Recent Topics
Once a year changes
by jay929
07/19/18 01:45 PM
Royal Purple SAE 30 Synthetic
by SilverSnake
07/19/18 01:40 PM
EPAUTO Filters
by JeffKeryk
07/19/18 01:10 PM
NAPA 4070 Coolant Filter Results
by DoubleWasp
07/19/18 12:58 PM
False advertising
by JBinKC
07/19/18 12:39 PM
Brake line replacement??
by koffy
07/19/18 12:35 PM
25% off on Autogeek - Today Only
by SatinSilver
07/19/18 11:57 AM
Delo, Rotella or M1EP for all 4-cycles?
by nthach
07/19/18 11:56 AM
Walmart 2 Good Deals and 1 Not So Good
by TheLawnRanger
07/19/18 11:09 AM
2015 Cruze 1.4T "jerk" at idle in drive
by 2James1
07/19/18 10:57 AM
ooma?
by urrlord
07/19/18 10:47 AM
Rotors already shot on our F-150 Ecoboost. 40k.
by Blaze
07/19/18 10:04 AM
Broken or Slipped Belt
by ET16
07/19/18 09:59 AM
#15 Texaco
by PJantzen
07/19/18 08:56 AM
Yellow plus red
by wsteveg
07/19/18 07:54 AM
High Milage Oils on Low Milage Engines
by PWMDMD
07/19/18 07:50 AM
Engine oil question
by tung
07/19/18 07:20 AM
ATF flush or D&F
by ugabulldog
07/19/18 06:30 AM
Hyundai and Quaker State 5W30 A5
by skyactiv
07/19/18 05:14 AM
335i BMW Rear Bearing: DIY?
by antonmnster
07/18/18 10:39 PM
Newest Members
99SK04GTX, jasonjossens4231, Eneos1, tung, spacekiller67
65511 Registered Users
Who's Online
80 registered (14Accent, aquariuscsm, 87sammy, 911Don, ad244, 4WD, 9 invisible), 1606 Guests and 37 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65511 Members
67 Forums
287322 Topics
4793337 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#1586875 - 09/02/09 01:38 PM Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX)
FastSUV Offline


Registered: 01/18/09
Posts: 1081
Loc: oklahoma
Anyone use them??? I get them for $1.60 per filter by the case so several OCI ago, I switched from the regular WIX (black can) filters to these since they are made by WIX & both of my vehicles use the same oil filter so by the case is more convenient.

I am not doing extended OCI's, I realize that the Pro-tec are not made to the same specs as the full-priced WIX filters, but I have heard the Pro-tec are the exact same spec as a NAPA silver so maybe they are decent if not pushed too long???

Comments please...

Top
#1586888 - 09/02/09 01:49 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: FastSUV]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
I have not used them because they aren't on any shelves around here, but if they are similar to the NAPA Silver/Pro-Select also made by WIX, they are among the best basic filters around, in my opinion.
In fact when people I meet ask me, to simplify things I tell them they are pretty much safe stumbling into any local NAPA for oil and filters.

Top
#1586904 - 09/02/09 01:56 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: river_rat]
Hootbro Offline


Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 2414
Loc: DELAWARE
Does WIX have a plant in Mexico? I recently bought 10ea Protec #116 (PH3600) from Rockauto and they were made in Mexico. The previous Protec's I bought were USA mad WIX.
_________________________
2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 3.6L (Idemitsu 0W-20)
2017 Jeep Renegade 2.4L (Idemitsu 0W-20)


Top
#1586911 - 09/02/09 02:03 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: Hootbro]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19882
Loc: CA
The Pro-TEC filter is likely made to compete with the Orange Can of Death and the other sub-$4 filters. I doubt it's a high quality filter.
_________________________
2011 Toyota Prius - 170k - ServicePro Dexos 0W-20
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 129K - Idemitsu 5W-20

Top
#1586979 - 09/02/09 03:18 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: The Critic]
EricF Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 1645
Loc: SF Bay Area
the protec is a wix "B" filter, same construction, same quality, only difference is the burst pressure rating is like 325psi vs 470 for the actual Wix.
We sell them and they are very popular for the price as well as zero problems/no warranties with them.

when we had to deal with fram, we also sold defense, also a honeywell product. we had better luck with defense filters than the orange can of death.
fram's were very good filters, until they put that black grip coating on, which flakes off and gets messy sometimes.
_________________________
1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L 4x4 (240k) 5W-30 Synpower
2006 Saturn Relay-3 3.5L (85k) 5W-30 Synpower
2012 Ford Fusion SE 2.5L (39k) 5W20 M/C Semi Syn

Top
#1586998 - 09/02/09 03:36 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: EricF]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 17020
Loc: Michigan
Never seen them....
_________________________
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

Top
#1587031 - 09/02/09 04:03 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: daves87rs]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21352
Loc: Orlando, FL
You don't consider sub $4 filters like the Purolator Premium Plus, STP or SuperTech a high quality filter ?

Top
#1587206 - 09/02/09 07:56 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: Mr Nice]
postjeeprcr Offline


Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 1821
Loc: USA
Here is a pic of one cut open.

_________________________
If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

Top
#1587406 - 09/02/09 11:00 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: postjeeprcr]
RacerE7773 Offline


Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 973
Loc: Geneva
Quality-looking filter. Like alot of other posters, I never saw the brand before.
_________________________
"Don't tell me you're the one they kept..."-Moe

"Naw, I'm the one they threw away..."-Larry
2007 Taurus 3.0 101,000 mi.

Top
#1587822 - 09/03/09 10:50 AM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: EricF]
Pete C. Offline


Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 938
Loc: Zip 28056
Originally Posted By: EricF
the protec is a wix "B" filter, same construction, same quality, only difference is the burst pressure rating is like 325psi vs 470 for the actual Wix.
We sell them and they are very popular for the price as well as zero problems/no warranties with them.


And you got this information from who??????
_________________________
... ahhhh, it's great to be old! AND Retired...

Top
#1587823 - 09/03/09 10:52 AM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: Hootbro]
Pete C. Offline


Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 938
Loc: Zip 28056
Originally Posted By: Hootbro
Does WIX have a plant in Mexico? I recently bought 10ea Protec #116 (PH3600) from Rockauto and they were made in Mexico. The previous Protec's I bought were USA mad WIX.


The short answer is Yes.
_________________________
... ahhhh, it's great to be old! AND Retired...

Top
#1588048 - 09/03/09 02:00 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: Mr Nice]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19882
Loc: CA
Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
You don't consider sub $4 filters like the Purolator Premium Plus, STP or SuperTech a high quality filter ?


If it's questionable as to whether a filter meets OEM specifications, then how could you consider it to be a quality filter? A Purolator Premium Plus filter does not have a silicone ADBV. As an example, the OE Honda filters do. All of the premium filters do. Therefore, how could you consider the Purolator Premium Plus filter if it lacks basic features that exist on the OE filter?
_________________________
2011 Toyota Prius - 170k - ServicePro Dexos 0W-20
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 129K - Idemitsu 5W-20

Top
#1588277 - 09/03/09 06:35 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: The Critic]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21352
Loc: Orlando, FL
The actual construction and amount of evenly spaced pleats (paper media) inside the PP+ make it a quality filter.

I will have almost 20K miles (mostly highway miles) on an oversized PP+ and in about 2 months I will cut it open to take a look inside.

Top
#1588607 - 09/03/09 11:39 PM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: Mr Nice]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19882
Loc: CA
Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
The actual construction and amount of evenly spaced pleats (paper media) inside the PP+ make it a quality filter.

I will have almost 20K miles (mostly highway miles) on an oversized PP+ and in about 2 months I will cut it open to take a look inside.


So evenly spaced media makes a filter high quality? What about the quality of the filter media, because that is important as well. And you still haven't addressed my concern about the ADBV-- wouldn't you rather have a proper silicone ADBV?
_________________________
2011 Toyota Prius - 170k - ServicePro Dexos 0W-20
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 129K - Idemitsu 5W-20

Top
#1588741 - 09/04/09 06:15 AM Re: Pro-Tec filters (made by WIX) [Re: The Critic]
Jakegday Offline


Registered: 05/25/09
Posts: 1006
Loc: fremont nebraska
that filter media/cartridge looks exactly like the one i pulled out of an AC Delco pf47 a month or 2 ago. it too had a black ADBV


Edited by Jakegday (09/04/09 06:20 AM)
_________________________
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
1981 Ford Fairmont
1978 Ford Ranchero GT

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >