Just wondering if Napa platinum filters and Napa synthetic are good to go? I ask because the platinum filters and Napa oil are on a sale on Napa’s website real cheap right now and I’m thinking about picking them up for next couple of OCIs. https://www.napaonline.com/en/cart
Platinum filter number: PFL 41516 for $5.99
Napa synthetic 5w30: $16.99 for 5qt jug.
My daughter's leased Honda is no more. I bought NAPA 0w20 for it six years ago and forgot I had it underneath the basement steps..... until last month. My Colorado P/U calls for 5w30 and the last OCI was 0w40.
I just did an oil change of 0w20 in that Colorado and it remains whisper quiet under that hood. I'll keep close dibs on engine sounds, as the weather warms up. But my plan is to run it 3-4K and go back to Castrol Euro 0w40.
So far, I'm really impressed and the first signs my engine is complaining, I will yank the thin 0w20.
But so far - so good.
If I want good trapping, I'll consider the Napa Gold. If I want better flow-rates, then I'd buy the Platinum. It all depends on your engine and the factory OEM for your vehicle points to what the manufacturer prefers. If all manufacturers preferred best trapping, every new engine coming off the assembly line would wear a Fram Ultra..... and obviously they don't.
Do a history on your factory-fill oil filter and that will tell what fits that engine best, regarding a Gold or a Platinum.