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#3372868 - 05/15/14 09:45 PM Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 2037
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Here is a Napa Gold 1515 filter that was in use on my buddy's Jeep 4.0L for 5,000 miles with Pennzoil Yellow Bottle 10w30. The filter media was a little wavy all the way around, but besides that it was in good shape. The silicone valve was in good shape, the media was still strong and held together well, and there was no start up noise with this filter.





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#3372877 - 05/15/14 09:59 PM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
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Loc: USA
Looks good.

What causes the pleats to get distorted ?
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#3372889 - 05/15/14 10:15 PM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 04/13/13
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Looks decent. Pleats look so thin when compared to Frams, even Purolators. Different design but it works.
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#3372899 - 05/15/14 10:25 PM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Just changed oil in E430, the Hengst cartridge filter made in Germany looks pretty good after 2 years 23k miles. There isn't any debris I can see, looks like it can be used for another 10-12k miles. Need to take a picture and post.
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#3372912 - 05/15/14 10:47 PM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Try to pull the end caps off that filter .... I dare ya. laugh

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#3372916 - 05/15/14 10:50 PM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: Merkava_4]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Try to pull the end caps off that filter .... I dare ya. laugh


Haha, I actually did pull on them... they didn't budge. LOL
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#3372920 - 05/15/14 10:56 PM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
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Not bad....
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#3372941 - 05/15/14 11:27 PM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 05/14/14
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That's why I use Wix filters whenever possible. They have very good quality filters.

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#3372946 - 05/15/14 11:31 PM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: Mr Nice]
Robb. Offline


Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 316
Loc: Toronto Canada
Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
Looks good.

What causes the pleats to get distorted ?



Pressure caused by heavy oil or coolant/water/moisture in oil.
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#3372949 - 05/15/14 11:33 PM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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could the pleats expand when they get oily?
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#3373006 - 05/16/14 05:53 AM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: Mr Nice]
David1 Offline


Registered: 06/17/13
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Loc: USA, FLA
Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
Looks good.

What causes the pleats to get distorted ?



I was going to say the same thing.

perhaps b/c the filter is so TALL / TALL?
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#3373024 - 05/16/14 06:43 AM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 4585
Loc: Indiana
Looks pretty decent.

I am using the Fram TG equivalent right now. I cant wait to cut it open and see how well it held up. This along with the Mopar filter were the only 2 so far that didn't give me any start up noise.
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#3373027 - 05/16/14 06:49 AM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 9047
Loc: The Old North State
Looks excellent to me, not concerned in the least about some wavy media. No effect on filter function. As for the thin pleat comment, not sure what that means. Perhaps it's because there's less space between pleats, ie., tight pleating. To me that's good thing. And this NG looks to have substantial media area. Solid looking construction.

Thanks for the pics.

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#3373102 - 05/16/14 08:39 AM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: jeepman3071]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 4728
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Pleats densely packed, like OLD Purolator! I've actually picked up a few of these for the XJ from O'Reilly (WIX 51515) with the $5 off $5 deal, looks like a solid performer.
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#3373114 - 05/16/14 09:02 AM Re: Napa Gold 1515 - 5,000 miles cut open [Re: Robb.]
FetchFar Offline


Registered: 10/17/13
Posts: 831
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: robcrx
Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
Looks good.

What causes the pleats to get distorted ?



Pressure caused by heavy oil or coolant/water/moisture in oil.


I favor the theory that the cellulose fibers absorb oil like sponges individually, causing them to elongate. No problem, the waviness. As long as no tears like we've seen in Purolators lately.
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