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#3393384 - 06/09/14 08:00 PM STP S3600 Cut open (ecore)
IGotYourBack Offline


Registered: 11/06/13
Posts: 32
Loc: Kentucky. The Bluegrass State
3,000 mile oil change. 1986 Dodge D100, 225 slant 6.

80% highway miles, with Peak 10w40.

Filter element looks fine, and fiber ends felt tight.

I have used this model filter the last couple oil changes. No startup noises and no issues so far.
Anybody familiar with the slant 6 knows the oil filters stand straight up vertically (opening facing down), and each time the ecore sat full with oil whenever changed.













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#3393396 - 06/09/14 08:08 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
MinamiKotaro Offline


Registered: 08/01/12
Posts: 859
Loc: TN
Hey! That ecore looks like it has enough media to prevent the dreaded square hole failure. Can it be Champion has improved them?
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#3393408 - 06/09/14 08:23 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
Cooper Offline


Registered: 03/02/06
Posts: 1516
Loc: O-H!
I was thinking, a dreaded e-core. What will we see here? But, this doesn't look too bad. If they all looked this way, it would be a decent cheap filter for some apps. Not mine, but some....

Too bad they don't all look this good....
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#3393425 - 06/09/14 08:36 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
andyd Online   content


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 4290
Loc: Marshfield , MA
I have been using the STP filter since AutoZone started carrying it. I have never dissected one, but I havent had any problems either. 2870A.
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#3393438 - 06/09/14 08:47 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: Cooper]
IGotYourBack Offline


Registered: 11/06/13
Posts: 32
Loc: Kentucky. The Bluegrass State
Originally Posted By: Cooper
I was thinking, a dreaded e-core. What will we see here? But, this doesn't look too bad. If they all looked this way, it would be a decent cheap filter for some apps. Not mine, but some....

Too bad they don't all look this good....


Our autozone carries this STP for about $2, but recently went up to $4.

I stuck a Fram on this time after the price jump. This ecore surprised me though, looked like it could have made it to 5,000 easily.
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-- Formula Shell 10W40 --
-- STP S3600 --
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#3393450 - 06/09/14 08:54 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 1273
Loc: War Eagle
It did its job just fine
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#3393465 - 06/09/14 09:08 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
yvon_la Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 740
Loc: quebec canada
GOOD LUCK FINDING ECORE,i wanted those for my car since performance isn't even relevant!couldnt find them anywhere
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#3393528 - 06/09/14 10:04 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 14553
Loc: Michigan
Looks good!
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#3393530 - 06/09/14 10:07 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
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Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 1308
Loc: VA
Blasphemy...

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#3393535 - 06/09/14 10:12 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 5692
Loc: Mahzurrah!
Al a long time ecore hater I have to say that may be the best looking ecore I've ever seen. Have a picture of the seam side or did I just miss the seam?

Could I talk you into taking a pleat count?

Thanks for cutting and posting!
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#3393602 - 06/10/14 12:39 AM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 8442
Loc: Northern Kentucky
The PH3600 size has always been a pretty good filter from most brands, its just got plenty of room in there for tons of media and they always seem to turn out nice. I have an XG3600 going on my Taurus soon.
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#3393718 - 06/10/14 07:31 AM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 4747
Loc: Indiana
Is this made with Fram media?
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#3393900 - 06/10/14 11:25 AM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: 901Memphis]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 5692
Loc: Mahzurrah!
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
The PH3600 size has always been a pretty good filter from most brands, its just got plenty of room in there for tons of media and they always seem to turn out nice. I have an XG3600 going on my Taurus soon.


True, the PH3600 and very similar PH3980 are my two favorite orange cans by far, more pleats and they always seem to look good.

A great looking ecore here though.
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#3394246 - 06/10/14 07:02 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: IGotYourBack]
steve20 Offline


Registered: 06/19/07
Posts: 3182
Loc: Morris County NJ
i use the Ultra 3600 as an oversize filter on the Prius--plenty of room and will last for 1 full year oci.

OP--just curious, how many miles has the ole 6 racked up in these years?


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#3394322 - 06/10/14 08:29 PM Re: STP S3600 Cut open (ecore) [Re: 901Memphis]
IGotYourBack Offline


Registered: 11/06/13
Posts: 32
Loc: Kentucky. The Bluegrass State
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
The PH3600 size has always been a pretty good filter from most brands, its just got plenty of room in there for tons of media and they always seem to turn out nice. I have an XG3600 going on my Taurus soon.


Every site has my year slant 6 calling for a S16 or PH43, which is half this size.
They will not even clear the slants oil tube.
I am satisfied, and would not hesitate to grab another if the price is fair.

So far no startup noise with the Fram.
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1986 Dodge D100, Slant 6 (Current Daily Driver)
-- Formula Shell 10W40 --
-- STP S3600 --
'77 Ford Maverick, 2 door
'77 Ford Maverick, 4 door








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