Thanks to all; I used a Toyota filter.I like to use Toyota filters because they are cheap and reliable. I also like to have a receipt on hand in the event my engine grenades due to the Toyota filter failing. That doesn't seem very likely, but that's what I am doing. The filters are less than 5 bucks each, it's a no brainer to me.
Filter was deconstructed and wrong type and is not covered under warranty as stated in there warranty policy.Its not so much brand loyalty thing here as I had run the wix 51515 until one of my best friends lost a fresh rebuilt 1fz due to the filter flaw. That was a lot of hard work and money down the drain. It wasn’t so much our impression but rather the rep that came out to assess it admitting it was faulty and then the subsequent handling of the matter by corporate. Their stance all hinged on us cutting it open instead of sending it in for analysis but the rep saw it first hand and agreed it was missing the back flow valve.
First off I am sure that WIX makes a great filter. So sure I put them on both my Cruisers. With that being said a faulty 51515 roached my 1FZ. A couple weeks ago before I left to go to work, I started the 80 before I went to work to let it warm up a little since it was around 20 degrees outside...forum.ih8mud.com