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MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles #4440400
06/24/17 02:26 PM
06/24/17 02:26 PM
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Run on a 2.0 Rav4 for ~2.5 months, about 75/25 hwy/city. Looks good, no holes revealed with a light test.





Refilled with 2 quarts PP 0w-20 & 2.5 quarts Pennzoil HM 10w-40 and a new MGL51394

Last edited by MrQuackers; 06/24/17 02:39 PM.

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Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4440414
06/24/17 02:41 PM
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Looks very good smile

Thank You for cut and post smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4440770
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Forgot to show the date stamp


Also, the oil for the OCI was Pennzoil High Mileage 10w-40, finished off the 5 quart jug and later added a bit over a pint of MMO to do some cleaning and drop the viscosity closer to spec. Pretty low usage for an engine nearing 300k miles.


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Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4440827
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This looks good to me also. Pleats stayed put and remained nice and straight.

Thanks for the cut and post.


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Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4440962
06/25/17 08:57 AM
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Thak you for posting thumbsup

You can probably use the longer MGL57145 with no problems smile

Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4440975
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Just a suggestion.
When I remove and examine an oil filter, I cut the media off of the centre tube and stretch it out while holding it up to the sky. I have found little pin holes doing this. Don't know if it due to the stretching of the media or if they existed from the start. Very Interesting.
Good post.

Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4441037
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I have the media stashed for further examination.


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Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4441262
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OK, here are some new pictures. No pinholes, but one media tear spotted but I probably traumatised a weak spot in my hasty removal. The metal crimp was attached on the outlet side which was interesting.


. I saw no light areas when the media was intact with intense light probing.


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Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4441528
06/25/17 08:43 PM
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Who makes these now? I know they were Frams at one point and also Wix at one point. Is this still a Wix design?


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Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4441539
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Yes, still Wix.


Filter looks good. Looks like it caught some carbon and such in it.


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
1994 VT1100c: Peak 15w-40/PSL/5k



Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4441542
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Photo #2 shows the WIX combo valve.


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Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers] #4441719
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I didn't upgrade to the Wix branded filter last oil change. Is there really any difference between the two or would I have to go for the XP?


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Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: Fordai] #4442130
06/26/17 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Fordai
I didn't upgrade to the Wix branded filter last oil change. Is there really any difference between the two or would I have to go for the XP?

This is Wix's "budget" filter. Wix has the Wix XP (Premium), Wix (Regular), and Wix Pro-Tec (Budget). Similar to Fram Extra Guard, Tough Guard and Ultra.

These Pro-Tec level filters are good for ~5000 mile oil change.


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
1994 VT1100c: Peak 15w-40/PSL/5k




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