well-known around the world for its innovative filtration products
for the automotive and light truck market. Founded in 1939, the
Gastonia, N.C., company earned acclaim during World War II when it
created an oil filter out of a paper tube, wooden plugs and yarn
when steel was in short supply. In 1954 WIX created the
revolutionary spin-on oil filter that was eventually adopted as
original equipment on most vehicles.
manufactures some of the best oil, air, lube, cabin air, hydraulic,
fuel, crank case breather and transmission filtration products on
the market. The company is also widely known for its support of
filters have a full metal base plate for superior strength at the
double seal. They also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve that
stays flexible in extreme temperatures. This improves oil flow and
keeps oil in the filter to prevent dry starts.
filters use an up-front by-pass valve. This design is superior to
top-mounted valves because it helps to keep oil from washing past
dirty media and entering the engine. The glass-enhanced media in WIX
oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12
micron sized particles than other cellulose/synthetic blend medias.
They also have a coil steel spring to ensure internal filter parts
are sealed properly.
element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low
airflow restriction, a specially formulated adhesive to form WIX's
exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media and a soft sealing
urethane gasket molded in place on the filter element.
filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter
for element strength and media protection from backfire. Each round
filter is manufactured with heat-resistant plastisol with specially
designed crush seals on the top and bottom walls and adhesive seal
joining the media ends. Additional Filtration Products AMSOIL offers
WIX filtration products for auto/light truck and racing
applications. This includes not only standard air and oil filters,
but fuel, transmission, cabin air and filters specially designed for
racing as well.
are supplemental to AMSOIL Ea filters, but now AMSOIL will offers
WIX filtration products that cross to an Ea filter. With the
exception of WIX lube filters, all WIX filters should be changed in
accordance with original equipment manufacturer's (OEM)
recommendations. WIX lube filter change intervals are extended OEM
recommendations to match the drain intervals of AMSOIL XL Motor oil.
To find the correct filter for your application, consult the
Online Product Application Guide.
WIX Racing Filters
carrying WIX racing filters in addition to filters for more common
automotive and light truck applications. WIX has been a part of
racing and NASCAR for many years, both as a sponsor and in the race
cars. The company's long-standing relationship with NASCAR not only
demonstrates that WIX filters are high-quality products, but it also
shows WIX's dedication to racing, making it a perfect match for
WIX is an
associate sponsor of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 car driven by 2000
Winston Cup Champion Bobby Labonte in the Nextel Cup Series. WIX is
also an air filter contingency sponsor in the NASCAR contingency
sponsorship program, awarding cash prizes to WIX-sponsored drivers
in the Nextel Cup, Busch Grand National, Craftsman Truck, Winston
West and Busch North Series that finish in first, second or third
sponsors Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 20 car driven by 2005 Nextel Cup
Champion Tony Stewart, along with Richard Childress Racing, Bill
Davis Racing, Dale Earnhardt, Inc., Evernham Motorsports, Hendrick
Motorsports, Roush Racing and Robert Yates Racing in NASCAR's Nextel
filters are specially designed for racing applications and are not
intended for normal driving applications. AMSOIL will carry all WIX
racing filters, which includes 10 oil, 14 air and 2 fuel filters.