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Reusing oil filter #5238611 10/13/19 03:11 PM
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Started an oil change and realized I didn’t have any spare filters in stock. The filter currently on the car is a Fram ultra guard and it only has 5k on it so I have no issue using it again.

My question is would you guys normally uninstall it and drain it out? I thought I remembered a thread about filters not resealing well once unscrewed. Just wanted to get some opinions.

2012 Honda Pilot if that makes any difference

Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: Brojo] #5238613 10/13/19 03:13 PM
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Leave it in place.


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Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: Brojo] #5238614 10/13/19 03:13 PM
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I would leave it on; no question.


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Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: Brojo] #5238619 10/13/19 03:28 PM
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you will get some dirty oil retained but it should be small compared to what you replaced,

1/2qt vs 5qts. you're running 5k mile oci and probably running a synthetic. protection wise youll be fine,

Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: JeffKeryk] #5238620 10/13/19 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
I would leave it on; no question.


Jeff: how does the law work there on oil filters ? - seems BrocL had mentioned a requirement to run 2X oil changes ?

Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: Brojo] #5238622 10/13/19 03:35 PM
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When I run 2X I never break the seal - in my case it leaves 1 quart out of an 8 quart fill - but I'm not running over 7K on 10k+ oil … so no worries

Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: 4WD] #5238630 10/13/19 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 4WD
When I run 2X I never break the seal - in my case it leaves 1 quart out of an 8 quart fill - but I'm not running over 7K on 10k+ oil … so no worries


Like 4WD if I use Fram Ultra's or Mobil 1 oil filters I'll use them for 2X without breaking the seal. This could be 10,000 to 15,000 miles of total use. Our vehicles were bought new and well taken care of so I don't worry about the filters clogging.

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I have dumped them and they resealed. I have left them on and they reseal. This is changing from summer 20W50 to winter 5W40 I see no difference when I replace the filter in the spring in the color of the oil or in the clean of the engine.

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You can leave it on or drain it. Makes no difference. Oil filter gaskets are simple rectangular cross-section o-rings and the pressure they seal is low. THEY WILL RE-SEAL....contrary to the worry-warts on here.

Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: Brojo] #5238647 10/13/19 04:08 PM
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When I reuse an oil filter I always remove, drain, reinstall.


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Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: Brojo] #5238652 10/13/19 04:17 PM
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Advocates for both sides! Just as I expected lol, thanks fellas

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Leave it on!

If you want to reuse the filter for another OCI, DO NOT unscrew it for any reason! If you unscrew it, replace it!

Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: Brojo] #5238660 10/13/19 04:30 PM
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You could buy another and install it.


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Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: Brojo] #5238664 10/13/19 04:45 PM
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Why you running only a 5k interval? Personally, id just run the oil longer and change the oil and filter.


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Re: Reusing oil filter [Re: Brojo] #5238674 10/13/19 04:53 PM
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I have NEVER EVER EVER had a "seal problem" reusing a filter after being screwed back on again.

But, anyway - - leave it in place. It is not hurting anything.


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