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Wix filters made in China? #5280236 11/29/19 08:38 AM
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This is the first time I bought a Wix filter based on how much people here praise them for quality and being U.S. made. Just got one for my Impala and it's from China. Not complaining as it feels and looks well made for costing less than half of a GM part, but if I had known, I probably would have got the GM filter.

Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: atikovi] #5280246 11/29/19 08:48 AM
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Amazing....

I would have never suspected any Wix filters being made in China.

Could that be a copycat and not an authentic WIX?


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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: atikovi] #5280256 11/29/19 09:06 AM
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Don't think they would mark it as such if it was a fake.

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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: atikovi] #5280263 11/29/19 09:12 AM
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Wix filters are made all over. The Camry filter is/was made in Poland I believe. F150 is USA. You'll just have to check each filter if you're worried about it. I'd avoid the China filters too.


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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: atikovi] #5280268 11/29/19 09:19 AM
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The vast majority of canister/spin on type Wix label/Napa Gold, XP/Platinum oil filters are made in the US. Those filters are the ones most talked about on bitog. Some/many of the cartridges are made in China, same as Fram and others.

This being a trans filter, be interesting to see where majority US based competitors are made. Be interesting to see the GM /(ACD?) coo. In my observation some/many on bitog consider Taiwan to be an upgrade over China label. 'Perhaps' equivalent S.Korea where many cartridges made now.

Don't think it's fake. Said, it looks well made. I'll go with that.

Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: Gebo] #5280295 11/29/19 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Gebo
Amazing....

I would have never suspected any Wix filters being made in China.

Could that be a copycat and not an authentic WIX?

Wix has factories all over the world. I have seen Chinese made wix filters( not every number but a few) for at least 10 or more years here.


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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: atikovi] #5280312 11/29/19 10:19 AM
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I personally think Taiwanese products seem to be generally of a higher quality than products maid in mainland China. I would use it and sleep well.


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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: Chris142] #5280321 11/29/19 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by Gebo
Amazing....

I would have never suspected any Wix filters being made in China.

Could that be a copycat and not an authentic WIX?

Wix has factories all over the world. I have seen Chinese made wix filters( not every number but a few) for at least 10 or more years here.



This ^^^^^ is exactly right.


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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: atikovi] #5280323 11/29/19 10:31 AM
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The Wix for my 300ZX is made in Mexico.


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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: Chris142] #5280333 11/29/19 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by Gebo
Amazing....

I would have never suspected any Wix filters being made in China.

Could that be a copycat and not an authentic WIX?

Wix has factories all over the world. I have seen Chinese made wix filters( not every number but a few) for at least 10 or more years here.



Once again, my ignorance is demonstrated for all to see. grin


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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: atikovi] #5280345 11/29/19 10:55 AM
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Ignorance is bliss.

Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: atikovi] #5280416 11/29/19 12:32 PM
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Welcome to the Global World of Automotive parts. In general, the newest manufacturing plant of a world class company is built to incorporate the latest technology, so as it happens so often, the newest plants built in China / Mexico / India / emerging new location will have good tech. These new locations are usually "baby-sat" by the home office engineers until QC meets all expectations, then the home team leaves the new plant and leaves it in the trained hands of the locals. Home office visits on a regular basis...more often if the KPI's are not on target (Key Performance Indicators)

China and SW Asia are emerging markets for automotive, expect more and more stuff to be made there & consumed there, while people in North America complain there are no manufacturing jobs for Billy or Sue to take on with their HS Diploma or other post secondary college degrees.


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Originally Posted by KGMtech
Welcome to the Global World of Automotive parts. In general, the newest manufacturing plant of a world class company is built to incorporate the latest technology, so as it happens so often, the newest plants built in China / Mexico / India / emerging new location will have good tech. These new locations are usually "baby-sat" by the home office engineers until QC meets all expectations, then the home team leaves the new plant and leaves it in the trained hands of the locals. Home office visits on a regular basis...more often if the KPI's are not on target (Key Performance Indicators)

China and SW Asia are emerging markets for automotive, expect more and more stuff to be made there & consumed there, while people in North America complain there are no manufacturing jobs for Billy or Sue to take on with their HS Diploma or other post secondary college degrees.

Actually, the old machinery from ACDelco Rochester, NY was unbolted from the floor and sent to Mexico one machine at a time to get each piece up and running during the transition. This is about cheap labor only. Jobs need to be there for the "less intelligent" people too instead of paying them starvation/less than survival wages. Better they make a decent check than some fat hog getting rich and just hoarding money, which is what's being allowed now.

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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: Boomer] #5280612 11/29/19 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Boomer
I personally think Taiwanese products seem to be generally of a higher quality than products maid in mainland China. I would use it and sleep well.


Agree about Taiwan. And about sleeping well.

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Re: Wix filters made in China? [Re: atikovi] #5280667 11/29/19 07:23 PM
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Yep; the WIX oil filter for my Rubicon is made in China. I bought 2 and will use them, but:

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