What WIX has to say about using longer 51356 on 3.5
I started a thread recently about using the longer WIX 51356 (Napa gold 1356) in place of the filter that is suppose to be used on the 3.5 (51365). I know that many have said this is fine and that there are no problems, but I was on their site and decided to send WIX an email, out of curiosity sake, to see why they don't recommend that filter for our cars.
The part of the response that is interesting is this:
"51356 has a different base plate and may bottom out on your Base before the Gasket has a chance to seal. All the dimensions look the same but be aware that if you use a Filter other then what is recommended for your vehicle there will be no warranty should you have problems with it. "
Obviously he is just covering the company with the bit on warranty, but has anyone ever had this problem with the plate bottoming out before the gasket seals?? And if it didn't seal I would assume it would be pretty obvious (oil leaking out of it). Anyone have both of them to look carefully at the base plate to see if it is actually different??
Just thought I would share what I found out and see what the forum has to say about it.
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