Wix/Napa oil filter

biker

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Dec 7, 2014
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Canada
I have bought some pretty high quality Chinese stuff, including tools. If I can get my hands on a Chinese Wix filter, I will cut it open and compare it to a USA one. And just to sprinkle a bit more gunpowder on the fire, I'm going to cut open the Fram I have on my engine right now that I installed to prime and run the engine before i stuck it back in the car last fall.
 

Knuckle Dragger

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Nov 2, 2002
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Waddell AZ
Depending who the seller is, watch out for counterfeits. There’s a reason why their cheap.

What's retail on that filter? We pay $2-4 each for most of our oil filters, Wix when they are available from the contracted vendor or Napa Gold when they aren't.
 

COPO

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Sep 15, 1999
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Ontario, Canada
In Canada it’s $7.93 CAD ea, or $6.43 US. Comparing your prices and our prices is like comparing apples to oranges.
 

Knuckle Dragger

Mayor of Simpleton
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Nov 2, 2002
16,846
Waddell AZ
In Canada it’s $7.93 CAD ea, or $6.43 US. Comparing your prices and our prices is like comparing apples to oranges.

I've also found the prices the city is able to negotiate are damn near at cost most times too so it's not a fair comparison most times.
 

badazz81z28

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May 4, 2001
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Alabama
I have bought some pretty high quality Chinese stuff, including tools. If I can get my hands on a Chinese Wix filter, I will cut it open and compare it to a USA one. And just to sprinkle a bit more gunpowder on the fire, I'm going to cut open the Fram I have on my engine right now that I installed to prime and run the engine before i stuck it back in the car last fall.

Nearly everything is made in China....Yes...Taiwan is also considered China (ROC)....
 

tom3

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Aug 1, 1999
14,646
ohio
Off topic, but watching a Mecum Auction yesterday and they show bids in US dollars and Canadian, pretty steep increase these days. I would have thought all the stimulus debt would even that out. 8 bucks for a Wix filter is nuts.
 




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