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#4580584 - 11/20/17 09:59 PM Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles
gonefishing Offline


Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 353
Loc: ND
This is my first time running (and cutting open) a Mobil 1 M212-A oil filter. It was on my Sierra for 7 months and (2) OCI's totaling 14,237 miles (7,317 miles and 6,920 miles). I have been using Fram's Ultra XG10575 for awhile now but they were sold out at Walmart so I decided to try this Mobil filter. I didn't find any issues and overall it appears very well built.





ADBV was soft/pliable


Bypass valve. Was able to push in and spring felt normal.


Base plate was quite heavy. Gasket was thick (1/4"). Firm but pliable.


Media was evenly spaced. Counted 63 pleats (including seam)




Endcaps are glued in place to media. Media ripped before glue. Center tube came right out after removing endcaps.



Filter media.



Seem was glued together. Came apart with little force. Measured 58" long stretched out.


Spring seat thingy at bottom of can.



Here is the Fram XG10575 for comparison: https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3534172/Cut_open:_Used_Fram_Ultra_XG10

Will be running another Mobil M212-A as I bought one along with 5 quarts of M1 to get the $17.00 rebate. At $9.97 is really only cost me $4.97 after rebate ($12 rebate for just the oil).

If anyone has any questions regarding this filter just let me know. Haven't throw it out yet.

Thanks
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#4580608 - 11/20/17 10:50 PM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
WobblyElvis Offline


Registered: 09/23/14
Posts: 1343
Loc: Toronto Canada
Nice to see someone cut the paper off the filter for a better look. Good job!

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#4580609 - 11/20/17 10:53 PM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
carviewsonic Offline


Registered: 08/17/16
Posts: 217
Loc: Alberta
Looks to be a quality filter, which is good to know since the M1-110 is a filter I can use on my VStar. Thanks for the C & P.
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#4580612 - 11/20/17 11:23 PM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7474
Loc: S California
Thanks for all the work you did to show us the filter.

I use the longer M1-209 on my V8 4Runner and the M1-103 on my xBox.

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#4580616 - 11/20/17 11:45 PM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
190E26FTW Offline


Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 306
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Thanks for doing this!

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#4580639 - 11/21/17 01:26 AM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
Nyogtha Offline


Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 2319
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Thanks for the c&p! Construction & assembly of this model appears to remain top notch.

I've run numerous M1-212 (no "A") oil filters on my wife's 2011 3.7L V6 Mustang. I have 3 of those left in my stash to be used.
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#4580649 - 11/21/17 01:56 AM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
I'm leery of those perforated center tubes.

I keep thinking what if one gets by that has perforations not open enough.

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#4580651 - 11/21/17 02:09 AM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29741
Loc: NY
It appears to be a very well made filter. I used them for years, but they got too pricey for me after they updated them. I've since changed to Fram Ultra.
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#4580819 - 11/21/17 08:47 AM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
goodtimes Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 2846
Loc: california
It's interesting they have stuck to their own prescription cellulose/synthetic blend for the media instead of using full synthetic. And they have stuck to Champ Labs premium grade construction, which is still maybe the best of USA brands IMO.

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#4580834 - 11/21/17 09:06 AM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
MetalSlug Offline


Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 2636
Loc: vicksburg ms
I been into countless highperforming dyno shop, seeing those 500whp+ to 1000whp+ on dyno, for being a dang BITOG member, I always interest to see what oil filter they running, and Mobil 1 oil filter pretty much 90% I seen, i am pretty sure they using mobil 1 oil too. some other I saw was motorcraft and wix or napa gold, some KN filter, well common was mobil 1 oil filter.
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#4580850 - 11/21/17 09:30 AM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
oshia86 Offline


Registered: 03/17/17
Posts: 28
Loc: il
Ran a few of the new M1 cartridge filters in the Cobalt. They held up great, just wish the effeciency was up there with the FU and price was a little better. The Walmart near me always has them in stock though.

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#4580930 - 11/21/17 10:59 AM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Nice they are still with Champion Labs.
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#4581209 - 11/21/17 05:07 PM Re: Cut open: Mobil 1 M212-A used 14,237 miles [Re: gonefishing]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6141
Loc: USA
Looks good! thumbsup

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