Fuel filter brands

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#1

Think this would be ok? It is way cheaper, but aside from the expensive ACDelco I found this one for 10 bucks: https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/PSX23980


#2

Not a problem.


#3

Have you checked AutoZone? They’ve always been cheaper than NAPA for me. I paid $4 for my last. 13 years ago I bought a different brand and it leaked - it was an immeasurable bit thinner than my usual so the hose wasn’t tight. I don’t remember what it was. Fortunately I still had my old one so swapped it back in then returned it. They were equivalent in the parts book.


#4

And many times AutoZone parts are significantly of lesser quality.

Many NAPA filters are made by WIX. There’s a good local parts store that carries Wix filters and it’s less then a mile from a NAPA store. The Wix oil filters at store one are about $2 less then the NAPA Gold oil filter for the same car. Only difference is one says Wix and the other NAPA


#5

I’ve usually had good parts from AutoZone. I checked my records: the too-thin fuel filter was from AutoZone. They took it back and I bought one from Checker instead. I should have written Pep Boys/Advanced/Checker/Kragen/Chief/Car Quest (don’t know if those are all still in business). AutoZone is convenient to me and has more parts in stock. They had a re-build kit for the carb of my '87 Toyota pickup in stock.


#6

Around here it used to be Champion Auto. Actually I bought stuff from them and usually didn’t have a problem. Maybe they’re OK but I just don’t buy car parts at AZ. Wax and fluids yeah, but not car parts. I will usually either go OEM or else NAPA and the guys at NAPA will tell you about the different grades they have if they have several. I wouldn’t worry about a filter from NAPA.


#7

I might point out that part in the picture is actually a combination of fuel filter and regulator

seems to be from a car with an early type of mechanical returnless system

Those often cost a little more than $4k

I’ve had significantly more problems with autozone parts, versus napa parts . . . for what its worth


#8

I use AZ and NAPA, if I need an important part I go NAPA,


#9

I’ve always had pretty good luck w/NAPA parts myself. Providing it is the right part number for the application, should work ok.