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NEVER SAVE $4 ON CRAPPY OIL FILTERS

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I had a NAPA oil filter on my motor and little pieces of it went all up into my motor. I turned it off in the knick of time (It started sounding like an 80s Mercedes diesel). $2,830.15 later the motor is all back together. The 28 bits of rubber that came out of the oil filter plugged everything up and blew out the seal of the oil filter at 175 PSI. i dont have any pictures because I couldnt bare to even look at my motor one more time because I thought i blew it up and there was oil everywhere.

JUST NEVER SAVE $4 ON AN OIL FILTER. BUY OEM

Ill just post a picture of my car instead of the motor.my 2002

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Napa isn't known for being all that bad- any more details on the

filter itself?

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The Napa Gold/Wix filter is supposed to be a good quality filter, but who knows about their non-gold filters...

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Been running the NAPA Gold filter for years with no issues.

Earl

74 02lux

02 M Roadster

72 Volvo 1800ES

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the key is the " burst pressure rating " of the metal can

not all filter cans are created equal.

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90% of all filters will blow at 175psi..

why you were at 175psi is probably a better question. i highly doubt your oilfilter caused $2000 in failure..

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Napa isn't known for being all that bad- any more details on the

filter itself?

t

Me too... Worked for Napa for the last 18 years... We sell at least 6 different brands of oil filters (including Mann & Mahle) There are god ones... and ah, more "economical" ones... so before we go dragging Napa filters through the mud, a little more info may be in order.

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Good news is you won't be struck by lightning or win the lottery in your lifetime now. Long odds the filter was truly the culprit, hope you saved it and had your attorney get it touch with Napa.

I stick with Mahle & Mann for my tii, but would go with Napa any day in a pinch.

Any chance it was the wrong filter? Just because the box said "X", it might have been "Y". Almost as likely as getting a lemon for a filter I guess.

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