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Shell Rotella brand oil filters #4490680
08/17/17 12:46 AM
08/17/17 12:46 AM
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96Vortec Offline OP
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I know shells rotella brand oil is known as a quality oil. But during the last oil change on my 1995 chevy 350. I was in walmart and noticed they now have rotella brand filters. What is your opinion on these filters? I ended up looking in the book and they did have one that would fit the 350 and it was about $5 so i figured why not. Its currently on the truck with approximately 3,000 miles on it. Does anyone know anything about the filters? There was a sign next to them in walmart advertising them as new to the rotella line. Would you trust it?

Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: 96Vortec] #4490682
08/17/17 01:18 AM
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Doesnt Pennzoil have filters, too? I would imagine Rotellas filters are also good


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: 96Vortec] #4490684
08/17/17 01:21 AM
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"Testing Target for efficiency: 20 microns nominal efficiency multi-pass based on ISO 4548-12. Nominal efficiencies range from 90% to 95% depending on the specific application."

http://rotella.shell.com/products/rotella-filters.html

Says built in the US, so probably built by Purolator/M+H because it has the flat spiral spring on the bypass valve which is only seen on Purolator built filters. See PDF spec sheet link in the link I gave for good exploded view.

Not sure of their use of the term "nominal efficiency", which typically means 50% efficiency.

Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: 96Vortec] #4490686
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Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: mimelio] #4490689
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Working link to Purolator date code table.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr...ble#Post4474681

Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: 96Vortec] #4490893
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If it's related to Purolator at all, .... run away. Do not buy. Do not let your friends use it. They are infamous for poor quality and tearing issues.

Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: oil_film_movies] #4490907
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I believe they are, but we have seen maybe one opened up here, unused. It looked a lot more like old Purolator, as in non-tearing, with a string around the media. If they're all done that way, I'd have no issue. But, we hardly see any here to have any idea.


Plain, simple Garak.

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