- Aug 27, 2004
- Katy, Republic of Texas
This is a Bosch D+ filter (one of the Walmart clearance ones) off my brother in laws '04 F150 with the 5.4. Has around 5000 miles on the filter (currently 164,xxx miles on the truck, last change was @ 159,650), 9 months in service. Filter: F06H29F1 = June 29, 2016: Yup, it is a Purolator made filter: Silicone ADV looks great, no cuts: Metal crimp seam, no tears, but the Purolator string is back (did not know they were still using them). Decent pleat spacing all around: Not sure what this dent is. It is possible I did it while cutting the filter open, but not likely. Not a huge issue if present during oil change: Louvers, all open: Inside the can, a little debris: And the media cut open, yuck. Lots of carbon and metal flakes: I am not sure what the life of this engine will be. The last three oil changes have had lots of metal, although this one has less than the last one (less copper/brass looking material though), but still lots of carbon and silver (iron/steel) bits. I put on another D+ with some Castrol GTX High mileage 5w-20.