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Ultra Power filter cut #5313520 01/04/20 10:57 PM
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Filter was run for 3000 miles on our Traverse, oil life was at 44%. Gets driven about 2 miles a day hauling the kids to daycare and work as my wife works there for the killer discount.
We take it out pretty much every weekend for a decent drive to try and let it stretch it’s legs. I bought these filters off RockAuto as the pic was of Carquest blues. Well these cheap filters showed up. Decided I’d try one, it will be the only one. It’s ugly, no tears but it truly looked awful. The bottom end cap looks to be tearing off but it was still on the there pretty good and didnt actually fall off, adbv was super stiff. I’m guessing from all the short drives. Threw the rest of the Ultra Power filters I had away. The Carquests, and Delcos have come out looking way better then this. Enjoy, well look at it anyways. crzy

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Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313524 01/04/20 11:02 PM
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Oh my. I don’t think I’d use those anymore. Especially on a short tripper. Thanks for posting though.


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Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313533 01/04/20 11:09 PM
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Yuck!

Thank you for the cut and post thumbsup

Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313537 01/04/20 11:12 PM
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Don’t worry about the actual filter … just look at that great ADBV … 😜

Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313539 01/04/20 11:15 PM
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Boy that thing is ugly. Thanks for the post.

Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313548 01/04/20 11:28 PM
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Maybe cut open a new one. Unless you’ve already taken the trash out! Could be fun to look at.


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Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313574 01/05/20 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by WiskyBadger
Filter was run for 3000 miles on our Traverse, oil life was at 44%. Gets driven about 2 miles a day hauling the kids to daycare and work as my wife works there for the killer discount.
We take it out pretty much every weekend for a decent drive to try and let it stretch it’s legs. I bought these filters off RockAuto as the pic was of Carquest blues. Well these cheap filters showed up. Decided I’d try one, it will be the only one. It’s ugly, no tears but it truly looked awful. The bottom end cap looks to be tearing off but it was still on the there pretty good and didnt actually fall off, adbv was super stiff. I’m guessing from all the short drives. Threw the rest of the Ultra Power filters I had away. The Carquests, and Delcos have come out looking way better then this. Enjoy, well look at it anyways. crzy



OMG, that is FUGLY

Thanks for the cut and post crzy


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Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313606 01/05/20 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by WiskyBadger
I bought these filters off RockAuto as the pic was of Carquest blues. Well these cheap filters showed up.


That's why I'll never buy oil filters from Rock Auto.

Thanks for the C&P.

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A 3,000 mile run? That’s just nasty. The filter is in really bad shape. The oil looks nasty. Was that HDEO oil?


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Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313648 01/05/20 07:06 AM
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An RA "Ultra Power" mystery, "not so Super" Auto OF at 3k miles... shocked Good move throwing the rest out. thumbsup That's where they belong. This RA OF Forrest box of chocolates, like the movie title, Superbad.

Thanks the c&p. shocked2

Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313651 01/05/20 07:10 AM
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Not only are the number of pleats lacking, they look pretty thin to me as well.

As already suggested, if you can recover one from the trash and cut it open that would be educational for all of us.

Meanwhile, I buy my filters from places where I can see them upfront before paying.


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Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313728 01/05/20 09:26 AM
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I hope you were refunded for the bait and switch. Please cut a fresh one open Id love to see how poorly they were made from the factory


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Re: Ultra Power filter cut [Re: WiskyBadger] #5313731 01/05/20 09:29 AM
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Maybe the filter isn't great, but the short tripping is to blame.

You have a ton of water in that oil.

Issue would be to find alternate transportation.


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Pretty ugly for 3K.

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Originally Posted by PimTac
Not only are the number of pleats lacking, they look pretty thin to me as well.

As already suggested, if you can recover one from the trash and cut it open that would be educational for all of us.

Meanwhile, I buy my filters from places where I can see them upfront before paying.

I usually do too. I had gotten actual Wix made Carquests before on these RockAuto deals. Won’t do it again after these turds.


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