I just got a LF17502 with date code 15360 17 19:04. Made in India. It is still in shrink wrap. Should I use this 4+ year old filter or should cut it open? Just got a new filter opener as well and curious about the construction of fleetguard by pass filter. Have opened a stratapore LF3379 and now I can tell if the filter media is a stratapore just by smelling it. They have very distinct smell comparing to regular paper element.
The reason I may not want to use it is because the LF3379 that I cut open has a 2015 date code has quite a few surface rust spots inside the canister walls. That wasn’t in shrink wrap however. Yet the nut plate and inside tube are rust free so I just not sure about condition of this 4 year old filter.
Last edited by mker; 02/06/20 06:09 PM.