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Old 01-29-2015, 08:08 AM   #41
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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.
Thanks Paul! What would be the WIX XP part number for the WIX 57045 that I'm currently using?
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Here is a site for cross referencing oil filters.

http://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com/
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Any help with my questions?
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:18 AM   #44
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Here is a site for cross referencing oil filters.

http://www.oilfilter-crossreference.com/
Thanks, but I don't see any "XP" Wix filter when I put in the other Wix part number. EDIT: I looked back at what filter I used prior to the WIX, and it was the PF48, so when I cross referenced that filter, the WIX 57060 XP pulls up as compatible. That is what I'll use in conjunction with Joe Gibbs LS30 when I do my oil change in the spring.

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For reference folks, IF a Wix filter is available in the XP version, it'll have an XP at the end of the number.

Here's what they have: http://wixfilters.com/wixxp/XPFlyer.pdf
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:13 PM   #46
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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?
The NAPA Gold is a decent filter but not a (higher end) synthetic media filter.

What vehicle do you have?

The NAPA platinum is or should be identical to the Wix XP filters, Wix makes ALL NAPA filters now.

It's my experience that no NAPA store stocks the platinum filter. You can order it and I'd imagine it's one day's wait.

Other than online, I've yet to find anybody that stocks the Wix XP filters.

The general buying consumer pays more for premium gas at the pump when it makes no difference to their vehicle yet will buy a four dollar filter before a six or seven dollar filter. Retail stores dedicate limited shelf space to what sells most, not what sell least.
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What part # am I looking for Wix Xp?
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Look it up here http://wixfilters.com/Lookup/filterlookup.aspx then see if they have the same number with "XP" at the end.
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I have a Buick GN conversion with a LSX 427 with twins and a custom oil pan with a stock filter adapter. I dont plan on putting any sort of cheap filter on this build that's why i'm here asking!
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What part # am I looking for Wix Xp?
Use PF46 (AC Delco) as the cross reference filter in the link posted above. When you put that in, it will pull up all the compatible WIX filters. My WS6 has a different oil pan, and uses a PF48 filter, so my WIX part number is going to be different than yours. The correct WIX XP filter part number I need is 57060 XP.
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The Napa platinum long filter # is 41522 and it's in stock local to me I would guess it's the same as the Wix 51522xp correct?
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Yessir.
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Good deal and Thanks for all the research you vested in these filters!
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And the guy at AutoZone looked at me funny when I said I didn't want his 'deal' with a Fram filter lol.

Nice writeup.
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Yeah, I get that all the time.

Most of the people working at Auto Zone, Pep Boys and Advanced have no clue what the parts are.

I once asked at Auto Zone to see their belt gauge and the guy started looking in the fuel, oil & temperature gauge section to find a belt gauge.
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Just wanted to thank Paul Bell for starting this thread. It has provided us w/ some good alternative filter options. Also, great to see a filters' internal design.

As to the auto parts store clerk comments; come one guys, these are just hard working people making next to nothing. They usually have better than average knowledge, that's it. Kinda silly to expect anything more. The people that we'd like to find working in these stores are using their skills @ much higher paying jobs.
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I'd like to update this folks.

I recently ordered a Fleetguard filter from Wheeling Truck-where I normally get the correct filter with the synthetic Statapore media.

This one came as junk. It has a crimped can and standard filter media. Certainly not a $16 filter, more like a $3 filter.

I'm sending it back and I have a few Wix XP filters on the way.
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Excellent info Paul!
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Working in the heavy duty industry, we only stock Fleetguard filters. I'd check the micron rating for it, but the site is down (has been all night, made work tonight kinda rough). But knowing what their other filters are rated at for micron level I'm guessing its similar and rated at 25 microns.

The other thing to consider as well, the larger filters, like the fleetguard, offer a longer required change interval for the filter itself. Basically the amount of oil it can filter before it starts loosing it's efficiency rating.
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tbot, I would imagine the larger industrial Fleetguard filters are the proper filter but if this is how they're now making the LF16104 that fits out LS engines, I can no longer recommend it's use.

Here's a comparison of what it SHOULD be to what they're now shipping:





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