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I'm getting ready to do an oil change. The truck currently has factory oil filters on it. I've always been a WIX person. And with retail sources like Amazon, etc, you can save some serious money buying them online.

Anyone got any good reasons why I shouldn't use anything other than factory-branded ones?

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I went to Mack got the box of Mack filters cheap had to buy air filter extra

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WIX makes a dam good filter. i think napa gold is also a rebadged WIX if i recall. 

i usually just got to the dealer and get the set in the box. to lazy to cross reference numbers with other brands. i should do it one day tho to see the price diff.   

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they must have changed then. years back they where WIX i know and my none of the NAPA gold filters i ever bought where white. only white filters i ever bought where WIX brand. 

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IMO,

Always OEM unless they are 200% over aftermarket price. Volvo filters are $1 cheaper than I can buy from NAPA.

Scenario #1- You fail a Mack filter and appeal to Mack for engine warranty due to contingent engine damage.

Scenario #2- You fail a NAPA filter and appeal to NAPA for engine warranty due to contingent engine damage.

Scenario #3- You fail an off brand filter you bought online and appeal to China based seller for engine warranty due to contingent engine damage.

These are Bad(#1), worst (#2) and fatal(#3) scenarios in order.

 

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On 12/6/2017 at 9:13 AM, Mack Technician said:

IMO,

Always OEM unless they are 200% over aftermarket price. Volvo filters are $1 cheaper than I can buy from NAPA.

Scenario #1- You fail a Mack filter and appeal to Mack for engine warranty due to contingent engine damage.

Scenario #2- You fail a NAPA filter and appeal to NAPA for engine warranty due to contingent engine damage.

Scenario #3- You fail an off brand filter you bought online and appeal to China based seller for engine warranty due to contingent engine damage.

These are Bad(#1), worst (#2) and fatal(#3) scenarios in order.

 

My real issue rather than being cheap is the distance to the dealer. And they won't ship to my door. I suppose, just get the numbers, call ahead and make sure they've got 'em, and go waste 1/2 a day on the road.

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Lately ive had BAD luck with Wix filters.  Now I run older Equipment. Newest thing I own is a 97. Wix filters have had plastic in them, paint chips.  Fuel and Oil alike. So ive been buying Fleetrite lately.

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