Maintenance Matters

January 1999 Issue

The Price of Clean Oil?

Exactly $48 a pop if you think RAMís 20-micron filter is a good idea.

The first question that came to mind when Jack Riley, Jr., president of RAM Aircraft Corporation, told us about his latest product was this: Does the aviation world really need a $48 throw-away oil filter?

Perhaps a better question would be do we need a better oil filter that costs $48? Anyway you look at it, the high price will be the stumbling block for many, no matter how big an improvement this new filter provides, if indeed better filtration matters.

But make no mistake, by all appearances and laboratory tests, the new RAM replacement for the ubiquitous Champion CH48108 through CH48111 spin-on oil filters (available for only about $12 each from discount suppliers) does provide...

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