Purolator L16311

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Aug 21, 2013
Central Maryland
I was photo documenting the oil change on my Corolla when I noticed something I didn't like about my Purolator provided L16311. The media junction doesn't quite line up, but more importantly, the adhesive/compliance material on the ends wasn't smooth. It was bunched up near the joint, on both ends, as if it sagged from gravity during application. I took out my dial calipers and the difference between the high and low sides was .064". I'm not sure how much crush compliance there is with this material, so I decided not to install it and went with the Denso instead. Denso on the right in these pics. Dirt on new filter is from my hands, from draining the car.
Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
Don't use tearolaters Sorry but im mad their quality got so bad so fast they were one of my favorite filters.
The tearing doesn't extend to their cartridge line.
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