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Old 02-10-2010
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Originally Posted by TheStig88 View Post
i remember a few years back that Wix had a display for auto stores that showed how much better their filters worked compared to Fram.

the suits at Fram had Wix recall all the displays because the results were so overwhelming

i will NEVER put a fram on any vehicle

and since i work at an autoparts store, if someone asks which is better i will always offer wix or motorcraft.
if they are stupid enough to ask for Fram.....they can have it, they're mostly ricers and dumb rednecks with chevys so i don't care and i won't stop them.

Sure wouldn't think that this Wix/Napa Gold filter would filter even half as well as the Fram filter I opened up. Unless nearly half-length media, when compared to overall filter length, and very loose filter media seems to be the magic combination.

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Old 02-10-2010
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Originally Posted by BlutoBodine View Post
Looks like the "good" filter (for this particular application) is being discontinued.

Autozone: "Notes: Available until stock is depleted"

- replacement PN is PH3614 & TG3614 in the Fram, same filter fits an '08 Tacoma.
3614 is the same number as Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L NA I-4 engines. I have 3 or 4 Purolator filters that are equivalents of 3614 (L10241) Ieft over that I'd be more than willing to part with, if anyone needs them.
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Old 02-10-2010
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ok s my boss has a dozen WIX oil filters he wants to sell me for $3 a piece, ive been using motorcraft which ya'll say is made by purolator whichh are good filters. Are WIX made the same as purolators and motorcrafts, i didnt see a wix taken apart
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Old 02-10-2010
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I work in a parts store and I sell parts master and wix filters with the occasional MANN and Delco filter making apearances (MANN for certain foreign cars and AcDelco for all the dyed in the wool Chevy fanatics) I know that wix has black filters and white filters throughout there lineup, and as far as I know black is light duty and white is commercial duty. (Possibly subject to old/outdated packaging)

This has got me interested in cutting open some filters tomorrow. : D

To the guy who asked why these things are still on the shelves I have two things to say. First off shops love cheap bulk filters and an overwhelming amount of mechanics either have no say what filters the shops use or really don't care. I'm sure quite a few of them rarely stop to think about the inner workings of a filter.

Second point is price. We might sell a wix filter for 2.50-3.00 dollars more than a parts master equivalent. An awe inspiring amount of people in this town are disgustingly cheap and demand parts master oil, parts master filter and any other cheap consumable even if they have the option of getting an option like Castrol synthetic blend oil for seventy five cents more a liter.
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