This is a Premium Guard PG111 (Made in Korea) that was run for 8,000 miles over 19 months with 15W-40. I decided to try this brand after seeing positive cut open results posted here. This filter cost me $1.25 Can is very clean inside. The ADBV and element seal was not centered when the filter was crimped together. I can see where the center of the rubber seal was being pressed into some of the oil flow holes on the top plate due to it being off center. This element was barely sealed to the top plate because of this. The seal is still pliable, but you can see circular cuts on the ADBV umbrella. The cuts in the ADBV umbrella are from the holes in threaded plate not being de-burred. Sharp shrapnel hanging off of every hole. Coil spring. Some collapsed pleats. And we have tearing. Lots of tearing on both ends. Media wavy all over. See through! All this explains why there was no dirt in the can... The media in this filter feels thin and weak, compared to what I've seen in other filters. I was able to rip the media out with my fingers using very little force. Despite the weak media, the center tube and end caps are very solidly glued together. Needless to say, I won't be buying or recommending Premium Guard after this. Luckily, the car is an old beater and it is still running good after an oil change and a new filter. In hindsight, it seems absurd to use a $1 oil filter on any car, even for a cheap beater. I'll be more than happy to pay for quality filters with a proven track record after this experience. I guess I needed a refresher of the classic "you get what you pay for" lesson.