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Old 02-12-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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Are Napa Gold oil filters wix filters?

I heard the wix are great oil filters, I've been told that napa golds are the same as wix, is this true?
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not sure about the napa filters. wix filters are good but wix racing filters are even better, there is a difference. i come from a family of circle track guys and thats what they run. i run brad penn 20w50 racing oil and a wix 51515R racing filter on my 410

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Last I heard was that Wix made NAPA oil filters.
Contact NAPA to find out for sure.

I use the Wix 51515.
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Last I heard was that Wix made NAPA oil filters.
Contact NAPA to find out for sure.

I use the Wix 51515.
Thats what I heard too, I'll prolly just order up the wix 51515.

Thanks for the help guys
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Thats what I heard too, I'll prolly just order up the wix 51515.

Thanks for the help guys
Sup Chief,

I run a Napa gold on my blown 347. Just as good as a FMS filter.
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Wix makes the NAPA gold oil filters not about the others.
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Last I heard was that Wix made NAPA oil filters.
Contact NAPA to find out for sure.

I use the Wix 51515.
True statement but its only the GOLD filters they make
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True statement but its only the GOLD filters they make
X2. I worked at Napa for 5 years. You have no idea how many times I had to explain that the Silver line filters are junk and gold filters are good ones.
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who makes FOMOCO?
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Whoever wins with the lowest bid meeting the correct criteria.
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are you implying that ford motorcraft filters are junk? i've always used them.
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I worked at napa years ago. notice the wix's number 51515 and napa's 1515.
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are you implying that ford motorcraft filters are junk? i've always used them.
Nope, just stating a fact. I use them also.
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cool, napa gold it is!
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Whoever wins with the lowest bid meeting the correct criteria.
This is true, lowest bidder gets the contract. Yrs ago I had saved a good writeup on all the filters, the guy who did the research cut them all open and compared them. Lost that hard drive and all the cool stuff I saved.
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Check out: http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil...reference.html
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Carquest might also be too but then again could be purolator too I know Napa gold is not sure about the budget or silver as I think they call it Hell I always use a good old FL-1A on the stang and the 150 and Fram Tough guard on my cherokee and Ram. But wix does make a good filter all we used at the shop for a long time then changed to crappy valvoline filters. Or whatever is cheap at the autozone nextdoor scary isn't it what people "boss" will do to save money.
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Don`t use Fram.
They are the worst garbage oil filters on the market.
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are you implying that ford motorcraft filters are junk? i've always used them.



I run nothing but wix on all of my engines, but wouldn't hesitate to put a motorcraft anything on my car. To the original question, Wix makes Napa gold filters.
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Carquest might also be too but then again could be purolator too.
I know the Carquest blue filters are for sure Wix. They are listed in this online ordering for our shop as wix/carquest. Not too sure on the reds, though some of the online listings have the same wix/carquest listing by the red filters.
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I know the Carquest blue filters are for sure Wix. They are listed in this online ordering for our shop as wix/carquest. Not too sure on the reds, though some of the online listings have the same wix/carquest listing by the red filters.
I thought I heard some carquest being wix. As I went to wix website typed in locater, and a carquest dealer came up
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most are pretty good..

only way to know for certain is to cut one apart with the filter cutter tool....

name stuff like K&N or wix or ford motorcrap is standard level of continual quality level...untill they wanna save another 5 cents...

during this time of economic change,.....we never know when they might change how the oil filters are made...
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