Just when I think I have the Amsoil thing all figured out and I am getting ready to do my first change I come across this:
Just to make sure I have the part numbers correct (The amsoil part numbers I have on a piece of paper that came with the van are SDF-26, and BE-100 but I can't find them on the website) I crawled under the van today and low and behold, an amsoil system with Wix oil filters. The Wix filters were parts numbers: 57620 and 51773.
I thought this was interesting so I called Napa, which said the same company that makes Wix filters are the same company that makes their filters. These filter numbers were 7620 and 1773 (drop the 5 the guy told me) and cost $24.22 for both.
Wix oil filters are also for sale on the Amsoil site:
Is anybody else using wix oil filters in place of amsoil oil filters?
I guess my next question would be: Can I just buy the Napa oil fliters and some Mobile 1 and call it good instead of spending $100 to do this "special" filter change and add 2 1/2 quarts of synthetic oil? I know I should have this figured out now but I don't like being at the mercy of one oil product the whole time I own this van. If I could just drive down the road and buy it that would be a different story but I can't.