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if you click the link and read the info posted, the wix xp actually tested the worst by a WIDE margin. its only 60% at 20 microns. it never even hits 90% efficiency.
if itnis too efficient, it wont flow as well.
 

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Annnnnnd...I'm right back at OEM.
 

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if you click the link and read the info posted, the wix xp actually tested the worst by a WIDE margin. its only 60% at 20 microns. it never even hits 90% efficiency.
Buy what makes you feel comfortable. I have looked at many reviews and the WIX-XP was always top ranked. Too many people focus on the "microns". Even using a piece of $hit filter with a poor rating will allow your engine to run trouble-free to 300,000+ miles if you just use a quality fully synthetic oil and change it every 5-6K miles like you are told to. Folks way over think their oil and filter. The WIX-XP are not much more than the OEM and are fully synthetic media and excellent quality.
 

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Annnnnnd...I'm right back at OEM.
And you'll save money...get excellent protection...not have any warranty concerns and your Foz will last forever as long as you change the oil and filter when you are told to. OEM is a solid choice.
 

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they'll all work fine, just know that the filter you prefer is the worst performing filter he tested and doesn't even filter as well as less expensive filters. i mean, i guess it did flow a lot of poorly filtered oil, so theres that. it doesnt even work as well as an AC Declo filter. your engine WILL experience more long term wear by using the WIX XP filter. also, depending on where you get it from, the OEM filter isnt less expensive than the XG7317. theyre very close in price, less than $2 if you can find an OEM fitler for $6.95 w/free shipping. the XG7317 is available all over the place, even at walmart and its a hair over $8 sitting on the shelf.

its pretty common knowledge that bitog is a microcosm of people who obsess over things to the Nth degree but in this case, id argue in agreeance with them about not using that filter due to the test data.

Pillboy, i'd wager that the oem filter is probably a better choice than the WIX XP, lol. most oem filters are actually pretty decent. pretty much all the filters out there will work ok, with the exception of that wix. it really did test pretty bad in comparison. 60% at 20 microns is pretty bad.
 

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if itnis too efficient, it wont flow as well.
if you had bothered to read the data, you'd see that that filtration ability and restriction to flow are NOT mutually exclusive. click it and read thru the data. if youre unsure about what it means, ask me and ill help. pm me if youre embarrassed, none of us knows everything.

did ANY of you read the data in the link? this is the second time people have spoken about something that's CLEARLY in the information provided if you just READ, lol. im not gonna post inaccurate information here. if i do, ill own it and move on. im here to help people make better choices about their vehicle since most here are not actual car guys but merely guys who like their own car.
 

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While I use OEM filters, I worry about using one different than the manufacturer recommends because of possible specification differences that are not obvious to the naked eye. Just the way I am.
Same here. I don't see the point of a larger filter. 20K mile oil change intervals? A disintegrating engine requiring more filtration? Improved cooling due to larger surface area? What?

I never embraced the notion of re-engineering my vehicles. At least not without accepting possible consequences.
 

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Same here. I don't see the point of a larger filter. 20K mile oil change intervals? A disintegrating engine requiring more filtration? Improved cooling due to larger surface area? What?

I never embraced the notion of re-engineering my vehicles. At least not without accepting possible consequences.
for most vehicles, id agree. bigger filters arent an issue. for the VR30, its interesting that a TSB was released for more oil in the sump so in this engine's case, the argument for a slightly larger filter is a little more valid considering you get a little extra capacity for "free". really, thats the main reason anyone looks for a bigger filter. you just about cant have too much oil.

in terms of filtration, youre right. larger filter area really only means that it could hold more until it clogs/pressure delta increase. it doesnt filter better because its larger. at 5,000 miles, neither the synth oil nor any filter is really at its limit but the general consensus here is that changing your oil/filter at 5k is valid, because paranoia. a larger filter isnt going to filter better, like you pointed out.
 

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they'll all work fine, just know that the filter you prefer is the worst performing filter he tested and doesn't even filter as well as less expensive filters. i mean, i guess it did flow a lot of poorly filtered oil, so theres that. it doesnt even work as well as an AC Declo filter. your engine WILL experience more long term wear by using the WIX XP filter. also, depending on where you get it from, the OEM filter isnt less expensive than the XG7317. theyre very close in price, less than $2 if you can find an OEM fitler for $6.95 w/free shipping. the XG7317 is available all over the place, even at walmart and its a hair over $8 sitting on the shelf.

its pretty common knowledge that bitog is a microcosm of people who obsess over things to the Nth degree but in this case, id argue in agreeance with them about not using that filter due to the test data.

Pillboy, i'd wager that the oem filter is probably a better choice than the WIX XP, lol. most oem filters are actually pretty decent. pretty much all the filters out there will work ok, with the exception of that wix. it really did test pretty bad in comparison. 60% at 20 microns is pretty bad.
I did not read it.

I did hack open several oil filters on my own 7 years ago...not the first to do so of course.

I was most impressed with the Wix XP build and material.

It is floating around somewhere on Legacygt.com
 

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It is floating around somewhere on Legacygt.com
Vague recollections of that...I'm almost sure I saw it as I still had the Legacy that long ago.
 
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for most vehicles, id agree. bigger filters aren't an issue. for the VR30, its interesting that a TSB was released for more oil in the sump so in this engine's case, the argument for a slightly larger filter is a little more valid considering you get a little extra capacity for "free". really, that's the main reason anyone looks for a bigger filter. you just about cant have too much oil.
Agreed. I stumbled upon a larger OEM filter for the VR30 courtesy of Z1 Motorsports advertising on their website. I figured larger size was a bonus for a slight increase in oil capacity, if nothing else.

Also, I bought a 1/2 dozen of the larger OEM filters at some ridiculous price of $5.ish/each, so the decision was a no-brainer.
 
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If anyone is interested in the larger Amsoil filter for our cars, it's the EA15K13-EA and can be found here Amsoil EA15K13-EA

The standard size filter is the EA15K12-EA. Amsoil also sells the Wix filters.

I'm running one and very pleased with it so far.
 

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Agreed. I stumbled upon a larger OEM filter for the VR30 courtesy of Z1 Motorsports advertising on their website. I figured larger size was a bonus for a slight increase in oil capacity, if nothing else.

Also, I bought a 1/2 dozen of the larger OEM filters at some ridiculous price of $5.ish/each, so the decision was a no-brainer.
That is a killer price for Nissan filters. I think my dealer is at $9.xx each. I do get Motorcraft brand for the Ford at Walmart for less than $5 each. The Q gets an oil change only once a year, so I don't sweat the price too much.
 

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Vague recollections of that...I'm almost sure I saw it as I still had the Legacy that long ago.
PSA...

...I logged on to see if I could find that post and I saw a google message saying that my particular password I use for the site has been found in some list of hacked passwords.

It was only letters all lowecase.
 
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That is a killer price for Nissan filters. I think my dealer is at $9.xx each.
I stand corrected:
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So the order was placed back in 2018, and now the filter price has doubled.
 

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PSA...

...I logged on to see if I could find that post and I saw a google message saying that my particular password I use for the site has been found in some list of hacked passwords.

It was only letters all lowecase.
The reason it is out there has nothing to do with the simplicity of your password. The site itself was hacked probably due to lax security.

About two years ago the security specialist that started this nonsense of mixed case, numeric and special characters was on a TV show and he had a change of heart. He said that philosophy was all wrong. As far as a brute force attack using a bot the bot does not care. The # is just another character. Nothing special about it. He suggested to just use a long password that was easy to remember. Such as "IlikeHotOatmealWithSyrupInTheMorning". Every character added doubles the complexity. Unfortunately, many sites remain blissfully ignorant and force us to use complex passwords that we need to write down on a sticky note attached to our monitors.

Just don't make your password 'password'.

I use a password manager with biometric authenication myself and never duplicate a password.
 

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The reason it is out there has nothing to do with the simplicity of your password. The site itself was hacked probably due to lax security.

About two years ago the security specialist that started this nonsense of mixed case, numeric and special characters was on a TV show and he had a change of heart. He said that philosophy was all wrong. As far as a brute force attack using a bot the bot does not care. The # is just another character. Nothing special about it. He suggested to just use a long password that was easy to remember. Such as "IlikeHotOatmealWithSyrupInTheMorning". Every character added doubles the complexity. Unfortunately, many sites remain blissfully ignorant and force us to use complex passwords that we need to write down on a sticky note attached to our monitors.

Just don't make your password 'password'.

I use a password manager with biometric authenication myself and never duplicate a password.
OMG...I just had a brainwave...supercale*
 
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He suggested to just use a long password that was easy to remember. Such as "IlikeHotOatmealWithSyrupInTheMorning"
Damnit! Now I have to change my passwords. I thought nobody would be able to guess mine. How did you do it?
 
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Damnit! Now I have to change my passwords. I thought nobody would be able to guess mine. How did you do it?
He missed capitalizing "Like".
 

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median,

Off topic happens. It's ok. No need to report. No action was taken, reports closed. Please reserve reporting to egregious offenses. Thank you.
 
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