Ever cross thread an oil filter

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I will say I feel quality is lacking with WIX lately. I change a lot of filters on a monthly service for our locomotives, I’m seeing a lot of messed up filters in the past six months, packaging on our large air filters used to include a two large pieces of foam on each end to protect the filter now your lucky if the is one and the filter isn’t partially crushed. As far as the damaged threads go I had a Motorcraft filter bite me once, started by hand and then tightened by hand on a 02 escort Zx2 , it wouldn’t seat the gasket and I couldn’t see it as it was done by feel and guess what.. yep made a mess. Swapped a filter and cleaned it up after topping it off.. I was not happy. No harm no foul and off it went.
 

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Been using the SRT filter on the 6.2 and 6.4 Modern cars. Replaces the 899’s and has a larger diameter. Reported to be made by WIX. They come with a protective sleeve on the business end. I just check for shipping dents. So far so good.
 

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Our filters I’m seeing issues with are actually the Napa gold made by wix I should clarify that.
 

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I had a fucked up oil filter

Get over it

Yes I can blame myself like I did in the first post - I should have double triple checked I guess


I didn’t crucify WIX in this thread , but looks like I wasn’t the only one , maybe I should

Quality control is at an all time low across this country

Or is it China ? Or is it
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The company manufactures its Wix oil filters in several countries other than the US, including China, Mexico, Venezuela, Ukraine, and Poland.


Off to work
 

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But yes , defective thread , one defective thread actually

Just one thread was bad?? How many threads are on a bolt??? It's like asking, How many grooves are on a record??

2, one on each side of the record! Good Luck
 

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Bought a filter for a 350 Cummins one time and it wouldn’t start threading period! Parts man reluctantly gave me another one and no problem. Had to have been defective.
 

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I had a fucked up oil filter

Get over it

Yes I can blame myself like I did in the first post - I should have double triple checked I guess


I didn’t crucify WIX in this thread , but looks like I wasn’t the only one , maybe I should

Quality control is at an all time low across this country

Or is it China ? Or is it
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The company manufactures its Wix oil filters in several countries other than the US, including China, Mexico, Venezuela, Ukraine, and Poland.


Off to work
We’ll that’ll teach you to TELL US. I’m here to learn.
 

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I had a fucked up oil filter

Get over it

Yes I can blame myself like I did in the first post - I should have double triple checked I guess


I didn’t crucify WIX in this thread , but looks like I wasn’t the only one , maybe I should

Quality control is at an all time low across this country

Or is it China ? Or is it
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The company manufactures its Wix oil filters in several countries other than the US, including China, Mexico, Venezuela, Ukraine, and Poland.


Off to work

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I had a fucked up oil filter

Get over it
My last response wasn't to you, it was to the poster blaming the company that makes the best filters available on the market.
I am sure that it was defective, it happens.

I should have double triple checked
That would have saved you the big mess that you had to clean up.
 

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It wasn't that the old gasket was still on it, was it? A double gasket will empty the engine in a hurry. I've never had a cross threaded filter, either - although I've tried. :eek:



I did that once decades ago. Good thing I changed the oil out in the street. What a mess!
 

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Only about 1/3 my ramp

About 80 Aircraft total for the game
 
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The oil filter on my porsche is installed threads down ! So much for german engineering ! A mess each and every time, oil all over the front cross member.
 

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