Recent Topics
17 accord ex sedan winter tire
by 11crv
11/22/17 06:18 AM
Good Indy Shop in Washington D.C. area?
by cdm1993
11/22/17 05:27 AM
Honda CRV 100k too frequent synthetic change
by mi3grls
11/22/17 04:32 AM
Quaker State rebate denied on clearance AA QSUD
by FlyingVan
11/21/17 11:56 PM
What do you think of a 9 year old "new" vehicle?
by OneEyeJack
11/21/17 11:35 PM
truck fleet oil samples
by AndrewThomass
11/21/17 10:42 PM
David Cassidy passes away.
by PimTac
11/21/17 10:16 PM
using higher than minimum octane requirement OK?
by NissanMaxima
11/21/17 10:04 PM
10% off Black Friday Sale - Autopartsway (US/CDN)
by StevieC
11/21/17 09:51 PM
Samsung Galaxy "X" - Bendable!
by StevieC
11/21/17 08:57 PM
kelly tires
by ernied
11/21/17 08:41 PM
Uploading CD music to Google Play Music
by Donald
11/21/17 07:15 PM
How to drain 2016 Charger front differential?
by wwillson
11/21/17 07:11 PM
Amsoil 0W-20. 2016 Camry, 9200 miles
by mdv
11/21/17 07:05 PM
Liking E15
by DBMaster
11/21/17 06:35 PM
Balance Beads for my new tires
by A310
11/21/17 05:42 PM
2008 FLRHC M1 VTWIN 20W-50, 1.7k
by GRIMland
11/21/17 05:15 PM
Looking to buy a TV.
by 07titan
11/21/17 05:13 PM
Optimum Wash and Wax
by FlyPenFly
11/21/17 04:57 PM
Do Your or Will You Take Care of Your Kid's Cars..
by Speak2Mountain
11/21/17 04:45 PM
Newest Members
Endless34, nasazach, NoSp00ne, mi3grls, Volkan
63472 Registered Users
Who's Online
45 registered (Alex_V, 2015_PSD, b1amgm47, AZjeff, Bandito440, alarmguy, 3 invisible), 1263 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
63472 Members
66 Forums
274141 Topics
4556664 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3363640 - 05/06/14 05:40 PM MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ?
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17015
Loc: Clovis, CA
At O'Reilly's today the MicroGard MGA46153 and the WIX 46153 had similar part numbers and both said Made In Mexico on the outside pleats. They looked identical side by side except the WIX had a higher number of pleats and they were yellow'ish. I asked the parts guy if WIX was making the air filters for MicroGard now and he said, "no, different company." shrug

Top
#3363677 - 05/06/14 06:17 PM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: Merkava_4]
tightwad Offline


Registered: 04/23/12
Posts: 342
Loc: Texas
He is not a "parts guy", he is a keyboard jockey who can give you the amount of change the computer tells him to. I'm sure OR doesn't want Wix users buying the MG filters if they think they are the same, which it looks like they are not. It would seem from your description that the MG is a "cheaper" filter, even though it is actually made by Wix.
_________________________
2007 Caddy DTS/Havoline Synth 5w-30/Mobil-1 O/F
1983 El Camino/Havoline 5w-30/ACDelco(non-E-core)
1956 Packard/Delo 15w-40/Wix

Top
#3363765 - 05/06/14 07:17 PM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: tightwad]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17015
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: tightwad
It would seem from your description that the MG is a "cheaper" filter, even though it is actually made by Wix.


It's $3 less but the gasket and the wire reinforcement grid was identical to the WIX. The only difference was the media. The MicroGard had fewer pleats, but they were thicker. The WIX had a million thin pleats. Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure WIX makes the MicroGard air filters. There's no other explanation for the part numbers being the same. Just like Fram and STP have the same part numbers. And one thing I should mention: the WIX made filters have a stiffer sturdier gasket than the Fram and STP. You pull a Fram out of the box and it wants to curl up on you immediately. The MicroGard and the WIX filters have a heftier better quality feel to them.

Top
#3363810 - 05/06/14 07:53 PM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: tightwad]
Thax Offline


Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 764
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: tightwad
He is not a "parts guy", he is a keyboard jockey who can give you the amount of change the computer tells him to. I'm sure OR doesn't want Wix users buying the MG filters if they think they are the same, which it looks like they are not. It would seem from your description that the MG is a "cheaper" filter, even though it is actually made by Wix.


Yes Microgard air and oil filters are made by Wix. Your comment referring to a employee at O'reillys is unnecessary. I work for O'reilly Auto Parts and I can assure you there are many fine "Parts guys and gals". Yes there are some people in the parts industry merely to collect a paycheck , there are also many like me who love what they do. Those that do, myself included have outstanding knowledge of automotive systems. I really dont understand the reasoning for looking down or treating parts store employees poorly.
_________________________
97 Grand Prix GTP
11 Jetta 2.5 SE
ASE P2 Parts Specialist
AIA Import Part Specialist
KIA certified Senior Technician, Hybrid certified.

Top
#3363877 - 05/06/14 08:43 PM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: tightwad]
Brybo86 Offline


Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 2709
Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: tightwad
He is not a "parts guy", he is a keyboard jockey who can give you the amount of change the computer tells him to. I'm sure OR doesn't want Wix users buying the MG filters if they think they are the same, which it looks like they are not. It would seem from your description that the MG is a "cheaper" filter, even though it is actually made by Wix.


^ by far the most insulting thing I have heard today directed towards someone they didn't even know...
_________________________
08 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L Amsoil SS 0w20 133k
01 Kymco People 50
95 Lexus LS400 M1 AFE 0w30 186k
95 Yamaha Jog

Top
#3364062 - 05/06/14 11:04 PM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: Thax]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 8776
Loc: Midwest
Originally Posted By: Thax

Yes Microgard air and oil filters are made by Wix.


Are the MG tranny filters made by WIX too?
_________________________
03 Jeep WJ 4.0 197k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 170k M1 0w40 Mann HU818X
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 136k XOM Super Syn. 5w30 M1-201


Top
#3364099 - 05/06/14 11:59 PM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: dlundblad]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17015
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Are the MG tranny filters made by WIX too?


Is it for your Jeep? O'Reilly's is listing a PowerTorque, a WIX, and an ACDelco.

Top
#3364393 - 05/07/14 10:31 AM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: Merkava_4]
tightwad Offline


Registered: 04/23/12
Posts: 342
Loc: Texas
Sorry if I offended some of you. I was in the parts biz many years. Owned a store for ten years. The big chains pay squat and give no training. Have you seen a counter guy at a chain store with a ASE counterman certification patch on his uniform? It's not the employees' fault. Some of them try, but the companies don't give a rip. I trade mostly at an OR nearby. I look up my parts on the interweb and bring them the part number.
_________________________
2007 Caddy DTS/Havoline Synth 5w-30/Mobil-1 O/F
1983 El Camino/Havoline 5w-30/ACDelco(non-E-core)
1956 Packard/Delo 15w-40/Wix

Top
#3364450 - 05/07/14 11:40 AM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: Merkava_4]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 8776
Loc: Midwest
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Are the MG tranny filters made by WIX too?


Is it for your Jeep? O'Reilly's is listing a PowerTorque, a WIX, and an ACDelco.


Lol. I thought for sure they had an MG as well. Knowing me, I probably dreamed about it..
_________________________
03 Jeep WJ 4.0 197k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 170k M1 0w40 Mann HU818X
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 136k XOM Super Syn. 5w30 M1-201


Top
#3364782 - 05/07/14 06:14 PM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: dlundblad]
Thax Offline


Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 764
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Originally Posted By: Thax

Yes Microgard air and oil filters are made by Wix.


Are the MG tranny filters made by WIX too?


No they are not . There is no Microgard branded trans filters. There is PowerTorque and then WIx , some applications also AC Delco and Motorcraft.
_________________________
97 Grand Prix GTP
11 Jetta 2.5 SE
ASE P2 Parts Specialist
AIA Import Part Specialist
KIA certified Senior Technician, Hybrid certified.

Top
#3364795 - 05/07/14 06:27 PM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: tightwad]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17015
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: tightwad
Have you seen a counter guy at a chain store with a ASE counterman certification patch on his uniform?


I actually did one time believe it or not, but it was while the store was still Kragen before O'Reilly bought them out.

Top
#3364930 - 05/07/14 08:44 PM Re: MicroGard air filters now made by WIX ? [Re: tightwad]
Thax Offline


Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 764
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: tightwad
Sorry if I offended some of you. I was in the parts biz many years. Owned a store for ten years. The big chains pay squat and give no training. Have you seen a counter guy at a chain store with a ASE counterman certification patch on his uniform? It's not the employees' fault. Some of them try, but the companies don't give a rip. I trade mostly at an OR nearby. I look up my parts on the interweb and bring them the part number.


I work at a chain store and love it . I am ASE and AIA certified. I dont wear my patches , I dont feel like I need to wear a patch to be good at what I do. Maybe my store is different but we have 2 ASE certified countermen and a part time ASE Master Tech with 35 years of experience on the counter during the weekends.
_________________________
97 Grand Prix GTP
11 Jetta 2.5 SE
ASE P2 Parts Specialist
AIA Import Part Specialist
KIA certified Senior Technician, Hybrid certified.

Top