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Old 01-13-2015, 09:06 AM   #21
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Speaking strictly from experiences I've had with the one in Jefferson City.
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good read, and interesting you managed to find a fleetguard filter
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:11 AM   #23
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Anyone else have pressure numbers to add? Would be nice to build & have an archive of oil filter/pressure reference. Of course it is important that the results from one filter to the next be tested on the same engine.

For example: The poster might say that on "X" (the posters' car) Amsoil filter made 60 @ idle cold & 50 @ temp. The Wix made 58 @ idle & 46 @ temp. The Royal purple made 60 @ idle & 52 @ temp...etc. These are just examples, not posted as ref material.

Could also include pressure @ WOT.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:47 AM   #24
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I have never seen an O'Rieleys but Im hoping I can find it at Nappa down the street from me. I was able to find the Wix Xp on Amazon for $11.04, not sure if thats a good deal but thatll be my last resort if I cant find it locally.
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I have never seen an O'Rieleys but Im hoping I can find it at Nappa down the street from me. I was able to find the Wix Xp on Amazon for $11.04, not sure if thats a good deal but thatll be my last resort if I cant find it locally.
There's a small place in Milford I got a Wix XP from a few years ago, I'm sure they still sell them. Normally I just use a Napa gold or Car Quest blue filter since they are both the same thing made by Wix.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:37 AM   #26
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^Good to know
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:02 PM   #27
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Can I assume that all of the oil filters tested are applicable (and installable) to/on an LS1 engine?

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Old 01-16-2015, 10:27 PM   #28
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The Fleetguard and Wix do but they're taller than stock and will stick under the oil pan just a bit.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:48 PM   #29
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You can order a wix xp off amsoil.com for 9.10ea
Not sure of the going rate just letting people know.
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:54 AM   #30
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What's the difference between the regular black wix filters and the XP's?

I asked this earlier about the regular wix and you said "it's up there" and well, no, it's not up there.

Maybe when I get home later this month I'll buy a few, like a Purolator, Puraolator pure 1, regular black wix, and even a K&N and add to this.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:57 AM   #31
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Good writeup! If people want to see other filters examined they should donate them. Im sure this can get pretty expensive for Paul.
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I use K&N oil fters test those.
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Sheer curiosity here, but all we're doing is looking at the media. Is it really telling us anything? There's no "testing" going on so to speak.

Just a thought.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:27 AM   #34
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One of the key factors in selecting a filter should be the size of the particle filtered.

How many micro?
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Amsoil EA 15K32 20 micron
Wix 51042 10 micron

However the Wix stated it captures more 10-12 micron particles than other cellulose/synthetic blend medias. Not that it had 10 micron mesh.

If I have time later I will look up other filters.
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Thanks SS, that's interesting.
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I went to the web sites for the other filters. None of them listed a micron size. I find this interesting. They use to list that kind of information.
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I'm looking for a filter i can find locally like the Napa gold,Plat or Wix xp so i dont have to rely on ordering fleetguards and finding them. Does Napa make a long Plat. filter and how much different is it from the Wix XP and Gold's i know Wix makes them all?
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I looked, and I'm using the WIX 57045 filter. Is this considered an "xp" filter, and if not, what is the difference. This particular filter is the longer version.
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It's not the XP version.

The XP versions have XP in the number and on the can.

The regular version has the standard paper media. It's a very good regular filter on par with a K&N or Mobil1 Extended.

The XP version has a synthetic media that's backed by a metal screening. It will filter better and last longer.
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