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#4455622 - 07/10/17 07:56 PM FL400S - My First C&P
Ifixyawata Offline


Registered: 09/13/15
Posts: 497
Loc: NE Ohio
I ran this filter for about 9300 miles with Mobil 1 AFE 0w-30 in the Focus in my sig:

After a few seconds of cutting with a HF version of a Dremel, the cutting wheel looked like this:


I switched to a 4.5" angle grinder with a cut-off wheel (rookie move, I know) As a result, any metal shavings in the following pictures (probably) came from the cutter:




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#4455628 - 07/10/17 08:03 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10251
Loc: Southwest PA
Looks good. What filter replaced this?
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#4455640 - 07/10/17 08:13 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Loc: NE Ohio
Replaced with a Bosch Distance Plus D3422, Walmart Clearance. I have 4 (3 now) so I'm not sure if I will run it to 5k or 10k.


Edited by Ifixyawata (07/10/17 08:14 PM)
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#4455676 - 07/10/17 08:38 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Registered: 03/11/12
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Man I tried to find those clearance D3422's at Walmart and can't.
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#4455680 - 07/10/17 08:41 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Registered: 09/13/15
Posts: 497
Loc: NE Ohio
I stopped buying them because I had FOUR and couldn't find more than one each for my wife's Jeep and my Mountaineer. Also, my WM won't drop them below $3 each. Still cheaper than MC but I want my $1 filters!


Edited by Ifixyawata (07/10/17 08:42 PM)
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#4455684 - 07/10/17 08:46 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: E150GT]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21173
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: E150GT
Man I tried to find those clearance D3422's at Walmart and can't.


I still see them on the clearance shelf for $1.50 at the Walmarts in my area.

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#4455721 - 07/10/17 09:22 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 333
Loc: PA
They're still $3 here in NE PA, running one now on my '97 Tracer wagon.

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#4455737 - 07/10/17 09:43 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Loc: Nowthen, MN
Not a rookie move as far as I'm concerned. Angle grinder is what I always use to cut open filters. Works great. I cut way down right along the crimp, and just barely cut through the can. Sometimes have to use a screwdriver to pop the end off after I cut all the way around. This will avoid getting metal shavings inside and also avoid cutting into any of the internals.

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#4455797 - 07/10/17 11:13 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Cheapest filter I have ever bought
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#4455881 - 07/11/17 05:20 AM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7591
Loc: New York
That MC looks good.
I picked up several Bosch DP 3422's, some at $1.50 but most at $3.00.
I plan on running them 2 OCIs in my Focus....they should be good for 15K?
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#4455940 - 07/11/17 07:29 AM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 333
Loc: PA
WOW .25!!! Nice!

The best filter deal I've ever come across were six Mobil M1-209's for $1 each at WalMart a few years ago...

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#4456074 - 07/11/17 10:25 AM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Ifixyawata]
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Loc: Colorado
Thats one of the better looking MC filters I have seen. Thanks for the C&P.
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#4456357 - 07/11/17 02:21 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: sw99]
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Registered: 12/08/15
Posts: 261
Loc: Ontario Canada
Thanks for the c&p.

In the future, if you need to cut open a purolator or MC filter, take a good pair of tin snips and cut the crimp at the bottom of the can off. Works like a charm and makes a nice clean cut. Just takes a little but of muscle.

This won't work with [censored] tin snips, but a nice set of wiss aviation tin snips work great.

For some reason the MC's and purolator cans are just a tad bit thinner that snips go right through them.


Edited by Canadastang (07/11/17 02:22 PM)

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#4456545 - 07/11/17 06:41 PM Re: FL400S - My First C&P [Re: Canadastang]
Ifixyawata Offline


Registered: 09/13/15
Posts: 497
Loc: NE Ohio
Originally Posted By: Canadastang
Thanks for the c&p.

In the future, if you need to cut open a purolator or MC filter, take a good pair of tin snips and cut the crimp at the bottom of the can off. Works like a charm and makes a nice clean cut. Just takes a little but of muscle.

This won't work with [censored] tin snips, but a nice set of wiss aviation tin snips work great.

For some reason the MC's and purolator cans are just a tad bit thinner that snips go right through them.


I will do this the next time I have a Motorcraft to remove. Both cars currently have D+

It might be a while, I bought another D+ from WM. Found one that still had stock near where I work, sadly it was still $3 but I think that's decent for a 10k filter.
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