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#3354886 - 04/27/14 06:00 PM Cut open a Purolator L10241?
SirPete Offline

Registered: 04/26/14
Posts: 13
Loc: Silicon Valley, CA
I have one of these known tear issue filter in my Lexus RX330.
The filter was installed about 4 months ago but the car was driven less than a 100 miles.
The car will at most rack up another 100 miles or so in the next 6 months. I was wondering should I cut it open now or wait 6 month later? The oil is PU 5W-30 if that matters.

#3354889 - 04/27/14 06:02 PM Re: Cut open a Purolator L10241? [Re: SirPete]
ZeeOSix Offline

Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 9854
Loc: PNW
Might as well wait based on it will only have 200 miles on it 6 months from now. What's your plan for a normal oil & filter change?
A filter's brand name doesn't matter ... what's inside does.

#3354904 - 04/27/14 06:21 PM Re: Cut open a Purolator L10241? [Re: ZeeOSix]
SirPete Offline

Registered: 04/26/14
Posts: 13
Loc: Silicon Valley, CA
I guess I'll wait until my next filter cut open urges.
Curse you BITOG! grin

#3355014 - 04/27/14 07:53 PM Re: Cut open a Purolator L10241? [Re: SirPete]
David1 Offline

Registered: 06/17/13
Posts: 1158
Unless you cut the filter open or its a cartridge... then its very hard / impossible to tell how good the oil filter did unless a UOA.
2002 Honda Accord V6 3.0 Automatic Trans 190000 Miles
Valvoline Maxx Life 5W30

#3355295 - 04/28/14 05:22 AM Re: Cut open a Purolator L10241? [Re: SirPete]
TriboGeek Offline

Registered: 04/25/14
Posts: 87
Loc: CA, USA
Seems you could/should install a synthetic or semisynthetic long life filter, I.e. M1, and leave it on for years, changing only oil.
2010 Golf 2.0L TDI, Castrol SLX 5w30 Synth, factory filter
1989 Toyota AW11 MR2, 1.6L built 4AGE, 150WHP, M1 0w40, JDM Toyota filter (-10004)