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#3453039 - 08/12/14 03:03 AM Purolater Destoying Cars.....
qwerty1234 Offline


Registered: 01/14/14
Posts: 78
Loc: Chicago, IL
At this point shouldn't we put out a warning to people buying Purolater oil filters? It's obvious that it is a system wide failure. I have a few Pure One that I think I will use as target practice. It amazes me how a company can go from being top notch to a disgrace. I have 5 of there filters that I will throw out. I guess this is a lesson in hoarding oil filters for readers here. I think some members here have a stash of the faulty filters and just refuse to believe the facts. I hate this company for responding in a half #ss way. I hope class action law suits will eventually follow against Purolater but I know it will be a uphill battle.

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#3453043 - 08/12/14 03:43 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: qwerty1234]
Oil Changer Online   content


Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 1841
Loc: Michigan
A bit over dramatic don't you think? Purolater destroying cars? Class action lawsuit? Can you provide one documented example of a filter destroying a car? No.

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#3453048 - 08/12/14 04:19 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: Oil Changer]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 10255
Loc: Clovis, CA
^ ^ ^ Neither one of you guys can spell PUROLATOR. duh

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#3453051 - 08/12/14 04:30 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: Merkava_4]
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Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 1841
Loc: Michigan
I purposely copied what he wrote. It's evidence he doesn't know what he's talking about.

I just posted in the, "Question about viscisity" thread too.

Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
^ ^ ^ Neither one of you guys can spell PUROLATOR. duh


Edited by Oil Changer (08/12/14 04:32 AM)

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#3453070 - 08/12/14 05:35 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: Oil Changer]
BISCUT Online   content


Registered: 12/28/11
Posts: 1627
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Extreme claim buddy. Not cool. Can you reference 1 person who has even put in a claim to Puro that their faulty filter(s) "destroyed" their car? I would think at most Puro could have "destroyed" and engine, but most likely not the whole car. grin
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#3453074 - 08/12/14 05:42 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: qwerty1234]
sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 8794
Loc: The Old North State
Good luck with your class action suit(s).

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#3453081 - 08/12/14 05:58 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: qwerty1234]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
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Purolator have a problem, for sure. The chances of the only dodgy filters falling only into the hands of cutters is so remote that there are many many of them out there.

And not a heap of destroyed cars to go with them...or destroyed engines.

As I've previously commented, we came across a supplier who was stapling the pleats together to close the element on hydraulic filters that we were trying to get decent ISO clenliness levels...we couldn't get there with that filter, but never failed a piece of equipment (and never had a staple run through the equipment luckily).

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#3453108 - 08/12/14 06:47 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: qwerty1234]
Mud Offline


Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 687
Loc: Texas
Here we go again...

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb......#Post3317681

Is this some sort of class project?
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#3453113 - 08/12/14 06:59 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: Mud]
sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 8794
Loc: The Old North State
Originally Posted By: Mud
Here we go again...

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb......#Post3317681

Is this some sort of class project?

Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about that one. It's like deja vu all over again. Only according to Merkava's and OC's comment looks like the spelling here was edited some time after the fact.

Thanks for pointing out that thread. Wondering if he's a partner in the law firm in that thread by now.

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#3453116 - 08/12/14 07:06 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: qwerty1234]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 3372
Loc: Indiana
It'll be pretty hard to warn people about them since they haven't created any known damage. Oil and filters will always remain an emotional subject for many people.

IMO, the people who will choose to switch already have.. and the remaining Purolator users will stick with them.

Then I'd say 90%-95% of the people aware of this are members of BITOG already.
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#3453125 - 08/12/14 07:19 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: qwerty1234]
leeharvey418 Offline


Registered: 08/05/11
Posts: 703
Loc: Southeast Michigan
I'm confused... is the problem with Purolater or with Purulator? I always thought the tear issue was with Purolator?
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#3453128 - 08/12/14 07:21 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: qwerty1234]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 3372
Loc: Indiana
Purolater will destroy your engine.. later.
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#3453134 - 08/12/14 07:26 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: qwerty1234]
DBMaster Offline


Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Greg Abbott Land
I have seen plenty of threads over my two years here with photos of filters that have torn media. Some are Purolator, some are other brands. Think about this. If you never cut open a filter your engine would be just fine and you would never know the difference.

I am not a filtration expert. I probably know less technical detail about oil filters than many of you, but it seems to me that even a filter with a hole in the media is still going to filter the oil over most of its surface. Some will get through unfiltered as it seeks the path of least resistance, but most (probably) of it will still go through the filter.

So, kudos for finding a manufacturing flaw that, hopefully, will be corrected. But, how much damage do you think it really occurring?

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#3453136 - 08/12/14 07:32 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: Oil Changer]
Tegger Offline


Registered: 03/20/06
Posts: 1588
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
^ ^ ^ Neither one of you guys can spell PUROLATOR. duh
Originally Posted By: Oil Changer
I purposely copied what he wrote.

If you want to purposely repeat an error made by somebody else in order to call attention to it, you are supposed to either put the affected word in quotation marks, or append the Latin term (sic) after the word. "Sic" means "verbatim", or "this is exactly how he wrote it".

Thus:
"Purolater"
or
Purolater (sic)
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#3453138 - 08/12/14 07:36 AM Re: Purolater Destoying Cars..... [Re: qwerty1234]
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Registered: 12/07/08
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Loc: Occupied Virginia
Don't feed the trolls.

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