{Stus-List} Oil filter preference

Yves Gagnon yvgagnon at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 18:47:13 EDT 2009


Hi Chuck,

I also have a M4-30 in my boat.  I think it was a diesel replacement for
Atomic 4 motor.  I use original Universal parts because I own the boat since
only since september.

What are the FRAM part number ?

Thanx
Yves
Foxy, 33-1
Quebec city

2009/6/10 <cscheaffer at comcast.net>

>  I have the same Universal M4-30 as Dwight and was using Fram Ultra Guard
> for the last 6 years until I read a comparative essay on filters which
> described the inards of every brand, and just started using Puralator Gold
> filters on both the boat and cars.  Advance Auto Parts or Auto Zone.  I
> change each winter around haulout when the oil is hot, and I've been running
> the engine only about 30 to 40 hours each year so anything would probably
> work OK.  The difference between an economy filter and the best is less than
> five bucks, so I opt for the best and change every year.  Keep a spare on
> board, so you're not hunting for parts at the end of the season.  During the
> winter buy a pair on sale.
>
>
>
> Funny, the oil filter used on a Universal M4-30 is the same as the one used
> on my Subaru.  The electric fuel pump is the same as the one used on a
> Nissan pickup truck.
>
>
>
> Chuck, C&C 34r
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "dwight veinot" <dwightveinot at hfx.eastlink.ca>
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 4:07:39 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: {Stus-List} "Cheaping it"
>
> I use NAPA Gold filters in my M4-30.  Change the oil once a season, just
> before haulout in October.  No problems yet.
>
> Dwight Veinot
> 1974 C&C 35, Alianna
> Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com]
> On Behalf Of Ronald B. Frerker
> Sent: June 10, 2009 4:36 PM
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> Subject: Re: {Stus-List} "Cheaping it"
>
>
> So, you folks with diesel engines, do you use the OEM oil filters or go
> with
> the NAPA filters?  Especially curious what the Universal folks do.
> Torresen wants 18$ for an oil filter and I'm not even sure if it's the
> correct one.  OTOH, the NAPA will probably run about 5$ with no shipping to
> STL.
> Is the NAPA cheap, or thrifty?
> Ron
> Wild Cheri
>
>
> > I (used to belong) was associated
> > with a yacht club that
> > maintained their launch ( a Tripp launch with a westerbeak
> > ) using the all too
> > affordable NAPA auto parts- no slight to NAPA- they make
> > fine parts or cars- and
> > most holiday weekends, sunday evenings, the launch was out
> > of service...the most
> > frequent cause?  failure of NAPA electrical parts,
> > starters, and other auto
> > grade repairs.  What is more expensive than a YC where
> > the launch does not
> > run...since the club is located on the shore of a usually
> > choppy river with lots
> > of (high speed) motorboat and ferry traffic, strong
> > currents and tides, a beach
> > launched dingy and 1/2 mile row just did not suit the
> > attitudes- or the physical
> > abilities of most members ad their wives.
> >
> > Far as I can tell, they repeat
> > history year after
> > year...somehow expecting a different outcome.
> >
> > The lesson- as this thread
> > suggests- don’t go cheap
> > (different than thrifty) on maintaining a
> > sailboat
>
>
>
>
>
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