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Hopefully you bought a few of them for the road!

I have had all Wix in my truck with 22K now, and I always run K&N on my bikes! The nut on the end is money....and the magnet thing sounds excessive because most drain plugs are magnetic and pull the stuff out when the oil starts dripping back into the pan after the engine shuts off.
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Hopefully you bought a few of them for the road!

I have had all Wix in my truck with 22K now, and I always run K&N on my bikes! The nut on the end is money....and the magnet thing sounds excessive because most drain plugs are magnetic and pull the stuff out when the oil starts dripping back into the pan after the engine shuts off.
my intention was to grab a bunch, but if you can believe it, they only had one in stock...hence the stop at 2 stores...
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thanks sean,,,ill look at napa as long as they are of the same Wix quality
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Isnt it the Napa Gold filters made by Wix or is it all of the Napa filters?
I had heard only the Gold series was, could be very wrong, but even if they're all Wix, the extra $3 for the Gold is worth the quality upgrade and peace of mind to me.

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Main things to look for are the following:

1) The filtration level(measured in microns). "Better" filtration is not necessarily better. "Better" filtration (in terms of micron rating) will be more restrictive and your oil pump will be working overtime. It's best to get a filter that has the same filtration level as oem.

2) The type of gaskets. Some cheap filters (like the cheaper fram models) use cardboard instead of rubber. It should be obvious why rubber makes a better gasket than cardboard...

3) Anti drain back valve. Not all filters have this, and if it doesn't then it can cause "dry" starts as it will take longer to circulate oil throughout the engine on start up.

WIX(same as NAPA) is what I use. Mopar's are good. I don't know for sure but would guess that K&N, RP, and Bosch all are good.
This reply is a little late, but, hey, I just joined! Anyway, NAPA GOLD is a WIX filter. Only the NAPA Gold series. Wix is an excellent filter. So are AMSOIL, Mobil 1 and Hastings.
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what's a filtermag?
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Quick note. Filtermag(s) do NOT "clog the oil filter" It captures and holds ferro-magnetic particles on the can side of the filter, not in the filtering media. To check the effectivness, do NOT remove the Filtermag until after removing the filter from the motor. Use a cutting tool and open the filter w/Filtermag still attached. You will never doubt its effectivess again. The best oil filters will remove particles down to about only 15 microns. Filtermag will help with those smaller "dust" particles, which are still abrasive.
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