- Aug 27, 2004
- Katy, Republic of Texas
This it off my sisters 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe with the 4 cylinder. 8578 miles/9 months on filter and oil (Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20). 155,040 miles on vehicle. Filter: Baseplate: Silicone ADV, nice and pliable with no rips or tears: Inside the can, a little debris (looks like some carbon bits??): Bypass valve/spring: Media pleat spacing looks good with no rips or tears: Media all apart (looks good) Filled with QSUD 0w-20 and used a Mobil 1 M1-110 EP filter (thanks again DuckRyder) Total cost, well, I was paid a dollar (Oil was $9 for the jug, had a $10 rebate, and DuckRyder sent me the filter). This filter looks a whole lot better than the last one I took off it. I realized this is the first Fram canister filter I have used (and paid full price for) in probably 15 years (not counting the Frampion Car Quest filters). I used a Fram Ultra Cartridge on my moms car, but she had the oil changed at a shop so no idea how it faired (fine I am sure). I have to say I am impressed. I have seen lots of C&P of these filters here, but actually having one in hand makes me appreciate it more. The media was very tough to cut (broke my utility knife cutting it) and the fiber end caps are stout. I figured I would have no problems with these filters, and now that I have cut one apart, I have no issues at all. Wish I had grabbed more of the clearance ones at Walmart a while back. While I had her car, I also changed the spark plugs (original plugs were still in it) and changed the air filter.