Originally Posted by Tgray
That is the dumbest place for an oil filter. Why are they a cartridge? Should be a spin on. Nothing like going backwards in time.
I respectfully disagree!
To me the 'spin on' metal filters are the 'going backwards in time' method.
I can't even count the number of times I've either encountered the canister filters spun on too tight or in very hard to reach areas or burning my hands spinning off a filter with hot oil in it.
Good f'ing riddance to the damn things!
Now I only burn my hands getting the oil pan plug out and I'm tempted to kill that issue too by getting a Fumoto drain plug valve.
And as others have pointed out, the non-canister filters are easier to recycle (you do recycle don't you?).
As for oil change intervals...
The ONLY reason I changed the OEM oil at 6000 miles (yes miles not KM) is because it was a lot vehicle and had been taken out on 'test' drives before I bought it. Otherwise I've stuck to 8000 miles or more interval and the fact that I use pure synthetic has me thinking I should extend it out to 10,000 miles and I would still be safe.
The 3000 mile myth should be killed by a nationwide Public Service Announcement on every TV channel possible for a week so people stop wasting resources (and lining the pockets of the stop-n-rob oil change chains).