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#3363811 - 05/06/14 07:54 PM [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011
JDW Offline


Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 665
Loc: South
Just wanted to see what its made of. First look I thought the seam was not sealed , Still I would have thought it would have been made a bit better IMPO.





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#3363816 - 05/06/14 08:00 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: JDW]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 4931
Loc: FL, USA
Dont like that seam. Otherwise looks good. Give me a Fram Ultra any day with a metal crimped seam. Thanks for sharing!
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#3363821 - 05/06/14 08:02 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: JDW]
gathermewool Offline


Registered: 01/09/09
Posts: 4962
Loc: New England
Thanks for sharing, but why not take a gander AFTER having used this high $ filter?
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#3363831 - 05/06/14 08:06 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: JDW]
TriboGeek Offline


Registered: 04/25/14
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Loc: CA, USA
My guess is the seam is self sealing due to pressure, but obviously some kind of bond would likely be a good thing.
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#3363835 - 05/06/14 08:09 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: gathermewool]
JDW Offline


Registered: 01/08/14
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Dealer here and have many in stock wink Most welcome guys thought a good clean look would be helpful.
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#3363848 - 05/06/14 08:20 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: JDW]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 13780
Loc: PNW
I see Amsoil is using the infamous IOS 4548-12 test comparison bar graph on their box.

Oil flow could keep it closed, or could open it up like shown in the photos ... depends how the oil hits and which way the big ol' seam flaps want to go. Personally, I don't like the seam design.

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#3363853 - 05/06/14 08:27 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: JDW]
David1 Offline


Registered: 06/17/13
Posts: 1218
Loc: USA, FLA
Originally Posted By: JDW
Just wanted to see what its made of. First look I thought the seam was not sealed , Still I would have thought it would have been made a bit better IMPO.







Thanks for sacraficing a nice / expensive oil filter to cut it open for us to see.

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#3363869 - 05/06/14 08:36 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: JDW]
DragRace Offline


Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 2327
Loc: 1/4 Mile Track
Looks good,thanks for posting.


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#3363982 - 05/06/14 10:02 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: JDW]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 988
Loc: Wisconsin USA
I appreciate the effort and cost you put into this.
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#3364215 - 05/07/14 06:47 AM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: JDW]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 10892
Loc: The Old North State
For me, I wouldn't be the least bit concerned about the seam area. Not that flow is an issue in pc use, but being a synthetic filter I'm sure this filter flows well and would hold up just fine in all areas when used as intended/spec'd.

I appreciate you posting a virgin Amsoil filter, that said these are not a typical WM $3.27 Classic. If I purchased it I'd want to use it first to get the value from it. But, that's just me.

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#3364839 - 05/07/14 07:08 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: DragRace]
Bud_One Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
Posts: 1481
Loc: Spring,Texas
Originally Posted By: DragRace
Looks good,thanks for posting.



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#3366807 - 05/09/14 03:00 PM Re: [Cut Open] NEW Amsoil E011 [Re: JDW]
kkreit01 Offline


Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 3929
Loc: Olathe, KS
If this were a Fram or Purolater, and the seam looked like that, would it still "look good"? Sorry, I expect better given the cost and brand.
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