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How is formula 1 high milage oil is it good. I am going to use Valvoline Max life full synthetic 5w-30 in my Camry. How is Valvoline Max life I thought It was supposed to be good.

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Yeah, they're all good.. I ran some Valvoline High Mileage synthetic blend last winter, but I'll go with Castrol GTX High Mileage semi-synthetic next time, also often on special... Its viscosity is a bit higher than other 5W-30's, and it has an excellent pour point of -36C. It smells pretty wicked too.

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How good does the reusable oil filter work in your opinion. I do not know anyone that used one.

I might try it but I have to find out more about it.

 

Formula Shell is the only oil I keep seeing. Unless that oil is the same as what you bought Formula 1 by Shell. If these are different I do not see the one you bought.

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I like the reusable oil filter a lot. It's less restrictive, and is very durable. All of the filtering media's openings are 30 microns wide; none larger or smaller. It's easy to clean, and see what was captured. It pays for itself before long.

 

http://www.system1filters.com/index.htm

 

http://autoplicity.com/products/1380993-system_one_209_314_spin_on_oil_filter_4inlong_metric_thread_kit.aspx

 

 

Canadian Tire's MotoMaster Formula 1 High Mileage oil, made by Shell is what I have now.

 

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/automotive/oil-oil-additives/engine-oil/high-mileage/motomaster-formula-1-high-mileage-motor-oil-5-l-0288909p.html?utm_campaign=bazaarvoice&utm_medium=SearchVoice&utm_source=RatingsAndReviews&utm_content=Default#/en/automotive/oil-oil-additives/engine-oil/high-mileage/motomaster-formula-1-high-mileage-motor-oil-5-l-0288909p.html?utm_campaign=bazaarvoice&utm_medium=SearchVoice&utm_source=RatingsAndReviews&utm_content=Default#.VBJxdIx3sR4

 

I can't know if it's the same as Shell's branded FormulaShell® High Mileage oil.

 

http://www.epc.shell.com/Docs/GPCDOC_X_cbe_24855_key_140007238527_20120612140_0.pdf

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Dom

The reusable oil filter how much does it cost and where do I get it. Also where do I get the Formula 1 high milage oil that you got. I can't find it any where.

If you think it is better than throw away filters I will try it. Let me know.

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Might be able to find a US equivalent to those parts - just do a search online.

 

K&N and Pure Power make reuseable oil filters for cars - usually run from $120-$300 for a filter assembly - PurePower one is about $239. Some are designed to be remote mounted - which is nice, depending on the application. Pretty popular with the motorcycle crowd - some are very ornate as well, since the oil filters are readily visible on the bike

 

Never ran those on a street car, but we run those on the cars we tracked (Spring cars). Not looking to filter down to the single digit micron particle size, just looking to screen out the big chunks that would cause engine damage. Also like that you can quickly open them up to see if there are any metal shavings in there - given that these race engine are run hard in demanding conditions - you'll see chunks in there before the engine lets go completely - engines get rebuilt after every 4th or 5th race anyways. Street car would be the opposite - chunks in there = too late, engine needs a rebuild.

 

Up to you to decide if it is worth the extra cost - $200 buys a LOT of spin-on filters.

 

MotoMaster Formula 1 oil - don't think you can get that in the US - look to the Shell Oil company US equivalents - Rotella, Quaker State, Pennzoil, etc.

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System 1 oil filters are made and sold in USA. The link I showed has the lowest price I found, just temporarily out of stock... Just use disposable oil filters such as Bosch/Purolator. They're easier and cleaner to deal with. You can use the larger Bosch 3330 / Purolator 14610 (Fram 3614), as listed for Toyota Camry V6.

 

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,carcode,1429770,parttype,5340

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Purolator-Classic-Oil-Filter-L14610/19802834

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bosch-Distance-Plus-Oil-Filters/17243919

 

Here's a reusable oil filter in the regular 3-1/4" tall size, with integrated 4000 gauss magnet:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Reusable-Oil-Filter-Aluminium-30-Micron-washable-Stainless-steel-mesh-filter-70B-/300768759319?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4607370e17&vxp=mtr

 

$37.80, including shipping: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/REUSABLE-OIL-FILTER-30-MICRON-FILTER-OFT234/965063661.html

 

More photos: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Reusable-Oil-Filter-30-Micron-Filter/628010_1026425175.html

 

 

Shell's Motomaster Formula 1 high mileage oil is only sold in Canadian Tire stores, which are of course only found in Canada (north of USA)... In USA and Canada, Castrol GTX High Mileage synthetic blend oil is an excellent choice as I will use next:

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Castrol-GTX-5W-30-High-Mileage-Motor-Oil-5-qt./17253557

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I like it because of its advantages...It's already paid for itself, and still is. It's not as restrictive as a paper element filter, especially upon severe cold starts. I don't mind cleaning it, and seeing what it caught. It also provides some oil cooling with its finned aluminum body. It's very solid, compared to a tin can oil filter.

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Hmm, thanks for the links dom.

 

dom, is that aliexpress the one you are currently running or do you have something else right now?

 

System 1 filters I've seen, sometimes they have them stocked at Jegs or Summit Racing. Aliexpress group - can be a mixed bag, quality wise. Pricing wise, pretty hard to beat. I've gotten 1/2 dozen CREE LED bulbs, supposed to be all the same, but color temperature and overall lumens output varies wildly. Can't really complain too much, got 6 bulbs for the price of 1 retail bulb.

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Like I mentioned, I have the System 1 # 209-314. I got it from USA over 10 years ago. I have about 34 oil changes on it.

 

I got a couple things from AlliExpress before with good results. That filter is also available from Ebay for a little more.

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Hey Frank, I use AmsOil.

I like their 0W30 signature series full synthetic in the winter. It's still somewhat liquid at - 60 F.

I use it in both corollas, 5w30 in the summer.

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