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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.

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


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 7418
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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?
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#3354904 - 04/27/14 06:21 PM Re: Cut open a Purolator L10241? [Re: ZeeOSix]
SirPete Offline


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

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#3355014 - 04/27/14 07:53 PM Re: Cut open a Purolator L10241? [Re: SirPete]
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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.
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#3355295 - 04/28/14 05:22 AM Re: Cut open a Purolator L10241? [Re: SirPete]
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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.
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