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Old 01-26-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default NAPA Gold Oil Filter out flows UPF-44

I have 102,000 miles on my 98 C5. I change oil when DIC is near 0% (which is usually arround 6,500 miles). I also get periodic oil analysis. Recently I switched from UPF-44 Oil Filters to NAPA Gold (made by WIX). I read that UPF-44 were restrictive and didn't flow well.

My cold oil pressure is 65 psi now, with UPF-44 it was 52 psi. I will get an analysis done next oil change, but I doubt that anything will change.

By the way, there is a site that did an oil study on a LS1 (Camaro), they got 18,000 miles on Mobil 1 oil (they changed the NAPA Gold Oil Filter at 12,000 miles when analysis said insolubles level reached 0.5%)

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Old 01-26-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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Wix are excellent filters.
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:50 PM   #3
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Wix are excellent filters.
Been using them for years...
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:05 PM   #4
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Wix are excellent filters.
One of the largest filter companies in the world. Made Gastonia, NC I believe.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:10 PM   #5
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OK this is probable a dumb question, are these filters found at NAPA auto parts stores?
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:12 PM   #6
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or your oil pressure sensor could be on its way out... That is how mine first started showing signs....
I changed to a Mobil 1 extended life filter and the cold pressure went up... within 3K miles my pressure gauge was pegged at 80 and the DIC was at 130...
I turly hope it is the filter difference...
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:26 PM   #7
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OK this is probable a dumb question, are these filters found at NAPA auto parts stores?
Don't know about NAPA, but I do know that O'Reilly's carries 'em - that's where I get mine.

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OK this is probable a dumb question, are these filters found at NAPA auto parts stores?
They sure are. Ask for Napa GOLD, silver is very good also.
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I stopped using the UPF-44 for the same reason. I also get my oil analyzed and have Terry Dyson review the results. Terry told me to dump the UPF-44 as it was too restrictive, which is counter to the GM advertising. However, he did recently tell me the new Amsoil EO filter had excellent filtering ability and flowed well. They are $15 though.
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Whats the # on the Napa Gold , or wix????
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Whats the # on the Napa Gold , or wix????
Wix 51042. Napa gold 1042
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Wix 51042. Napa gold 1042
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Thanks !
If you go to NAPA,ask them for a price on a case of filters (12).I got a sweet deal. Same filter fits my Tahoe.
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Is this filter design to meet the extended oil change intervals like the GM one?
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I have 102,000 miles on my 98 C5. I change oil when DIC is near 0%. I also get periodic oil analysis. Recently I switched from UPF-44 Oil Filters to NAPA Gold (made by WIX). I read that UPF-44 were restrictive and didn't flow well.

My cold oil pressure is 65 psi now, with UPF-44 it was 52 psi. I will get an analysis done next oil change, but I doubt that anything will change.
If the filter flows more, it would have less restriction, and the pressure would go down not up. Maybe your engine was colder when you checked it with the new filter.
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If the filter flows more, it would have less restriction, and the pressure would go down not up. Maybe your engine was colder when you checked it with the new filter.
Only if the pressure sending unit was on the unfiltered side of the oil filter, not on the output side.
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OK, I would be interested in knowing which side the pressure sending unit is on, unfiltered or output?
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OK, I would be interested in knowing which side the pressure sending unit is on, unfiltered or output?
After the filter, or output.
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Oil flow goes from pump pickup tube to the pump then to the oil filter. Then it goes to the main galley that feeds the cam bearings and rod bearings. The pressure sender is tapped into a feed at the head of this galley. It's right behind the intake manifold. Then it drains to the oil pan for another cycle.
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has anyone else been using the pure one oil filter's?


http://www.pureoil.com


(SAE) tests prove the PureONE oil filter is #1 among ALL leading brands when it comes to protecting your car's engine against potentially damaging contaminants
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