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OK to use Purolator filter? #4528686
09/28/17 06:14 PM
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MikeB4rsk Offline OP
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It's been sitting in my car about 2 1/2 year's it's the older kind with the yellow textured surface if I can remember.. L14460 I think off the top of my head.

Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: MikeB4rsk] #4528691
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Sounds like a Purolator Pure 1. I'd look inside if its rusty I'd toss it if it isn't I'd use it. Had my Toyota Corolla running on Pure 1's for over six years without a hitch. It's a good filter. I've just switched over to their new 10K filter on my last OCI. But I have a couple of those left in my stash and they'll get used. Five of them in fact to be precise.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 09/28/17 06:23 PM.

2004 Corolla 124770
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In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: MikeB4rsk] #4528712
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Thats like asking "OK to smoke?".
Risky.
Do not use. They are famous for tearing.
Google tearolator or purolator oil filter tear

Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: MikeB4rsk] #4528726
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Man now I'm having second thoughts.. I'm glad I did invest in a oil filter cutter however.

Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: MikeB4rsk] #4528740
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Yes, use it.

Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: MikeB4rsk] #4528754
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Originally Posted By: MikeB4rsk
Man now I'm having second thoughts.. I'm glad I did invest in a oil filter cutter however.


Well if you don't use it curious minds want to see what it really looks like inside.


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In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
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Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: MikeB4rsk] #4528774
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Use it or cut it and post. Two things will happen if you cut and post. If not torn there will be some unhappy folks and if you find a tear there will be a lot of I told you so's. Fun either way.


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Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: Bud] #4528845
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Originally Posted By: Bud
Use it or cut it and post. Two things will happen if you cut and post. If not torn there will be some unhappy folks and if you find a tear there will be a lot of I told you so's. Fun either way.




Ain't that the truth.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
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Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: MikeB4rsk] #4528882
09/28/17 09:36 PM
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Sure. For you. But not for me. banana


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2003 Oldsmobile Alero 3.4 - M1 5W-30 & NAPA Gold filter
Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: Bud] #4528909
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Originally Posted By: Bud
Use it or cut it and post. Two things will happen if you cut and post. If not torn there will be some unhappy folks and if you find a tear there will be a lot of I told you so's. Fun either way.

Yup, oil filter Russian Roulette is a fun game to play with Tearolators. smile

Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4528924
09/28/17 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
... Yup, oil filter Russian Roulette is a fun game to play with Tearolators.
Except nobody will die, not even an engine.


2011 Toyota Prius now at 92K
1981 Mazda GLC (323) retired at 606K
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Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: MikeB4rsk] #4528955
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Run it and worry about it every time you go to bed, hear a noise, start the motor..... for 5k miles. crazy

Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4528960
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: Bud
Use it or cut it and post. Two things will happen if you cut and post. If not torn there will be some unhappy folks and if you find a tear there will be a lot of I told you so's. Fun either way.

Yup, oil filter Russian Roulette is a fun game to play with Tearolators. smile

I am using one on my engine right now. PL20195
I promise not to cut the filter media to gain my 15 minutes of fame. smirk

Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: CR94] #4528970
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Originally Posted By: CR94
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Yup, oil filter Russian Roulette is a fun game to play with Tearolators.
Except nobody will die, not even an engine.

Who really knows what goes on inside the engine when a media tear happens - each occurrence is a unique situation. When media tears it's also possible pieces of media can come loose, along with continuous unfiltered oil of course. Some engines might have suffered, but nobody will know because no motor actually "blew up", as far as this forum knows. Engines will still run Ok with some minor damage, and only a tear down would divulge any damage or not.

But still not a good enough reason for me personally to play "Tearolator Roulette". Others can play, and I'll jusr watch. grin

Re: OK to use Purolator filter? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4530704
09/30/17 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix

Who really knows what goes on inside the engine when a media tear happens - each occurrence is a unique situation. When media tears it's also possible pieces of media can come loose, along with continuous unfiltered oil of course. Some engines might have suffered, but nobody will know because no motor actually "blew up", as far as this forum knows. Engines will still run Ok with some minor damage, and only a tear down would divulge any damage or not.

But still not a good enough reason for me personally to play "Tearolator Roulette". Others can play, and I'll jusr watch. grin


So stop with the Tearolator roulette horse [censored].

You've spent nearly a decade perpetuating this myth.

No one has had a problem with Purolator damage except you in your REM dream state.

Your hypothetical damage scenario is not valid as filtration provided by even a damaged Purolator is sufficient to protect an engine.

So show me the [censored] proof or stop spreading this piece of FRAM marketing propaganda.


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