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AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN #4548463
10/19/17 03:13 PM
10/19/17 03:13 PM
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53' Stude Offline OP
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Good afternoon BITOGERS smile

So, interesting filter with tear in media we have here. Car is 2016 Malibu LT, towed to our shop. Various codes and "reduced engine power!" Message on display. Last PM was done god knows where as windshield sticker said oil type was "EG 5w30" and was done 4,000 miles ago. Oil reeked of gasoline also frown

Dunno to laugh or cry; least filter held up aside from the tear in media. I installed a PF 64 non e core filter and some AC DELCO 5w30 DEXOS oil also; after I re sealed the oil pan that was leaking horribly(poo poor RTV job from factory) THANKS A LOT GM!!

Car has 37,xxx miles on it also

Just a FYI: 2016 and up Malibu, Cruzes have horrible RTV sealing job that seals oil pan to block so if you guys note a leak; have it fixed under warranty

Enjoy the pics smile


















Last edited by car51; 10/19/17 03:15 PM.

09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4548466
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09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4548492
10/19/17 03:46 PM
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With all the gunk in the filter, the last thing you want is a tear in the media. Thanks for the C&P.

Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: ZeeOSix] #4548495
10/19/17 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
With all the gunk in the filter, the last thing you want is a tear in the media. Thanks for C&P.


EXACTLY!

YOu are welcome ZeeOSix smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4548550
10/19/17 05:02 PM
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If that's the 1.5 liter engine it would take the ACDelco UPF64R not the PF64


Keeping the forces of evil at bay
2016 Chevy Malibu LT 1.5 Liter Turbo
2017 Chevy Equinox LT 2.4 Liter
Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: BobsArmory] #4548558
10/19/17 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: BobsArmory
If that's the 1.5 liter engine it would take the ACDelco UPF64R not the PF64


All I know is we are allowed to use the Classic PF -64. Ever since the recall; GM dealer we use sent us cases of them


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4548567
10/19/17 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: car51
... Oil reeked of gasoline also ....

Which could well mean an extreme oil fuel dilution situation with this jobber tier filter. With that, a cellulous media filter at the lowest tier would certainly be most susceptible to weakening to the point of tearing. And also exacerbate the wavy media.

All the multiple codes noted, also could be factors here too.

While tear not good, many factors here which could be contributory to the result at this oci.

Thanks for c&p.

Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4548571
10/19/17 05:27 PM
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You're welcome Sayjac. Luckily I was able to save this engine. Lately, we have had a lot of these GM towed back to us. Seems GM doesn't have the fuel dilution situation under control yet. Oh well; not my circus and not my problem


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4548573
10/19/17 05:29 PM
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4k miles and the oil looks like THAT!!! that engine as problems.

Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: danez_yoda] #4548585
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Originally Posted By: danez_yoda
4k miles and the oil looks like THAT!!! that engine as problems.


Ya think


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4548672
10/19/17 07:23 PM
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Quite a story and, of course, great pictures. Thank you again.

Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4548713
10/19/17 08:08 PM
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Horrid puke

Re: AUTO EXTRA #617-57060, 4,xxx miles CUT OPEN [Re: Irishman] #4549320
10/20/17 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: Irishman
Quite a story and, of course, great pictures. Thank you again.


Yeah, telling the facts the way they are presented smile

Oh and you are very welcome sir. HAPPY FRIDAY BITOGERS USA Canada Cheers1 laugh

Last edited by car51; 10/20/17 01:30 PM.

09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967

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