Wix touts new filter media

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Updated Nov 24, 2010

Wix announced its Ecolast oil filter that it says can reduce oil drain intervals. The filter’s cellulose/polyester media uses magnesium oxide to help reduce acids and maintain TBN, helping to keep the additive package in the oil fresh while also helping to extending oil drain intervals.

Wix says the filter, currently in limited production, has seen two million test miles. It can be used for exhaust gas recirculation or selective catalytic reduction engines with CJ4 oils. When switching to Ecolast filters, an oil analysis is needed to determine the new optimum oil drain interval.