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#3365685 - 05/08/14 03:10 PM Bosch D+ Cut Open
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1909
Loc: Tracy, CA
Having made the switch to Bosch D+ filters last year and finding torn filter media in the last Bosch Premium I had in service, I felt the need to start swapping the Bosch filters out of the fleet.

This was the first D+ filter removed yesterday from a 2003 GMC Safari. The filter was in service for 1919 miles. Vehicle has 131k miles and the engine is filled with PP 5w-30.

Not much to see. I didn't expect to see anything unusual. The filter element is just starting to get that Bosch waviness and while not torn at the seam it certainly looks a bit stressed.

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This filter was replaced with a Baldwin B35-S.
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#3365699 - 05/08/14 03:19 PM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: paulo57509]
beast3300 Offline


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How good are the Baldwin filters? I'm just curious since the Purolator tears are slightly concerning me and I may switch to that B35-S.
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#3365706 - 05/08/14 03:25 PM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: paulo57509]
SLATRON Offline


Registered: 10/20/13
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Loc: upstate NY
I actually think the pleat to the left of the seem on the bottom, in the 1st pic is broken loose from the gluing.
Am I wrong?
That's crazy if it is, on a distance + with less than 2k miles!

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#3365715 - 05/08/14 03:29 PM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: paulo57509]
SLATRON Offline


Registered: 10/20/13
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Loc: upstate NY
Also, why does the pleat spacing look so close on the 1st pic but more spaced apart on the 2nd? Especially to the left of the seem

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#3365772 - 05/08/14 04:19 PM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: paulo57509]
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Paranoia will Destroy ya
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#3366224 - 05/09/14 04:36 AM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: Joe_Power]
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
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Originally Posted By: Joe_Power
Paranoia will Destroy ya


Had this song going through my head all day.
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#3366225 - 05/09/14 04:39 AM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: SLATRON]
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1909
Loc: Tracy, CA
Originally Posted By: SLATRON
I actually think the pleat to the left of the seem on the bottom, in the 1st pic is broken loose from the gluing.
Am I wrong?
That's crazy if it is, on a distance + with less than 2k miles!


Media is still attached to the end caps.
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#3366226 - 05/09/14 04:40 AM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: SLATRON]
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1909
Loc: Tracy, CA
Originally Posted By: SLATRON
Also, why does the pleat spacing look so close on the 1st pic but more spaced apart on the 2nd? Especially to the left of the seem


I flipped the filter element over for each photo.
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#3366231 - 05/09/14 05:15 AM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: beast3300]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: beast3300
How good are the Baldwin filters?

The are well built, well regarded filters.
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#3366237 - 05/09/14 05:27 AM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: paulo57509]
David1 Offline


Registered: 06/17/13
Posts: 1243
Loc: USA, FLA
Originally Posted By: paulo57509
Having made the switch to Bosch D+ filters last year and finding torn filter media in the last Bosch Premium I had in service, I felt the need to start swapping the Bosch filters out of the fleet.

This was the first D+ filter removed yesterday from a 2003 GMC Safari. The filter was in service for 1919 miles. Vehicle has 131k miles and the engine is filled with PP 5w-30.

Not much to see. I didn't expect to see anything unusual. The filter element is just starting to get that Bosch waviness and while not torn at the seam it certainly looks a bit stressed.

Bottom End:


Top End:


Date Code:




This filter was replaced with a Baldwin B35-S.


and they charge 12$ for them ... WOW

What filter did you replace it with?

Give / think about giving FRAM TOUGH GAURD a try or some thought.

Look at the one I just cut open wiht 5K miles......


Edited by David1 (05/09/14 05:28 AM)
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#3366239 - 05/09/14 05:29 AM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: beast3300]
David1 Offline


Registered: 06/17/13
Posts: 1243
Loc: USA, FLA
Originally Posted By: beast3300
How good are the Baldwin filters? I'm just curious since the Purolator tears are slightly concerning me and I may switch to that B35-S.



Balwins are suppose to be very good from what I read and what I have been told and from the cut opens... However I have never used one.

I really like FRAM TOUGH GAURD.....
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#3366621 - 05/09/14 12:21 PM Re: Bosch D+ Cut Open [Re: paulo57509]
chevys10 Offline


Registered: 06/09/09
Posts: 340
Loc: Chicagoland
Thanks for the pics. I have been running the D+ on my Odyssey on and off for a few oil changes and was also concerned about the recent tears. I have a few used ones int eh recycle pile that I might cut open...
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