Purchased this filter a long time ago - maybe 2 years. Put it on the Taurus in Sept 2013. Ran it for 11 months/7500 miles. Blackstone UOA for this run is here. Didn't get around to opening the can until last night because I couldn't find my Dremel. Manufacturer code for this filter is F07E24G2. Here are the pics: Yes, wavy pleats on either side of the seam but no tears that I could find. Seam looked a little strange but didn't see any holes, rips or tears. Tried pulling the seam apart and couldn't really do it. Inside the can was sandy, gritty oil. Black rubbery thing (nitrile ADBV?) was still very pliable. If you have any questions, I'll be around for an hour or so until I have to go out.