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#2681684 - 07/12/12 12:04 PM Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic
zerosoma Offline


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Which is better in your opinion? Are Napa Silver's still made by Wix?
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#2681689 - 07/12/12 12:09 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
volk06 Offline


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Originally Posted By: zerosoma
Which is better in your opinion? Are Napa Silver's still made by Wix?


Like the last thread, the P1 vs Napa gold, theyre both pretty much equal.
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#2681700 - 07/12/12 12:18 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Depends as to your preference of either Wix or Purolator products. Both are in the same line as far as quality. I would have no problems using the cheaper of the two.
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#2681724 - 07/12/12 12:34 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Napa Silver series uses a nitrile combo valve design, adbv and bypass in one. Classic uses a separate metal dome end bypass and nitrile adbv. I prefer a standard separate bypass and adbv for reliability. I'd go Classic over NS.

No issues with traditional designed Napa Gold with silicone adbv and thead end bypass though.

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#2681791 - 07/12/12 01:57 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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+1 ^^ ... I stay away from ADBV/bypass combo valves.
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#2681857 - 07/12/12 03:15 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Based on the cost (lower).... and more media.....my choice would be the Purolator Classic.
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#2681862 - 07/12/12 03:19 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
zerosoma Offline


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Just wondering because Napa Silvers were on sale for $3.04 plus 10% off if you 'reserved' it and picked it up in store.

I went for one, just because. Hopefully it's a good filter!
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#2682053 - 07/12/12 06:45 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Originally Posted By: zerosoma
Just wondering because Napa Silvers were on sale for $3.04 plus 10% off if you 'reserved' it and picked it up in store.

I went for one, just because. Hopefully it's a good filter!


Puro Classics at WalMart....$3.27...we are talking pennies here.

In addition....the Classics are made in the U.S. I believe Wix has outsourced their production to other countries.
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#2682275 - 07/12/12 10:05 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: Oregoonian]
Triple_Se7en Offline


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Purolator Classic

Read the reviews here before purchasing. If you haven't installed the Silver, return it to NAPA.

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#2682314 - 07/12/12 10:56 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: Triple_Se7en]
zerosoma Offline


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Originally Posted By: Triple_Se7en
Purolator Classic

Read the reviews here before purchasing. If you haven't installed the Silver, return it to NAPA.


No I haven't installed the filter. Is it seriously that bad?
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#2706839 - 08/06/12 04:40 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: Oregoonian]
sHERM Offline


Registered: 10/12/03
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Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Oregoonian
Originally Posted By: zerosoma
Just wondering because Napa Silvers were on sale for $3.04 plus 10% off if you 'reserved' it and picked it up in store.

I went for one, just because. Hopefully it's a good filter!


Puro Classics at WalMart....$3.27...we are talking pennies here.

In addition....the Classics are made in the U.S. I believe Wix has outsourced their production to other countries.


This is not true, The Wix are made in Gastonia, NC. I pass the factory on my way from Charlotte to Atlanta on Hwy 85. They make all of the NAPA filters in that plant.
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#2706858 - 08/06/12 04:57 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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classic !
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#2706960 - 08/06/12 06:45 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: sHERM]
yonyon Offline


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Originally Posted By: sHERM

This is not true, The Wix are made in Gastonia, NC. I pass the factory on my way from Charlotte to Atlanta on Hwy 85. They make all of the NAPA filters in that plant.


Are the Made in Poland Napa filters made in the same plant?

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#2706966 - 08/06/12 06:52 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: yonyon]
volk06 Offline


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Originally Posted By: yonyon
Originally Posted By: sHERM

This is not true, The Wix are made in Gastonia, NC. I pass the factory on my way from Charlotte to Atlanta on Hwy 85. They make all of the NAPA filters in that plant.


Are the Made in Poland Napa filters made in the same plant?


How about the ones made from mexico and south Korea?
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#2706983 - 08/06/12 07:23 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
sHERM Offline


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Loc: North Carolina
Poland, Mexico, South Korea, where do you guy's get all this from?

this is from fleet filters site:
All our filters are NapaGold made by WIX in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA. We stock most of the filters we sell, and we try to ship all orders within 24 hours. If you're in Canada, Alaska, or Hawaii, contact us for your shipping estimates.
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#2706994 - 08/06/12 07:31 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: sHERM]
yonyon Offline


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Maybe all of the Napa Gold filters made by Wix and sold through www.fleetfilter.com are made in that plant. Even if this is so, that doesn't mean there aren't Napa brand filters made overseas.

I'm not quite prepared to believe that plant is so huge it includes tunnels leading to buildings in other countries. That would be crazy expensive.

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#2707017 - 08/06/12 07:57 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Wix does have plants all over the place. I've seen more of their air filters made overseas than oil, but that's just my narrow sampling.

Back OT: I'd probably take the Classic over the Silver.

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#2707023 - 08/06/12 08:01 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: yonyon]
sHERM Offline


Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 153
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: yonyon
Maybe all of the Napa Gold filters made by Wix and sold through www.fleetfilter.com are made in that plant. Even if this is so, that doesn't mean there aren't Napa brand filters made overseas.

I'm not quite prepared to believe that plant is so huge it includes tunnels leading to buildings in other countries. That would be crazy expensive.


what are you talking about? tunnels leading to other buildings in other countries?

NAPA is a USA country. NAPA stands for national auto parts association.

Not polish auto parts Assoc. They are based in the USA and I don't think they have buildings in other countries ? But if they do sell them over seas I bet instead of building tunnels from the plant, they could just ship them there by airplane
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#2707028 - 08/06/12 08:04 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: Virtuoso]
sHERM Offline


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Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Virtuoso
Wix does have plants all over the place. I've seen more of their air filters made overseas than oil, but that's just my narrow sampling.

Back OT: I'd probably take the Classic over the Silver.


Yes Wix has plants every where, but the plant in Gastonia makes all of the NAPA branded filters. I know people that work there, and i know a driver who drives for them.
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#2707142 - 08/06/12 09:49 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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duh
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#2707185 - 08/06/12 10:45 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: sHERM]
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Registered: 08/25/03
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Originally Posted By: sHERM


Yes Wix has plants every where, but the plant in Gastonia makes all of the NAPA branded filters. I know people that work there, and i know a driver who drives for them.


Well then, case closed and lock the thread.
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#2707322 - 08/07/12 06:24 AM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: sHERM]
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I get this right off of the filters. Says made is Poland, made in mexico. Napa gold cartridge filter for a 2003 Saturn cue with 3.0l say made in Poland on it.


Edited by volk06 (08/07/12 06:26 AM)
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#2707416 - 08/07/12 08:38 AM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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I've bought a VW TDI oil filter from fleetfilter.com which was a Napa Branded (Wix) filter and it was made in Poland. I've also bought a transmission filter there for my Allison tranny that was made in China. Not all Napa Gold (Wix) filters are made in the USA plant.

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#2707441 - 08/07/12 09:06 AM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: sHERM]
Finklejag Offline


Registered: 11/23/03
Posts: 1517
Loc: WA
Originally Posted By: sHERM
Originally Posted By: Virtuoso
Wix does have plants all over the place. I've seen more of their air filters made overseas than oil, but that's just my narrow sampling.

Back OT: I'd probably take the Classic over the Silver.


Yes Wix has plants every where, but the plant in Gastonia makes all of the NAPA branded filters. I know people that work there, and i know a driver who drives for them.


My great Uncle Stanislaus Dzikowski works as a janitor at the Gostyn, Poland plant. I will ask him to take some pictures of the USA made Napa filters for me.

Wix worldwide locations
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#2707464 - 08/07/12 09:28 AM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Real quality here.
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#2708778 - 08/08/12 01:05 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
wag123 Offline


Registered: 06/14/11
Posts: 598
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: zerosoma
Just wondering because Napa Silvers were on sale for $3.04 plus 10% off if you 'reserved' it and picked it up in store.

I went for one, just because. Hopefully it's a good filter!

Go ahead and use the NAPA/WIX Silver that you have. There isn't anything wrong with it for normal OCIs.

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#2709016 - 08/08/12 05:31 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Nothing wrong with a Silver, use it if you have it. I used to use them and never had issues. The combination ADBV/bypass isn't my favorite but it's not going to blow up your car.

Given the choice, though, I'd go with a Puro Classic for the same price.

If we're talking NAPA Gold, I'd go with it over the Classic.
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#2713958 - 08/14/12 12:09 AM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
zerosoma Offline


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I *technically* could return this unused filter/receipt for a Napa Gold now that they are on sale.

Hmm...Silver for $3, Gold for $4.50...
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#2714123 - 08/14/12 08:12 AM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Loc: London, ON, Canada
Originally Posted By: zerosoma
I *technically* could return this unused filter/receipt for a Napa Gold now that they are on sale.

Hmm...Silver for $3, Gold for $4.50...


Get the Gold.
When I was buying my filters exclusively from Napa I never once did not go with the Gold. They are quality.
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#3901868 - 10/30/15 06:47 AM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Bump
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#3901920 - 10/30/15 07:44 AM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: zerosoma]
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Go Gold!
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#3902014 - 10/30/15 09:45 AM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: gallydif]
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Originally Posted By: gallydif
Bump


Why did you bump an old thread?


Edited by Nate1979 (10/30/15 09:45 AM)
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#3902431 - 10/30/15 07:03 PM Re: Napa Silver vs Purolator Classic [Re: sHERM]
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If you like the Wix brand and want the filter to be made in the USA, buying from NAPA might be the best way to ensure that, especially if the NC plant is building the NAPA filters.

The WIX oil filters that I bought several years ago was made in USA, but the WIX air filter I bought was made in Poland. It seemed as if it was made well and used good quality materials, the only thing I didn't care for was the hard rubber seal. There was no give to it at all when I squeezed it, made me wonder how well it would seal against the hard plastic air filter box and plastic air box lid. I prefer air filter which have flexible rubber seals.

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