Fuel/oil Filters

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 22:12
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Hi there everyone,just wondering if any one can help in regards to using after market filters.I have always used genuine filters Toyota Even though I can get these at cost prices I can still get repco filters cheaper eg EG, fuel filter(diesel) 2.8 Hilux (toyota $47.80c cost) (ryco $23.90 no discount) Has any one got info on there peformance eg blocking up, not filtering properly.Hilux has always had genuine since day 1 but I change the oil every 2,500klms going to try and extend to 5.000klms. Any other brands people would recomend. Any info would be appreciated Regards Vitara
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Reply By: vitara - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 22:19

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 22:19
Forgot to say that the old girl 1989 model has done 270.000klms trouble free except had to take head off to get glow plugs out had seized in the head 1 hub seized up injector pump overhauled at 190.000klm
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 10:07

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 10:07
In my 80 Series for fuel I use the Lucas CAV adaptor. Works fine for me. As for oil I just use what ever my mechanic puts on - bearing in mind he is a specialist for Land Cruisers here in Perth and I do trust them; however, if there is a good after market one I would be interested. I am looking into the system that Roachie has on his Patrol.
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Reply By: angler - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 16:49

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 16:49
There is an adaptor that allows you to use the standard holden oil filter usually available for under $10.00 each.
Fits all 80 series cruisers. Let me know if you want further info as I still have the magazine here somewhere.
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Reply By: Member - John C (QLD) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 20:07

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 20:07
Just been looking at this issue for my diesel pajero.
I generally use after market with no problems.
Ryco and REpco got a good write up in a trade magazine my mechanic showed me, in the top 5.

As you know there are differences in filters, flow rates, micron particle size they will filter and dirt holding capacity before they go into bypass mode.
I would be wary putting a petrol oil filter from a holden on a diesel motor. Different micron sizes.
Also found out that std oil filters are generally about the 20 to 30 micron, while fuel filters vary between 6 to 15 micron.
And you can't see this by looking at the outside of the filter.
Found the technical people at Ryco in melbourne very helpful.
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Follow Up By: vitara - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:33

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:33
Hi John C, I dont think I will be going about it putting a petrol filter on a diesel, no dout people do do it but I did take note about the micron size as you stated I'm presuming that the lower the micron number the finer the filter there fore possibly restricting oil flow good point. Thanks for that. Take Care Vitara
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 20:59

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 20:59
We generally use AC Delco oil filters, have been for years and never had a problem.
Bosch fuel filters are excellent.
AC Delco air filters or genuine for me.
Ryco and Repco are very reputable brands. Cooper filters is now owned by Ryco. Is there a difference? Don't know.
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Follow Up By: 80scruiser - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 21:01

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 21:01
Forgot to add. This site was on this forum not too long ago.
Very interesting results.
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Follow Up By: vitara - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:22

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:22
Thankyou 80scruiser will give it a look up. Much appreciated Take Care Vitara
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 10:12

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 10:12
What a great report. Seems to have been properly conducted and totally unbiased. No sponsorship or direct involvement by any manufacturer or distributer. What I read into it is that if you use the oil type filters KEEP THEM CLEAN. If you don't mind spending time on maint, or if you do a lot of wet off roading they will do the job. Otherwise and if you are not likely to get the air filter wet, paper is the go.
Just my read. I appreciate the post 80 cruiser. Like many others I've been somewhat confused by competing claims by manufacturers and proponents of the various filters.
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Reply By: Skinnydog - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:35

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:35
A diesel fitter mate told me the other day that Toyota oil filters are made by Fleetguard and that your engine is warranted from oil filter failure, and that Ryco will not.
Skinnydog
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Follow Up By: vitara - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:28

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:28
Hi Skinnydog, I have heard some bad things about ryco but then you hear different things about other filters as well, I like the fact that fleetguard warrant from oil filter failure.Thanks for your response am going to check out the link regarding filters. Take Care Vitara
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Follow Up By: 80scruiser - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 11:46

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 11:46
I had the Ryco rep around a few weeks ago and he asked me why I have so many AC Delco filters on the shelf.
My reply was "are you going to stand by your product and pay any claims if your filter causes an engine failure?" He said yes but wouldn't put it in writing.
The funny thing is AC Delco is owned by GMH but they won't honour any warranty claims on new car warranties if their own AC Delco filter fails. Thats why I use genuine only on new car warranties. It takes any ambiguities (probably spelt wrong) out of the equation.
Only my 2 cents worth and hear say.
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 23:25

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 23:25
Never had a problem with Ryco filters.
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Reply By: dieselman - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 20:46

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 20:46
I would take a good look at fleetgard filters, I have personaly cut open several brands of filters and have found these are nearly identical to the toyota brand filters
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