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WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles #5414967 04/27/20 07:38 PM
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Plenty of short trips for sure. Run on the mighty Saturn 1.9 DOHC

Looks like good solid construction, but it was leaking the whole OCI, apparently at the seam as others have experienced. Date code best as I can determine is 061511D1. As you can see, I punched a hole with a screw right through the code to drain the oil.

I now have a MotorCraft FL-400S installed and the leak is no longer, confirming the WIX filter was indeed leaking.

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Oil used during the OCI was Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5w-40, Mobil 1 HM 5w-20, Rislone Engine Treatment, LiquiMoly mos2, and a touch of Heinz 57 oils. Also of note, I performed a 12 minute B-12 flush before the oil change I just performed: FL-400S + Mobil Delvac Super 1300 15w-40 + Rislone + LM mos2

Yes, Saturns be thirsty, about 1150 miles to the quart.

I will post additional pictures later.


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Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5414986 04/27/20 08:02 PM
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Still waiting on that 50k mile Tough Guard, Linctex!


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Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5414987 04/27/20 08:04 PM
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Interesting find. This has got to be the worst looking Wix I've seen posted here. Usually they look like they've only been used for a thousand miles or so.

I see what looks like a gap along the seam. Is that why you talked about leaking? Or did you notice it dripping from the filter onto the ground?

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Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5414991 04/27/20 08:06 PM
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No, the seam of the can at the base plate. Oil was dripping off the sump pan. Never leaked like this before and is not leaking now with the FL-400S currently installed.

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Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5414993 04/27/20 08:09 PM
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I wonder if the quality change is because of the mann+hummel take over?

Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5414995 04/27/20 08:10 PM
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This filter is old stock from my stash, probably made in 2011


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Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5415016 04/27/20 08:29 PM
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Can the rubber quad ring dry out because of sitting for a long time???


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Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5415023 04/27/20 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MrQuackers
No, the seam of the can at the base plate. Oil was dripping off the sump pan. Never leaked like this before and is not leaking now with the FL-400S currently installed.


Seems like quite a few WIX filters have been shown here to have a leaky base seam.

Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5415043 04/27/20 08:53 PM
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MrQuackers: I always enjoy and look forward to your posts. Thank You and as always great write up and the oil did some cleaning I see. Thank You for c&p smile thumbsup


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Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: 53' Stude] #5415180 04/27/20 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 53' Stude
MrQuackers: I always enjoy and look forward to your posts. Thank You and as always great write up and the oil did some cleaning I see. Thank You for c&p smile thumbsup




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Very,very well stated 53'....

Great work as usual from Mr Q....


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Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5415236 04/28/20 02:27 AM
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just bought a wix filter for my Honda accord ,haven't installed it yet but now i'm wondering if I should ??

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Originally Posted by FT92
just bought a wix filter for my Honda accord ,haven't installed it yet but now i'm wondering if I should ??


I would install it with confidence. thumbsup I pretty much use Wix and Honda OEM filters exclusively on my family's Hondas and have had zero issues.


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Re: WIX 51516, Seven Months, 3321 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #5415414 04/28/20 08:59 AM
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I was going to use the fl-400 on my mother's Saturn 1.9 dohc but there was a plastic cover in the way that goes around the inner tie rod so I just stuck with a short filters.

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Thank you mods for correcting the miles in the title smile

Regarding the condition of the media, it is solid, but molybdenum disulfide laced oil has been circulating through it for a while, and hello short trip winter driving, a little wavy nbd


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