I was at Walmart today picking up oil and a filter for my sisters 2011 Honda Civic. I have been maintaining it since she purchased it and up until now I have used nothing particular as far as brands go. The first oil change was a mix of VW spec 0w20 and PP 0w20 with a Fram Extra Guard and the most recent was Super Tech 0w20 with a Tough Guard. Now that is has had a few oil changes under my care I'm ready to put the "good stuff" in it. I went with Mobil 1 0w20 and Fram Ultra with the intention of running two oil change intervals on the filter. I've always been a fan of the Ultra and have never had an issue with them so this was my first pick. I opened the box to inspect as is my usual custom and found the media to be extremely deformed. It was quite wavy and un-uniform, as if the media had been crushed. The anti drain back valve and everything else appeared to be normal. I know these things happen but I can't help but say between this sighting and the recent application of nitrile valves where silicon is specified I have a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. All the more reason to go with a Honda OEM filter next time as I did recently for my Accord. I was going to take a pic but I had a Walmart worker that kept eyeing my as if I were going to steal it or switch the box out with an Extra Guard box . I ended up putting the Ultra back and getting a Tough Guard. If I can get my sister to let me know when she gets to 7,000 miles on this oil change I'll run this filter twice, but she often goes over that and I don't want to exceed the 15,000 mile recommendation from Fram. Especially considering we don't know the maintenance history on this car. Just wanted to share.