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Carquest Oil Filters #4646589
01/26/18 05:09 AM
01/26/18 05:09 AM
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Wichita, Kansas
vwalburn Offline OP
vwalburn  Offline OP
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Wichita, Kansas
If I've heard right, AutoZone's STP oil filters are made by Champion Labs and O'Reilly's Microguard oil filters are made by WIX. Who makes Advance Auto's CARQUEST oil filters?


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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646595
01/26/18 05:35 AM
01/26/18 05:35 AM
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KS
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Purolator


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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646604
01/26/18 06:16 AM
01/26/18 06:16 AM
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Oakville, Ontario
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Oakville, Ontario
When did this change? When I was using Carquest oil filters a number of years ago they were made by Wix, they even used a very similar part number to the Wix too.


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2006 Civic EX Coupe (PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra)
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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: Patman] #4646611
01/26/18 06:42 AM
01/26/18 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted By: Patman
When did this change? When I was using Carquest oil filters a number of years ago they were made by Wix, they even used a very similar part number to the Wix too.
I believe this changed when AAP bought out CarQuest.


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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646613
01/26/18 06:47 AM
01/26/18 06:47 AM
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Georgia
MParr Offline
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Georgia
vwalburn
AutoZone is transitioning over to Purolator/Mann+Hummel Filters in their Xtended Life and Maximum Life oil filters. They had older Champ Labs Ecores still on the shelf. I havent visited an Advance Auto Parts store in some time so, I cant comment on their stock.

Last edited by MParr; 01/26/18 06:50 AM.

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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646622
01/26/18 07:16 AM
01/26/18 07:16 AM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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Katy, Republic of Texas
Wix till ~2015, then Fram/Champion till late 2016, now Purolator.


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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: FordBroncoVWJeta] #4646699
01/26/18 09:15 AM
01/26/18 09:15 AM
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Texas
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Texas
Originally Posted By: FordBroncoVWJeta
Originally Posted By: Patman
When did this change? When I was using Carquest oil filters a number of years ago they were made by Wix, they even used a very similar part number to the Wix too.
I believe this changed when AAP bought out CarQuest.


Our AAP seem to have some CarQuest parts on the shelf , but not too many . Guessing they will eventually have none ?


Wyr
God bless
Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646721
01/26/18 09:34 AM
01/26/18 09:34 AM
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Oshawa, Ont. Canada
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I read on here not that long ago that CQ filters were no longer being made by Wix. I was using the CQ Premiums on my Ram since 2013, and my current OC has one on it as I speak, but since that info and the info I have read about Purolator, my next OC's, I will be using Fram Tough Guards.


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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646732
01/26/18 09:48 AM
01/26/18 09:48 AM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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SE British Columbia, Canada
For an extra couple bucks you can get a Fram Ultra.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: Snagglefoot] #4646754
01/26/18 10:11 AM
01/26/18 10:11 AM
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Oshawa, Ont. Canada
irv Offline
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Oshawa, Ont. Canada
Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
For an extra couple bucks you can get a Fram Ultra.


I get a pretty good deal on the CQ filters and using an FU, even if it is on sale, is overkill for my OCI's and still a few bucks more than the TG's.

I think when I do my next OC, I am going to try and cut open the CQP to see what it looks like in there? I will likely only have around 6-7,000 kms on it if we end up getting a normal spring?

Without having a specific filter cutter, what is the best way to get this done? A mini grinder with a cutting wheel or a hack saw? Just trying to keep as much foreign stuff out of there as I can.

Snagglefoot, I noticed this today and posted it. Not sure if this would be out in your area or not though?
http://www.partsource.ca/en/flyer.html


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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646774
01/26/18 10:27 AM
01/26/18 10:27 AM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
CQ filters have been Purolator for a while. I hunted down every last PH2/FL-820S CQ Blue equivalent they had when they were phased out (87352s), I got the last of those.


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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646791
01/26/18 10:36 AM
01/26/18 10:36 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
I think the splitting of Fram and Champion Laboratories may have had some bearing on their combined operation no longer supplying CQ filters, a ripe time when Purolator stepped in.


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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: bullwinkle] #4646792
01/26/18 10:37 AM
01/26/18 10:37 AM
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Posts: 1,656
Oshawa, Ont. Canada
irv Offline
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Oshawa, Ont. Canada
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
CQ filters have been Purolator for a while. I hunted down every last PH2/FL-820S CQ Blue equivalent they had when they were phased out (87352s), I got the last of those.


What year, Bullwinkle? I had no idea who made them, I just went with my buddy telling me they were made by Wix and I trusted him, especially since he works at CQ.

I want to cut apart my current one in use more than ever now, but at the same time, that may not be a smart decision based on what I have learned about Purolator filters on here! eek


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2013 Ram 5.7 L Hemi Bighorn QC 4x4
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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646818
01/26/18 11:03 AM
01/26/18 11:03 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 117
Wichita, Kansas
vwalburn Offline OP
vwalburn  Offline OP
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Wichita, Kansas
I must have missed some posts concerning Purolator. I always thought they were well made. What are the concerns about Purolator now? What's changed?


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Re: Carquest Oil Filters [Re: vwalburn] #4646932
01/26/18 01:02 PM
01/26/18 01:02 PM
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Posts: 491
Idaho
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Idaho
I bought a blue STP 3614 a year or so ago and it was a Purolator. Assumed it was champ and immediately noticed it was Puro when I got home. I look now so I won't get burned again. This time I bought the made in China STP extended life 3614. No problems so far. I had one Purolator tear, so never again.


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