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Puro issue? #4473102
07/28/17 01:19 PM
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Is the Purolater oil filter media failure mostly in the larger filter models? Or does it effect all sizes and models of Puro filters?

Re: Puro issue? [Re: Camprunner] #4473117
07/28/17 01:31 PM
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The smaller ones have the media packed in tighter, they seem to be less susceptible to tearing than the large ones. Purolator Classics, Pure Ones, and the Bosch Premium (black) filters have seemed to be the worst. Haven't seen a Boss, Synthetic, Bosch Distance Plus, or (the rare) Bosch Long Life silver ones do it yet. Weirdly, the jobber level Puros without a crimped metal seam don't tear much, either (like QS ones).

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Re: Puro issue? [Re: Camprunner] #4473123
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There's one sure way to know the media wont tear ... buy something else beside Purolator.

Re: Puro issue? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4473151
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
There's one sure way to know the media wont tear ... buy something else beside Purolator.


He could've gotten a "grab bag" of filters from RockAuto. I'm always surprised by what arrives! (I run 'em, amyway)


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Re: Puro issue? [Re: Camprunner] #4473159
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Not sure how small you are talking about, but this is a Puro made Pennzoil PZ-37 (cross to a PH3976A/PH9688 size) off a Hyundai Santa Fe:



And the other side:


I for one am done with Puro made filters (except for the Bosch Distance + that I have).
Only reason I got them is they were on clearance and I have not seen or heard of any issues with them.
Even though Puro's high end filters seem to be tear free (but have had some ADV issues) as Bullwinkle mentioned, the fact that they don't seem to care to fix the know issue in their lower tier filters keeps me from spending full price on one.


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Re: Puro issue? [Re: Camprunner] #4473258
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I bought a stash of Purolator classic filters before Walmart discontinued carrying them and went back to offering Supertech branded filters again. The filters are pretty small for my Versa Note. Also with changing oil on that vehicle at 3k miles I am not to concerned about the tearing. I will use them up and find another brand to use though. Last I checked ST filters did not have one that would fit my Note.


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Re: Puro issue? [Re: Camprunner] #4473265
07/28/17 05:24 PM
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Purolator made Motorcraft FL820S sometimes tear also...


Motorcraft FL820S Date code: 904121217


Dome end tear.


Thread end tear.

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Re: Puro issue? [Re: Camprunner] #4473269
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Sometimes they tear three times in the same filter.

Purolator = Pure Oil Sometimes...

Re: Puro issue? [Re: Camprunner] #4473298
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Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Is the Purolater oil filter media failure mostly in the larger filter models? Or does it effect all sizes and models of Puro filters?


They make a "Boss" model that uses what looks identical to German Mann full synthetic media. Like is/was supplied on Mercedes as a "fleece" filter. Those haven't shown tearing.

Re: Puro issue? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4473376
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Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
Sometimes they tear three times in the same filter.

Purolator = Pure Oil Sometimes...

I agree with your assessment.😉


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Re: Puro issue? [Re: goodtimes] #4473381
07/28/17 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: goodtimes
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Is the Purolater oil filter media failure mostly in the larger filter models? Or does it effect all sizes and models of Puro filters?


They make a "Boss" model that uses what looks identical to German Mann full synthetic media. Like is/was supplied on Mercedes as a "fleece" filter. Those haven't shown tearing.

There have been reports of shredded ADBVs and closed louvers. I certainly am not going to spend money on their trash.


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Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30 + Fram Tough Guard
Re: Puro issue? [Re: bullwinkle] #4473404
07/28/17 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
The smaller ones have the media packed in tighter, they seem to be less susceptible to tearing than the large ones.


I don't know about that. Honda filters are rather small, and my Purolator failed. A bunch of other Honda type Purolators as well.


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Re: Puro issue? [Re: WellOiled] #4473421
07/28/17 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: WellOiled
Originally Posted By: goodtimes
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Is the Purolater oil filter media failure mostly in the larger filter models? Or does it effect all sizes and models of Puro filters?


They make a "Boss" model that uses what looks identical to German Mann full synthetic media. Like is/was supplied on Mercedes as a "fleece" filter. Those haven't shown tearing.

There have been reports of shredded ADBVs and closed louvers. I certainly am not going to spend money on their trash.


I'm well aware of that, having sent back two of them myself and commented here about it. The type I can use like PBL14477 don't have an adbv issue and the louvers are a check and see operation.

But his question is written above, and that's what I answered because everyone else was intent on showing tears in the lower filters. What does his question ask? What was my answer?

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Purolator oil fitlers never fail to amaze how typically awful they can be.

Re: Puro issue? [Re: goodtimes] #4473504
07/28/17 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: goodtimes
Originally Posted By: WellOiled
Originally Posted By: goodtimes
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Is the Purolater oil filter media failure mostly in the larger filter models? Or does it effect all sizes and models of Puro filters?


They make a "Boss" model that uses what looks identical to German Mann full synthetic media. Like is/was supplied on Mercedes as a "fleece" filter. Those haven't shown tearing.

There have been reports of shredded ADBVs and closed louvers. I certainly am not going to spend money on their trash.


I'm well aware of that, having sent back two of them myself and commented here about it. The type I can use like PBL14477 don't have an adbv issue and the louvers are a check and see operation.

But his question is written above, and that's what I answered because everyone else was intent on showing tears in the lower filters. What does his question ask? What was my answer?

It was not my goal to offend anyone. I also believe the OP should be advised there are other issues with the Purolator line than just media tears. Even though I was off topic, I lean toward full disclosure. Obviously you believe in limited disclosure. I would encourage anyone considering the use of a particular filter to begin their google search with "site:bobistheoilguy.com" and a search term such as boss. I did this for the boss and the very first hit was a cut or torn ADBV. In good conscience, I would not recommend the filter type. I wish Purolator good luck but so far they don't seem to be delivering reliability.


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