM CA9482 Extra Guard Flexible Panel Air Filter.
- Toyota Genuine Parts 17801-YZZ02 Air Filter.
- FRAM Extra Guard Panel Air Filter.
- K&N 33-2438 Replacement Air Filter.
Why are K&N filters bad?
Even if they are oiled properly, they can cause problems. I had a oiled Airaid filter that came oiled from the factory. It took about 3K miles for the MAF get dirty and throw a code. They can also contribute to a dirty throttle body.