Found this online, the filters have a part number like
15400-PME-A02 or A01
The A-02, is the Honeywell/Fram similar to a Tough Guard (silicone adbv)
The A-01, is the Filtech with the 'thermo bonded' media ends/no endcap
The Honeywell/Fram plant in Stratford, Ontario is due to close in 2012. They made a lot of oil filters for Honda (the A02). I'm wondering if the closure of this plant will cease the production of the A02 filter?
Many here prefer the Filtech A-01 to the Fram made A-02. Imo, neither 01 or 02 is worth ~$6.50 as quoted above. As for the A-01 H&A price frequently quoted, don't forget to add the shipping to the $5.28 quoted price, ~$12.50 for one, ~$14.00 for 6, or ~$7 each to my zip. Pass. Afaik, most dealers in the US sell the Fram A-02, true in this area.
Also recently tested by Amsoil, the A-02 efficiency looks pretty shabby ~67%@20um. And the no endcap type filters like the A-01 Filtech, as shown by r_r's testing and the recent Amsoil test of Toyota no endcap filter (51%@20um), tend not to be very efficient.
Based on that I'd not chase either oem, especially now with the $3 P1 and $5 Bosch D+ rebate until the end of the month. Buy 4 of either, P1 from Amazon/Kmart or Bosch D+ from Advance with code, and either can be had for $3-3.50 each.
IMO, stick with the P1 PL14610.
i cut open a honda honeywell made in canada filter a week ago. adbv was very very flimsy, the bypass valve didnt require too much pressure to open up. you can shine the light and see it on the opposite side of the filter media.