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VGA Brand Oil Filter #5248322 10/23/19 06:10 PM
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Did an oil change today on my 1988 civic using a VGA Brand Oil Filter... any info on these ? Good or bad ?

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Re: VGA Brand Oil Filter [Re: Robb.] #5248484 10/23/19 09:22 PM
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Appears to be a private label filter sold by a Canadian auto parts importer. Almost no specs to be seen. No offense, but I'd have more confidence in a more run of the mill brand, like Supertech. But I realize different brands are sold in Canada.


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Re: VGA Brand Oil Filter [Re: Robb.] #5248566 10/24/19 12:58 AM
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https://www.vgaautoparts.com/oil-filters

Try calling, emailing, or snail mailing them?


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Re: VGA Brand Oil Filter [Re: Robb.] #5248609 10/24/19 05:08 AM
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What is the country of origin?

I have sworn many times in the past to never run a Chinese oil filter, and I still have no desire to.


The filters coming from South Korea are fantastic, though.....
Many have speculated they are actually made in North Korea in "joint factories" and shipped across the border.


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(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: VGA Brand Oil Filter [Re: Linctex] #5248628 10/24/19 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Linctex
The filters coming from South Korea are fantastic, though.....
Many have speculated they are actually made in North Korea in "joint factories" and shipped across the border.


Not to get too off topic but this is the first time I have ever heard of oil filters (or really any common consumer product) being manufactured in North Korea and exported via South Korea to markets such as North America. I don't think that the ROK is keen on doing the DPRK any favors even if they can have goods produced in the North for what would likely only be marginally less than the production cost coming from their primary trade partner, China.


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Re: VGA Brand Oil Filter [Re: Ignatius] #5248719 10/24/19 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Ignatius
this is the first time I have ever heard of oil filters (or really any common consumer product) being manufactured in North Korea and exported via South Korea .


The Kaesong Industrial Region (KIR) or Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaesong_Industrial_Region

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-22011178

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...outh-invested-factory-zone-idUSKBN1CB0VR


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: VGA Brand Oil Filter [Re: Robb.] #5248882 10/24/19 10:48 AM
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I personally would rather run HDMI filters, but maybe that's just me.


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Re: VGA Brand Oil Filter [Re: Linctex] #5248941 10/24/19 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Linctex
Originally Posted by Ignatius
this is the first time I have ever heard of oil filters (or really any common consumer product) being manufactured in North Korea and exported via South Korea .


The Kaesong Industrial Region (KIR) or Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaesong_Industrial_Region

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-22011178

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...outh-invested-factory-zone-idUSKBN1CB0VR


I do recall hearing about this come to think of it but I thought it was more of a venture for heavier industry, not for cheap consumer goods. Perhaps we need to adopt the mindset that if a product says "Made in/Product of Korea" like OEM Hyundai oil filters they very well could have been made in North Korea.

I have noticed this distinction, my phone I am using to type this is Made in/Product of Republic of (South) Korea.


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Re: VGA Brand Oil Filter [Re: Robb.] #5249502 10/25/19 05:21 AM
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…..Perhaps we need to adopt the mindset that if a product says "Made in/Product of Korea" like OEM Hyundai oil filters they very well could have been made in North Korea.
'Imo', that seems a tad extreme. Seeing as Hyun/Kia Oem spin on filters are manufactured by Mann (M&H) I don't believe I'm going too far out on a limb saying they are made in S Korea. So while others are welcome to adopt a mindset of their choice, at least when it comes to Hyun/Kia OEM and other "name brand" filters saying Made in Korea, I will assume default to S Korea manufacture.

As for topic filter, my first guess would have been China coo. I would say if coo or anything else unknown about filter a real concern, choose another filter. Doing a google search seems topic brand, another post here also seems to show a connection to sale in Canada. I can't find any dissections of the VGA brand.

Re: VGA Brand Oil Filter [Re: Robb.] #5253196 10/29/19 02:03 PM
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Just to add to the confusion, it’s possible that some components of the filter are made in No Kor but the assembly is in So Korea.


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