Pennzoil - SN Plus and 0W-16 Q&A

Click here to participate in the Pennzoil Q&A

Recent Topics
2002 Lincoln Continental
by Kira
03/18/18 06:31 PM
Driver training!
by Chris142
03/18/18 05:52 PM
Wasabi Paste
by cjcride
03/18/18 05:50 PM
2006 Buick Lacrosse 160k mile review
by TmanP
03/18/18 05:49 PM
Emergency Parking Brake
by mbacfp
03/18/18 05:28 PM
Another "Should I Change it?" - S2000
by climhazzard
03/18/18 04:36 PM
How to get gasket back in the oil cap?
by Jooksing
03/18/18 04:36 PM
Why don't females tell you when something is wrong
by Chris142
03/18/18 04:16 PM
Venison roast
03/18/18 04:00 PM
Consequences of a filter with a lower bypass psi?
by Patman
03/18/18 03:04 PM
Best mini van for hauling work, $5k or less?
by dareo
03/18/18 03:02 PM
Coolant pressure building up with engine OFF?
by Walmill
03/18/18 02:52 PM
yearly insurance renewal-progressive vs auto owner
by volk06
03/18/18 02:33 PM
Mobil rebate for Canadians?
by BigJakeChevy
03/18/18 02:32 PM
Trailer break away stays on charging
by motor_oil_madman
03/18/18 02:16 PM
Fontana - Auto Club Speedway
by Warstud
03/18/18 02:02 PM
Fram Ultra XG10415 2014 Volvo T6 R Design
by tenderloin
03/18/18 01:23 PM
Magnatec 10w40 after 9500 kms
by Matt97
03/18/18 01:08 PM
The Dubya
by Snagglefoot
03/18/18 12:47 PM
suggestions for a high mileage commuter?
by oil_burner
03/18/18 12:38 PM
Newest Members
minnowhooker, hkj13510, Aristarkhov, oil_burner, Clickws
64491 Registered Users
Who's Online
117 registered (2004tdigls, Alex_V, 86lxjunker, 2002 Maxima SE, aquariuscsm, AVB, 14 invisible), 1817 Guests and 96 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
64491 Members
68 Forums
280025 Topics
4674082 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4477926 - 08/03/17 03:35 AM Paper Vs. Flannel Filters
Merkava_4 Offline

Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
I picked up a NAPA Pro Select cabin air filter today. It had paper pleats instead of that flannel like stuff the factory uses. I could've got the flannel if I went with the NAPA Gold at almost double the price.

Any difference in flow characteristics or longevity between paper and flannel ?

If anything I did notice is the paper sure is stiffer than the flannel. Being that this filter is the kind that gets folded under, it seems like the flexibility of the flannel would be better.

By the way, the Pro Select is made in Poland and the NAPA Gold is made in China.

#4478042 - 08/03/17 08:55 AM Re: Paper Vs. Flannel Filters [Re: Merkava_4]
KGMtech Offline

Registered: 10/17/14
Posts: 889
Loc: SW Ontario Canada
The fit is more important than the media. I know it's not a earth shattering situation if not all air coming into the cabin is filtered, but if we abide the BITOG meme, any poorly fitted filter is equivalent to a hole in the media.

I would defer to choosing the style that fits best. Your application is not so straightforward with that bend at end.
2013 Nissan Maxima SV
2009 Ford Flex SEL
2004 VW Passat GLS 1.8T - totalled Feb. 26, 2018
1984 Yamaha XJ750RL

#4478075 - 08/03/17 09:54 AM Re: Paper Vs. Flannel Filters [Re: Merkava_4]
PimTac Online   content

Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 2958
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
I would think that with the moisture in the air, the flannel media would last longer than paper. Hard to tell though as the paper is probably treated.
2017 Mazda CX-5 GT. Idemitsu 0w-20 factory fill. Factory Denso filter.

#4478134 - 08/03/17 11:22 AM Re: Paper Vs. Flannel Filters [Re: Merkava_4]
Linctex Online   content

Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5170
Loc: Waco, TX
I'd rather support the Polish than the Chinese.....
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

#4478470 - 08/03/17 07:02 PM Re: Paper Vs. Flannel Filters [Re: Merkava_4]
slacktide_bitog Online   content

Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5609
Loc: USA
What car is this for? What part number?

#4478478 - 08/03/17 07:16 PM Re: Paper Vs. Flannel Filters [Re: slacktide_bitog]
Merkava_4 Offline

Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
2000 Buick LeSabre
NAPA Pro Select SFI 224812