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Virgin BOSCH D+ 3312 cut open #4515364
09/13/17 03:46 PM
09/13/17 03:46 PM
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53' Stude Offline OP
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Good evening BITOG faithful smile

Member subyrubieroo sent me this filter to see how it looks. Not very good at all. 3 nice and deep cuts in ADBV so quality has NOT improved in my book. Pleats near seam suck!

Enjoy the pics smile














09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Virgin BOSCH D+ 3312 cut open [Re: 53' Stude] #4515381
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The cuts in the ADBV bother me more than the slightly wavy pleats....I bought several D3422's for use in my Fords which install vertically so I'm not too worried since the oil stays in the filter naturally.....still, I expect better from a premium priced filter.


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Re: Virgin BOSCH D+ 3312 cut open [Re: 53' Stude] #4515387
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That pleat spacing and ADBV is trash!


2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T - 2015 Honda CRV 2.4 - 2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 - 2001 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2
Re: Virgin BOSCH D+ 3312 cut open [Re: pbm] #4515388
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53' Stude Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: pbm
The cuts in the ADBV bother me more than the slightly wavy pleats....I bought several D3422's for use in my Fords which install vertically so I'm not too worried since the oil stays in the filter naturally.....still, I expect better from a premium priced filter.


Yeah, I expected quality to be "better". Guess I expect way too much from Purolator


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Virgin BOSCH D+ 3312 cut open [Re: 53' Stude] #4515414
09/13/17 04:54 PM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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Oh well. At least they were cheap? I haven't checked the manufacturing dates on the other filters I picked up, but at least for my Subaru these should still be fine.

I wonder if I show these to Bosch if they even care? I agree, the D+ filters were marketed as 'up-level' and should show as much, especially on a brand new filter! Thanks for the C&P, car51!

Re: Virgin BOSCH D+ 3312 cut open [Re: 53' Stude] #4515416
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You're very welcome sir smile


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PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Virgin BOSCH D+ 3312 cut open [Re: 53' Stude] #4515655
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Judging by the cut pattern on the ADBV it looks like about 40% of the base plate inlet holes are being blocked off.

Re: Virgin BOSCH D+ 3312 cut open [Re: 53' Stude] #4515815
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Man, and these filters feel so nice and hefty, and their packaging is so high technology. What a shame. I'll still run the few I got from Walmart for $.75 for quick 1mz flushing runs.


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