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Hi all,

I just purchased a '98 Isuzu Amigo with the 4 cylinder 2.2L and 65k miles. The previous owner has always used Mobil 1 full synthetic with a Mobil 1 filter. I've always have been Valvoline guy, so I'm planning on switching the the Valvoline Synpower.

My question is , I can't see paying $10.99 for a Mobil 1 filter like the previous owner has been using. Is a AC Delco or Bosch just as good? I've always used the ACDelco's in my Chevys, just wondering if they'd be OK with the Isuzu.

Thanks for the help.
 

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I use Mobil 1 5w30 synthetic and a NAPA gold oil filter on mine.

1999 Amigo V6, AT

Scott
 

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NAPA Gold filters are the best. I think even better than the M1 filters.
although the media itself is probably better on the M1 filter the
overall construction is superior on the Gold.

You can get them for $5.50 to $7. I buy them by the case so the
price goes way down.

WIX Gold is the exact same filter.

Make sure it has GOLD on it. There other ones are crap.

PureOne makes the second best but there is concern that there is TOO
much media too close together causing filter media colapse when the
filter starts getting full.

FRAM and there related products are CRAP filters ever since the
late 80's. They use to be GREAT!!!! products when they were made in
the US way back when.

I use M1 Truck and SUV 5w-40. It is a diesel rated oil up to GL4
SJ/SL.

Some people here are noting that the truck oils are helping with the
oil burning problem associated with earlier Isuzu DOHC v6's.
Your 4cly is a GM/Dawoo/Isuzu motor. I would worry more about
your timing belt and head gaskets. Make sure your timing belt was
replaced recently.

Try to avoid the SM rated oils. SM's were developed to help extend the
life of emission components (from oil burning) by removing vital
additives that prevent scuffing and galing.
 

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mobile 1, wix, napa gold (but only gold) and purolator pure one filters are all exelent designs and built very rugged (i've torn all of them down at some point or another)... Botch filters are now made in mexico and are on par with junk fram filters... Supertech filters are actually built better than botch/fram filters... many of the store rebrands are fram rebadges, so be carefull... I'd feel comfortable suggesting any of those I first listed...

With full synthetic, you could justify the costs by going longer on intervals... Been using 0w30 german castrol in mine, and oil analysis is pushing me into 6000+ miles no problem.
 

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timrkopi said:
Some people here are noting that the truck oils are helping with the
oil burning problem associated with earlier Isuzu DOHC v6's.
Your 4cly is a GM/Dawoo/Isuzu motor. I would worry more about
your timing belt and head gaskets. Make sure your timing belt was
replaced recently.
I went ahead and used the plain jane ACDelco filter with the Valvoline full synthetic 10w-30.

I also went to the dealer today and found out that the previous owner had the timing belt changed at 54k miles - has 65k now so that is good news!

While driving today, I noticed that the idle is fairly rough. I purchased a new fuel filter for it (only 8 bucks) and all picked up plugs. I looked in the owner's manual and it had a part number for Champion platinums listed, so that is what I ended up buying - hopefully that was the right choice! These parts are going in tomorrow, hopefully it'll smooth the idle out.
 
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