- Mar 2, 2004
Changed the oil in my '04 Odyssey today and decided to cut open the used filter. It is a Champ brand filter, sourced from a Rockauto closeout a couple years ago. Looks to be a Champ Labs made filter-- not sure when they stopped making this style filter, but I imagine it's more than a few years old because I can't remember seeing this style in quite a while. It's the kind with 5 round holes for the inlet, where one hole is larger than the other, has coil spring bypass on the threaded end. Ran for 6k miles using Philips Choice Shield 10w-30. I've cut open plenty of unused RA closeout filters that were 10-20+ years old, and the media has always seemed fine (not brittle or compromised) despite the age. I personally don't think this is age related, but rather the extremely wide pleat spacing in that location; I've never seen one that wide. ADBV was in good condition, still very flexible.