This is a Motorcraft FL-910s filter I removed from a family friend's 2009 Ford Escape with the 2.5L 4 cylinder engine. The filter was in use for 5,000 miles with PYB 5w20. At first glance the media looks pretty good. Then I found this near the crimped area... I tried to spread the pleats a bit with my finger to show the torn area since my iphone takes terrible close-up photos. I've cut open two filters today, and both of them were Purolator products that had torn media (the other was the PureOne in my other thread). This is the result of sloppy manufacturing. I thought that the Motorcrafts had glued seams not metal crimps, but this one apparently has a crimp. Not sure if that is now the standard across the board or they always had crimped seams on the Motorcrafts. I'll have to check my other threads. I've used these filters on family and friends' vehicles and various lawn equipment. Until the quality improves I will be taking my business elsewhere. This is unacceptable.