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Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service #4445897
06/30/17 11:43 AM
06/30/17 11:43 AM
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California
boom10ful Offline OP
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I bought a Wix transmission filter kit for my 2002 Nissan Frontier about a year ago. Yesterday, I was servicing the A/C belt and took a look at the transmission pan. I was shocked to see that the pan seal has significant cracks on the outside of the seal. Contacting Wix about this issue resulted in them telling me to just send it back to the original purchaser. Sure, I'll send it back so that I can be without a car for a week or 2 and pay for new transmission fluid. This will be the last time that I buy a Wix product again.

Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4445898
06/30/17 11:45 AM
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Is it actually leaking?

Did you torque the pan bolts to spec or just crank 'em down?


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Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4445915
06/30/17 12:01 PM
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Yeah, don't take this the wrong way, but I'd put odds on it being an installation problem over it being a problem with the gasket. Not sure what you expected Wix to do, really.

Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: robertcope] #4445936
06/30/17 12:25 PM
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boom10ful Offline OP
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At the very least compensate me for a new seal. It's ridiculous that a seal starts to crack in less than a year. I installed it correctly and torqued the bolts down with a torque wrench. Not sure how anyone could mess that up.

Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4445984
06/30/17 01:52 PM
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It may crack on the outside from ozone. But the part thats sealing is air tight and wont crack.


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Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4446046
06/30/17 03:25 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Any pics of the damage? Are you losing any tranny fluid?


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Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: JC1] #4446092
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If it's not leaking you have no problem.


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Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4446105
06/30/17 04:43 PM
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WIX got bought out by Mann filters last year.


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Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4446106
06/30/17 04:47 PM
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And also Purolator-both companies have plants in North Carolina- Wix in Gastonia and Purolator in Fayetteville.


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Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4446194
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Cork gasket?


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Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: Dallas69] #4446703
07/01/17 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: Dallas69
If it's not leaking you have no problem.


That's what I'd say, but I would keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't start leaking.


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Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4447382
07/02/17 11:59 AM
07/02/17 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: boom10ful
I bought a Wix transmission filter kit for my 2002 Nissan Frontier about a year ago. Yesterday, I was servicing the A/C belt and took a look at the transmission pan. I was shocked to see that the pan seal has significant cracks on the outside of the seal. Contacting Wix about this issue resulted in them telling me to just send it back to the original purchaser. Sure, I'll send it back so that I can be without a car for a week or 2 and pay for new transmission fluid. This will be the last time that I buy a Wix product again.


It's not worth the effort. Buy another brand and feel good that you got some additional old fluid out and new stuff in.

Last edited by Lubener; 07/02/17 12:00 PM.

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Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4447632
07/02/17 05:10 PM
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Here are the photos, sorry for taking so long. As you can see, these aren't just small cracks, they seem to go into the oil pan. It hasn't leaked yet, however the original ( I'll assume original) seal had cracks but they weren't so severe and that was with 230,000 on it.






Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4448599
07/03/17 06:17 PM
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Probably fine and not cracking where it matters, not unusual for the exposed seal to crack like that. Long as it isn't leaking, I wouldn't worry about it at all.

Re: Disappointed with Wix filters and customer service [Re: boom10ful] #4451983
07/07/17 05:38 AM
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If the crack goes all the way through, it may start leaking. I would just change it and move on, not worth worrying over something so minor that can be corrected in thirty minutes.

Last edited by Lubener; 07/07/17 05:41 AM.

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