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NAPA Gold or ? #4639898
01/19/18 12:25 PM
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AZjeff Offline OP
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NAPA Gold oil filters have been my go-to for years. No worries about the Wix built spin-ons, don't know who makes the Toyota cartridge. The RAV4 recently went from a town runabout car to a 100 mile/day commuter car until May then 70 mile/day until whenever. Almost all 65-75 mph highway miles. No concerns about the 10K OCI or 0W-20 oil in use but wondering if there's a better filter choice. The miles are going to add up fast, we've never taken a car from new to 200K but this might be the one.

Thanks for your thoughts.


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Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: AZjeff] #4639904
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Wix XP is an excellent filter. It can hold 100% more contaminants than the regular Wix/Napa Gold. Also, the synthetic fiberglass media allows it to flow the oil better.

Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: AZjeff] #4639909
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Doing 100 miles a day is perfect for using the "20,000 Mile Plan" as we'll call it.
M1 Annual Protection 20,000 Mile Oil
Fram Ultra 20,000 Mile Oil Filter

Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: ZraHamilton] #4639922
01/19/18 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZraHamilton
Wix XP is an excellent filter. It can hold 100% more contaminants than the regular Wix/Napa Gold. Also, the synthetic fiberglass media allows it to flow the oil better.

No it isn't. It's known to have very poor efficiency, something like 50% at 20 microns. You can do better. Lots better.

If you want something that has excellent filtration for lots of miles and has synthetic glass media, go with a Fram Ultra,

Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: AZjeff] #4639929
01/19/18 01:06 PM
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All fiberglass media is better at filtering than cellulose. Just look at fiberglass vs. cellulose under a microscope. Each pore on fiberglass is roughly 10 times smaller, but there are 10 times the number of pores, and several more layers.

If it did filter that poorly, how would they be able to sell it?

Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: AZjeff] #4639945
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I heard the NAPA Platinum had 50% efficiency, while the NAPA Gold was 95+.

If so, the Platinum would load slower, allowing for faster flow and more holding capacity over time (would last longer).

Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: ZraHamilton] #4639951
01/19/18 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZraHamilton
Wix XP is an excellent filter. It can hold 100% more contaminants than the regular Wix/Napa Gold. Also, the synthetic fiberglass media allows it to flow the oil better.


The XP is made for OEM specs, not efficiency. The XP is very well made OF. You may want to google Fram Ultra BITOG. You will learn a plethora of data you never imagined existed.



Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
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Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: AZjeff] #4639957
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Toyota Denso OE. Correct fit, factory warranty, and it's what the car came with new. Inexpensive and easy to get by the case. Set it and forget it.

Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: AZjeff] #4639969
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The xp is 99% efficient at 35 microns. It becomes more efficient with use once it picks up some particles.

Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: AZjeff] #4639972
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Also, the construction of the Wix XP is much better than the Fram Ultra.

Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: AZjeff] #4639998
01/19/18 01:56 PM
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There is a large sample of venicles that exceed 300,000+ miles running oil change shop oils and filters.Too much worry, too little driving. Maintain the car and it will last as long at it is gonig to last without any Voodoo.


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Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: ZraHamilton] #4640000
01/19/18 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZraHamilton
Also, the construction of the Wix XP is much better than the Fram Ultra.
While not being able to give no more than opinion the coil spring seems a better design than the leaf spring in the filters.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: AZjeff] #4640013
01/19/18 02:04 PM
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Never had any problems with NAPA Gold, it can go 10K easy enough.


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Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: ZraHamilton] #4640054
01/19/18 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZraHamilton
The xp is 99% efficient at 35 microns. It becomes more efficient with use once it picks up some particles.

Test data says oil filters lose efficiency as they load up. Been a few treads about it.

The ISO 4548-12 test is reporting average efficiency from the new condition to a fully loaded condition, so it takes into account the decrease in efficiency over use. And not all filters exhibit the same level of efficiency loss with use. So could be a filter that has a low ISO test efficiency has a hard time retaining debris as it loads up and the delta-p increases.

99% at 35 microns is pretty much equivalent to 50% at 20 microns.

Re: NAPA Gold or ? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4640060
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Anyone know the efficiency of the ST oil filter at Walmart, made by Wix?

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