I stopped using Fram after I had goofy oil gauge results, and loosing prime as far back as 2005.. Great name, crappy product.
I run Wix on everything, if not I grab a purulator from wal-mart if I need one at 2 am..
if I am not mistaken Napa Gold is a wix product?.. Maybe someone will fill in.
As far as Baldwins go, I have run them on big diesels, both in my uncles construction buisiness, and on farm equipment for a tomato farm I worked. Never had an issue, I assumed they were sub par, but they proved otherwise.
Fram, IMHO is a TURD in beautiful orange paint ( that doesn't match chevy orange anyway), in a beautiful orange box with a neon glow, boasting 7-50x more flow restricting, bearing drying filtering than "leading" brand . It is often accompanied by a beautiful suggestive poster that can be found in Autozone end caps (or whomever sells this TURD). It may say tough gard with a shot of bed liner paint on the end for weak hands to grip, but you are still gripping a turd. Jmho
Supposedly the wax seal in these Frams break down, allowing drain back and dry starts..ect I dunno.. I hate them
As I'm approaching 40,I still think I'm 20. What the hell is wrong with me?