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#4508453 - 09/05/17 08:41 PM Wix effiency
bbhero Offline


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What is the real effiency of the Wix XP filters?? On the O Reilly's website it clearly states 99% @ 35 microns. I am curious as to what is the answer here.

Ohh and the beef ribs turned out quite tasty.
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#4508471 - 09/05/17 09:00 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: bbhero]
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I think it would only be ethical for all manufacturers to print the % and the micron size right on their package. They are playing that old numbers game with us again.
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#4508476 - 09/05/17 09:06 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: bbhero]
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Depending on the shape of the efficiency curve, it could translate to 99% at 35 microns. Last time I and others here called WIX Tech support they were saying 50% at 20 microns. They probably changed it to 99% from 50% because people who don't understand filter efficiency ratings see "99%" and think it's great.

Call WIX and see what they say now.

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#4508480 - 09/05/17 09:12 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Yeah that what I thought as well. It was 50% @ 20 microns. That would be a steep curve if it went from 99% at 35 down to 50% at 20. I would expect it to be in the mid to upper 80% range at 20.
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#4508491 - 09/05/17 09:32 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: bbhero]
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You wana hear my 2cents, finding best full flow is important to point but if you go Wix xp, royal purple, fram xg, Amsoil you cant go wrong but if you worried about filter efficiency your looking at wrong filters. You should really consider bypass filter setup that will get you to the micron efficiency you want.
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#4508495 - 09/05/17 09:36 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: bbhero]
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Since it appears that oil companies jump through a lot of hoops to get their oil approved for warranties why are oil filters such a mystery? Couldn't the API create a certification process just for oil filters and then print it on the box?

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#4508503 - 09/05/17 09:43 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Since it appears that oil companies jump through a lot of hoops to get their oil approved for warranties why are oil filters such a mystery? Couldn't the API create a certification process just for oil filters and then print it on the box?


They aren't going to do it unless the customer demands it. Someone needs to hold their feet to the fire.
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#4508540 - 09/05/17 10:09 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: bbhero]
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35 microns is good enough for me. The width of a human hair is 40 microns.

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#4508571 - 09/05/17 10:36 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: Merkava_4]
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
35 microns is good enough for me. The width of a human hair is 40 microns.


Every so often you have a post that makes sense.
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#4508576 - 09/05/17 10:46 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: dishdude]
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
35 microns is good enough for me. The width of a human hair is 40 microns.


Every so often you have a post that makes sense.


+1

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#4508596 - 09/05/17 11:10 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: Merkava_4]
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
35 microns is good enough for me. The width of a human hair is 40 microns.

It's not very good in terms of filtering the majority of the particles that do the most wear - particles below 20 microns. Been some long threads recenty about that subject.

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#4508610 - 09/05/17 11:47 PM Re: Wix effiency [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
35 microns is good enough for me. The width of a human hair is 40 microns.

It's not very good in terms of filtering the majority of the particles that do the most wear - particles below 20 microns. Been some long threads recenty about that subject.


Precisely and directly to the point and the real issue.
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#4508626 - 09/06/17 12:37 AM Re: Wix effiency [Re: bbhero]
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What would a filter like a Trasko do? Would such a filter be more popular if people knew what they were getting with a replaceable filter?

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#4508632 - 09/06/17 01:00 AM Re: Wix effiency [Re: bbhero]
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I'd use any of those filters, even a NAPA Gold. To me the air filter is much more important. cheers
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#4508639 - 09/06/17 01:23 AM Re: Wix effiency [Re: oldhp]
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Very true indeed. Speaking of which the Purolator One air filter I just put in fit really well. The media had a reason on it I think as well. I am very pleased with that form of Purolator.
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