This is the one I think I'm going with when it comes time for my second oil change.
Any comments welcomed.
Any comments welcomed.
It's not a rumor, Wix DOES indeed make the Napa Gold filter that fits our bikes. It's even printed right on the box.
51358 is for the older version V92 engine, for the 100 or 106 cubic inch motor it is 51356. thumb up http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Applications.aspx?Section=6"P/N 51358 or 51356 auto stores get $6.98 for them"
Which one? Gotta be some difference for there to be 2 part numbers I'd suspect.
i thought the difference was one was longer than the other.51358 is for the older version V92 engine, for the 100 or 106 cubic inch motor it is 51356. thumb up http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Applications.aspx?Section=6
Interesting about the different filters between the V92 and the newer engines. When I get an oil change kit from the dealer, there is only one kit. My old V92TC uses the same kit as a new bike. The pack of different o-rings and seals for the different style drain plugs makes it a one size fits all kit. Same oil and filter for all bikes.51358 is for the older version V92 engine, for the 100 or 106 cubic inch motor it is 51356. thumb up http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Applications.aspx?Section=6
if you look at by-pass setting and flow rate between the two part numbers. The older motor does not have the same pressure as the bigger motor.. That is the only difference that I see from the spec sheet..Interesting about the different filters between the V92 and the newer engines. When I get an oil change kit from the dealer, there is only one kit. My old V92TC uses the same kit as a new bike. The pack of different o-rings and seals for the different style drain plugs makes it a one size fits all kit. Same oil and filter for all bikes.
That's the proof that running a high efficient filter for extended oil change intervals is a bad idea.After some more research I'm going with the Wix 51356 oil Filter Specs:
Style: Spin-On Lube Filter
Type: Full Flow
Outer Diameter Top: 2.685
Outer Diameter Bottom: Closed
Thread Size: 20X1.5 MM
By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: 8-11
Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes
Beta Ratio: 2/20=6/19
Burst Pressure-PSI: 363
Max Flow Rate: 9-11 GPM
Nominal Micron Rating: 2
Durning more than 70 years of innovation, including 1954 when we patented the first spin-on oil filter, WIX Filters has been at the forefront of oil filter technology and performance for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks and buses, and off-highway vehicles. SAE J806 tests prove that WIX oil filters hold 45% more dirt than the leading national brand - meaning we keep filtering long after the competition has completely quit.
Some of the advantages of a WIX oil filter are: Arch-pleated, Prescription-blended Filter Media - provides a more than adequate filter area. The element has a controlled porosity blended media to assure complete filtration of the oil.
Spiral-wound Center Tube - provides internal element support. The spiral design greatly reduces initial flow restriction when compared to other designs.
Coiled Spring - ensures a constant load on the inner element to maintain the seal between the upper element end cap, the inner element support, and the mounting plate even during pressure surge situations.
Filter Canister - encloses the assembly with a mechanically-locked double seam. The canister provides ""flutes"" at the closed end for ease of removal with an oil filter wrench.
Silicone Anti-Drainback Valve - Stays flexible in extreme temperatures, improves oil flow and keeps oil in filter to prevent engine destroying dry starts. Also provides lasting protection to meet new vehicle manufacturers longer recommended oil change schedules. Nitrile valves can harden and become ineffective over time.
Wix also makes a 51356XP, XP I'm guessing for extra protection, the only difference is the media is Wire-Backed/Synthetic versus paper and the
Beta Ratio 2=20 versus 2/20=6/20 respectively.
Wix Product Page:
Wix 51356 & Wix 51356XP
Some good information: