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left a new filter out in the rain, still good? #4590686
12/01/17 09:05 AM
12/01/17 09:05 AM
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Ohio
izz Offline OP
izz  Offline OP
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Ohio
obviously the opening side up, I already had (clean) oil in it.

I drained it out & let it dry but not sure if I should risk it, it's a $10 m1 filter, for sure if it was $4 one I'd just throw it out but this one is kinda questionable.

I was in a middle of an oil change & then something came up & I left & then it rained in meantime, don't judge me.

Last edited by izz; 12/01/17 09:06 AM.
Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590691
12/01/17 09:08 AM
12/01/17 09:08 AM
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Just as long as you didn't drop any Powerbait in it. You didn't, did you?


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590693
12/01/17 09:10 AM
12/01/17 09:10 AM
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Depends on the type of filter and how it was left in the rain?

Did the water soak the filter element?

Need more information.


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590697
12/01/17 09:12 AM
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Soviet State of Washington
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Open end up? I wouldn’t use it.


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590699
12/01/17 09:13 AM
12/01/17 09:13 AM
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Texas
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Have a spare quart of oil so you can fill and dump again in small bites? … water is heavier so letting it sit would not likely do much … if a spoonful is left it should cook out if you take a long drive …

Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590701
12/01/17 09:15 AM
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irv Offline
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For a measly $10 dollars (comparatively) it is not worth it. Toss it and get another one.


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590704
12/01/17 09:20 AM
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Soviet State of Washington
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To add to my no vote, the water that soaked the media may have made it susceptible to tearing etc.


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590719
12/01/17 09:42 AM
12/01/17 09:42 AM
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I wouldn't use it personally. I also wouldn't pay $10 for an oil filter anymore, but that's a whole other story. As to the water compromising the media, I doubt that's an issue as it spends it's life having hot oil pushed through it. I don't think a tablespoon of water would cause any harm.


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590739
12/01/17 10:02 AM
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shrug


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590769
12/01/17 10:25 AM
12/01/17 10:25 AM
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Replace it with a $6.64 Tough Guard!


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590780
12/01/17 10:35 AM
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MTL, CANADA
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Id rather install a fresh 4$ filter than use one left in the rain..


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590784
12/01/17 10:38 AM
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This has Engineer20 written all over it.

How much rain are we talking about?


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590799
12/01/17 10:54 AM
12/01/17 10:54 AM
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1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
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The wet media will become weakened, going up against all that oil pressure.
Throw it away and let it be a lesson-learned.


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: irv] #4590806
12/01/17 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: irv
For a measly $10 dollars (comparatively) it is not worth it. Toss it and get another one.

+1


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Re: left a new filter out in the rain, still good? [Re: izz] #4590830
12/01/17 11:32 AM
12/01/17 11:32 AM
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Come on people, read the post.

The filter was full of oil, so the media did not get water directly on it.

The question I would as the OP is if you took a new filter, prefilled it with oil, then took a cup of water and slowly poured it into the filter on top of the oil, would you use it then?

It is $10 (+ the oil in the filter), chalk it up as lesson learned.
Also, as said, go get a Fram Ultra. Less expensive and better filter IMO.


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