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#2649500 - 06/09/12 02:28 PM Purolator vs. Wix
zerosoma Offline

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2266
Loc: south dakota, usa
What's your favorite? And why?
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L (97,600) [Valvoline Max Life Syn 5w30]

#2649504 - 06/09/12 02:38 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
jsnyder49090 Offline

Registered: 05/31/12
Posts: 346
Loc: south haven mi
they seem to be very comparable from what i have read here wix has always made a good filter they may even be a couple dollars more.I believe purolator makes several different filters all are suppossed to do different things.
99 Regal LS
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#2649505 - 06/09/12 02:41 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
Bill in Utah Offline

Registered: 11/11/02
Posts: 12812
Loc: UT
Between those two Purolator.

Same "size" filter, same app. Photo worth a thousand words.

Wix on the left, Purolator on the right.


#2649507 - 06/09/12 02:41 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
fdcg27 Online   content

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 11273
Loc: OH
Purolator, for price and availability.
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#2649514 - 06/09/12 02:46 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
Thax Offline

Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 651
Loc: VA
Wix/Napa Gold , just personal preference really. Wix filters do eliminate any cold start ticking on my dodge and jeep so I stick with them.
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#2649523 - 06/09/12 03:02 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
Eddie Offline

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 7648
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
The WIX is a studier filter in the cartridge type.
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

#2649531 - 06/09/12 03:17 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
Jordan_FX4 Offline

Registered: 07/05/11
Posts: 92
Loc: Southern IL
I think that Wix and Purolator both produce great filters but for oil filters Purolator gets my vote for the simple reason that they list their efficiency and Wix's don't seem to. I'm sure that Wix is still efficient, but I like to know what I'm getting.
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#2649560 - 06/09/12 03:56 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
sayjac Offline

Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 9262
Loc: The Old North State
I like them both and think that are both solid filters. Bill's pics above show one of the things that occurs with Wix. Because the thread end bypass takes up considerable space, media area tends to be reduced. I don't like the newer Wix/NG apps using nitrile adbv and calling them Napa Gold. But I'm not affected by that, yet.

But as said above, for price and availability it's Purolator P1 and Classic. But, when I can occasionally get 40% off NG at my local Napa store, I'll pick up a couple.

I do like and use the Wix cartridge filter at 40% off, they are well made, and priced right compared to OEM even before the discount.

#2649643 - 06/09/12 05:37 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
MNgopher Offline

Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 3319
Loc: Lakeville, MN
Wix for me. Easier to source near me, heavier canister just feels much sturdier, and the bypass type in the filters I use is closer to OEM.

As far as the media being larger or smaller, than can be accomodated by using different filter material with different flow properties as well. Size is not everything.

Wix publishes more information on removals in my applications than Purolator, for whatever thats worth.

#2649645 - 06/09/12 05:42 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: Jordan_FX4]
ARCOgraphite Offline

Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 9557
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Originally Posted By: Jordan_FX4
I think that Wix and Purolator both produce great filters but for oil filters Purolator gets my vote for the simple reason that they list their efficiency and Wix's don't seem to. I'm sure that Wix is still efficient, but I like to know what I'm getting.
Wix list comprehensive beta on their site and for particulate MUCH smaller than what purolator advertises. 40um is like gravel for the love of Pete! I agree with Bill that in the small form factors the preferred Wix base-end bypass displaces too much filter area for my liking. On my Honda 1.5L. only the WIX allows the engine run correct. Even the Honda service part (fram) makes the engine sound like a box of parts - i had to remove it after 2 days of intense racket - which all disappeared with the Wix 57356 (NOT 51356). Why can't the dealer sell the proper JDM original part for the love of goodness!
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#2649662 - 06/09/12 05:54 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: ARCOgraphite]
Garak Offline

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 15733
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
ARCO: You need to devise an ARCO-approved logo for Wix and Defy. wink
Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 coupe - Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5w-40, Wix 51358
1984 F-150 4.9L six - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

#2649679 - 06/09/12 06:18 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
dnewton3 Offline

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6301
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
I prefer Wix, but I use either interchangably and have no issues with either. I'm leaning towards using whatever I can find cheaper; they're both fine.
Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

#2649693 - 06/09/12 06:36 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
Mr Nice Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 15356
Loc: Orlando, FL
For me its Purolator.

Very cheap with AAP discount codes and easily available. I really don't buy in all the beta ratio of a filter media and splitting hairs.
2007 Civic EX
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2005 RSX base
2005 Civic LX

#2649864 - 06/09/12 10:12 PM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: zerosoma]
KCJeep Offline

Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 5954
Loc: Mahzurrah!
I would use either in a heartbeat, both are very well made, have had (rarely) start up noise in the Jeep with Puro's and Puro made Motorcrafts, never with a Wix or now Baldwins.

Never any noise in our other vehicles with any of them, even Fram, the Jeep is a bit picky.
2004 Jeep Grand 4.0 @ 128k Pennzoil HM 5w30 w/ 1 qt 10w40
Fram TG8A
KIA Sedona 53k, Chevy Lumina 179k, Chrysler Sebring 181k, Chrysler Concorde 109k

#2649948 - 06/10/12 01:06 AM Re: Purolator vs. Wix [Re: KCJeep]
Malo83 Offline

Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 1228
Loc: Cali
Wix, just because thumbsup

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