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#4677349 - 02/25/18 08:28 AM Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open
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Registered: 01/06/09
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Cut open a Wix 51348 that had been laying around my shop for a while. Looks good, typical Wix build quality.


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#4677353 - 02/25/18 08:31 AM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: cronk]
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also a quick 1 minute video.

Wix 51348 video
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#4677365 - 02/25/18 08:41 AM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: cronk]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
Looks OK. Thanks for chopping it.

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#4677379 - 02/25/18 08:57 AM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: cronk]
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Use this application in Napa Gold 1348 form on a Tacoma 3.4L and Kohler engine lawnmower. Get them at local Napa semiannual sale for <$4. Never been disappointed with post use dissection results.

Thanks for c&p.


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#4677413 - 02/25/18 09:36 AM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: cronk]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
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Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Is that a Purolator Wix or an older, pre-Mann purchase Wix Co filter?

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#4677446 - 02/25/18 10:12 AM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: Triple_Se7en]
Linctex Offline


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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Triple_Se7en
Is that a Purolator Wix or an older, pre-Mann purchase Wix Co filter?


As far as I can tell, WIX never changed their build methods/construction formats.
(Unlike the "Frampions" some occasionally talk about)
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#4677472 - 02/25/18 10:27 AM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: Linctex]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
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Loc: US
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Triple_Se7en
Is that a Purolator Wix or an older, pre-Mann purchase Wix Co filter?


As far as I can tell, WIX never changed their build methods/construction formats.
(Unlike the "Frampions" some occasionally talk about)


I hope they don't change...after what happened when M+H bought Purolator ... it would be a shame if Wix quality went the same way.
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#4677532 - 02/25/18 10:52 AM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: cronk]
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Haven't seen any difference in Wix filters even though they do have M+H printed on the box.
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#4677555 - 02/25/18 11:07 AM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: cronk]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21327
Loc: Orlando, FL
Looks good, I've never seen a poorly built Wix oil filter.

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#4677647 - 02/25/18 12:39 PM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: cronk]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
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Loc: The Old North State
Quote:
Is that a Purolator Wix.....

Purolator Wix? Never heard of it. Purolator and Wix are two separate US based filter manufacturers that happened to owned by the same company now, M&H.

To this point 'IME' I've seen no relationship or cross over of Purolator made OF to Wix made filters.

Can't see the manufacture date on topic filter, but either way having purchased an NG 1348 back in October made June of last year after M&H purchase complete, filter same as I've always used. Not that it matters to me, it still has hole punched center tube.

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#4677721 - 02/25/18 02:00 PM Re: Virgin Wix 51348 filter cut open [Re: cronk]
cronk Offline


Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 1293
Loc: Watertown, New York
This was from a case of filters I bought from Rock auto about 4 years ago. I was maintaining 2 Saturn's and a riding mower that took them. Both Saturn's have gone to the boneyard, but they do fit the Briggs Vanguard on my Deere garden tractor.
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