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Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec #4102180 05/20/16 05:47 PM
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Found this from a customer's 08 Pontiac G6 today. It came out exactly like this, did not ruffle the pleats with my fingers or anything. Big gaping hole in the media.

I couldn't quite make out the whole part number but figured I'd post this for others to know about/check.

The OLM was at 5% when changed, oil change previously done elsewhere as my shop doesn't use anything Pro-Tec.






Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102190 05/20/16 05:58 PM
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Is Pro-Tec one of those brands we'd avoid "instinctively"?

Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102197 05/20/16 06:03 PM
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http://www.wixfilters.com/ProductsAutoOil.aspx

I would guess the oil change interval was considerably more than 3,000 miles/3 months.

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Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102198 05/20/16 06:06 PM
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I think Pro-Tecs are a jobber filter made by Wix.

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Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102208 05/20/16 06:29 PM
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Yikes! sick

Not good!

Are the endcaps on that thing plastic or is that just the photo?

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Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102210 05/20/16 06:32 PM
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Plastic end caps and eCore center tube I'd bet. Looks like the two pleats bent in opposite directions and something had to give.

Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102215 05/20/16 06:39 PM
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Plastic end caps and eCore center tube I'd bet. Looks like the two pleats bent in opposite directions and something had to give.

Flows good though!

Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: Kira] #4102239 05/20/16 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
Is Pro-Tec one of those brands we'd avoid "instinctively"?
You mean a Wix?

Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: jk_636] #4102261 05/20/16 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted By: Kansas_Ron
http://www.wixfilters.com/ProductsAutoOil.aspx

I would guess the oil change interval was considerably more than 3,000 miles/3 months.


Yes. Ha.


Originally Posted By: jk_636
Yikes! sick

Not good!

Are the endcaps on that thing plastic or is that just the photo?


It's a cartridge type filter, I've never seen a non-plastic one to my knowledge.

I run ACDelco or Carquest in my wife's 2012 Equinox personally. The CQ ones come out slightly bent but otherwise no problems. ACDelcos are pretty straight after use.





On this customer's Pro-Tec filter, after taking the pics I attempted to tear the filter, the media was very brittle and I twisted the filter into two pieces with very little effort. Push the pleats at all nd it was tearing. Did not take pics after this because its irrelevant, and my gloves were covered in oil, and I had to get other stuff done crazy

Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102263 05/20/16 07:44 PM
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A filter should be able to last well past whatever the OLM lets it run. I've never taken a filter off that had brittle media.

Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102269 05/20/16 07:51 PM
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Hmmm let's add to the list:

Purolator
Pro-Tec

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Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102300 05/20/16 08:28 PM
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What is the efficiency of that filter? With the tear >


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Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102301 05/20/16 08:31 PM
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Purolator is taking over frown

Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102316 05/20/16 08:52 PM
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With my parents previous Mazda 3 cartridge filter, the only filter that didn't come out at least slightly wavy was the OEM Mazda filter. For my sisters 2012 Cruze I exclusively use ACDelco Hengst cartridges. I'm telling you, for these cartridge filters you really have to be careful. The height dimension can be just slightly off and result in a crushed filter, this results in wavy or torn elements.


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Re: Torn Pro-Tec oil filter on Ecotec [Re: flatlander757] #4102319 05/20/16 08:54 PM
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I have run purolator L15436 in my daughters saturn at 5000 miles and have no issues


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