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#4611747 - 12/22/17 11:40 PM Do we trust Purolator again now?
cheesepuffs Offline


Registered: 09/24/13
Posts: 561
Loc: Connecticut
Hey guys, long time no see. I haven't been on here in quite a long time, but last time I was here was when the Puro tearing fiasco was in full effect. Are they better now, or do they still have the same issue? I thought of this recently when I noticed their snazzy new packaging on the shelf. cool
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#4611751 - 12/22/17 11:44 PM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
dishdude Online   content


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8757
Loc: Phoenix
Wix or Fram Ultra. Appears the Puro media is still too brittle.
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#4611752 - 12/22/17 11:45 PM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
Nyogtha Offline


Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
I trust the remaining PSL24651 oil filters in my stash enough to run them.

I trust the 3 PureOne blue oiled media air filters in my stash enough to run them.

I trust the one Purolator Classic air filter in my stash enough to run.

I have several Mopar MO-899 oil filters in my stash I trust to run.

Beyond that, I do not trust Purolator oil filters. The new Purolator One air filters look OK to me.
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#4611755 - 12/22/17 11:51 PM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4630
Loc: Virginia
The only ones to consider running would be the Purolator Boss filters. These seem to be using a similar construction has BMW oil filters with their supportive mesh they are utilizing. One problem the Boss filters have seen is the ADBV with cuts in them. Not what one should see from a premium level filter. Though there haven't been any established problems from this issue. The other two lower tier filters from Purolator are still having tearing issues. The Boss filters are 99% @ 40 microns I believe. Not the most efficient by comparison to others available on the market. So only the Purolator Boss filters are decent enough to run except for the ADBV cuts on some sizes of filters.
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#4611765 - 12/23/17 12:24 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
CR94 Offline


Registered: 03/20/16
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How 'bout their cartridges? I ran a "Classic" L16311 about 9000 miles, nearly all in warm weather. Despite my doubts, it apparently did OK. It was 2012 vintage, constructed more like the current Pure 1 version than today's "Classic" L16311 (which is the end-capless type, like Toyota, Denso, and K&N).
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#4611767 - 12/23/17 12:29 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: CR94]
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Registered: 11/14/08
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Originally Posted By: CR94
How 'bout their cartridges? I ran a "Classic" L16311 about 9000 miles, nearly all in warm weather. Despite my doubts, it apparently did OK. It was 2012 vintage, constructed more like the current Pure 1 version than today's "Classic" L16311 (which is the end-capless type, like Toyota, Denso, and K&N).


I doubt they make their carts or that they have the same media as the cans.
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#4611774 - 12/23/17 01:20 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
mooferz Offline


Registered: 01/30/16
Posts: 325
Loc: TX
Last I looked, we're still consistently seeing shallow jagged metal cuts into ADBVs on Purolator-made filters. Even on the Bosch ones which have media that hasn't been reported to be tearing.
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#4611778 - 12/23/17 02:53 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
andrewp1998 Offline


Registered: 10/18/08
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#4611779 - 12/23/17 03:24 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
Black_Thunder Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 1285
Loc: Wisconsin
i have a few white cans left in my stash and couple of reds that i picked up super cheap on clearance. i also have some bosch filters that i got on clearance


I will run what i have left in my stash but cut them open when i'm done with them to see how they do.

but as they are no longer at my local walmart and they cost too much at advance i'm probably done with them unless they become readily available again and there quality bounces back.

until then I'll still run some motorcrafts, and i've been trying the Fram TG's but the price jump might back me off of those.

so I'll be running probably Supertechs as well as other wix branded filters.

I've been thinking about ordering them in masterpacks online
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#4611795 - 12/23/17 04:45 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10049
Loc: Indiana
Regardless of Purolators media issues, their base plates typically have nasty burrs which tear the ADBV. Dull tooling, no deburring op, no qc inspection op, employee/ company does not care, workers too cheap to purchase prescription safety glasses? What is the cause?

If I had a car that took a branded Purolator that's a rebadged German Mann, I'd use that too. I use M+H German stuff all the time. The best of the best.
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#4611797 - 12/23/17 04:48 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: Nyogtha]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10049
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: Nyogtha
I trust the remaining PSL24651 oil filters in my stash enough to run them.

I trust the 3 PureOne blue oiled media air filters in my stash enough to run them.

I trust the one Purolator Classic air filter in my stash enough to run.

I have several Mopar MO-899 oil filters in my stash I trust to run.

Beyond that, I do not trust Purolator oil filters. The new Purolator One air filters look OK to me.


I have a ~3 year old P1 in my Jeep. They are (were?) awesome filters! Great fitment and oiled media.

But I don't think I trust the company as a whole now..


Edited by dlundblad (12/23/17 04:50 AM)
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#4611801 - 12/23/17 05:03 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
Lubener Offline


Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 2577
Loc: N.Ohio
Not me. I don't trust the brand anymore.
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#4611815 - 12/23/17 05:24 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
MParr Offline


Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 514
Loc: Georgia
I would absolutely buy their air filters. For the oil filters, the Classic and the Boss would be the only ones I would consider running. From all of my research, the Purolator One has a fairly restrictive flow across the media. I wonder if the tearing issue has been fixed? I wonder if priming the filter would reduce the tearing?
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#4611828 - 12/23/17 05:44 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: cheesepuffs]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29792
Loc: NY
Nope, risk vs. reward is not worth it for me. Maybe in a few years, after countless numbers of stellar performance reports here, maybe.
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#4611880 - 12/23/17 06:58 AM Re: Do we trust Purolator again now? [Re: Lubener]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8780
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Originally Posted By: Lubener
Not me. I don't trust the brand anymore.


Amen!

Wix mid-tier (current design) and either the Fram EGs or TGs. I find the Ultras as built-too-restrictive, on my older model GMs.

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