- Dec 19, 2019
- Muncie, Indiana
This was mostly just my first attempt at opening a filter with a hacksaw, if I attempt to do this again I'll get myself a proper radial cutter. The Filter came off my dad's 2002 Olds Bravada with the 4.2L Straight-6, judging by the 243rd day of 19' date code he must have had his oil changed about 6 months ago, Walmart has some deal where they'll change the oil and filter and do no other checks for only $20 not sure what oil they use, dad didn't have the invoice in his glovebox, given his driving habits the filter probably had 3000-5000mi on it. I really hacked the filter up, but figured I'd post the pics anyways, I the deformed Cardboard end cap is my fault, I might have caused the wavy pleats perhaps the peeling up motion caused the leaf spring to distort the media, or maybe there's a reason that Fram recommend the ph3675 which is about 30% taller on this engine and only suggest the ph3506 as an alternate if it's not available. I've noticed that Walmart always uses the smallest filter possible and it appears that in the Core line of filters Fram suggests using smaller filters than they normally would to normal DIY changers like my mom's 2008 odyssey the filter catalog says to use the 7317 but WallyWorld only uses the cor6607 and fram list the core 6607 as the cross reference for the 7317 and it appears that there is no 7317 core filter.