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#4440400 - 06/24/17 03:26 PM MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles
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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


Edited by MrQuackers (06/24/17 03:39 PM)
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#4440414 - 06/24/17 03:41 PM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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Looks very good smile

Thank You for cut and post smile
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#4440770 - 06/25/17 01:32 AM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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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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#4440827 - 06/25/17 06:21 AM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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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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#4440962 - 06/25/17 09:57 AM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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Thak you for posting thumbsup

You can probably use the longer MGL57145 with no problems smile

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#4440975 - 06/25/17 10:15 AM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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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.

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#4441037 - 06/25/17 11:31 AM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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I have the media stashed for further examination.
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#4441262 - 06/25/17 04:20 PM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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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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#4441528 - 06/25/17 09:43 PM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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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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#4441539 - 06/25/17 09:58 PM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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Yes, still Wix.


Filter looks good. Looks like it caught some carbon and such in it.
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#4441542 - 06/25/17 10:01 PM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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Photo #2 shows the WIX combo valve.
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#4441719 - 06/26/17 07:36 AM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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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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#4442130 - 06/26/17 05:08 PM Re: MicroGard MGL51394 @ 6980 miles [Re: Fordai]
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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.
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