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CQ Red or Microguard #4525423
09/25/17 04:30 AM
09/25/17 04:30 AM
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Nebraska
Duffyjr Offline OP
Duffyjr  Offline OP
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Nebraska
I've decided that using a Wix my be over kill for me. Both my vehicles are short trippers and see less than 2k every six month OCI. So looking at some of the posts I've narrowed it down to these two. Right now I can get two Red's for less than the price of one Wix. These are for my 5.7 and 3800.

CQ Red R85040 and R85036 $6.74 for both.
Microguard MGL51040 and MGL51036 $10.08 for both.

Or stick with a Wix.


89 GMC Sierra VWB 5w30/TG3980
08 Lucerne CX Magnatec 5w30/TG3387A
02 DeVille VWB 5w30/CQ Blue
18 Toro Super Recycler T5 10w30
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4525446
09/25/17 05:33 AM
09/25/17 05:33 AM
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Tennessee
FlyingVan Offline
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Tennessee
Or go with a supertech. It is only $2.84 and made by Wix.


2015 Mercedes Sprinter, 2.1 4cyl diesel, 42k
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI, 100k
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2.7 5cyl diesel,779k
Except for chainsaws and lawnmowers, no sparkplugs needed in my stable.
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4525461
09/25/17 06:05 AM
09/25/17 06:05 AM
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Posts: 7,094
Colorado
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Colorado
Stay with Wix and do a one year OCI. At 6 months and only 2000 miles you are doing yourself a disservice.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4525567
09/25/17 08:17 AM
09/25/17 08:17 AM
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Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
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Waco, TX
Just buy whatever filters RockAuto is selling for $1.08 each


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Kuato] #4525568
09/25/17 08:17 AM
09/25/17 08:17 AM
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Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
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Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Kuato
Stay with Wix and do a one year OCI. At 6 months and only 2000 miles you are doing yourself a disservice.


Truth.

You are changing your oil and filter (both, each) way way way way too often.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4525584
09/25/17 08:29 AM
09/25/17 08:29 AM
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Posts: 2,100
Texas
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For the Buick FRAM FP3387A seems to also fit my 2006 Buick 3.8l . They are $ 1.55 each + freight at Rock Auto .

For a 3000 mile OCI / 6 months , would that filter be OK ?

I have been buying filters for our other car from Rock Auto .

Thanks , :-)


Wyr
God bless
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4525588
09/25/17 08:30 AM
09/25/17 08:30 AM
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Posts: 4,819
Katy, Republic of Texas
blupupher Offline
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I would not use the Carquest (they are now Purolator made)

Originally Posted By: FlyingVan
Or go with a supertech. It is only $2.84 and made by Wix.

Yup. The Microgard is the same filter as the Supertech (it is a Wix Pro-tech, same as NAPA Pro Select).

ST3387a for the LaSabre
ST3980 for the GMC

Or look into the EcoGard filters. Walmart.com has them for $1.86 each (but must order 2 at a time). Shipped to store is free and takes 2 days.
X111 for the LaSabre
X4011 for the GMC
Sometimes Amazon will have them for the same price (and you can get one at a time).
Ecogard also has a synthetic blend filter for $4.42 at Walmart.com for both of your applications


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Dealer oil and filter/5k
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20, CQ Blue, 5k
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20, EcoGard, 1yr
1994 Honda VT1100c: Peak 15w-40, PSL, 5k




Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4525608
09/25/17 08:40 AM
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
I get the CQ red here from their multi pack for $2.00 each out the door.


2002 Silverado 5.3 0w-20 AMSOIL
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4525622
09/25/17 08:51 AM
09/25/17 08:51 AM
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Posts: 2,552
DELAWARE
Hootbro Offline
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DELAWARE
Honestly, I would want the better filter for a short trip than a cheap filter. Stick with the WIX.


2018 RAM 2500 Cummins 6.7L (Delvac 1300 15W-40)
2017 Jeep Renegade 2.4L (Idemitsu 0W-20)

Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4525745
09/25/17 11:38 AM
09/25/17 11:38 AM
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San Rafael, CA
dogememe Offline
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San Rafael, CA
Microgard is fine. Get a commercial account at your nearest O'Reilly (any kind of business is fine) and get a really good deal on them if you don't intend to buy your oil at O'Reilly. Or just use the retail $19.99 oil+filter special. Can't be any cheaper.


2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~91K Miles: AMSOIL SS 5W-30, AMSOIL SS FE ATF.
1995 Chevy Silverado 5.7 ~277K Miles: Delo 10W-30, AMSOIL OE MV ATF.
AMSOIL
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4525841
09/25/17 01:19 PM
09/25/17 01:19 PM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
blupupher Offline
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Originally Posted By: dogememe
... Or just use the retail $19.99 oil+filter special. Can't be any cheaper.

Supertech oil and filter is $14.81 out the door.


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Dealer oil and filter/5k
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20, CQ Blue, 5k
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20, EcoGard, 1yr
1994 Honda VT1100c: Peak 15w-40, PSL, 5k




Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4526021
09/25/17 04:27 PM
09/25/17 04:27 PM
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Posts: 7,347
USA
slacktide_bitog Online content
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USA
CQ filters are now made by Purolator. The CQ Red is a Classic, while the blue is a P1. They will tear.

The Microgard is made by Wix and the same as a Napa Silver or Pro-Tec.

Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4526135
09/25/17 06:36 PM
09/25/17 06:36 PM
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Posts: 2,100
Texas
WyrTwister Offline
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Texas
When I order filters from RockAuto.com , I order 6 id I am ordering something else also ( be careful & check if they are coming from the same city / warehouse to avoid higher shipping cost ) .

Otherwise , I order 12 to " spread out " the shipping cost .

Best of luck , :-)


Wyr
God bless
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Linctex] #4526411
09/26/17 05:44 AM
09/26/17 05:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 717
Nebraska
Duffyjr Offline OP
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Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Kuato
Stay with Wix and do a one year OCI. At 6 months and only 2000 miles you are doing yourself a disservice.


Truth.

You are changing your oil and filter (both, each) way way way way too often.


When I say short tripper I should say extreme short tripper. I live a mile and a half from work and neither one gets to running temp in the morning even in the summer. At lunch and after work they may make it up to temp running errands but not for very long and I just don't get them out on the highway like I should. I've never noticed it with my truck but I have smelled fuel on the dip stick with my car a few times doing my 6 month OCI's. It's not enough that it changes the level on the dip stick but I can smell it.

What I have been thinking about is using the Wix and only change it every other change, but if I'm getting fuel in my oil what does that do to the filter?

I know I cold have the oil tested but I'd rather spend that money on new oil and filter because one test wouldn't satisfy me for future changes.


89 GMC Sierra VWB 5w30/TG3980
08 Lucerne CX Magnatec 5w30/TG3387A
02 DeVille VWB 5w30/CQ Blue
18 Toro Super Recycler T5 10w30
Re: CQ Red or Microguard [Re: Duffyjr] #4526586
09/26/17 09:29 AM
09/26/17 09:29 AM
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Posts: 4,819
Katy, Republic of Texas
blupupher Offline
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Katy, Republic of Texas
If you want to use a filter for multiple changes, I would use a Fram Ultra (or any other fully synthetic media) filter.
With the full synthetic media, it will not be affected by fuel or moisture.
You could easily leave that filter in place for 2-3 years, just draining the oil every 6 months.


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Dealer oil and filter/5k
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20, CQ Blue, 5k
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20, EcoGard, 1yr
1994 Honda VT1100c: Peak 15w-40, PSL, 5k




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