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Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 #5330201 01/23/20 10:32 AM
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Got a few of these at RockAuto, $1.35 each.
Not a bad looking filter for the price.Enjoy the pic's.
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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: rollinpete] #5330212 01/23/20 10:44 AM
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Thanks for pics! Not bad for less than a large Coke at McD's, but I still like crimped seams vs. just glued. But that would have made the cost $1.36, and we can't have that LOL


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5330226 01/23/20 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
Thanks for pics! Not bad for less than a large Coke at McD's, but I still like crimped seams vs. just glued. But that would have made the cost $1.36, and we can't have that LOL


Your Welcome!
I prefer the crimped also but that might mean one less inlet hole LOL


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: rollinpete] #5330251 01/23/20 11:24 AM
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Looks like Wix combo valve filter, like NAPA Select/Silver, probably good for 5-6K.


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: rollinpete] #5330260 01/23/20 11:34 AM
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Title seems to imply you would have both a Protec 101 and a Wix 51515 filter cut open. This is not the same as a 51515. It is the same as the old Supertech ST2, which I did not care for (I don't like the combo valves in these, and the media strength is questionable to me).

Still a decent budget filter, especially for that price.


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: rollinpete] #5330262 01/23/20 11:36 AM
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Nice pictures and Thank You for c&p and video smile


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: rollinpete] #5330299 01/23/20 01:01 PM
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The media looks to be very similar to an unused Mobil 1 EP filter I cut open a few years ago, but it's hard to tell just by pictures and video. I'd gladly use this filter for normal intervals. Thanks.


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: 53' Stude] #5330699 01/23/20 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 53' Stude
Nice pictures and Thank You for c&p and video smile


Thank You Adam!


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: bullwinkle] #5330703 01/23/20 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle
Looks like Wix combo valve filter, like NAPA Select/Silver, probably good for 5-6K.


Yup I like them upper valves.


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: DGXR] #5330704 01/23/20 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by DGXR
The media looks to be very similar to an unused Mobil 1 EP filter I cut open a few years ago, but it's hard to tell just by pictures and video. I'd gladly use this filter for normal intervals. Thanks.


I'd say mobil filter's have a better media.


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: rollinpete] #5330738 01/23/20 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rollinpete
Got a few of these at RockAuto, $1.35 each.
Not a bad looking filter for the price.Enjoy the pic's.
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I wouldn't use this filter, I'm going back to fram ultra's so much better made , who cares about a couple bucks.


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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: rollinpete] #5330787 01/24/20 04:36 AM
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From "not a bad looking filter for the price" to " I wouldn't use this filter" in less than 12 hours. Of course the Ultra is a better filter, apples and oranges. And for the sake of accuracy using listed PT price and standard Ultra retail, more than "a couple bucks difference."

Topic filter is a jobber tier filter, as noted likely good for ~5k mi fci. Topic application uses a combo valve, though that not true of all PT applications, Some use separate dome bypass and adbv. The PT is very similar to or same as the RA sold Auto Extra 51515 recently posted as a member purchase on the promo board. RA lists it as Wix "private label" which for RA means Wix made for AE jobber filter.

I don't use topic filter, and don't prefer a combo valve over a traditional separate bypass set up. Otoh, topic filter jobber tier filter sold at a corresponding low price point. Unreasonable imo to expect similar quality and build to a full synthetic filter at ~6+ times the price.

Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: Sayjac] #5330939 01/24/20 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Sayjac
From "not a bad looking filter for the price" to " I wouldn't use this filter" in less than 12 hours. Of course the Ultra is a better filter, apples and oranges. And for the sake of accuracy using listed PT price and standard Ultra retail, more than "a couple bucks difference."

Topic filter is a jobber tier filter, as noted likely good for ~5k mi fci. Topic application uses a combo valve, though that not true of all PT applications, Some use separate dome bypass and adbv. The PT is very similar to or same as the RA sold Auto Extra 51515 recently posted as a member purchase on the promo board. RA lists it as Wix "private label" which for RA means Wix made for AE jobber filter.

I don't use topic filter, and don't prefer a combo valve over a traditional separate bypass set up. Otoh, topic filter jobber tier filter sold at a corresponding low price point. Unreasonable imo to expect similar quality and build to a full synthetic filter at ~6+ times the price.


Yep and I'll tell you why,
I'm on the fence right now, But,
I was reading some of the responses and I went and checked out just how good the media on this filter is, (It shocked me), with some good pressure with my fingers it ripped fairly easy.
I know this filter will last at least a 5,000 mile change, and I plan on using it next oil change, and I will post pic's and a video on how it did.But I'm thru trying to save money on oil filters, I'll try and save money else where.
My engine cost more than a couple bucks.
As far as cost, I can go on ebay and get ultras for a few dollars more.
I still think it's a good filter but i'm leaning towards using better filters.

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Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: rollinpete] #5330962 01/24/20 10:06 AM
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Just to be clear, reply wasn't to convince you to use one or not. More about clarifying what topic filter is and isn't (an Ultra). Whether you choose to use one being aware their use profile, your call. The other member mentioned purchasing the AE 51515 on RA said he'd post pics after he runs one. So should get an idea what one looks like post use.

Re: Unused PRO-TEC 101 oil filter cut open / Wix 51515 [Re: Sayjac] #5331013 01/24/20 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Sayjac
Just to be clear, reply wasn't to convince you to use one or not. More about clarifying what topic filter is and isn't (an Ultra). Whether you choose to use one being aware their use profile, your call. The other member mentioned purchasing the AE 51515 on RA said he'd post pics after he runs one. So should get an idea what one looks like post use.


I was watching that post (I think it's the same one your referring to) anyway looking forward to seeing his post.


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