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ST2 5k OCI #4719865
04/07/18 07:33 PM
04/07/18 07:33 PM
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Toms River, NJ
Jason_Michaels Offline OP
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Toms River, NJ
2008 Explorer 4.0 150K. NAPA 5W-30 Syn out, same filter and Traveller Syn ($17)



5W30 back in.

Re: ST2 5k OCI [Re: Jason_Michaels] #4719907
04/07/18 08:06 PM
04/07/18 08:06 PM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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If you still have the filter, do me a favor, push on the media sideways with your finger and see if/how easily it tears.
My last two ST filters tore a lot easier than I expected.


2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI

Re: ST2 5k OCI [Re: Jason_Michaels] #4719979
04/07/18 09:13 PM
04/07/18 09:13 PM
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Mississippi
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Mississippi
Is that a Wix made supertech? It looks ok.


'99 Cavalier 5w 30 SuperTech conventional
'11 Impala 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
'12 Colorado 5w 30 Magnatec full synthetic
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Re: ST2 5k OCI [Re: Jason_Michaels] #4719992
04/07/18 09:23 PM
04/07/18 09:23 PM
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Waco, TX
Linctex Online content
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Waco, TX
Funky "clicker style" bypass valve?


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Re: ST2 5k OCI [Re: Jason_Michaels] #4720177
04/08/18 05:16 AM
04/08/18 05:16 AM
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The Old North State
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Looks good, respectable pleat spacing and uniformity and appears to have gotten the job done for the 5k oci/fci. That's about the fci for which these value/jobber tier filters were intended.

The one thing I don't care for in this application is it uses a combo valve (not pictured), however for this fci 'likely' ok. The old Wix made ST 9688 and 3614 used a separate dome bypass, which I preferred and would have had no issue using. With the possible exception of the current ST 6607 and 9688/3593a, while I wouldn't have much occasion to use them I preferred the Wix made ST to the current Champ made line. Just me.

As for any other after the fact non result observations, I take the pragmatic approach ie., the filter either held up (didn't tear) or it didn't. Anything else is 'imo' pointless subjective speculation. Based on pictures and descriptions this one did the former. My .02

Thanks for c&p.

Re: ST2 5k OCI [Re: Jason_Michaels] #4720267
04/08/18 08:02 AM
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Great White North.. eh
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Picture of the seam side please!

Thanks for the C&P.


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Re: ST2 5k OCI [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4720277
04/08/18 08:11 AM
04/08/18 08:11 AM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Originally Posted By: TheLawnRanger
Is that a Wix made supertech? It looks ok.
Yes, but they've been discontinued & clearanced. How was the ADBV/combo valve doing? Any startup noise? I have a couple of these (ST8) that I will use on the Jeep, wondering if the combo ADBV will work OK.


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Re: ST2 5k OCI [Re: bullwinkle] #4720697
04/08/18 04:01 PM
04/08/18 04:01 PM
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Cave City KY
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Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
Originally Posted By: TheLawnRanger
Is that a Wix made supertech? It looks ok.
Yes, but they've been discontinued & clearanced. How was the ADBV/combo valve doing? Any startup noise? I have a couple of these (ST8) that I will use on the Jeep, wondering if the combo ADBV will work OK.

I have been using the st8 with out problems it will work fine for you.


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