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#312390 - 01/07/03 02:00 AM napa silver filters
penzdude Offline


Registered: 12/27/02
Posts: 434
Loc: va beach
i have recently switched from using..gasp! fram ph3600 filters on my 3.0 v-6 ranger to the napa silver 21516's. i know these are made by the wix corp, and that they are not as good as the gold napas, but in the fellas opinions, is this a step up? i rarely go over 2 thousand miles between changes, as i use a conventional oil,{pennzoil,5w30 dino,} and work is less than 2 miles from home. thanks for the help!

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#312391 - 01/07/03 02:07 AM Re: napa silver filters
OneQuartLow Offline


Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 874
Loc: Pacific NW
The Golds are Wix but the silvers aren't. At least not all of them. I opened two silvers up and there was no comparison to my other Wixs or NAPA Golds.

Not that it matters much for 2K mile intervals. [Smile] I can't blame you if the bulk of your driving is limited to those 2mile drives. How long does it take you between changes?

David

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#312392 - 01/07/03 02:21 AM Re: napa silver filters
penzdude Offline


Registered: 12/27/02
Posts: 434
Loc: va beach
actualy, it really doesn't take that long to rack up the 2 thou. i have a side job that takes me on rather long drives on the weekend. i figure that's a plus, as it helps get rid of some of the acids and such from the short commute to regular work. less than the popular 3000mi, thanks for the reply!

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#312393 - 01/07/03 02:24 AM Re: napa silver filters
penzdude Offline


Registered: 12/27/02
Posts: 434
Loc: va beach
excuse me, less than the popular 3 months interval, my bad. [Roll Eyes]

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#312394 - 01/07/03 02:58 AM Re: napa silver filters
Ryan00TJ Offline


Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 742
Loc: Lake Anna, VA
When my brother got his 95 Camaro with the 3.4L V6 it had an extended Napa Silver filter on it, #21036 if I remember right. I recently changed his oil for him and cut it open as I was curious to how well it was made. It was just like the Wix and Napa Gold filters and seems a good buy for $2.

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#312395 - 01/07/03 03:19 AM Re: napa silver filters
OneQuartLow Offline


Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 874
Loc: Pacific NW
I've heard that before. Have a feeling the silvers change over time. Some might be Wix, if only because they don't have a cheaper source? Don't know. The two I opened were common Chrysler fits and they were completely different from my Wix made equivalents (Wix and NAPA gold labels).

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#312396 - 01/07/03 03:42 AM Re: napa silver filters
joee12 Offline


Registered: 07/04/02
Posts: 4106
Penzdude, check out this link, they cut open a Napa Silver and comment:
http://www.ntpog.org/reviews/filters/filters.shtml

-Joe

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#312397 - 01/07/03 04:04 AM Re: napa silver filters
Ken2 Offline


Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 6171
Loc: Washington St.
I've cut open one Napa Silver filter (for a Toyota), and it looked good. My feeling is that Napa (or maybe Wix) may get these from different sources depending on the filter model so they have a full line...some OK and some not OK. Hey, Silver filters are 99 every Sunday at the local Napa store--so I bought one to cut open.

I'd buy better filters and not change my oil every 2k.

Ken

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#312398 - 01/07/03 04:31 AM Re: napa silver filters
penzdude Offline


Registered: 12/27/02
Posts: 434
Loc: va beach
thanks guys for the posts! the napa silver i purchased today at least, appears to be, in fact a wix. it has the 6 large oil inlet holes, with only the black anti-drainback valve visable through them, the 6 "notches" that hold the gasket in place, and through the center outlet hole, the bypass valve spring is visable. shiny back plate too! at least this is what i have read are typical ways to identify a wix. maybe they are supplied by different companies though for napas in other states. i live in va, which isn't far from gastonia nc, which is where i beleive the wix are made. [Patriot]

[ January 07, 2003, 09:18 PM: Message edited by: penzdude ]

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