Most All recent Asian spin-on filters use the same gasket diameter and thread - ( except toyota who has to be different for ??? reason)
We are talking Nissan, Honda, Subaru, Mazda, Kia, Hyundia ...
I've been though this as I had terrible VT and TC noise with small filters on cold start on most all cars in the past 15 years.
NP with the VW, it uses a larger filter and thin, real synthetic oil:)
WIX are good, but can leak due to the FLAT GASKET.
Another WIX problem is the nice base -end bypass takes up about 5/8 inch of vertical filter media height AWAY.
Making the filter effectively much "smaller" than it looks. So I would go elsewhere to get more media area,
The Premium champion filters seem to work the best in all circumstances, except those with ultra high efficiency media.
My Choice would be the Mazda Tokyo-Roki. It's that important to seek this out..
I was running the pricey Honda Filtech S2000 "racing" filter but the media tore across a winter OCI. (pIctures were posted)
Do not use the Grupo Gonher Nissan or CHINA NIssan service filters.
Last edited by ARCOgraphite; 05/10/20 09:11 AM.