I have been using Wick(Napa) for a long time and at 4000miles the oil seems lots cleaner than with anything else I have tried,but they probably all do what they are supposed to,and thats around where I change out the Mobile 1.
I’m sure the extra filtering media of the taller filter doesn’t hurt, but the main reason I like the taller filter’s is that they are easier to change beings that as the pan tapers away from the filter the further it gets towards the bottom, you can actually get your hands on it.
Someone that uses the taller filter--can you snap a picture to show how low it hangs next time you are under there? Just for reference here. Since the price is the same on mobil1 filters, the extra length would be a free benefit.
Only problem I have found for the M1-212 filter is that noone had it in stock. You have to order it. So think ahead if you want to use it. I also put a qt. Of synthetic lucas in this change. Holy guacamole, the thing runs quiet now. Looking forward to checking the MPG difference. Wont he much if any at all, but wear should be decreased for sure. Got a can of BG 44K fuel treatment on the way.