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Old 09-13-2013, 08:08 AM
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Maybe I can add to this thread for my fellow DIY'ers out there.

The Wix is a 51372.



Why one might ask?

Well now I will guess.

My thought is that ilmor and Mobil One have been racing together for a long time.
And who makes Mobil one and K&N filters?
Champion, who also makes Fram among others.
Is that to say they are all the same? No, not even close! However, I'm willing to bet the K&N and Ilmor are, if one was inclined to cut them open and look this could be confirmed.

I run Wix/Napa gold so I won't be conducting that analysis.
I forgot the "1"!! 51372. I use the napa version, which I think is 5372. Forgot Wix had the added number. No matter, they are identical filters.

You are right about the Ilmore filter being K&N, and you are also very smart in using Wix. There is no better filter on the market. K&N filters are nothing but a Fram filter with a nut tacked on the top. Cut a K&N (or fram) open, and do the same with a Wix. You will run Wix from that day forward.

I always thought fram would step up their game, especially after the fiasco with Subaru, and Porsche engines in the 90s...... I haven't seen any change though.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:05 PM
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I forgot the "1"!! 51372. I use the napa version, which I think is 5372. Forgot Wix had the added number.
Wix adds the "5" to the 1372 Napa Gold, 51372 Wix.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:51 AM
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Maybe I can add to this thread for my fellow DIY'ers out there.

The Wix is a 51372.

Ilmor filters are not Mastercraft filters, they are Ilmor filters.


And they are strikingly similar looking to this:


Why one might ask?

Well now I will guess.

My thought is that ilmor and Mobil One have been racing together for a long time.
And who makes Mobil one and K&N filters?
Champion, who also makes Fram among others.
Is that to say they are all the same? No, not even close! However, I'm willing to bet the K&N and Ilmor are, if one was inclined to cut them open and look this could be confirmed.

I run Wix/Napa gold so I won't be conducting that analysis.

Here is a correct cross reference for those who want more options. Note the similarity in part numbers, HP2010 K&N vs. M1-210 Mobil 1. Kind of like Napa Gold 1372 vs. Wix 51372.


Happy hunting.
My dealer told me I must use an Ilmor filter if I am changing my own oil, warranty wise. Anybody share that experience. Perhaps they are playing it on the safe side.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:39 AM
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My dealer told me I must use an Ilmor filter if I am changing my own oil, warranty wise. Anybody share that experience. Perhaps they are playing it on the safe side.
False statement, otherwise a LIE.
Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act
Basically states that a manufacturer can not deny warranty because an aftermarket part was used unless they the warrantor can prove that the aftermarket part caused the failure. The only way a warrantor can deny warranty on an item is if they the manufacturer gives the part at no charge through the entire life of warranty, IE Mastercraft and Ilmor supplies oil changes free of charge under the warranty period, which we know they do not so they can't deny warranty b/c a fram filter was used, but must prove on their own dime it caused a failure.
The federal minimum standards for full warranties are waived if the warrantor can show that the problem associated with a warranted consumer product was caused by damage while in the possession of the consumer, or by unreasonable use, including a failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance.
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Wix adds the "5" to the 1372 Napa Gold, 51372 Wix.
Well, crap, I am all confused

I should have just walked out to the garage and looked at the box.

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My dealer told me I must use an Ilmor filter if I am changing my own oil, warranty wise. Anybody share that experience. Perhaps they are playing it on the safe side.
No sir. It is illegal for them to void warranty for something like that.....
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:54 AM
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As stated above, total BS!
Print this and go demand a free filter from them.

http://www.knfilters.com/warrantyletter.htm
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As stated above, total BS!
Print this and go demand a free filter from them.

http://www.knfilters.com/warrantyletter.htm
Better yet make them do the whole 50hr service free>>>
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