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#354682 - 07/20/06 07:38 AM wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
oilcanboyd Offline


Registered: 12/03/02
Posts: 255
Loc: los angeles county
ive used both the 51334 and the 51344 (once two yrs. ago) wix oil filters, but i noticed that the 51344 had a black ADBV. i know that the 51334 has an orange silicon ADBV, but what is the 51344 ADBV made of?

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#354683 - 07/20/06 05:07 PM Re: wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
SpitIX Offline


Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 100
Loc: PA
quote:
Originally posted by oilcanboyd:
ive used both the 51334 and the 51344 (once two yrs. ago) wix oil filters, but i noticed that the 51344 had a black ADBV. i know that the 51334 has an orange silicon ADBV, but what is the 51344 ADBV made of?

I wouldn't be as concerned about the ADBV material as I would be about the fact that the 51344 has TWICE the filter media as the 51334, despite the fact that the cans are about the same size.
Thanks.

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#354684 - 07/21/06 09:38 AM Re: wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
oilcanboyd Offline


Registered: 12/03/02
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Loc: los angeles county
but what if you consider that its going to be mounted horizontally on for instance a honda?

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#354685 - 07/20/06 10:02 PM Re: wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
unDummy Offline


Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 8756
Loc: RI
My 51344 is mounted upside down. No issues here with ADBV performance.

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#354686 - 07/20/06 10:58 PM Re: wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
Big O Dave Offline


Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 1412
Loc: The New State of Central Calif...
ADBV color is not an indicator of what it is made out of, or of the quality of the ADBV, unless of course it is cardboard colored... [Wink]

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#354687 - 07/21/06 03:13 AM Re: wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
Gary Allan Offline


Registered: 09/28/02
Posts: 39806
Loc: Pottstown, PA
Big O Dave!! Good to see you, pal! [Smile]

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#354688 - 07/21/06 06:31 AM Re: wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
oilcanboyd Offline


Registered: 12/03/02
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Loc: los angeles county
quote:
ADBV color is not an indicator of what it is made out of, or of the quality of the ADBV, unless of course it is cardboard colored... [Wink]
i understand this...but why would wix make one filter with an orange ABDV and another with a black one? another example of this is with the motorcraft FL400S and FL1A. the FL4000S has an orange ABDV and the FL1A has a black one.

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#354689 - 07/21/06 04:55 PM Re: wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
Pete C. Offline


Registered: 01/18/05
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Loc: Zip 28056
Originally posted by oilcanboyd:
ive used both the 51334 and the 51344 (once two yrs. ago) wix oil filters, but i noticed that the 51344 had a black ADBV. i know that the 51334 has an orange silicon ADBV, but what is the 51344 ADBV made of?

If you'll read your own statement you'll find your answer. The one with the BLACK (buna) VALVE is the old design, the ORANGE (silicone) VALVE is the new design.

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#354690 - 07/22/06 02:50 AM Re: wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
oilcanboyd Offline


Registered: 12/03/02
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Loc: los angeles county
quote:
If you'll read your own statement you'll find your answer. The one with the BLACK (buna) VALVE is the old design, the ORANGE (silicone) VALVE is the new design.
so according to your statement pete, WIX 51344 currently has an orange silicoln ADBV? even when i had purchased the old white wix 51334, it always came with an orange ADBV. the only wix filter ive seen with a black ADBV is the 51344.

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#354691 - 07/22/06 04:33 PM Re: wix 51334 vs. wix 51344
Pete C. Offline


Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 938
Loc: Zip 28056
What are the date codes on the filters? Are they painted black or white?
There was a transition period between all buna to all silicone valves while Wix used up the old stock and brought the new valves on line. From what I can read between the lines, this might be the period that your filters were made.

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