Fun order from Japan - PIAA Twin Power + Magnet Oil Filter

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The Fram XG7317 has been my go-to since day 1 of owning the Honda HR-V.

The last two from Amazon had some bad quality control so the search began to find something similar.

After doing some research, PIAA's Twin Power looked like a great choice. It has two elements inside, 20 micron and 10 micron. I emailed PIAA in Japan to ask the efficiency percentages but never heard back. In their defence, the email was in English and not in Japanese..

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Available to purchase from Amazon Japan with international shipping:
https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B007KWDJUE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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Cool a multistage with a built in mag.


  • Typical vehicles: [Honda Cars] N Series, Civic, Odyssey, Others
  • The "Twin Power + Magnet" series that removes iron with the power of a PIAA brand 2-strand filter paper + magnet; Product Number: Z8-M
  • Uniquely engineered twin power oil filter with magnetic ring plate for higher filtration efficiency and lower pressure loss
  • Magnetic Ring Plate: 100mm (1,000 gauss) super strong large magnetic ring set at the center of the element. The entire magnet ring provides strong adhesion of iron dust Reduces the load on the elements by adsorbing iron dust on the outside of the inner tube. Uniquely designed high-performance Type 10 micron filtering paper and standard 20 micron combination construction ensures high filtration efficiency and life retention
 
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I am good with my magnetic drain plug and filtermag! But, cool filter regardless!
  • 2 layers filtration structure: Combination of high performance 10 micron and standard 20 micron filter papers, results in up to 150% more filtration effect than conventional filters.
  • Special Woven: PIAA original design to achive most efficient filtration.
  • Enlarged oil Inlet port: PIAA original design, up to 170% more oil flow than conventional filters.
  • Magnet effect: Super powerful magnet ring (100 millitesla/1000 gauss) built in the filter, catches metal debris. (Special feature with magnet type only)
  • Wide Adaptability: Covers 95% Japanese passenger vehicles in Japan.



Applications to x-reference:
And, click on other variations to bring up thread/cartridge and dimensions here:
 
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In the 1970s Lee oil filters made a similar style filter with out the magnet though.
The Lee two stage maxi filter... I would use them on my 1968 Dodge Charger...1973 Plymouth Road Runner..
 
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"uniquely designed high-performance Type 10 micron filtering paper and standard 20 micron combination construction ensures high filtration efficiency and life retention"

I didn't see at what %. Any information on the box? Really good looking filter otherwise. Thanks for sharing...interesting.
 

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"uniquely designed high-performance Type 10 micron filtering paper and standard 20 micron combination construction ensures high filtration efficiency and life retention"

I didn't see at what %. Any information on the box? Really good looking filter otherwise. Thanks for sharing...interesting.

couldn't find any info about % on the box or online. maybe I'll try emailing them in Japanese using google translate
 

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That looks like a pricey filter.

It would be very pricey if a company imported and re-sold it.

If you order in bulk from the source, it's not too bad at all.

Price per filter on Amazon Japan without Japanese sales tax: 1455yen ($10.48USD)
Price for shipping when ordering 6 oil filters and 6 cabin air filters: 5732yen ($48.50USD)
~Price for shipping per unit: 5732/12 = 478yen ($3.44USD)

$10.48 + $3.44 = $13.92USD/unit shipped.

so ~$5 more than a Fram Ultra from Walmart.

Doesn't seem much to support a company who takes pride in their products.
 

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Applications to x-reference:
And, click on other variations to bring up thread/cartridge and dimensions here:

Thanks for sharing this. It's not easy to make sure it's compatible when a lot of the info isn't available in English

The website you posted also gives out equivalent OEM part numbers.

Here's the info with Amazon links if anyone else on here might be interested:

Z1-M: Toyota, Lexus
OEM equivalent: 90915-YZZN1・90915-10001・90915-10003・90915-10002・90915-10004
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Z1-M-Filter-Magnet-Toyota-Estima/dp/B007KW871A

Z2-M: Toyota Lexus Mazda
OEM equivalent: 15601-33021・90915-20002・90915-20004・LF05-14-302・LF10-14-302・SHY1-14-302・SH01-14-302A
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Z2-M-Filter-Magnet-Toyota-Cruiser/dp/B007KWASTO

Z5-M: Nissan, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Isuzu
OEM equivalent: 15208-65F01・AY100-NS004・15208-31U01・AY100-NS006
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Z5-M-Filter-Windrod-Elgrand-X-trail/dp/B007KWCC5W/

Z6-M: Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Subaru
OEM equivalent: MD135737・MD360935・1230A040・B6Y1-14-302・A・PE01-14-302・15208-AA100・15208-KA012
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Z6-M-Filter-Mitsubishi-Impreza-CX-5_Other/dp/B007KWCTY6/

Z8-M: Honda Isuzu
OEM equivalent: 15400-PR3-003・15400-PR3-004・15400-RTA-003・15400-RTA-004・15400-PLM-A02
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Z8-M-Filter-Power-Magnet-Odyssey/dp/B007KWDJUE/

Z11-M: Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Subaru, Daihatsu, Suzuki
OEM equivalent: 16510-81420・16510-82703・16510-61A30・16510-61A31・16510-61AR0・15601-87704・15601-97202・15601-BZ010
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/Z11-M-Filter-Magnet-Daihatsu-Suzuki/dp/B007KWDZGW

Z-12M: Lexus Toyota (paper type)
OEM equivalent: ‎04152-38010, 04152-YZZA5
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Z12-M-Filter-Power-Magnet-Toyota/dp/B01GO3M8OM

Z-13M: Lexus Toyota (paper type)
OEM equivalent: ‎04152-37010, 04152-YZZA6
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Z13-M-Filter-Magnet-Daihatsu-Harrier/dp/B01GO3M8SI

Z-14M: Lexus Toyota (paper type)
OEM equivalent: ‎04152-31090, 04152-YZZA1
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Z14-M-Filter-Power-Magnet-Harrier/dp/B01GO3M8RY/

Z-15M: Suzuki / Mitsubishi / Mazda
OEM: unknown
Link to buy: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Z15-M-Filter-Magnet-Suzuki-Mitsubishi/dp/B07K7VC7DT
 
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couldn't find any info about % on the box or online. maybe I'll try emailing them in Japanese using google translate

Just heard back from PIAA Japan.

I wonder what they meant by their filter is able to filter out impurities faster than other filters

reply is translated using google translate
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Thank you for contacting us on our homepage.
Thank you for considering our product.
I have read the details of the content. We will contact you as follows.
1. As for the filtration efficiency figures, we are unable to answer as they are confidential data.
2. Comparing our normal filter product and magnet twin filter
  Magnet twin filter is better (than normal filter)
  We will filter out more impurities from the early hours.
(*In the bench test under specified conditions, filtration of impurities will start about 7 to 8 hours earlier)
We will answer the above.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
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Hmm, looks like a P gasket too...

Learned something new

if anyone else wants to learn about a P gasket - I thought this post explained it well

Originally Posted By: crgstvrs
usually the gaskets in Asian cars are referred to as P gaskets. It is common for them to be crimped in and not easily removed. The filter that really shows a good example of this are made by Hyundai.
Yep, it's knows as a "P-gasket" because its' formed into a P shape and not really a true "O-ring". The advantage of the P-gasket is that when the filter is tightened down until the metal base contacts the filter mount, then the filter is considered fully tight (ie, a "torque stop" design). Also, when the filter base is all the way down tight, the P-gasket is then fully captured in the gasket groove, and chances of it blowing out due to pressure is near impossible because it's fully captured/encased inside the base groove. One thing I don't like about the P-gasket design is that the base of filter will mar up the mounting surface some because it comes into contact when fully tight. I use to ensure the base of the filter where contact occurred was always smooth, and if not I would actually sand it down smoother and put a thin film of grease to help prevent mount marring.
 
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The Fram XG7317 has been my go-to since day 1 of owning the Honda HR-V.

The last two from Amazon had some bad quality control so the search began to find something similar.

After doing some research, PIAA's Twin Power looked like a great choice. It has two elements inside, 20 micron and 10 micron. I emailed PIAA in Japan to ask the efficiency percentages but never heard back. In their defence, the email was in English and not in Japanese..

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Available to purchase from Amazon Japan with international shipping:
https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B007KWDJUE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Made in Japan! I'd use that in a heartbeat.
 
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Might grab a couple for my Pathfinder and mom's Honda Element as both use the 7317 filter size.

Does anyone know how many miles one of these is rated for?
 
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