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I'm not sure who makes them. But I use them and I've never had a problem, I also use them on all the trucks at work

Edit: Just remembered they are WIX Filters!!!
 

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This may have changed recently, and someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I believe all the fuel filters are made by Racor and then rebadged as necessary....Wix, NAPA, Baldwin, etc....
 

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Last time I went to Napa they told me that all of thier filters are Wix.
 

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It doesn't matter where you get your filter from for your Duramax......It might be in a Fram, purolator, napa, wix, etc box....it is still made by racor.....potato potatoe, if you will
 

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The NAPA Filter I bought today is not shaped liked the GM filters I purchased in the past. I don't particularly care, but i doubt the GM manufacturer is the same as the NAPA supplier.
 

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SLT223;1570039; said:
The NAPA Filter I bought today is not shaped liked the GM filters I purchased in the past. I don't particularly care, but i doubt the GM manufacturer is the same as the NAPA supplier.
Did you get one of those special square ones? ):h
 

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partsguy662;1568383; said:
It doesn't matter where you get your filter from for your Duramax......It might be in a Fram, purolator, napa, wix, etc box....it is still made by racor.....potato potatoe, if you will
Not so sure about this. This used to be the case, but I just bought 3 Baldwin fuel filters from Kennedydiesel.com, and they are not racor. In fact, these are made in China, have a silvery can, and if you look inside they are assembled with a heavy duty internal spring much like the Baldwin Mega fuel filter or like most oil filters. This is NOT a Racor filter. SPICER
 

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I bought 2 a couple of weeks ago that are the same as yours. I think Baldwin is having these made but I have no idea who is doing it.
 

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The new Napa gold filters I got form fleetfilter have bumps around the top of the filter and the whole thing feels like its plastic(pretty sure it is). It is nothing like the delco I just took off. Anyone else get one like this?
 

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partsguy662;1568383; said:
It doesn't matter where you get your filter from for your Duramax......It might be in a Fram, purolator, napa, wix, etc box....it is still made by racor.....potato potatoe, if you will
Actually that has changed. Baldwin is making their own as is some other company. I have dissected this unit and verified the quality of construction. I also have one generic unit here that I cut open and 3 more sent in for testing. This indicates that at least 3 companies are producing filters for the Dmax.

Without getting into detail, the generic one has more of a conventional "orange" media versus the white that we are used to seeing...
 

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dmax4fun;1570849; said:
The new Napa gold filters I got form fleetfilter have bumps around the top of the filter and the whole thing feels like its plastic(pretty sure it is). It is nothing like the delco I just took off. Anyone else get one like this?
By bumps do you mean wrinkles in the rim of the can where it's folded over? Like where the oring goes?
 

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Kennedy;1571332; said:
By bumps do you mean wrinkles in the rim of the can where it's folded over? Like where the oring goes?
John,
You feel confident the Baldwins are good units? The last batch I got from you were the cad plated ones and I think they said made over seas.
 

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Kennedy;1571329; said:
Actually that has changed. Baldwin is making their own as is some other company. I have dissected this unit and verified the quality of construction. I also have one generic unit here that I cut open and 3 more sent in for testing. This indicates that at least 3 companies are producing filters for the Dmax.

Without getting into detail, the generic one has more of a conventional "orange" media versus the white that we are used to seeing...
Yep, I agree with you John (disregard my previous post about this)
I just opened a new case of these and took one out...Definite change, for sure...
I'll have to cut one of these apart and compare it to the old style.
 

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Absolutely confident. These are very well constructed. Before I ever sent them out I cut one open to verify the quality.

Now I have to be honest and mention that I did have one failure, but that was a crack in the can at the crimp and appears to be a fluke. It also in no way should have risked the ingestion of debris.
 

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Kennedy;1571332; said:
By bumps do you mean wrinkles in the rim of the can where it's folded over? Like where the oring goes?
More like raised ridges in the side of the can near the crimp. They might have these on for hand removal as I can't see another purpose for it.
 

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partsguy662;1571392; said:
Yep, I agree with you John (disregard my previous post about this)
I just opened a new case of these and took one out...Definite change, for sure...
I'll have to cut one of these apart and compare it to the old style.

I think you might be surprised and see WHY the third mfr's filters are less $$$. My guess is that this is being built by or for Wix...
 
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