Mazda LF05-14-302b cut open

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Here's an OEM Mazda filter cut open. Ran for 6000 miles on my 2009 Mazda 3. A Mahle OC338 went back on

Edit: was looking at the picture of the ADBV and it clearly says FOMOCO... are Mazda oil filters repackaged Motorcraft filters nowadays? From reading around here, I thought OEM Mazda filters are made by Toyo roki (or at least they were)
 

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Johan1

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Sure looks like Motorcraft ... even has a base end bypass valve. Did you buy that filter at a Mazda dealership?
I did, so i'm very surprised to see FOMOCO stamped on this filter, might as well have gone and bought the FL-910s for cheaper. Anyways, bought a bunch of mahle's so good for a couple years in terms of filters
 
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I had a 2010 Mazda 3 for a short time. The first filter that I bought was OEM. Once I saw that it was a FL-910-S, I bought those for significantly less money from that point on.
 

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Should it really surprise us that the filter was rebranded on the outside. It was sold as a Mazda filter with Mazda part number, but it's close to the FL910S. But we all know that Motorcraft only buys it and markets it from Purolator. So it's a rebranded rebrand. Big deal? Not really in my book.

Overall the filter looks good.
 
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