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  1. #1
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    Boiler oil filter

    I have a westwood filter that uses felt cartridges. I have seen star shaped cartridges that can fit in my filter unit (either paper or synthetic), and then I have seen spin ons like Garber.

    Is one better than the other and why?

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    I don't like Garber filters!

    The star shaped felt filter cartridges are the way to go. They remove water and filter great. Their biggest advantage is the miniscule cost of them compared to the expensive Garber units. The replaceable cartridges also let you see the condition of the fuel, the Garber spin-ons don't let you see that.

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    Makes sense. I thought the spin-on filters will filter better, plus you have the guage that shows when you NEED to change the filter, which clogging and unnecessary filter changes. Spin and grin right?

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    LOL....spin and grin?.....more like spin and wince!! Those fancy spin-ons are 7 times more expensive and don't filter any better. The micron rating of each are equivalent. That nice gauge can be added to any system too, just tee into the existing feed line and add a vacuum gauge. I actually have a Garber on my system, but I'm in the process of finding an automotive oil filter that will be equivalent in filtering (but loads cheaper $$), but of course it won't have the Garber Guy Logo on the outside!!

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    I like that guy......looks sorta like John Force ... lol

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    Most of the time, you get what you pay for.

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    The Gaber spin-on is the better choice. And if you want to see the condition of the fuel, upgrade to a Tigerloop Ultra as pictured in my avatar.

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    i like the garber ..

    and you can replace it with a standard Wix deisel filter

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    I like the Garber too, except when some idiot uses a wrench to tighten the new filter cartridge in place. Can't read I guess!!! However, we use all kinds of filter elements, depending on what is already installed. I cut my oil teeth on string oil filters, the old B-4 model and we never had undo pump or nozzle failures. I don't object to the addtional protection from the newer, more dense filter elements but sometimes I think there's a little overkill involved just to sell a higher priced product. Where there's a good reason, I'm all for it. I just never really saw the reason for the concern for better filtration.
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    ifn' ya be runnin a .45 ....you'll want it ...

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