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    What's this crunchy crud?

    The first gen (my 2006) and I think the second gen (2007 to 2013) didn't really have any shielding there. I'm always amazed when I change the filter how it's just sitting in plain view behind the wheel. I also have a 2014 MDX (third gen), and it's in the same location, but there's a shield...
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    What's this crunchy crud?

    Never noticed before what you're pointing out - but yes, the 7317 gasket is right at the edge of the filter, whereas the 3593 has that grooved space where all the gunk has developed. Good point about the 7317 having less chance for the gunk to develop.
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    What's this crunchy crud?

    Typically, I use a Fram Ultra, which has many holes. However, I have used the Mobil filter in the past, and never had this happen. Likely (hopefully), just a weird one time thing.
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    What's this crunchy crud?

    No. The filter is right beside the front right tire, mounted angled from vertical (maybe a bit less than halfway between horizontal and vertical). The day I did the oil / filter change we had deep snow and the area around the filter was packed with snow.
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    What's this crunchy crud?

    New filter is on now - but when I mounted it, I did see that the surface was clean and shiny, however, I would have wiped the surface with a clean rag before mounting the filter, so it may have been cruddy before I wiped it. I'm still thinking now that it was the P/S high pressure line leak...
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    What's this crunchy crud?

    Thanks for the replies. The filter mount is clean, shiny metal. The edges of the filter were rusty and had the paint peeling, so whoever suggested mix of rust and crud is probably right. I'll have to look closer when the underside isn't full of snow and see if something is leaking from...
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    What's this crunchy crud?

    2006 Acura MDX with 435 000 KM on it. Runs great, by the way, even the A/C still works. Slight RMS leak. Filter is a Mobil 1, M104 Extended Performance. Oil was Castrol Edge 5W50 (the thicker oil helps with the RMS leak) run for about 9000 KM. The filter, however, was run for 2 OCI, about 18...
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    Post milestone or just plain fun odometer pics!

    2006 Acura MDX, now at 401 000 KILOMETRES. Everything works (and I mean everything) except the Bluetooth. A/C is still ice cold, tranny shifts fine (though it's recently sounded a bit whiny). Starts on first turn of the key even in the dead of winter. I love this thing. No major repairs -...
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    2003 Nissan Maxima oil consumption

    There's something else you could try - replacing your valve covers with covers from a 2004 and up. I have a friend that did that on his 2003.
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    2003 Nissan Maxima oil consumption

    Here is a picture of my car when I did the plugs. You can see the upper intake manifold collector with the hose from the pcv valve still attached. In the upper 'tunnel' you can see the hole that leads from the hose from the pcv valve. There was enough oil in there (and the lower manifold...
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    2003 Nissan Maxima oil consumption

    You might be right about the design of the pcv system and location. When I did the spark plugs on my 2004 Maxima, I removed the upper intake manifold collector from the lower intake manifold collector (lower has to come off to access plugs). Where the upper and lower split is right where the...
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    "last reliable cars" (before 'designed to break')

    320 000 KM on my 2006 Acura MDX. Biggest repairs to date - rear wheel bearing passenger side and control arm front passenger side. So, as someone already posted, it's great to get all nostalgic, but modern cars can be very reliable.
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    Bosch plugs

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: artbuc</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dparm</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally...
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    Question about warming up the car in winter

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ihatetochangeoil</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: simple_gifts</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There are boatloads of different stainless steels...
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    Bosch plugs

    Really? Running Bosch Iridium in my 2004 Nissan Maxima with no trouble. Can someone explain how, when all it does is make a spark, why they are 'junk' in all but German cars, or is it all anecdotal and butt meter reporting?
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