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#4784412 - 06/11/18 10:33 PM Chinese NAPA Gold cartridge
AZjeff Offline


Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2654
Loc: PV Az
Took a look at the fine print on this 7047 cartridge filter and found it's Made in China. Never paid attention before because all the Gold cans have been USA made. Disappointing. Are there any equivalent USA made filters for the 2.5 Toyota? I dislike the cartridge design more every time I change oil. Too fussy and I have yet to plug the filter draining fitting in without spilling oil.

What about OEM filters for 10k OCIs?
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14 RAV4 2.5 5W-20 PP *gasp*
16 Silverado 1500 4.3 Ecotec3, DI, AFM 5W-30 PP

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#4784441 - 06/11/18 11:07 PM Re: Chinese NAPA Gold cartridge [Re: AZjeff]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6182
Loc: USA
FWIW, the Platinum is made in Poland.

But the best cartridge for that application is Mahle OX414D1. Made in Austria

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#4784470 - 06/12/18 12:40 AM Re: Chinese NAPA Gold cartridge [Re: AZjeff]
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Registered: 05/05/12
Posts: 876
Loc: Rio Rancho, NM
In about a hundred years our future generations will all speak Chinese! They are very patient and own some of our debt. Plus the properties.......We have a disposable economy. Everything is engineered with planned obsolescence in mind. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Respectfully,

Pajero!
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#4784519 - 06/12/18 05:47 AM Re: Chinese NAPA Gold cartridge [Re: AZjeff]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12273
Loc: The Old North State
As comparison only, many Fram cartridges made in China. Also Toyota Denso oem spin-on filters are made in Thailand, and the oft lauded here Denso First Time Fit filters are now also made in China.

As a rule, cartridges often show an off shore coo. S Korea also popular.

If specific coo a priority, prior research and inspection a requirement.


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#4784528 - 06/12/18 06:13 AM Re: Chinese NAPA Gold cartridge [Re: AZjeff]
AZjeff Offline


Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2654
Loc: PV Az
COO a priority? Not 100%. I like NAPA generally and the Gold/Wix filters for the rep and USA made. Will aways try to buy USA made if possible.
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14 RAV4 2.5 5W-20 PP *gasp*
16 Silverado 1500 4.3 Ecotec3, DI, AFM 5W-30 PP

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#4784655 - 06/12/18 08:28 AM Re: Chinese NAPA Gold cartridge [Re: AZjeff]
goodtimes Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 2862
Loc: california
TRD is a Toyota OE brand, full synthetic, made in USA. A bit expensive though.

http://trdparts4u.toyotaofdallas.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=298275

I would use the standard OE at about $3.50 in packs of ten and worry no more.

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