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#4474131 - 07/29/17 08:11 PM How many years Amsoil EA Filter?
Krieg Offline


Registered: 07/23/17
Posts: 43
Loc: USA
Hello, I have a Gen 2 Mitsu Montero and only drive it a couple thousand miles a year. I've had an Amsoil EA filter on for three years with 5,000 miles. What is the longest I can use it? Time gets me before mileage. This is the longest I've had it on. I appreciate your thoughts........
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#4474163 - 07/29/17 09:11 PM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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I've got an old tree branch chipper ("chuck-n-duck") with an Industrial Ford 4-cyl....
It has a Napa 1515 oil filter (same as Wix 51515, same as FL-1A size)

Same oil filter been on it for about 20 years now, not sure.
It gets about an hour or so use per year.

I think you're fine.
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#4474205 - 07/29/17 10:03 PM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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Synthetic filter, can be on there infinitely or until clogged.
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#4474226 - 07/29/17 10:40 PM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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I'd change it now if it was mine.

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#4474272 - 07/29/17 11:48 PM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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It's an Amsoil synthetic filter... For filters with completely synthetic media like your Amsoil filter, you needn't worry about the media disintegrating over time like you might with paper or cellulose-blends. Run it to the full OCI regardless of time. In all honesty that filter could be kept for 15,000 to 20,000 miles, even if that takes you ten years or more. The fully synthetic media will not decay.
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#4474417 - 07/30/17 07:47 AM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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You can see my post about it as well even on a semi truck running high miles compared to a vehicle they said run it till it's cold at operating temperature,it stopped up no flow
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#4474428 - 07/30/17 08:00 AM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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Registered: 08/27/04
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Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: Triton_330
It's an Amsoil synthetic filter... For filters with completely synthetic media like your Amsoil filter, you needn't worry about the media disintegrating over time like you might with paper or cellulose-blends. Run it to the full OCI regardless of time. In all honesty that filter could be kept for 15,000 to 20,000 miles, even if that takes you ten years or more. The fully synthetic media will not decay.

Exactly. Pure synthetic media filters can be run till clogged up, no time mileage since as said, the media does not degrade like cellulose and blend media.
At the time and mileage you are at, I would change the oil, but leave the filter on for at least one more 5000 mile interval (but is probably fine for 2-3 more)

My personal use would indicate otherwise (I just can't seem to make myself not change oil and filter together, although I do not use full synthetic media filters).
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#4474658 - 07/30/17 01:01 PM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: blupupher]
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Registered: 07/23/17
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Loc: USA
I am using PUP. I change my oil under severe usage because I use the 4x4 a small portion. I've had it analyzed and can go beyond 10,000 miles.
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#4476366 - 08/01/17 10:04 AM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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I'm thinking of rust, dents, etc. other than the media and mileage. \
Filters are cheap-

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#4477059 - 08/01/17 11:45 PM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: AirgunSavant]
Krieg Offline


Registered: 07/23/17
Posts: 43
Loc: USA
I really appreciate the opinions. The filter is protected by skid plate and i live in the desert, so now problem with rust. My truck stays in a garage. Haven't formed an opinion yet, but the Amsoil filters are not cheap. The filter I have is no longer made by Amsoil, it's an oversize version. I may wait a few months....
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#4478086 - 08/03/17 10:12 AM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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Registered: 07/23/17
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Loc: USA
*Update* I e-mailed Amsoil technician. He stated that both Amsoil oil and filters need to be changed annually. That tells me a lot about their longevity.
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#4478293 - 08/03/17 02:40 PM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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Loc: toronto
Amsoil rep is undoubtedly going to put a hard time limit on the filter for no other reason than liability.

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#4478939 - 08/04/17 10:55 AM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: PeterPolyol]
Krieg Offline


Registered: 07/23/17
Posts: 43
Loc: USA
I'm disappointed with Amsoil. Using their transmission oil, transfer oil, axle oils, coolant, etc..... If they can't stand behind their products more than a year...WOW! I explained to the rep that I only put a thousand miles a year on the truck. It's kept in the garage....Perhaps, I will change my oil strategy.
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#4479118 - 08/04/17 04:03 PM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: Krieg]
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Which spin on filters state multiple years?
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#4479171 - 08/04/17 05:16 PM Re: How many years Amsoil EA Filter? [Re: ltslimjim]
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Registered: 08/27/04
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Originally Posted By: ltslimjim
Which spin on filters state multiple years?


None that I know of. Just as no oil says more than a year, but we know better thumbsup
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