If nothing is eventful, I usually do not make a cut & post but, someone wanted to see some recent eCore cut and posts. Since these had not been recycled yet, it was easy.
Oil change date: 07/29/2017
Miles on vehicle: 176428
Miles in service: 3046
Days in service: 56
Oil: Motorcraft Premium Synthetic Blend 5W30
Filter: Champ PH820
Champ Labs PH820
Date code: 011514ES1 08:34 --> January 15, 2014 08:34am
Combo valve was pliable. No issues noted.
Base plate interior. All the holes were smooth and did not cut the ADBV/Combo Valve.
Base plate exterior.
Combo valve, element end view.
Leaf spring end. Easy way to check the pleat spacing.
Combo valve end. Easy way to check the pleat spacing.
The seam was easy to spot on this one. Sometimes they can be hard to spot because Champ Labs turns the cut ends toward the core.
Element view #1
Element view #2
Element view #3
The end caps can be removed but takes maybe 90 seconds per end. Then you can do a visual inspection for metal fines and in this case,
I observed some small bits of carbon. The PH820 has 56 pleats counting the seam.
Old style cage with 4 sectors and 4 windows.
I have run eCores to 6K without issues. This run was short for cleanup purposes.