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RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open #4555323
10/26/17 03:39 PM
10/26/17 03:39 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
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Good evening BITOG,

Yet another cut of a used Rock Auto Ultra Power brand Toyota copy filter off of my 2004 Lexus ES330. This one was in use for5,778 miles with Valvoline SynPower 20w50 through the heat of the Jacksonville summer. No major issues here however on this run the summer heat took its toll on the ADBV as it was pretty stiff and allowed the filter to drain readily once removed. No other drama noted. The last one of these that I had left is currently installed on the car with a dose of Non API Quaker State Defy high zinc 5w20. Enjoy the pictures.
















Enjoy!


Luke
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Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4555376
10/26/17 04:41 PM
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Quote:
... 2004 Lexus ES330. This one was in use for5,778 miles with Valvoline SynPower 20w50 through the heat of the Jacksonville summer. No major issues here however on this run the summer heat took its toll on the ADBV as it was pretty stiff and allowed the filter to drain readily once removed.


I would be concerned about the ADBV performance. These cars are hard on them because of the high heat of the filter placement, under the exhaust header and immediately next to the cat (we have the same car). You probably are having plenty of dry starts after a short period of time. Another indicator of the heat is (what looks like) a decent varnish forming on the can with a quality oil in a modest period. The winter might be kinder, but the engine itself is the real culprit here I think.

Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4555394
10/26/17 04:59 PM
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I had the same engine for a long time. The Toyota valve never hardened and always looked like it could go back in a new filter. By this I think the Toyota Denso must use silicone that is black.

Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4555428
10/26/17 05:20 PM
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With the price of shipping, I could never make those filters make sense for me.

I have a walmart a block away, and we use Supertech filters on it at 5k intervals. $2.84.


'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
'11 Scion XB
Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4555436
10/26/17 05:24 PM
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Looks good Luke smile

Thanks for c&p


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PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4555445
10/26/17 05:27 PM
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Looks good. 90% of users here would get spooked by this generic looking filter and not use it.

Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4555495
10/26/17 05:55 PM
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Are these made by Denso? Never seen louvers on a Toyota branded filter before.


2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4 V6: Mobil 1 AFE 0W-30, FRAM TG-3600 filter
1969 Mustang Mach 1 5.8 V8: PYB 10W-30 Napa Gold 1515 filter
1997 Ford F-250 HD 7.3 Powerstroke V8: T6 5W-40 FRAM PH-3786 filter
Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4555545
10/26/17 06:40 PM
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As for there being "varnish" in the filter there wasn't any. That's just a film of oil, all of which wiped off with a rag to bright shiny metal. Car has never had any start up noise with any filter I've ever run on it.

To those questioning price, I went in on a ton of filters with 2-3 friends one of which runs a shop and placed a HUGE order for filters. By huge I mean nearly 300. The total cost per filter including shipping averaged out to about $2/ea. That's including fuel filters, diesel filters, big and small filters, etc. These were the only filters that we bought that weren't Wix or Hastings made, over 85% of the filters we bought were Car Quest Premium Blue filters, about 10% CQ red and the last 5% were these knock off filters.

No these are not Denso filters, likely Chinese made imposters probably pulled from a counterfeit Denso or Toyota box.


Luke
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Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4555563
10/26/17 06:55 PM
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I like the V6 in my Gen 6 Camry a lot, so much so that I'd not put a mystery filter on it for any reason. FIlters are cheap, engines are expensive.

Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4555572
10/26/17 07:05 PM
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Sure the manufacturer is a mystery, COO is reasonably known and the virgin one I sacrificed looked well built, the engine hardly sheds any metal per UOA with single digit iron out past 10k, what's the harm in me using these for 5-6k?

I'm just using up what I have left, the last one is on the car now, then I have 1 CQ red and 5-6 CQ blue all wix made to use. I'm pleased with it for what I paid. Would I seek it out for $2? No, but it's bought and paid for so I used them up.


Luke
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Re: RA Ultra Power Toyota copy filter 5,778mi cut open [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4557229
10/28/17 12:01 PM
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Link to virgin filter cut HERE


Luke
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