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#320744 - 10/23/03 12:08 PM O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
pgtr Offline


Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 263
Loc: tx
I'm curious who makes these filters.

The base suggests MotorCraft. However the can has traditional knurled edges whereas 'MotorCraft' branded filters have a tighter 'serated' edge for grip. Store personnel told me it was Wix. I think I recognize the numbering scheme as being 'borrowed' from Purolator. Can anyone verify the OEM on O'Reilly's MicroGard filters?

thanks,

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#320745 - 10/23/03 04:20 PM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
jorton Offline


Registered: 07/04/03
Posts: 2761
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Does the by-pass device look like Purolator? Interesting the sales person told you WIX. I noticed the MicroGard didn't have metal shavings around the outlet hole like Purolator Premium does.
Joe

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#320746 - 10/23/03 07:24 PM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
pgtr Offline


Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 263
Loc: tx
Sorry I don't recall at all. I'm out of Purolators too so have nothing to compare to. They do not sell Purolators but they do sell Wix along w/ a few Delcos and Motorcrafts and Fram.

thanks,


Off topic: Go Spurs!

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#320747 - 10/24/03 01:41 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
TC Offline


Registered: 09/12/03
Posts: 1638
Loc: California
I never liked O'Reilly ever since her cow knocked over that lamp and burned down Chicago.

Actually, we're O'Reilly-free here in California, so I can't help you out, but you're on-target with your original comment. The base plate will spill the filter's secrets faster than a hooker begging for a meth fix. If you have local access to Napa Golds or CarQuest Premiums, they're also Wix's, so you can compare to those bases as well.

Here's a very sexy photo of a nude Wix showing its cooch:
http://www.ntpog.org/reviews/filters/napag2.jpg

Here's a peek-a-boo shot of a Champion base plate. Oooo, Baby.....Pose for me, baby....You know I like it like that....
http://www.ntpog.org/reviews/filters/stp2808-2.jpg

Hmmmmm.....I'm not sure what this orange thing is, but evidently it plopped out of a horse's cornhole:
http://www.ntpog.org/reviews/filters/fram3593-1.jpg

Lastly, I don't have a Purolator photo handy, but their baseplates are said to have eight round medium-sized inlet holes and six large crimps holding the gasket in place. The Motorcrafts evidently have six (???) rounded-rectangular inlet holes.

[ October 24, 2003, 04:45 PM: Message edited by: TC ]

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#320748 - 10/24/03 02:00 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
dickwells Offline


Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 901
Loc: Northern Illinois
Thats Mrs. OLEARY to you. Get off the computer and get out the bucket, its your state that is burning down. [Big Grin]

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#320749 - 10/24/03 02:24 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
TC Offline


Registered: 09/12/03
Posts: 1638
Loc: California
O'Leary....O'Reilly....they all sound the same to me. And besides, we all know it wasn't a cow anyway. It was clearly Libyan terrorists...or maybe Illinois separatists..? Maybe a terrorist cow. Yeah, that's it. A freakin' cow wearing a red headband and screaming somthing 'bout Allah.

[ October 24, 2003, 05:26 PM: Message edited by: TC ]

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#320750 - 10/24/03 10:10 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
pgtr Offline


Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 263
Loc: tx
You're killin' me there TC! Thanks for the links. I'm 'thinkin' now it was a Wix afterall. Now I'm flying purely on memory but except for the shape of the holes the wix and motorcrafts sure seemed similar according to my so so memory.

thanks again,

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#320751 - 10/25/03 03:10 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
TC Offline


Registered: 09/12/03
Posts: 1638
Loc: California
If they're repackaged Wix filters and they're occasionally on sale, grab 'em faster than Nick Nolte can grab a coke straw! They're one of the better filters out there, and certainly one of the best in terms of quality of construction.

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#320752 - 10/31/03 08:48 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
par Offline


Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 156
Loc: usa
I just bought two of the microguard for my Tacoma and the store manager said they were made by Purolator.

They seem to be very well made when compared to the Wix that I normally use. I always change the filter at 3-4000 miles so I figure I'd save a couple of bucks on the microguards.

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#320753 - 10/31/03 08:35 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
nismo man 21 Offline


Registered: 10/25/03
Posts: 23
Loc: Dallas, TX
Oreilly's Micro Guard's are made by Purolator. [freaknout]

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#320754 - 11/01/03 12:38 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
pgtr Offline


Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 263
Loc: tx
I was in the local OReilly's again yesterday to check on license plate frames (We have a new law that says frames cannot in ANY WAY obscure the state etc. Can't even clip off a fraction of the bottom or top of the letter).

Anyway I asked another guy that was stocking fresh MG oil filters what they were and he said he thought they were Purolators. I looked at teh bases of 4 random filters and they ALL had OVAL holes.

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#320755 - 11/01/03 01:55 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
TC Offline


Registered: 09/12/03
Posts: 1638
Loc: California
The only domestic brand I'm aware of with oval holes are Motorcrafts, which in turn are usually/always made by Purolator, correct? Not sure what that's about since the Motorcraft line seems fairly limited, focusing mainly on Ford products. I wonder why they just didn't stick with Purolator construction instead of evidently using Motorcraft construction..? An enigma wrapped in a riddle...spiced with sweet-n-sour sauce.

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#320756 - 11/01/03 05:48 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
pgtr Offline


Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 263
Loc: tx
Indeed it is. I have no idea who makes Motorcrafts but I'll take your word for it. They do NOT have the knurled edges like the motorcrafts - see my initial post above... Next time I need some oil filters (which won't be for a while - I'll make it a point to pick up theirs (they are regularly 2.99 and sometimes on sale) and see what I see upon closer inspection.

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#320757 - 11/06/03 11:17 PM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
Alex D Offline


Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 666
Loc: Triad, NC
O'Reilly MicroGard are made by Purolator, which is obvious when looking at the back plate design being composite steel/aluminum. They are Purolator right down to the center thread size stamped into the back plate.

They are definitly not WIX/NAPA Gold.

BTW Motorcraft filters are also made by Purolator. They are actually said to be a PurOne cartridge in a motorcraft spec housing (correct by-pass valve design is critical on Fords) made by Purolator. The aluminum/steel back plate again is s dead give-away. Only Purolator uses this design.

[ November 07, 2003, 03:21 PM: Message edited by: Alex D ]

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#320758 - 11/07/03 06:54 AM Re: O'Reilly's MicroGard filters? Who Makes?
pgtr Offline


Registered: 09/24/02
Posts: 263
Loc: tx
Thanks - the the Purolator-Motorcraft connection also clarifies the oval holes I was seeing in the MGs too.


FYI I have an old ACDelco PF-25 - it too has an aluminum ring on it's steel base - the aluminum 'crimps' the seal in place much like (though not identical) the Purolator/MG/MCraft.

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