Oil†Filter†Construction†Comparison

Oil Filter Construction Comparison and Notes
Oil filter construction comparison
P/N Make Model Price (USD) Purchased from Outside diameter (mm) Overall height (mm) # inlet holes Inlet hole diameter (mm) Total inlet opening area (mm≤) Can thickness (mm) Anti-drainback valve type Filter media height (mm) # of pleats Pleats visually uniform? Avg pleat width (mm) Avg pleat depth (mm) Pleat 2d cross-sectional area (mm≤) End cap construction Filter seam seal construction Media Material Spring Type Block Gasket Filter Media Core Filter media length (mm) Filter media surface area (mm≤) Filter media thickness (mm) Filter media total overall volume (mm≥)   Comments
PF1218 ACDelco n/a 4.19 Autozone 92.80 11.5 8 7.97 399.11 0.34 Nitrile 86.84 58 A 2.4 17.24 20.69 Thick Felt? Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Plastic 2214 192263.8 0.77 148043.1   Very odd construction, endcaps are a felt like material that glue is visable through, core is plastic, filter is smaller than most, but still provides average media height to most, inlet has 2 sets of holes to pass though so high inlet area is misleading.
EaO24 Amsoil n/a 14.40 Amsoil 92.92 13.9 8 16.82 422.69 0.50 Silicone 89.35 41 B 2.1 14.07 14.77 Steel Steel band crimped Synthetic Coil Nitrile Steel 1385 123749.8 0.69 85387.3   Very thick and solid anti drainback valve, very small restrictive area between pleats, wire backed media
B1428 Baldwin n/a 8.82 Amazon 93.54 13.6 5 7.65 229.82 0.47 Nitrile 96.62 46 B 3.5 19.49 34.11 Steel Steel band crimped Cellulose Coil Nitrile Steel 1920 185510.4 0.80 148408.3   high strength spring
3510 Bosch n/a 6.49 Autozone 92.89 13.4 7 7.00 269.39 0.41 Silicone 95.58 63 A 2.1 14.94 15.69 Steel Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 2274 217348.9 0.60 130409.4    
B4361 Carquest n/a 2.47 Filterbarn 93.30 13.3 8 6.25 245.44 0.41 Nitrile 84.74 53 B 4.0 15.91 31.98 Steel Glued Cellulose Coil Nitrile Steel 2002 169649.5 0.57 96700.2   String tied around media
LF3679 Fleetguard n/a 3.98 Filterbarn 92.85 13.3 8 5.97 150.02 0.37 Nitrile 102.57 34 A 4.4 15.47 34.03 Cardboard Steel band crimped Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1198 122878.9 0.72 88472.8    
PH5 Fram Extraguard 3.99 Autozone 93.18 13.2 8 5.93 148.99 0.37 Nitrile 102.61 36 B 3.9 14.48 28.24 Cardboard Steel band crimped Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1276 130930.4 0.85 111290.8   Lower half of can has grip paint on it.
TG5 Fram Toughguard 6.99 Autozone 93.01 13.2 8 6.18 155.19 0.45 Silicone 101.65 46 A 3.3 14.22 23.46 Cardboard Steel band crimped Blend Leaf Nitrile Steel 1623 164978.0 0.77 127033.0   Anti-drainback valve was covered with a white fuzz upon opening filter, bottom half of can has grip paint on it
HM5 Fram High Mileage 6.95 Summit 92.70 12.9 8 6.48 162.77 0.40 Nitrile 101.57 34 A 4.7 15.73 36.97 Cardboard Steel band crimped Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1203 122188.7 0.78 95307.2   lower half of can has grip paint on it, 'additive gel' contraption attached to anti-drainback valve which blocks most of the outlet port
XG5 Fram Xtended Guard 7.95 Summit 92.84 13.3 8 6.19 155.55 0.38 Silicone 88.25 36 A 4.4 15.77 34.69 Steel Steel band crimped Synthetic Leaf Nitrile Steel 1562 137846.5 1.10 151631.2   Anti-drainback valve was covered with a white fuzz upon opening filter, bottom half of can has grip paint on it, steel mesh backed media
HP4 Fram Racing 9.95 Summit 93.17 15.1 8 8.07 409.19 0.52 Nitrile 109.38 68 C 1.8 16.16 14.54 Cardboard Steel band crimped Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 2394 261855.7 0.49 128309.3   2 piece anti-drainback valve, 1/2 steel 1/2 nitrile, bypass valve on leaf spring is fairly sophisticated with a screen strainer around it, pleats are irregular and small, the filter itself is one of the largest ones being tested.
DG5 Fram Double Guard 11.36 Amazon 92.85 13.0 8 6.04 151.82 0.47 Nitrile 100.75 36 B 4.0 16.04 32.08 Cardboard Steel band crimped Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1275 128456.3 0.74 95057.6   Box states that media releases suspended PTFE, however no difference from other cellulose media can be seen visually
DL5 Fram Defense 2.55 Filterbarn 93.05 13.3 8 6.30 158.40 0.37 Nitrile 103.31 34 B 4.2 15.45 32.45 Cardboard Steel band crimped Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1204 124385.2 0.76 94532.8    
OPH1218 Full n/a 6.29 Amazon 92.30 13.8 8 6.45 261.40 0.52 Nitrile 97.65 65 C 2.5 15.84 19.80 Steel Crimped media no glue Cellulose Coil Nitrile Steel 2481 242269.7 0.44 106598.6    
HP-3002 K&N n/a 13.99 Autozone 93.35 14.9 8 6.54 268.74 0.56 Silicone 92.09 52 B 3.1 17.77 27.54 Steel Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 2094 192836.5 0.84 161982.6   1/2 of the pleats are wide, 1/2 are small but not overly restrictive, 1" nut welded on can
PH1218 Luberfiner n/a 4.94 Filterbarn 92.74 13.2 5 7.06 195.74 0.35 Nitrile 88.03 46 C 2.8 16.62 23.60 Steel Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1833 161359.0 0.66 106496.9    
ML1011 Mann n/a 6.35 Amazon 92.98 13.4 7 7.04 272.48 0.39 Nitrile 94.43 62 B 2.6 17.36 22.57 Steel Steel band crimped Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 2431 229559.3 0.58 133144.4   string around media
MGL9100 Microgard n/a 4.49 Checker 92.94 13.2 8 6.30 158.33 0.37 Nitrile 101.47 34 B 4.1 15.69 32.16 Cardboard Steel band crimped Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1197 121459.6 0.74 89880.1    
M1-302 Mobil 1 n/a 12.99 Autozone 93.16 13.7 8 6.73 284.58 0.05 Silicone 92.60 52 A 3.4 16.93 28.78 Steel Glued Blend Leaf Nitrile Steel 2101 194552.6 0.80 155642.1   very even pleats
FL12A Motorcraft n/a 7.67 Amazon 93.20 13.3 7 6.99 268.62 0.43 Nitrile 94.60 53 B 3.1 15.26 23.65 Steel Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1980 187308.0 0.63 118004.0    
1060 Napa Gold 6.79 Napa 93.21 13.4 8 6.25 245.44 0.40 Silicone 92.86 51 A 3.5 16.21 28.37 Steel Glued Cellulose Coil Nitrile Steel 1846 171419.6 0.64 109708.5   Very even pleats
21060 Napa Proselect 2.79 Napa 93.36 13.4 8 6.21 242.31 0.38 Nitrile 92.13 54 B 3.1 15.74 24.40 Steel Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1954 180022.0 0.58 104412.8    
PG4631 Premium guard n/a 3.01 Filterbarn 93.07 13.4 7 13.82 303.84 0.54 Nitrile 92.10 50 A 3.9 12.68 24.73 Steel Steel band crimped Blend? Coil Nitrile Steel 1530 140913.0 0.55 77502.2    
PPL34631 Proline n/a 2.99 Pep Boys 92.28 11.0 7 7.25 288.98 0.29 Nitrile 70.83 40 B 3.9 15.41 30.05 Steel Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1485 105182.6 0.84 88353.3   filter is shorter than most
PO4011 Pronto n/a 1.78 Rockauto 75.57 12.3 8 5.79 210.64 0.50 Nitrile 84.65 50 B 2.4 9.75 11.75 Steel Steel band crimped Cellulose Coil Nitrile Steel 1224 103611.6 0.51 52841.9   *this filter is not for the same application as the rest, Rockauto mis-catagorized it for 2wd, but it is for the 4wd, media surface and measurements are not simmilar to 2wd models, filtering efficiency will be the only comparable data on this filter brand*, Made in Korea
PL34631 Purolator Pure-one 5.49 Pep Boys 93.61 13.4 7 7.20 285.01 0.38 Silicone 94.70 63 A 2.1 16.22 17.03 Steel Glued Cellulose Leaf Silicone w/PTFE Steel 2284 216294.8 0.65 140591.6   Great Block gasket quality, small but less restrictive area between pleats, entire can has grip paint on it.
L34631 Purolator Classic 3.49 Pep Boys 93.01 11.0 7 7.17 282.63 0.40 Nitrile 72.35 62 B 2.4 15.43 18.52 Steel Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 2313 167345.6 0.55 92040.1   filter is shorter than most
30-1218 Royal Purple n/a 14.99 Pep Boys 93.17 13.8 8 6.89 298.28 0.48 Silicone 89.85 37 B 3.1 17.80 27.59 Steel Glued Synthetic Leaf Nitrile Steel 1453 130552.1 0.54 70498.1   moderate restriction between pleats, wire backed media
S17 Shell n/a 2.47 Filterbarn 94.60 13.6 8 6.33 251.76 0.44 None 93.01 39 B 4.4 13.20 29.04 Steel Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Steel 1208 112356.1 0.47 52807.4   very small size filter cartridge in large can
S5 STP n/a 3.59 Autozone 92.55 11.6 8 7.97 399.11 0.34 Nitrile 87.93 56 B Unknown Unknown unknown Thick Felt? Glued Cellulose Leaf Nitrile Plastic 2112 185708.2 0.74 137424.0   was unable to get accurate pleat area data, neither felt end caps were properly glued on and actually came off before pleat data could be collected. This filter is practically identical to the ACDelco PF1218 in build quality
51060 Wix n/a 5.99 Checker 93.16 13.3 8 6.38 255.75 0.40 Silicone 92.22 58 A 2.7 15.92 21.09 Steel Glued Cellulose Coil Nitrile Steel 2091 192832.0 0.72 138839.1   Very Uniform pleats, high strength spring
inc gasket red = oval holes A B C
corrected formulas A =high uniformity
used for oval B = partially
holes C = low uniformity

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