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#4594388 - 12/04/17 08:07 PM Battle of the $6.50 oil filter
TmanP Offline


Registered: 10/30/15
Posts: 432
Loc: MN
I searched and couldn't find a comparison on here between the Wix/Napa Gold and the Fram Tough Guard.

I'm not interested in any Purolator product because I don't want to risk an even slightly higher than normal chance of a torn filter.

So, passing on the cheaper filters, but not stepping up to an Ultra/M1 (don't want to run the filter two OCIs), I am left with only a couple choices:

-Wix ($6.50 or so, cheaper on sale)- built like a tank, silicone ADBV, all I've seen cut open look good.
-AC Delco Classic ($4.29 for a non-ecore) - built well, but nitrile ADBV, OEM for my car (PF47)
-Fram Tough Guard (same price as Wix) - great efficiency but fiber endcaps, silicone ADBV, grippy paint. Cut-open look less good. I'm not as sure on the cardboard endcaps.

At the longest, these filters would be run out to OLM distance. That could be as many as 10,000 miles if I drive mostly highway.
What do you guys think?
I really like the Wix construction, but the Fram Tough Guard looks good on paper. AC Delco is a good filter but I don't like the idea of running it for 10,000 miles with a nitrile ADBV.
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#4594430 - 12/04/17 08:38 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
Brybo86 Offline


Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 2906
Loc: Chicago, IL
Sure wix looks OK when new but have u seen how wavy and buckled the media is after 5k? Just look at the cut and posts
Where can you find wix for $6.50 or cheaper?
Every store in Chicagoland has them for 8.50+
For 10k my vote would be the tough guard


Edited by Brybo86 (12/04/17 08:40 PM)
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#4594435 - 12/04/17 08:44 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
AndyinAL Offline


Registered: 03/14/10
Posts: 93
Loc: Somewhere on the flat earth
Easy - 6 pack Fram Ultras for 22.45 (3.75 each) shipped to your door. Ebay.

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#4594447 - 12/04/17 08:55 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1273
Loc: WI
I switch between Wix and the TG. I find the TG works better on my Liberty, the ADBV must be a bit better or something. Negligible difference. I've cut a Wix open after about 5 or 6k and it looked great, although I do believe Wix specs a 7500 max OCI. I like the TG, easy to get at Walmart if you're already there for oil. Wix is good too overall.
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#4594448 - 12/04/17 08:56 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
Ram02 Offline


Registered: 05/13/17
Posts: 118
Loc: New York Queens
Ac delco Dura guard
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#4594449 - 12/04/17 08:57 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
The Wix Cartridge filter in the PentaStars in our family comes out just as straight as it goes in. shrug
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#4594458 - 12/04/17 09:19 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: AndyinAL]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 349
Loc: Westfield, Ma.
Originally Posted By: AndyinAL
Easy - 6 pack Fram Ultras for 22.45 (3.75 each) shipped to your door. Ebay.


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#4594475 - 12/04/17 09:48 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
MParr Offline


Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 458
Loc: Georgia
WIX and NAPA Gold are darn good filters. FRAM Ultras look to be pretty good. I wouldn’t touch those cardboard end FRAMs with a 10’ pole.
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#4594498 - 12/04/17 10:22 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: Brybo86]
zrxkawboy Offline


Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 1748
Loc: SD
Originally Posted By: Brybo86
Sure wix looks OK when new but have u seen how wavy and buckled the media is after 5k? Just look at the cut and posts


Nope, never seen that. They look just fine.
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#4594499 - 12/04/17 10:23 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: AndyinAL]
irv Offline


Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 935
Loc: Oshawa, Ont. Canada
Originally Posted By: AndyinAL
Easy - 6 pack Fram Ultras for 22.45 (3.75 each) shipped to your door. Ebay.


Lots of neutral and negative feedback, and an allusion to being knock offs?
https://www.ebay.com/usr/sae-auto?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 shrug
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#4594500 - 12/04/17 10:25 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8510
Loc: Phoenix
Wix or Fram Ultra. TG is just an overpriced orange can.
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#4594504 - 12/04/17 10:32 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
JeffKeryk Offline


Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 115
Loc: Los Gatos, CA
Wally World in San Jose, CA is selling Mobil1 filters for around $6. I grabbed the last M-110 (Honda) box; it was was over stretched out. Someone stuffed a Fram in and put the M1 in the Fram box to save a few bucks... Never sat that one before.

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#4594508 - 12/04/17 10:39 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
goodtimes Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 2661
Loc: california
This is one. Heavily built, high performance they say. Made by Champ labs, but think it's a step up from the PF47. I bought it for my Volt, same specs as yours, just slightly taller,.3 in. They claim full synthetic media, don't know if that is correct, should be:

http://productguide.luber-finer.com/Home/PartDetail?partNo=PH477

https://www.zoro.com/luberfiner-oil-filt...g&gclsrc=ds

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#4594515 - 12/04/17 10:49 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: TmanP]
BrocLuno Offline


Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5226
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Lubrifiner and Baldwin are commercial filters. Both will easily go two OCI's w/o incident.

I run Napa Gold because it is close by and durable. I've never had one fail. I suppose it could happen ... But has not for me.

1.5 miles to Napa Store. 19 miles to Wally World and they don't always have what I want.

Baldwin is mail-order for me. That what goes on my wife's Jag smile
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#4594535 - 12/04/17 11:44 PM Re: Battle of the $6.50 oil filter [Re: dishdude]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17208
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: dishdude
Wix or Fram Ultra. TG is just an overpriced orange can.

Media difference between the EG and TG. Efficiency and holding capacity is better on the TG vs EG.
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