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WIX 51516XP Cut Open #4726785
04/14/18 01:58 PM
04/14/18 01:58 PM
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TN
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This filter was used on a 1997 Saturn SL1 SOHC for 3,500 miles and nine months. The car has 151,000 miles on it and is averaging 1qt every 1,000 miles. The car has been neglected in the past and even run with the oil level so low that the oil pressure light flickered up hills...

The filter has ~131.5 square inches of media (~848 square centimeters).







Notice how much debris is caught between the pleats on the right side of the picture.



Close-up of media





Bypass valve components









I'm not a huge fan of the way that the spacer that holds the ADBV mounts to the filter cartridge. I'd prefer it if there was some sort of gasket between the two parts instead of having metal on metal contact. Either way, I doubt it makes much of a difference.















Close-up of the media after it was removed from the end caps



The wire mesh behind the media is coated.



This is what I was able to scrape out of a few of the pleats. The debris is mostly made up of solid pieces of carbon.



This is what the top of the engine looked like when I replaced the valve cover gasket yesterday.





Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726790
04/14/18 02:09 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Oil filter did its job but that engine has seen better days..

Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726791
04/14/18 02:10 PM
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Alberta
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Fantastic post! Thank you!


2007 Silverado Classic 1500 Crewcab 5.3L 470,000KM
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Oil Filter Fram Ultra 10575
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Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726798
04/14/18 02:20 PM
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Maricopa, Arizona.
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Thank you. Great detail in the photos.


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don't use.
Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726799
04/14/18 02:22 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Thanks for the cut and post. Motor hasn't seen much love. Did you try to remove that gunk from under the valve cover?


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 Valvoline SynPower/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726874
04/14/18 03:31 PM
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Toronto Canada
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I supposed that carbon is the result of a great deal of blow by. I think you will find more carbon built up at the end of the filer where the by pass valve is. When it goes into bypass, the oil must flow in that direction and carry the debris with it. Maybe run a cheap filter and change it often. Nice Pics!

Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726877
04/14/18 03:33 PM
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That's one well built oil filter. Thanks for the C & P!!!!!


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Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726879
04/14/18 03:36 PM
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The Old North State
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Filter looks great imo. Engine meh, not so much. However, I've seen worse.

As for the metal on metal spacer, coil compression spring exerts substantial pressure for seal as opposed to a leaf spring IME. In majority Wix/NG the thread end bypass fills that space, however all XP's use dome bypass so spacer used. I suspect after all these years using the design, they have tested it a time or two.

Thanks for c&p.

Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726914
04/14/18 04:02 PM
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Very good cut and post, excellent photo's and I appreciate everyone's comments. I have a pretty new '18 Kia Sorento with the 2.4 L engine. I am seriously considering the WIX XP or the Fram Ultra filter for this car.

Last edited by Irishman; 04/14/18 04:03 PM. Reason: Correction
Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726940
04/14/18 04:46 PM
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Wet side WA
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Just kind of curious I didn't see what kind of oil you're using in that Saturn?


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In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
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Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726974
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Great White North.. eh
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Great White North.. eh
Right filter for the application IMO. Great C&P.


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Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4726985
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Great looking filter. Really like the bypass valve design.


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Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4727003
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Wow i'd do a lot short oil changes...
Thanks for the pics...


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PPHM 5w30 and Fram Ultra x 2

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Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4727013
04/14/18 06:44 PM
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Boston
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Good job. Thanks for posting.

Re: WIX 51516XP Cut Open [Re: HX520W] #4727093
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It looks like a good well built filter, thanks for the C&P.


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