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#1566279 - 08/14/09 07:13 PM Parts Plus oil filter
Tortured_Soul Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 155
Loc: St. Louis Park, MN
Are they any good? Who are they made by? I think I read somewhere that they are made by Wix. Thanks in advance!
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#1566284 - 08/14/09 07:15 PM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: Tortured_Soul]
ThirdeYe Online   content


Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 7700
Loc: Walker, MI
The one I have is made in China. Not sure what actual company makes it. It looks well built, although I haven't cut it open. The bottom is sealed in plastic. Also on the box it says "Meets or exceeds OEM specifications. Manufactured by an TS 16949 Certified Company"
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#1566285 - 08/14/09 07:15 PM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: Tortured_Soul]
gonzo Offline


Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 454
Loc: millington tn.
Is it blue?I have one on my work truck.Can't get look at it to see who I think it'd made by.

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#1566288 - 08/14/09 07:17 PM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: gonzo]
Tortured_Soul Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 155
Loc: St. Louis Park, MN
Yes, it is blue... I just hope it's > Fram.
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#1566297 - 08/14/09 07:22 PM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: Tortured_Soul]
gonzo Offline


Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 454
Loc: millington tn.
I know Parts+ sells the Wix brand in oil,air,fuel and also transmission filters.I just recently found out they had their own brand of filters.

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#1566767 - 08/15/09 05:52 AM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: gonzo]
caravanmike Offline


Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 1002
Loc: ohio
blue parts plus seems to be identical to the napa pro-select which is made by wix.
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#1566800 - 08/15/09 07:05 AM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: caravanmike]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 6856
Loc: Illinois
Someone needs to cut one open.....
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#1567061 - 08/15/09 12:00 PM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: mrsilv04]
gonzo Offline


Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 454
Loc: millington tn.
I'd use it in a heartbeat.

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#1568487 - 08/16/09 08:28 PM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: gonzo]
ThirdeYe Online   content


Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 7700
Loc: Walker, MI
That's odd, the one I have doesn't look like it's made by Wix and has a plastic seal on the bottom. The "Made in China" on the box makes me wonder... Once my camera is done charging, I'll take some pics of it. I don't know how old it is though, it was given to me by someone who scrapped their car and they no longer needed it.
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#1569107 - 08/17/09 10:01 AM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: ThirdeYe]
ThirdeYe Online   content


Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 7700
Loc: Walker, MI




I asked the person that gave it to me and he thinks he got it in 2006. I don't think it's a Wix, because of the "Made in China" on the box, the seal on the bottom, and the fact that the Wix for this application has 6 larger holes in the baseplate, not 8 like this one. I don't understand their numbering system, but it cross-references to the AC Delco PF52/Fram 3980/Wix 1036
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#1569165 - 08/17/09 10:35 AM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: ThirdeYe]
labman Offline


Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 8711
Loc: Nothern USA
Look inside. If it has a circle of small holes in the far end, likely it is made by Fram with a clicker bypass in the dome end. Champ was using those for a while before going to Ecores and blue buttons on the small ones. WIX or Clarcor's should have a solid steel end cap.

With it being free and a lack of evidence Frams are as bad as they are cracked up to be, I would run it and then cut it open.


Edited by labman (08/17/09 10:37 AM)

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#1569174 - 08/17/09 10:40 AM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: labman]
ThirdeYe Online   content


Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 7700
Loc: Walker, MI
There's no circle of small holes in the far end. I don't think it's a Fram, either.
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#1569495 - 08/17/09 02:47 PM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: ThirdeYe]
Tortured_Soul Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 155
Loc: St. Louis Park, MN
I hope it's not a Fram! I could take it off and put on the Purolator I have... I had to go to Goodyear to get my oil changed, because I recently moved. Otherwise I would have done it myself. At least they use Kendall syn blend. I just had to crawl under the car and see what brand of filter they used.
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#1570110 - 08/18/09 12:05 AM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: Tortured_Soul]
nthach Offline


Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 1663
Loc: California
Looks like a Pentius...

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#1629664 - 10/13/09 03:05 AM Re: Parts Plus oil filter [Re: nthach]
Augustus Offline


Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 209
Loc: Arizona, USA
I found a Parts Plus oil filter at a local Warehouse distributor which also sells retail. After a search online for a WIX distributor...and they mentioned their line of Parts Plus products.

PH2835 fits my 05 4Runner. Made in China on the box. The $2.02 price scared me. The clerk gave me a Parts Plus catalog. The inside back cover shows an exploded diagram of their oil filters.

I have a pic, but thought better of posting it due to copyright issues -?

Metal endcaps, coil spring, nitrile anti-drain valve, spiral wound center tube, 0.5mm steel sheet can. Doesn't sound like a FRAM to me!

In a limited comparison, was told a WIX uses a leaf spring vs a coil. Is that true?

The same location: cabin filter $5.29, air filter $10.22.
vs. $20.99 and $18.+ at the Dealer & WallyWorld, respectively.
I couldn't pass that up! Definitely my new air filter supplier.

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