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#2324019 - 07/22/11 12:13 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: kemo]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: kemo
lol at the bypass whiners. the oil is going to touch the filter element regardless where the bypass is. man up!

Wix touts the thread end bypass...which is usually preferred all other things being equal, "to prevent oil from washing across the dirty element" when it is open. Not a huge deal, IMO, but for $12+ I want all the best features. I wonder why they didn't go forward with the regular Wix/NG design in this regard.

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#2324145 - 07/22/11 01:46 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: river_rat]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 6720
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: river_rat
Originally Posted By: kemo
lol at the bypass whiners. the oil is going to touch the filter element regardless where the bypass is. man up!

Wix touts the thread end bypass...which is usually preferred all other things being equal, "to prevent oil from washing across the dirty element" when it is open. Not a huge deal, IMO, but for $12+ I want all the best features. I wonder why they didn't go forward with the regular Wix/NG design in this regard.


Probably because they already were tooled up for Donaldson & Fleetgaurd, and talked WIX/NG to just use the same basic element and design for their product also. The bypass design looks the same on the Donaldson/Fleetgaurd elements also.

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#2324157 - 07/22/11 01:56 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: Texan4Life]
MetalSlug Offline


Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 2085
Loc: Madison MS
wait, the napa premium is synthetic media ?
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#2324328 - 07/22/11 04:37 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: MetalSlug]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
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When I shop NAPA
1} I check to see if the product is made in China if so I usually refuse to buy it
2} I ask for a discount and if I do not get it I shop elsewhere,,,ask for the discount after all the parts are on the counter. Refuse the order if a discount is not given.
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#2324428 - 07/22/11 06:47 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: Steve S]
Lead Shoes Offline


Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 2355
Loc: Mn
Originally Posted By: Steve S
When I shop NAPA
1} I check to see if the product is made in China if so I usually refuse to buy it
2} I ask for a discount and if I do not get it I shop elsewhere,,,ask for the discount after all the parts are on the counter. Refuse the order if a discount is not given.


Lol how do you figure you will get a discount?? just by asking because you are about to purchase a lot of stuff??
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#2324655 - 07/22/11 10:01 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: Lead Shoes]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
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Loc: Bad Axe, MI
One word!!



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#2324906 - 07/23/11 08:15 AM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: Texan4Life]
walk23 Offline


Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 530
Loc: TX - TEXAS
Looks to be top tier. P-1's are a good filter but clearly this looks like 2 steps above.
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#2324932 - 07/23/11 08:45 AM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: ZeeOSix]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Probably because they already were tooled up for Donaldson & Fleetgaurd, and talked WIX/NG to just use the same basic element and design for their product also. The bypass design looks the same on the Donaldson/Fleetgaurd elements also.

Makes sense. I will try one if we ever get them here in Podunk.

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#2326114 - 07/24/11 12:27 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: Texan4Life]
cp3 Offline


Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2549
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Thanx for the pics and the $$!

I'll have to see if I can get a price on these up here. I've paid $10+ for a Gold, XGs $13, M1s $15 and K&Ns are $16. Could be scary if you guys are saying they are almost twice the price of a Gold! Good looking filter though.
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#2326185 - 07/24/11 01:50 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: Texan4Life]
Billy007 Offline


Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 965
Loc: midwest
Thanks for posting the pics.

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#2328893 - 07/26/11 09:45 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: Texan4Life]
HWEaton Offline


Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 376
Loc: Wyoming
Yes, this is the same filter as a Wix 5515 and a Carquest 85515. I just put one on my 91 Dynasty today. Paper/Glass media. Love it.

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#2328952 - 07/26/11 10:42 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: Texan4Life]
steve20 Offline


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Wow -there's a Dynasty still on the road---? that brings back memories
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#2330548 - 07/28/11 03:19 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: Texan4Life]
walk23 Offline


Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 530
Loc: TX - TEXAS
Thanks for posting. Headed to Napa to pick up a set for my vehicles.
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#2331651 - 07/29/11 04:57 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: walk23]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10439
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
These filters can be used for 2-3 OCI no problem ,well worth the price for a great filtering/flowing filter.

i'm definitely stocking up on these filters,may just be my "new" regular stock.
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#2331668 - 07/29/11 05:18 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW NAPA Platinum 41515 [Re: daman]
sm00thpapa Offline


Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 867
Loc: Spring Hill, FL
Originally Posted By: daman
These filters can be used for 2-3 OCI no problem ,well worth the price for a great filtering/flowing filter.

i'm definitely stocking up on these filters,may just be my "new" regular stock.


How many miles you plan to drive for each interval to leave this on for 3 of them?
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