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 Wix oil filters instead of OEM (Volvo Diesel)
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aquahauler

RO# 4364

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  10:01:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am running Volvo TAMD 74 diesels in my boat and thinking of switching over to Wix or NAPA gold on all my filters. I know that a lot of people think that it is cheap not to spend a couple more bucks for OEM however I am not just thinking of the price.

I am sure that Volvo is not making thier own filters. That being said, Wix and Napa gold are considered at the top in quality. OEM fuel and oil (2 of each on each engine = 4total)filters will run you around $100.00 per engine. Add the generator and you are looking at over $200.00 for filters. If you go with Wix or NAPA gold you will be in the area of (guessing) $70.00 total.

Again, Wix and NAPA gold are high quality! Isnt it reasonable to consider switching?

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OLD HOUSEBOATER

RO# 9099



Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  11:06:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, I used fram on my TAMD 40s. Volvo prices are insane.

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GSENT

RO# 12438

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  12:03:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been using wix filters for years on everything. never had any problems.

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C team

RO# 24911

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  12:35:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been using NAPA filters on every thing I own for years. I see no problem switching to non-OEM filters.

Craig
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Capt. Bill1

RO# 2017

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  13:38:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd use Wix or NAPA. I would stay away from Fram.




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Harlan

RO# 15327



Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  14:32:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How many here have lost an engine due to an oil filter not doing its job?

Take a lesson from your dog. No matter what life brings you kick some grass over that sh*t and move on.

Edited by - Harlan on Apr 18 2011 14:33:18

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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  14:48:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WIX is the OEM for many filter brands that are out there and I have never had an issue with them

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rawidman

RO# 25110

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  17:16:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been using WIX filters on my Volvo TAMD41P.

I checked with my brother who is in the oil/lubricants business and he says they are one of the top brands for quality.

When I gave the guy at Parks Auto the number, he looked it up and said "Volvo marine diesel".


Ron
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gaineso

RO# 10303

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  18:08:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Harlan

How many here have lost an engine due to an oil filter not doing its job?



No answers??? Sounds like that is an answer.



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boatbum

RO# 36

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  18:14:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We use Wix or Baldwin and have had no issues with either. Mechanics we have spoken with have no issues with either brand.


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aquahauler

RO# 4364

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  18:28:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, I think I am going to order online enough to do me for a couple of years. Its nice to just pull one off the shelf when you need to.


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rawidman

RO# 25110

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  18:45:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gaineso

quote:
Originally posted by Harlan

How many here have lost an engine due to an oil filter not doing its job?



No answers??? Sounds like that is an answer.



I have heard of it and I have heard of a cheap oil filter rusting in the moist conditions of a boat bilge and leaking oil.

We're not talking about a Walmart "house brand", we're talking about a well respected brand of filter. I seriously doubt Volvo or Mercruiser makes their own filters, they outsource them.


Ron
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caltexfla

RO# 14522

Posted - Apr 18 2011 :  19:21:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wix makes the NAPA filters, FYI.
As for losing an engine due to a cheap filter, who knows all the little things that contribute? If the best filters cost you a couple of bucks more, why not buy them?



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psugar

RO# 8116

Posted - Apr 19 2011 :  10:00:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You would have no idea it was the cause, but a bad oil filter can leak back its dirty oil with all the contaminants back into the pan. It can also have a leaky bypass valve that allows oil not to get filtered. Don't take my word, read this guys take: http://people.msoe.edu/~yoderw/oilfilterstudy/oilfilterstudy.html

He took apart every oil filter on the market.



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