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Hey everyone! So my X is about to hit 220,000 miles and it’s due for an oil change. The previous owner took the x to a valvoline quick lube place and had its oil changes there. I am doing the oil change myself and I was wondering how good the Wix filters are for Xterras with over 200,000 miles. Thanks!
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Sorry, I've never tried the Wix filters. But I really like the [DistancePlus Oil Filter | Bosch Auto Parts]. I'm at 238,000 miles on the clock and change my oil and filter every 5,000 miles. The DistancePlus filter is a little pricey, but I watch Amazon for for reduced prices and usually pick up a few when the price drops below $10. Also, if you don't operate in dusty environments (i.e. you don't go offroad) then you could go for the [Premium Oil Filter | Bosch Auto Parts] option. If you watch Amazon, these can be had for under $4.
 

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Wix makes a great filter. I’d run Wix on any of my vehicles. But I run O’Reilly’s store brand because they’re just rebranded Wix filters.
 

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I use WIX currently. I have gone back and forth between wix and purolator over the years. There both great filters. I originally used the Nissan filters until they changed from Made in Japan to Made in Mexico.

I avoid the super long life filters because I have read in several places they can reduce oil flow (too much pleat material can be too much of a good thing, so the theory goes).

This is a good thread on oil filter tests if you have some time to kill The OFFICIAL Oil Filter Testing and Results Thread (4G63T/4B11T) - EvolutionM - Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution Community
 

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Mobil one guy here :)


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Click on link for a oil filter review.
Note, oil filter cost can affect the overall scoring for each filter.
For this reason I would overlook the cost rating and overall score.
Let's be honest, a couple dollars more is not likely to break the bank and not worth lowering a top filter into second place.
 

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Click on link for a oil filter review.
Note, oil filter cost can affect the overall scoring for each filter.
For this reason I would overlook the cost rating and overall score.
Let's be honest, a couple dollars more is not likely to break the bank and not worth lowering a top filter into second place.
I have seen this test before - I think someone posted on BITOG. They pointed out that its good data but possibly too academic - as the only filters that get an A for the 30um size powder use a special coated media rather than cellulose - which restricts flow especially when cold or high RPM's - so the media doesn't help you if its being bypassed all the time to get the oil pump the volume its demanding. Not my area of expertise - but that is what they said.

Good raw data nonetheless.
 

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Looking at the spreadsheet, I would be perfectly comfortable using a (alphabetical order) Amsoil, Bosch, Fram Extended Guard, K&N, Napa Pro Select, Purolator, Royal Purple or an upper grade Wix.

With this being said, my personal choice for my own Xterra is the Mobil 1 extended.
 

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In my world, I figure I'm better off (both financially and I think mechanically) to buy cheap oil and filters and change them often (at least every 6000kms) I don't have proof of the mechanical side of things but premium filter and oil will cost me 3-4 times as much as my regular stuff.
 
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