[Cut Open] Honda 15400-RTA-003 21,122 Miles on Filter

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Honda 15400-RTA-003 (factory filter) off of my 2020 Honda Civic K20C2.

No tears present, and all pleats are straight. ADBV was very pliable, no cuts. Filter media was not as soft as new (as expected) but did not fall apart or crumble. End caps on good and did not fall off. No excessive glue.

The damage to the top end cap happened while I was cutting the can open. Oil filter looks extremely good for 21,122 miles (March 2020 - March 30,2021) in my opinion.

Ran filter for 2x Maintenance Minder cycles, oil as follows: Factory fill to ~7k, NAPA Full Syn 0W-20 (did not reset MM) changed at 10,901 to M1 EP 0W-20 up until 21,122.

Filter Components:
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ADBV Soft and pliable, held oil well since when I cut the can open a lot more came out.
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Bypass on bottom end cap:
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Bypass indentation/sealing mark on bottom (dome end) end cap:

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Top of filter/threaded end:

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Inside of can (was not dumped or cleaned, found to be very clean inside, I was quite surprised since many other Cut Opens on here seem to have gunk in the bottom):
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Filter Media (note: damage to end cap done during can opening):
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I double checked for any tears at the crimp (larger gap) in this picture, and did not find any.
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Thank you for the cut and post! Glad to see someone run a factory oil filter for 20k :)

Why didn't you reset the MM? :unsure:

What did you replace the filter with?
 

MontePrix28

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Thank you for the cut and post! Glad to see someone run a factory oil filter for 20k :)

Why didn't you reset the MM? :unsure:

What did you replace the filter with?

I did not reset the MM at 7k miles because the vehicle is under warranty and I want the maintenance that I do to appear to follow what Honda recommends (leave Factory oil in until it says to, which I did not) incase any warranty issues arise.

I replaced this filter with a Honda 15400-PLM-A02 (the Fram/Honeywell filter). I plan on running it 2x MM and cutting open as well.
 
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This is the Mahle-Tennex made oil filter. Made in Japan or USA? Unlike the mentioned Fram/First Brands A02 next up, relatively speaking not very common. The latter seen as factory filter on Hondas often now.

As for warranty considerations using OF twice, all the Honda dealers I know replace the OF with each oil change. That being the case, difficult for me to imagine replacing OF every time 'if one chooses', any kind of warranty concern. That said, following the OM rec of every other time as done here would also maintain warranty. Just a matter of choice. I've used an XG7317 and BD+3323 two Honda MM cycle ocis several times.

Filter looks fine.

Thanks for c&p.
 
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MontePrix28

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This is the Mahle-Tennex made oil filter. Made in Japan or USA? Unlike the mentioned Fram/First Brands A02 next up, relatively speaking not very common. The latter seen as factory filter on Hondas often now.

As for warranty considerations using OF twice, all the Honda dealers I know replace the OF with each oil change. That being the case, difficult for me to imagine replacing OF every time 'if one chooses', any kind of warranty concern. That said, following the OM rec of every other time as done here would also maintain warranty. Just a matter of choice. I've used an XG7317 and BD+3323 two Honda MM cycle ocis several times.

Filter looks fine.

Thanks for c&p.

Yes, this is the Mahle-Tennex filter. I did not look for a country of origin. I think that Honda uses the 003 as it's factory filter (I haven't seen an A01 in a long time) and then the dealers all stock the A02.

I have thought about using other filters, but for the first 60k miles I will use Honda filters while it is under powertrain warranty.

Changing the filter on this vehicle is very easy but if I can change it half as often and it still operates properly, then it saves me time, money, use half as many oil filters, and half as many dry starts in the engine's lifespan.
 
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