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#3354951 - 04/27/14 07:13 PM [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles
Texan4Life Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
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Loc: Texas
From the 06 altima 3.5L. 4,300 miles, 2 months, with Maxlife 10w-40.


http://i58.tinypic.com/bikk91.jpg


http://i61.tinypic.com/29liwwy.jpg


http://i61.tinypic.com/vsnu51.jpg
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#3354963 - 04/27/14 07:24 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: Texan4Life]
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Who makes/sells Performax?
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#3354974 - 04/27/14 07:31 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: Texan4Life]
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Why 10w40 in an Altima?
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#3354980 - 04/27/14 07:34 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: Jarlaxle]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 15284
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: Jarlaxle
Who makes/sells Performax?


Base plate looks a lot like a Purolator. What's the bypass valve look like?

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#3355007 - 04/27/14 07:50 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: gregk24]
Merkava_4 Online   content


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17052
Loc: Clovis, CA
Originally Posted By: gregk24
Why 10w40 in an Altima?


+1 That's an inappropriate viscosity grade for your application. spank

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#3355010 - 04/27/14 07:50 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: Texan4Life]
motts Offline


Registered: 06/19/09
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It's marketed by SHELL

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#3355011 - 04/27/14 07:50 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: Jarlaxle]
Texan4Life Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 2264
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: gregk24
Why 10w40 in an Altima?


It what was on sale :P

Originally Posted By: Jarlaxle
Who makes/sells Performax?


My guess is Purolator. These were given to me by my BIL who used to work at a lube shop.

Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: Jarlaxle
Who makes/sells Performax?


Base plate looks a lot like a Purolator. What's the bypass valve look like?


I tossed the used one already.. maybe these will help...


http://i61.tinypic.com/1zp47ia.jpg


http://i59.tinypic.com/1htelg.jpg


http://i58.tinypic.com/2qdz7eo.jpg
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#3355127 - 04/27/14 09:38 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: gregk24]
Padawan Offline


Registered: 08/24/08
Posts: 316
Loc: NJ
Originally Posted By: gregk24
Why 10w40 in an Altima?


Why not?

The owners manual specifically states that 10W-40 is acceptable when ambient temperature is above 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

Not sure why some folks would state it's "inappropriate" for the application.

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#3355130 - 04/27/14 09:39 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: Texan4Life]
Stang40 Offline


Registered: 12/17/12
Posts: 211
Loc: SC, USA
Yes, they're Purolator Classic clones for the most part, though some sizes are slightly smaller than their Puro counterparts....used by Jiffy Lube.
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#3355136 - 04/27/14 09:44 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: Texan4Life]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: South Texas,USA
40 wt is perfect in your VQ. Keep using it.
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#3355139 - 04/27/14 09:47 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: Texan4Life]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 15284
Loc: PNW
If this one is build by Purolator, then why is the pleat spacing and V-spread so much better than on the actual Purolator brand filters? Probably built on a whole different machine line I would suspect(?).

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#3355220 - 04/27/14 11:20 PM Re: [Cut Open] Performax PO-37 4,314 miles [Re: Texan4Life]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 11694
Loc: The Old North State
No doubt a Purolator made for filter with another excellent result. It is the equivalent to the shorty L14612 of which iirc I've seen no reports of any tears in application posted here. Thus until proven otherwise this is completely line with what's been posted here on this application and it's variants. Based on the date code this one also made in Fayetteville at same plant as the Classic, P1, Bosch Premium, and Distance Plus. And likely most similar to in not the same as Pep Boys ProLine and other Puro made jobber filters.

Generally speaking and in my personal experience, the 14610/14612 tend to have straight uniform pleating, this is no exception.

Thanks for the pics.

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