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#3078077 - 07/27/13 04:06 PM Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 3921
Loc: FL, USA
I was up at the shop and saw a bunch of Napa Golds sitting around, they have been there a while so I decided to cut one open just to view, they dont fit any of our cars so they would have just sat around. Here you go for your viewing pleasure....








The filter media seems more thin and ridged than the Honda OEM filters I cut open, they are thicker and not so firm. Also, where the top metal endcap and the bypass valve meet its all metal on metal, doesnt seem like a good seal to me, but maybe it works? anyway here are the pics. If I didnt run Honda OEM oil filters then I would run Napa golds most likely.
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2005 Chevy Uplander 128K
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#3078082 - 07/27/13 04:10 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: gregk24]
satinsilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3258
Loc: Ohio
Dang, first you waste synthetic oil by changing it early and now you're cutting up brand new oil filters. Place an ad on CL next time for free oil filters.

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#3078083 - 07/27/13 04:13 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: gregk24]
SLCraig Offline


Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5393
Loc: London, ON, Canada
I think that is the filter used on the Nissan VQ35, either way, Napa Golds are good filters. I used them for years exclusively until I started buying PureONE's for a better price in the last year or so.
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#3078090 - 07/27/13 04:17 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: satinsilver]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 3921
Loc: FL, USA
Originally Posted By: satinsilver
Dang, first you waste synthetic oil by changing it early and now you're cutting up brand new oil filters. Place an ad on CL next time for free oil filters.


Well I hope no one would have used this filter, as it had dust and dirt all over it and some inside too. And Ill choose what to do with my filters, thought you guys liked looking at filters, used or new. Cant win for losing on here.
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PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2005 Chevy Uplander 128K
GTX HM 5w30 / Fram Ultra

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#3078093 - 07/27/13 04:20 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: gregk24]
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Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 4165
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: gregk24
Well I hope no one would have used this filter, as it had dust and dirt all over it and some inside too. And Ill choose what to do with my filters, thought you guys liked looking at filters, used or new. Cant win for losing on here.

Thanks for posting; always nice to see internal filter construction and nothing wrong with "taking one for the team".
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#3078098 - 07/27/13 04:24 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: 2010_FX4]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
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Loc: FL, USA
Originally Posted By: 2010_FX4
Originally Posted By: gregk24
Well I hope no one would have used this filter, as it had dust and dirt all over it and some inside too. And Ill choose what to do with my filters, thought you guys liked looking at filters, used or new. Cant win for losing on here.

Thanks for posting; always nice to see internal filter construction and nothing wrong with "taking one for the team".

Thanks...glad someone appreciates it.
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#3078100 - 07/27/13 04:27 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: gregk24]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 3679
Loc: S California
You have to be careful with NAPA filters. Open the box and inspect the filter. I have found 2 over the years that had rust and some kind of dust that you could shake out of the filter. Some of their stock of filters that don't turn over very often must be really old.
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#3078101 - 07/27/13 04:29 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: gregk24]
dave123 Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1369
Loc: wi
Originally Posted By: gregk24
Originally Posted By: satinsilver
Dang, first you waste synthetic oil by changing it early and now you're cutting up brand new oil filters. Place an ad on CL next time for free oil filters.


Well I hope no one would have used this filter, as it had dust and dirt all over it and some inside too. And Ill choose what to do with my filters, thought you guys liked looking at filters, used or new. Cant win for losing on here.



Nice pics I have run many of them on my 06 Tacoma. You do what you want with your money don't listen to others to tell you what you can or can't do with it.

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#3078106 - 07/27/13 04:32 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: dave123]
satinsilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3258
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: dave123
[You do what you want with your money don't listen to others to tell you what you can or can't do with it.


Same thing with buying PP and dumping it after 3k miles. Which is what the OP does.

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#3078118 - 07/27/13 04:47 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: satinsilver]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 3921
Loc: FL, USA
Originally Posted By: satinsilver
Originally Posted By: dave123
[You do what you want with your money don't listen to others to tell you what you can or can't do with it.


Same thing with buying PP and dumping it after 3k miles. Which is what the OP does.


Sorry...let me consult you next time I buy a car so you can determine my maintenance schedule. Thanks.
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2012 Honda Accord EX-L 33K
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2005 Chevy Uplander 128K
GTX HM 5w30 / Fram Ultra

1991 Buick Park Avenue 118K
GTX HM 10w30 / Fram TG

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#3078122 - 07/27/13 04:50 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: gregk24]
walk23 Offline


Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 564
Loc: TX - TEXAS
Amen to doing what you will with your money. The pictures do give some of us things to compare when choosing an oil filter. Thanks
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#3078124 - 07/27/13 04:50 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: satinsilver]
dave123 Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1369
Loc: wi
Originally Posted By: satinsilver
Originally Posted By: dave123
[You do what you want with your money don't listen to others to tell you what you can or can't do with it.


Same thing with buying PP and dumping it after 3k miles. Which is what the OP does.

Hey it's his money he can do what he want's to do with it. You should hear what people say when you spend 20 dollars on a four pack of beer I couldn't care less it's my money

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#3078125 - 07/27/13 04:51 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: walk23]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 3921
Loc: FL, USA
Originally Posted By: walk23
Amen to doing what you will with your money. The pictures do give some of us things to compare when choosing an oil filter. Thanks


Your welcome! No problem


Edited by gregk24 (07/27/13 04:51 PM)
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2012 Honda Accord EX-L 33K
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2005 Chevy Uplander 128K
GTX HM 5w30 / Fram Ultra

1991 Buick Park Avenue 118K
GTX HM 10w30 / Fram TG

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#3078129 - 07/27/13 04:54 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: gregk24]
cashmoney Offline


Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 469
Loc: TX
Thanks for sharing the pictures on that filter. I am sure most folks on this board appreciate your time and effort to share and post the pics and info. Ignore the trolls.

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#3078138 - 07/27/13 05:02 PM Re: Napa Gold 1348 cut open w/ pics [Re: gregk24]
Virtuoso Offline


Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 2667
Loc: Cow town, NE
It's a rare breed in this world that will cut up a filter anyway (myself included in the rare part). My wife thinks it's cute but only because she's used to it now.

Thanks for the post. Looks like a great filter over-all.

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