In the last three years, AMSOIL has
introduced more new products and
made more technical advances than
during any other period in the company’s
storied 34-year history. AMSOIL
now provides engine oils for nearly
every application, multiple gear oils,
greases, fuel additives and appearance
products. To offer a more wellrounded
selection of automotive
products, AMSOIL also offers high quality products from other manufacturers
such as Twin Air, Donaldson and WIX. Recently,
AMSOIL’s focus has been on the filtration
market. The recently launched
Ea Filter line includes the finest filtration
products in the world for the auto/light truck market, and Donaldson covers the heavy-duty market. To complement
the Ea line of filters, AMSOIL now offers WIX filters,
allowing one-stop shopping for automotive customers. AMSOIL carries
over 700 WIX air, oil, fuel, racing and transmission filters
for automotive and light truck applications.
A History of Excellence
WIX is 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.
Today WIX 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 NASCAR.
WIX oil 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
WIX oil 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.
WIX panel 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.
Radial air 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.
WIX filters are supplemental to AMSOIL Ea filters, but now AMSOIL 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
AMSOIL is 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 AMSOIL.
Richard Petty began using WIX filters in 1967, winning six NASCAR championships with the help of WIX filtration technology.
Currently, WIX filters are used on more than 20 Sprint Cup cars, including those of two-time champion Tony Stewart and 2007 Raybestos
Rookie of the Year Juan Pablo Montoya. WIX is also an associate sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing and maintains a partnership with Toyota Racing Development (TRD).
WIX racing 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
WIX Racing Filters Cross Reference Guide (66k PDF)