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Running oil filters multiple OCIs #4712423
03/31/18 02:13 PM
03/31/18 02:13 PM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline OP
Char Baby  Offline OP
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This question isn't for those who change their oil filter at each OCI but for those of you who run your oil filters for multiple OCIs.

Do you ever remove the filter drain it & reinstall it?
I don't, I just leave'em on. But, I'm just asking even as silly of a question as it may seem.

I realize that if we're going to remove the filter, we might just as well install a new one.
However, there are those of us who remove spark plugs, look at them and if they look fine, reinstall them.

Same with brake pads. I've taken them off, inspected them, lubed everything, blead the system and reinstalled the same pads, as weird as it seems I 've done it!

Last edited by Char Baby; 03/31/18 02:26 PM.

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Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712425
03/31/18 02:18 PM
03/31/18 02:18 PM
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Waterloo, ON
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Waterloo, ON
I remove and drain, but I have OCD


2000 VW Beetle 1.8T M5
2000 Ford Explorer 4.0 4X4
1991 BMW 735iL
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Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712426
03/31/18 02:22 PM
03/31/18 02:22 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
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If I'm leaving a filter for multiple OCI I just leave it in place. If I spin it off I'm likely to just replace it.


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Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4712430
03/31/18 02:26 PM
03/31/18 02:26 PM
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Ca.
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Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
If I'm leaving a filter for multiple OCI I just leave it in place. If I spin it off I'm likely to just replace it.


This.

If Im bothering to take it off at a ll might as well replace it.

2 oci's on a clean running modern injected car are no biggie and actually recommended by Honda.

You dont throw way half used rolls of paper towels, why throw out a 15-20K capable filter at 7,500?

UD


Uncle Dave
Cat 3126/2 MB3500/Titan/RX400H/17 Ridgeline
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Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712433
03/31/18 02:29 PM
03/31/18 02:29 PM
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CA, USA
paulri Offline
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IMO draining the old oil out of that filter removes the strongest argument for getting rid of that filter at the end of an OCI. But what about the argument that the gasket is designed for a one-time sealing job? Is this true? Have folks who drain the oil and then re-use the filter, found that they get leaks?


2005 Toyota Sienna LE; 156,000 miles
1998 Honda Civic DX; 202,000 miles
Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712459
03/31/18 03:16 PM
03/31/18 03:16 PM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Zero need to remove and reinstall.

Longest was 5 years on my dad's car with a Mobil 1 filter. He drove 2000 miles a year.

Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712465
03/31/18 03:29 PM
03/31/18 03:29 PM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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Multiple OCs will become common once the greenies clue in you can cut waste filters by half by doing this. Dare I say some day filters will become a 50,000 mile maintenance item? Also, on my vehicles a quick dump and fill is much easier than crawling around messing with filters. Like many things, it depends on whether or not its still fun.

banana

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 03/31/18 03:38 PM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Mr Nice] #4712468
03/31/18 03:37 PM
03/31/18 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Longest was 5 years on my dad's car with a Mobil 1 filter. He drove 2000 miles a year.

Did you cut that filter open for a look inside?

Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: ZeeOSix] #4712469
03/31/18 03:38 PM
03/31/18 03:38 PM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Zero need to remove and reinstall.

Longest was 5 years on my dad's car with a Mobil 1 filter. He drove 2000 miles a year.

Did you cut that filter open for a look inside?


I did out of curiosity and it was clean as a whistle.

The doom and gloom of using oil filters for multiple OCI is wrong.

Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712470
03/31/18 03:40 PM
03/31/18 03:40 PM
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I run the Fram Ultras 20k give or take, 2x-3x but around the aforementioned.


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Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712472
03/31/18 03:42 PM
03/31/18 03:42 PM
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The Northeast
mclasser Offline
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Nope. The whole reason I run extended drain filters is to make my oil changes quicker and less messy.


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 5K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712475
03/31/18 03:43 PM
03/31/18 03:43 PM
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Oakville, Ontario
Patman Offline
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I just started doing two intervals with the same filter on my Civic, and when I changed the oil I left the filter alone. I hate changing oil filters, it always makes a mess so I really enjoyed doing that last oil change. I'm planning on doing shorter OCIs with my Civic anyhow, so the filter will never be on the car longer than about 12k total.


2018 Corvette (M1 ESP Formula 5w30 & NAPA Gold)
2006 Civic EX Coupe (PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra)
2010 BMW 328i X-Drive (GC 0w40 & Fram Ultra)

Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712485
03/31/18 03:56 PM
03/31/18 03:56 PM
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Lakeside, CA
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I leave the filter alone. I run two 5k OCIs on a Fram Ultra filter.


99 Jeep WJ 4.7 190,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712489
03/31/18 04:01 PM
03/31/18 04:01 PM
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ohio
xtell Offline
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ohio
I leave mine on for two oil changes. On vehicles I'm running bypass, I leave them on longer

Last edited by xtell; 03/31/18 04:02 PM. Reason: spelling
Re: Running oil filters multiple OCIs [Re: Char Baby] #4712503
03/31/18 04:12 PM
03/31/18 04:12 PM
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NC
Matagonka Offline
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NC
I'm going to use my Ultra for a second oil change at least.

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