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Old 10-28-2019, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hi! I recently acquired a 2008 Astra XR 5 door from my sister. It is in great condition with only 103,000 mostly highway miles on it. This is a great little car!

Anyway, I just changed the oil to full synthetic 5w-30 and used a WIX 57674 filter. I noticed that the old filter had a felt-like ring attached to the bottom of the filter surrounding the center hole. The new WIX filter lacks this. Being felt-like, it didnít seem like it could have any sealing purpose so I didnít think much about it.

This is the first car Iíve owned that uses a cartridge style filter and I was wondering if anyone knows what the purpose of this felt ring was and wether or not it made any difference.

Iíve already learned a great deal about my Astra from reading through these forums and want to thank you all!

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Old 10-28-2019, 04:39 PM   #2
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The felt acts as a gasket to prevent oil from bypassing the filter. The Wix filter has a gasket molded into the end of using felt, so you are OK.

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Old 10-28-2019, 06:22 PM   #3
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