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AFE vs k&n oil filters

i ended up with 2 oil filters. a AFE unit and k&n. of these 2 which is a better filter? the truck has spent its whole life running delo400 so im going to change it up a bit and plan on running either rotella or valvoline. i was going to try the rotella T6 for like 3-4k as a cleaner oil then running the 5w40 valvoline from that point on. so ill use the better filter on the valvoline.

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The aFe filters have a slightly lower flow rate, but a much better filtration level. In a 7.3, rotella T6 would be perfectly fine to run full time. I personally wouldn't run a 5w40 in it unless it spent lots of time near freezing temps.
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Neither filter cleans the air as much as a paper filter or a AIS. If it is a road queen
then probably doesnt matter. For a given surface area, the better the flow the
worse the filtration in general.

Been running Delo for 10 years, why the change? I use delo because my truck
seems to run through the other stuff like a goose on exlax.

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i would like to try a synblend/full syn in the motor.there are better oils out there and i want to try some. i run the T6 in my sti and it loves it but i do plan on trying rotellas10w30 syn in it soon. the temps dont drop much lower than 50 around here but with deer season here im sure ill be seeing drops in the 20-30 range.

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We're talking OIL FILTERS here people, not air filters.

I run the K&N on my truck.

And for the STi, I used to have an '06 also, and everything I ever heard when talking oil in the STi was the German Castrol that equated to 0w30. Stuff was AWESOME.

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We're talking OIL FILTERS here people, not air filters.

I run the K&N on my truck.

And for the STi, I used to have an '06 also, and everything I ever heard when talking oil in the STi was the German Castrol that equated to 0w30. Stuff was AWESOME.
thats what i used until the new turbo and oil pickup got installed. it sheared within 2500 when running over 25psi. i ran it in my tacoma prior to the trd. the GC seems to dislike high boost.

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thats what i used until the new turbo and oil pickup got installed. it sheared within 2500 when running over 25psi. i ran it in my tacoma prior to the trd. the GC seems to dislike high boost.
hmmm. Never heard that one before. Granted, I was only pushing 20psi on my VF39. Do you have a GC too? The '06 is a GD. I never made it off the stock turbo and injectors, but it was pretty much pushed to the limit of what those parts could handle.

Anyway, I miss the STi, but I'm having fun with the truck too, and enjoy having money in the bank.

In any event, give the K&N a shot. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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hmmm. Never heard that one before. Granted, I was only pushing 20psi on my VF39. Do you have a GC too? The '06 is a GD. I never made it off the stock turbo and injectors, but it was pretty much pushed to the limit of what those parts could handle.

Anyway, I miss the STi, but I'm having fun with the truck too, and enjoy having money in the bank.

In any event, give the K&N a shot. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
with the vf39 i ran 850cc sidefeeds and e85,then made the move to a modded 39 w/20g wheel. that was fun but egts got high so did a top feed conversion,1000cc topfeed and blouch xtr. once a really kickass shop opened locally the cost dropped for tunes and such so i could really push it. i paid cash for both the truck and sti after selling 2 other vehicles so it worked out. the sti gets 25-27mpg easy so it works great as a DD. i run the k&n oil filter on it and have had good luck but we all know quality can change from filter to filter.

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