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#1625185 - 10/08/09 08:48 PM Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open
e40 Offline


Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 293
Loc: Waunakee, WI
Here is what a Napa Silver filter looks like:







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#1625241 - 10/08/09 09:43 PM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: e40]
Colt45ws Offline


Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 7517
Loc: Central Washington
Base end bypass; nice filter.
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#1625256 - 10/08/09 09:51 PM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: Colt45ws]
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Registered: 02/23/09
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Loc: Michigan
Nice!
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#1625404 - 10/09/09 12:11 AM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: daves87rs]
genynnc Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 379
Loc: OR
Gastonia, NC... that's my dog! sorry, had to give a shout out to WIX.
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#1625585 - 10/09/09 08:14 AM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: genynnc]
benjamming Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 5688
Loc: northern Alabama
Why did you cut up a new filter? Wouldn't you learn the same information if it had been used?

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#1625656 - 10/09/09 09:21 AM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: benjamming]
labman Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 8711
Loc: Nothern USA
I am too cheap to cut up a new filter, but it is cleaner and you see if you want to run one. You also don't have to wonder if the pleats distorted in use. How important are razor straight pleats?

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#1626626 - 10/10/09 08:50 AM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: benjamming]
e40 Offline


Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 293
Loc: Waunakee, WI
Originally Posted By: benjamming
Why did you cut up a new filter? Wouldn't you learn the same information if it had been used?


It's been on my workbench forever, and I would have never used it anyway. It's supposedly for my Audi 1.8T, but I run the large Mann filters on it, and this Napa in comparison is about half the size. It came with the car when I bought it... It might have been the old spec for that car, because Audi increased the filter size as a response to the sludging motors that came up in the early '00s.
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#1626703 - 10/10/09 10:42 AM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: e40]
ziggy Offline


Registered: 08/08/05
Posts: 1124
Loc: stamford, CT
I hacked a napa pro select open last year, 3 months and 980 miles on it, stop n go traffic. It is a nice built filter for cheap, but...upon hacking it open. the media from base to top, was slouching! like it was getting ready to peel off or something! it was warped and saggy. Ive hacked quite a few fitlers open, and never ever saw any of them with this knid of filter media damage* First time i ever saw this on filter media.

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#1626945 - 10/10/09 03:07 PM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: ziggy]
panthermike Offline


Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 3179
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
These seem like good filters, especially for the money. I just picked up 3 at Napa for 2.77/each.
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#1627236 - 10/10/09 08:22 PM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: panthermike]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 4233
Loc: Michigan
Got a close up of the media?
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#1632123 - 10/14/09 09:12 PM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: ZZman]
e40 Offline


Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 293
Loc: Waunakee, WI
Here is a closeup of the media on a different Napa silver filter. (A used one after 5000 miles on Q Horse Power)..



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#1632379 - 10/15/09 05:50 AM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: e40]
labman Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 8711
Loc: Nothern USA
Looks like a fairly good filter, but very few pleats.

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#1632589 - 10/15/09 10:30 AM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: labman]
panthermike Offline


Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 3179
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: labman
Looks like a fairly good filter, but very few pleats.


I agree, at least on this model of the filter. The one in the original post looks better, as far as pleats.

As I said before, I got 3 of these to try them out. They are cheaper than the Supertechs I buy. If I like them, I'll stock up, otherwise back to the Supertechs.
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#2256508 - 05/10/11 02:46 AM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: e40]
merdog Offline


Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 73
Loc: Washington
GOOD FILTER FOR A 5K OCI...DID YOU HAVE A TEST DONE ON THE OIL TO FIND OUT IF THE FILTER WAS DOING IT'S JOB?
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#2555452 - 03/03/12 11:49 AM Re: Napa Silver - Oil filter cut open [Re: e40]
Topo Offline


Registered: 12/02/11
Posts: 661
Loc: Norwalk, Ohio
That is not a Napa Silver its a Pro-Select.
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