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Lost faith in Advanced Auto Parts

Went to give my new car it's first oil change today, and of course the drain plug was welded in, and rounded off. So, I hop over to Advanced, and asked for one. The girl says "It's a special pilot point M14 1.5 " with a 13mm head, and I'll have to order it, and it's $21.99".

After chuckling to myself, I went over by the filter wrenches, and pulled one off the rack, and go up and tell the girl "I'll take this M14 1.5" with the 16mm head instead."

Cost $2.13 with tax

I no longer can trust them.

Put in Mobil 1 Extended, and a Fram DoubleGuard. Sounds sweet.

Anyone using a K&N air filter on a 2.7? Worth the 26 bucks?
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K&N is overpriced, just bcs of the name you're paying 20 dollars more than the filter is worth. I always get Napa gold, good filters, priced OK !!
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From what I hear and read the Mobil 1 Filters are suppose to be "that" much better down the micron...
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I have a K&N air filter in my 2.7. I've had it since spring 2005. Can't say there's been any real difference mileage wise, and I do keep track.

$22 for a drain plug, ehh? Yeah, this is exactly the kind of thing I talked about in an old thread. Some of the clerks working in the parts stores have no clue what they are doing, let alone what they are selling. I remember when you could go in and they'd be able to pull out books and cross reference parts and part numbers. Nowadays you're getting shit like $22 oil drain plugs. Some couldn't tell you the difference between a wheel bearing from a water pump.
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K&N is overpriced, just bcs of the name you're paying 20 dollars more than the filter is worth. I always get Napa gold, good filters, priced OK !!
I was just wondering if there is a "noticable" improvement from the K&N. Probably more psycological than real, without a different intake.
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I paid less than 20 bucks for my K&N, thanks rpgoodkin

I've noticed a tiny bit more power, I removed the intake restrictor thing.

I'm done with Advance auto remain power steering pumps.
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From what I hear and read the Mobil 1 Filters are suppose to be "that" much better down the micron...
Sure would be nice if there were comparison sites for this stuff, with real, quantified specs and results. Like in electronics, and computers, there are a million review/compare sites out there. Maybe there is, though. Any links?
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I remember when you could go in and they'd be able to pull out books and cross reference parts and part numbers. Nowadays you're getting shit like $22 oil drain plugs. Some couldn't tell you the difference between a wheel bearing from a water pump.
Yeah, I should have just gone to NAPA. They generally have their heads above ground.
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I've noticed a tiny bit more power, I removed the intake restrictor thing.
What restrictor thing?
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What restrictor thing?

That stupid little cone/bullet shaped thing in the airbox tube on 1st gens. I doubt it made a real difference. I just had a pair of pliers in my hand and the tube in the other.
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I know of one "study" a guy did of oil filters a few years ago. Not real scientific stuff, just cut them open, took measurements and made notes regarding the constuction of each filter he looked into. I believe the Mobil 1 filter was on his list. Let me see if I can dig it up.

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html
that is the one I was refering to.

Here's another that I haven't seen and am going to look over now:
http://www.ntpog.org/reviews/filters/filters.shtml
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Thanks froggy

@Matt, I'll have to look and see if that is on my 2nd gen. Thx
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That stupid little cone/bullet shaped thing in the airbox tube on 1st gens. I doubt it made a real difference. I just had a pair of pliers in my hand and the tube in the other.
We're talking oil here buddy not air filters, otherwise your comment is correct ! :icon_razz
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Yeah, I was askin about the K&N air filter.
The comparison info, was on OIL filters. Me understands.
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I have a K&N air filter in my 2.7. I've had it since spring 2005. .
I guess you're the culprit for the oil/air filter mixup heh .....
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