Wix/Napa oil filter

Patstuff28

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Aug 23, 2020
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Has anyone ever tried a Mahle/Clevite OC114 oil filter. Rock Auto lists them for a 350 Chevy. Made in Germany, has to be better than made in China?
 

biker

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Gold Member
Dec 7, 2014
5,057
Canada
As promised, I cut the Fram filter open today.
Cardboard ends? Yes. But, solidly glued, no gaps anywhere, no degradation.
36 pleats in filter.
Rubber anti-drainback valve.(I know...filter wa just used for priming and running engine to dial it in again). Flat steel end spring that keeps the filter tight in the can.
Outer can: .0110 thickness.
Overall, nothing leaping out as horrible.
Will do a similar autopsy on my Wix/Napa filter when the time comes.
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badazz81z28

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May 4, 2001
22,114
Alabama
As promised, I cut the Fram filter open today.
Cardboard ends? Yes. But, solidly glued, no gaps anywhere, no degradation.
36 pleats in filter.
Rubber anti-drainback valve.(I know...filter wa just used for priming and running engine to dial it in again). Flat steel end spring that keeps the filter tight in the can.
Outer can: .0110 thickness.
Overall, nothing leaping out as horrible.
Will do a similar autopsy on my Wix/Napa filter when the time comes.
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You mean youre not doing a youtube video showing all the metal particles in the filter to show bad the filter is even though the metal particles were actually caused by cutting the filter open?
 




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