what is the best oil filter under 15 dollars?

Derick Knudson

Asked by May 06, 2015 at 09:06 PM about the 1987 Ford Tempo GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Going to be changing the oil on my 1987 ford tempo GL soon and was curious on what
brand of filter would be best for under 15 bucks =) thanks

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I run CarQuest filters in my rigs.

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The Best? Motorcraft. But you can learn all about it and discuss and view cut-aways at NAPA to understand why. Some best filters are dressed up as generic and vice versa........Putting a silk dress on a pig would not make you date it.....right?

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They are cute though, dont get me wrong.

Bob Beaman

It's a Ford, put a Motorcraft on it. Likely available at Walmart, online or at your Ford dealer. I like Motorcraft, Purolator Pure One, Mobil1, or Wix filters. I wouldn't use a Fram filter if they were free. Just my 2 cents.

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I agree, bob, you dont find cheapo filters dressed up as a motorcraft. There are so few filter makers, yet so many colors and packages. every now and then there is a filter recall, the last one I read was an A/C filter, for its o'ring. kinda rare. but what's inside makes all the difference.


The FL-1 HP can be used on many Fords. it is magnetized internally. If you have the length space, it's the premuim.

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All the major brands are built to meet manufactures specifications. Be cautious of the house brands and super cheap ones. I use Fram on my Expedition


Suure. and a quarter pounder is 100% pure beef. That's why I say, look at the filters they keep at the part stores for disassembly and explanation, some are put together well and some are not. Even brands you trust can have a weak, cheap version with a nice familiar paint job. You could view u-tube videos to see what sometimes happens, and get testimonials for and against.

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