Yes, I saw the YouTube vid of the cowboy oil filter
expert. He is a bit misleading but why quibble. The point should be, Does a chosen filter work
, do the job for which it was designed and last as long as needed?
For as long as FRAM has been making filters, the market seems to say a resounding, Yes, but I see a bit too much sales hype and too little hard data in the filter industry….come to think of it, the marine
industry as well.
The question, “Is something better?”, should be qualified with, Is the “better” significant? There is no published data on either Perkins
or VP oil
filters that I have been able to find. Ditto WIX, MANN, NAPA and surprisingly several others. I’m sure that data is available somewhere but I gave up trying to find it, which makes me wonder “If the data is really meaningful, why don’t the manufacturers use it as a sales tool.”
Anyway, this is what I’m doing for my boat
. I appreciate both the comment about the hose barb/clamp fittings and the particular choice of alloy in the adapter. The former will be swayed fittings once the length/routing is finalized. The alloy, only time will tell but if there appears to be any issues, another $25 in a few years is an easy fix.