1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

Wow Oil Filter Price Increase

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by mickeykelley, Nov 22, 2023.

  1. Nov 22, 2023
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

    Republic of Texas
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,908
    Back in Jan ‘22 I bought several WIX 51010 filters so I would always have some on the shelf. On Amazon I paid $8.98 for WIX brand and it came with both the gasket AND the plug copper ring. I just used it today to change Willy's oil for the year. So I went to reorder and Amazon now has them at $20.15. So I check several others and the price at fleet places and Rock Auto seem to ge back in $9-11 but they don’t say whether or not they come with the copper plug ring. Where do you guys get yours?
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2023
  2. Nov 22, 2023
    PeteL

    PeteL If it wasn't for physics, and law enforcement... 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

    Hills of NH
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Messages:
    9,789
    Maybe I shouldn't admit this but I don't recall ever once in my life replacing the copper washer, and maybe not the gasket either.
     
    dozerjim, fhoehle, Glenn and 2 others like this.
  3. Nov 22, 2023
    wheelie

    wheelie beeg dummy 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

    York, PA
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2004
    Messages:
    4,496
    ????? Gasket? The one on the filter? Don't all oil filters come with that?

    Copper plug ring? The one on the drain plug? Never saw that included with an oil filter and like Pete, I don't think I've replaced one that didn't get lost.
     
    dozerjim, fhoehle and Glenn like this.
  4. Nov 22, 2023
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

    Republic of Texas
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,908
    Y’all should be ashamed of yourselves.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2023
    Dwins1

    Dwins1 Member

    Port Richey, Florida
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2022
    Messages:
    290
    IMG_0505.png
     
    Glenn likes this.
  6. Nov 22, 2023
    Oldpappy

    Oldpappy A.C. Fults - Curmudgeon at large 2022 Sponsor

    East Tennessee
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2021
    Messages:
    1,634
    I bought an engine last year. It came with a dozen of these filters, so I won't have to buy one for a while. (y)
     
    dozerjim, Dwins1 and Glenn like this.
  7. Nov 22, 2023
    fyrmn

    fyrmn Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

    High Desert AZ
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    198
    Fleetfilter price
     

    Attached Files:

    Glenn likes this.
  8. Nov 22, 2023
    HellaSlow

    HellaSlow Member 2024 Sponsor

    Burbank, CA
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2022
    Messages:
    427
  9. Nov 23, 2023
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

    Republic of Texas
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,908
    I stopped using the fram for some reason that eludes me now, maybe it was availability. I recall there were 2 sizes for these, I think military version was a little bigger. Is the C3P the correct one for the F134 civilian?
     
    Glenn likes this.
  10. Nov 23, 2023
    HellaSlow

    HellaSlow Member 2024 Sponsor

    Burbank, CA
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2022
    Messages:
    427
    I’ve used both. The c3p has a paper body that some don’t like. The wix is metal.
     
    Glenn likes this.
  11. Nov 23, 2023
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

    Republic of Texas
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,908
    According to Fram's site, they show both the C3 and C3P as correct. In the pics they look different at the top, any ideas what the real difference is?
     
    Glenn likes this.
  12. Nov 23, 2023
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

    Apopka, Fl
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    12,374
    I've always wondered about the difference too. It says the C3P is heavy duty but how to tell the real difference in something that small? :shrug:
     
    dozerjim and mickeykelley like this.
  13. Nov 24, 2023
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

    Republic of Texas
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,908
    Well, had to get a new battery today before I could start Willy up. The mountain cold finally killed it after 5 years. I remembered on my initial engine startup I did not have the oil filter top screwed down quite tight enough and oil spraying everywhere making one hell of a mess. Every since that time, I always make sure the cap is definitely snugged down. Well today, it sprayed. I tightened. It sprayed again. I pulled it off to check the gasket and tightened it and again it sprayed. I checked again and tightened it and spray. So I dug the prior gasket out of the trash and a normal tighten and no spray. I did compare and it looked pretty close but obviously there was. The lesson is to make sure it really matches before trashing it, otherwise you end up digging thru the local garbage bin. Now an engine compartment to clean.
     
    dozerjim and Glenn like this.
  14. Nov 24, 2023
    Dwins1

    Dwins1 Member

    Port Richey, Florida
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2022
    Messages:
    290
    That’s a good price
     
    dozerjim and Glenn like this.
  15. Nov 24, 2023
    PeteL

    PeteL If it wasn't for physics, and law enforcement... 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

    Hills of NH
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Messages:
    9,789
    The lesson is, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

    I told ya I never change them... :D
     
    dozerjim, tcfeet, Glenn and 3 others like this.
  16. Nov 25, 2023
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

    Apopka, Fl
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    12,374
    If you actually get a good one to begin with yeah, don't let it get away.
     
    dozerjim likes this.
  17. Nov 30, 2023
    53A1

    53A1 Member

    Kern Co. Ca.
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Messages:
    447
    I noticed this also. Napa wants crazy money for the WIX now. I ended up getting a K&N for the same price from Autozone and I get my rewards credit.
     
    Glenn likes this.
  18. Dec 31, 2023
    Welderr

    Welderr Member

    NW New Jersey
    Joined:
    May 29, 2015
    Messages:
    82
    We have a couple Farmall Cubs that we mow with they use a similar style filter and I picked one up last week at CarQuest and it was right around $20.00 with tax and no gasket it's a quality filter from Baldwin but I got a Napa Gold "Wix" in the spring with a gasket for around $11.00 , I bought the Napa on my buddies account so that might be the difference.TJ
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2023
    Glenn likes this.
  19. Jan 1, 2024
    Dandy

    Dandy Member 2024 Sponsor

    Estherville IA
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    793
    I service a few riding John Deere riding mowers every spring......
    The JD oil filters are 3-5 dollars cheaper then what I can buy Wix, with my former employer discount, which is a steep discount........
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2024
    dozerjim, Glenn and vtxtasy like this.
  20. Jan 8, 2024
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

    Republic of Texas
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,908
    I decided to order a Fram to see the difference in person. Here are the pics and it does fit in the filter bowl. The fram is a paper case around the sides vs the WIX which is metal. But as you can see in the pic, the metal can be distorted too. Both seem to fit the same. As for the gasket, the Fram is slightly bigger and paper so you have to be careful putting it in but that may prevent that lack of sealing issue I had before on the CJ.
    36593A72-4F96-4E11-B961-83351736DAAB.jpeg A4DF8C4C-A949-4B45-8C37-282DB30E2CF4.jpeg 78BA1EFE-16B1-48EF-B39D-BE61A7A32A6C.jpeg
     
    Danefraz, Twin2, dozerjim and 3 others like this.
New Posts