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Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open #5419984 05/03/20 01:16 PM
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There were crates of these things at my local thrift shop a few years back. $1.00 each in a box of 12. For twelve bucks, what the heck? Never bothered to cut one open as I never had the need to use one. Must be some kind of bargain-basement jobber filters. The can is fairly heavy gauge steel and the base plate is super heavy. The filter media looked ok - it didn't tear when I tugged on it. The glue was not pliable, but crumbly and broke off when chipped at with my finger. The anti-drainback was very wavy and deformed - not sure it would have kept oil from leaving the filter.

Overall, not sure if this is a bargain or Chinese junk. I'm leaning towards the latter as there is no way I'm risking putting these on my vintage Honda CRX.

Enjoy the pics!

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2011 Toyota RAV4 AWD 2.5
2019 Nissan Rogue SV-Tech AWD
1991 Honda CRX Si
Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: Audioquest] #5419987 05/03/20 01:21 PM
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More pics


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Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: Audioquest] #5419989 05/03/20 01:22 PM
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wide pleat spacing, haphazard glue job, oblong ADBV, yuck crzy

Thank you for posting

Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: Audioquest] #5420009 05/03/20 01:40 PM
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Any idea how old it is?

Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: Audioquest] #5420012 05/03/20 01:42 PM
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Wow, that looks even better than Blue Mountain!


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Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: blufeb95] #5420022 05/03/20 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by blufeb95
Any idea how old it is?


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Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: Audioquest] #5420030 05/03/20 02:09 PM
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I cute open a 20 year old purolator that looked new. This is a terrible looking filter.

Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: Audioquest] #5420041 05/03/20 02:27 PM
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Super ugly ... not anything close to "Mint". LOL

Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: ZeeOSix] #5420045 05/03/20 02:33 PM
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Yes … I have two lush beds of them … look nice and smell fantastic …

Is “Chunk” a good abbreviation ?

Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: Audioquest] #5420064 05/03/20 02:57 PM
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Looks like something assembled in a back alley of Shanghai. They used enough glue.


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Re: Mint Guard M-4459 (3593a) Cut Open [Re: Audioquest] #5420091 05/03/20 03:59 PM
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Wow, that is just a horrible looking filter.


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