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    Default Napa Gold Oil Filter (Wix) 1049 -vs- 1258

    I've been using #1049 on my 300ci but #1258 is $3 cheaper. Since I'm going to buy a case, the savings are significant.

    Does it matter which one I use? The only difference I see is that #1049 is slightly longer and #1258 has slightly better flow.

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    Default Re: Napa Gold Oil Filter (Wix) 1049 -vs- 1258

    Jeff

    The biggest difference is that the 1258 has an anti-drainback valve and the 1049 does not.

    If your filter hangs straight down this is not an issue. If it mounts off verticle at all it can be an issue. The valve holds oil in the filter and the lube system when the engine is off. Thus there is oil when the engine starts up. The system doesn't have to pump up. In other words dry start up is avoided with the valve.

    Might save $3 a filter but what are you doing to your engine in the long run?
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    Default Re: Napa Gold Oil Filter (Wix) 1049 -vs- 1258

    Quote Originally Posted by dukec View Post
    Jeff

    The biggest difference is that the 1258 has an anti-drainback valve and the 1049 does not.

    If your filter hangs straight down this is not an issue. If it mounts off verticle at all it can be an issue. The valve holds oil in the filter and the lube system when the engine is off. Thus there is oil when the engine starts up. The system doesn't have to pump up. In other words dry start up is avoided with the valve.

    Might save $3 a filter but what are you doing to your engine in the long run?
    Thanks Duke! but I think that I'm confused. Are you saying that the 1258 is the better filter because of the anti-drainback valve? The 1258 is the cheaper of the two at about $7ea.... but the catalogs and counter-guys tell me to use the 1049 at about $10ea.

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