Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles

Posted by: jeffie7

Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/26/14 11:06 PM

Did an oil change on my friends car, had higher miles on the oil/filter so figured it would be a great filter to cut into.

Car, 2001 Corvette with 150K miles
Oil Royal Purple
Miles on filter 14,000
Car has had 4-5 Track days in those 14,000 miles










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Posted by: GaleHawkins

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/26/14 11:33 PM

Looks like 14K may be a little long in your friend's case. Thanks for the photo.
Posted by: HTSS_TR

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/26/14 11:35 PM

Filter looks very good for 14k miles. If someone likes to reuse filter for 2 8-10k OCI then M1 Extended Performance filter will be able to do it.
Posted by: TriboGeek

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 04:06 AM

Seems impressive to me, but what do I know. I just think its impressive that it is still holding up. How to know if it is at capacity though?


How much time was it installed for?
Posted by: David1

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 04:26 AM

From Pics I have seen many Mobil 1 Oil Filters ** Not ALL ** have the same bypass set up as FRAM... but many do and as you can see from pic its A leaf spring at the bottom of the oil can with the bypass built in with another spring.

here is a pic



perhaps it might be a better plastic then FRAM and Im not saying the FRAM bypass is bad...
Im just making a point.
Posted by: Char Baby

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 04:56 AM

This M1 filter look excellent to me! Nice straight pleats, and the media seems nice and thick/robust!

IDK about running any filter 14K miles as I have never tried it but, the filter still looks good. smile
Posted by: pbm

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 05:35 AM

It looks pretty good for 14K.

Did he run the Royal Purple for 14K as well?
Posted by: GMBoy

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 11:16 AM

14k miles with 4 or 5 track days is excessive use on the oil. But the filter did well.
Posted by: TriboGeek

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 12:28 PM

I know M1 filters have different bypass designs depending on model. M1-209 has a "front end" bypass, like many Wix, using a spring. Avoids flowing oil across the dirty media in bypass mode.
Posted by: jeffie7

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 02:34 PM

No doubt it was an extended change even more so with the track days. But it is what it is. He knows it should have been changed sooner. We get a good sample of a filter out of it so that's always a good thing.

He said oil was not changed but he did add about a quart In top offs.

As for time, 7 months or so of driving. The other 5 were with the car sitting on jack stands since his coil over snapped. Had to wait for them to warranty the part. That took forever. Once the new part came in I installed it for him and did the oil while I was under the car.

So while it was a year. It sat without being run for almost half of that time.
Posted by: ZeeOSix

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 04:23 PM

Originally Posted By: jeffie7
No doubt it was an extended change even more so with the track days. But it is what it is. He knows it should have been changed sooner.


Any idea what the Oil Life Monitor showed on the car at the many miles on the oil. The OLM system will take into account how the car is driven, so track days would have knocked off more oil life percentage than cruising down the highway at 60 MPH.
Posted by: ZeeOSix

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: TriboGeek
Seems impressive to me, but what do I know. I just think its impressive that it is still holding up. How to know if it is at capacity though?


Just looking at it may not be an accurate way - unless of course it filled up with sludge, etc while being on a very dirty engine. The only accurate way to know would to be able to measure the delta-p across the filter in real time while being used on the car.
Posted by: ZeeOSix

Re: Cut open, Mobil 1 M-107, 14K miles - 04/27/14 04:28 PM

Originally Posted By: David1
From Pics I have seen many Mobil 1 Oil Filters ** Not ALL ** have the same bypass set up as FRAM... but many do and as you can see from pic its A leaf spring at the bottom of the oil can with the bypass built in with another spring.

here is a pic



perhaps it might be a better plastic then FRAM and Im not saying the FRAM bypass is bad...
Im just making a point.


The "plastic" (high temperature nylon composite) in both filter brands is specified for the high temperature oil environment they are designed for.

There has never been any reports of "plastic" bypass valves that look defective after a filter cut-open.