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#4490680 - 08/17/17 01:46 AM Shell Rotella brand oil filters
96Vortec Offline

Registered: 08/12/17
Posts: 3
Loc: South Alabama
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?

#4490682 - 08/17/17 02:18 AM Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: 96Vortec]
FermeLaPorte Offline

Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 469
Loc: Texas (south)
Doesnt Pennzoil have filters, too? I would imagine Rotellas filters are also good
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#4490684 - 08/17/17 02:21 AM Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: 96Vortec]
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17771
Loc: PNW
"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."

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.

#4490686 - 08/17/17 02:34 AM Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: 96Vortec]
mimelio Offline

Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 150
Loc: New York

#4490689 - 08/17/17 02:50 AM Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: mimelio]
ZeeOSix Offline

Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17771
Loc: PNW
Working link to Purolator date code table.

#4490893 - 08/17/17 10:04 AM Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: 96Vortec]
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Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 2555
Loc: MN
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.

#4490907 - 08/17/17 10:20 AM Re: Shell Rotella brand oil filters [Re: oil_film_movies]
Garak Offline

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24574
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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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