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#3027142 - 06/08/13 07:12 PM NAPA Gold
BlueOvalFitter Offline


Registered: 02/28/03
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Loc: Cajun Country, La.
Can it be said that a NG filter is equivalent or better than a P1? And, is equivalent to a MC, but with a coil spring instead of a leaf spring, but costs more? shrug

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#3027161 - 06/08/13 07:23 PM Re: NAPA Gold [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
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Registered: 06/03/02
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Yes! All of that can be said.

But, it may or may not be factual. A good place to start might be to provide accurate efficiency ratings of the filter media from all of those.

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#3027173 - 06/08/13 07:29 PM Re: NAPA Gold [Re: doitmyself]
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Originally Posted By: doitmyself
A good place to start might be to provide accurate efficiency ratings of the filter media from all of those.

Yeah, that probably would be the most important fact here.
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#3027179 - 06/08/13 07:37 PM Re: NAPA Gold [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
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Registered: 06/09/10
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NG is a black Wix or CarQUest Blue. Look in Wix's website and check the specs against the Gold. Silver, of course is the cheaper line and I am not sure where to find those spec's. The NG is a very good filter and every bit as good (or better than a P1). From all the filters I have cut open, it is hard to beat up a WIX too bad in PC's and Light trucks.
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#3027328 - 06/08/13 10:01 PM Re: NAPA Gold [Re: chubbs1]
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The P1 is more efficient, as most of their filters are 99.9% at 20 Mu. Many of the Napa Golds are 95% efficient at 21 mu. Construction wise I give it to the Napa Gold.
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#3027334 - 06/08/13 10:05 PM Re: NAPA Gold [Re: BlueOvalFitter]
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Registered: 06/30/11
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The Wix / Napa Golds are really, really well built filters, meaning sturdy. Their efficiency is mediocre relatively speaking but I don't know that is really an issue, I believe most of them are in the low 90's.

I have had problems with their ADBV's though, especially the thread end bypass ones.

I am using a cartridge Napa Gold in our KIA though and it's great. Who needs OEM?
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