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Proper oil filter storage? #5110573 05/20/19 08:19 PM
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I've got an unheated garage so I've been storing my oil filters inside the house. I'm paranoid about rust. Does it really matter? How long would it take an oil filter to degrade in it's original box in a regular garage?

Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110582 05/20/19 08:27 PM
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I would shrink wrap with desiccant for your part of the country. But, I am OCD......


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Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110584 05/20/19 08:27 PM
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99 44/100% of the world never ever ever cares about this.
You shouldn't either.


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Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110590 05/20/19 08:36 PM
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Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Imp4] #5110602 05/20/19 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Imp4
99 44/100% of the world never ever ever cares about this.
You shouldn't either.


That's an underestimate.


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Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110621 05/20/19 09:07 PM
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Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110661 05/20/19 09:47 PM
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They should be kept in a completely germ free environment. Sort of like the boy in the bubble.

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I wrap the base plate on my filters with Saran Wrap about 2" up to close off the bottom of the filter. Then I put a rubber band around it to hold it in place. They're stored in the basement and none of the base plates have any rust on them.


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Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110699 05/20/19 10:18 PM
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Mine are in a closet inside, so climate and humidity controlled.
Does it make a difference, no idea, but makes me feel better than keeping them in the garage.


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Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110734 05/20/19 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Corollaman
I've got an unheated garage so I've been storing my oil filters inside the house. I'm paranoid about rust. Does it really matter?


I'd keep them stored inside the house ... rust on oil filters isn't a desirable thing so preventing it is a plus.

Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110814 05/21/19 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Corollaman
I've got an unheated garage so I've been storing my oil filters inside the house. I'm paranoid about rust. Does it really matter? How long would it take an oil filter to degrade in it's original box in a regular garage?

You don't want them wet, damp, brittle or dry-rotted over time. Try to maintain the same climate that you prefer. I keep mine in the furnace room and still never exceed a 2-3 year inventory


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Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110843 05/21/19 05:52 AM
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I keep mine inside ziploc bags in the basement where the temperature is generally cool year 'round. Store the oil on the same shelf. However, I have also been known to ignore my own advice and just stack filters on the bookshelf next to my desk in my home office. I have never observed any difference in the filters after use and tear down. I would agree that you want to rotate them, so I write the date on each box when purchased if I have a stash.

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I vacuum pack mine using my food saver. Then they go in my bedroom closet until I need one.


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Re: Proper oil filter storage? [Re: Corollaman] #5110882 05/21/19 06:36 AM
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I'd say it depends on how damp your garage is. Generally cool and dry, keep a long time in the box. However, looking at your display address if you're looking to store awhile, assuming house climate controlled, just bring them inside. I had several BD+ filters made in 09, just kept them in the house, nothing more. Finished using the last one 5/17 and it was fine. BD+ did come in a nice plastic box, but I don't think that made a significant difference.

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I have seen new filters purchased from Walmart less than 90 days old with rust on the inside of the filter where the center tube meets with the dome end cap. If the conditions are right, rust formation can occur quickly.


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