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Fleetguard LF17502 #5342936 02/06/20 06:03 PM
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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.

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If it's been stored in a cool dry place and shrink wrapped, it will be just fine after 4 years.

Re: Fleetguard LF17502 [Re: mker] #5343010 02/06/20 06:59 PM
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Re: Fleetguard LF17502 [Re: mker] #5343141 02/06/20 09:50 PM
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Boooo ... rusty can. The media would have stopped any that come lose, but still not ideal or pretty.

Re: Fleetguard LF17502 [Re: mker] #5347073 02/11/20 11:07 AM
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I would have used that filter and slept well at night.


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Re: Fleetguard LF17502 [Re: mker] #5348471 02/12/20 07:11 PM
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I ended up just getting the genuine Volvo filter kit and it actually costed me less money than getting all 4 fleetguard filters individually. $70 vs fs254 $25 + lf17502 $20+ Lf3379 $15 + lf3379$15. Plus Volvo filters are all made in Germany and fleetguards are made in Mexico and India. Just seems like a better value.

Also I noticed there are some tiny metal shaving on all of the fleetguard filters. I can see some tiny sparkles after wiped my finger around the nut plate holes. I found none on Volvo filters.

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