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#4409024 - 05/19/17 07:40 PM PH3980 Cut Open
dlundblad Offline

Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 8210
Loc: Midwest
~3750 miles with $2 QSUD 10w30 off my 1997 Blazer. This is the first filter I cut open with my new Longacre oil filter cutter. I am trying to keep the OCI's low because I believe it was neglected by the PO's and I know the LIM gaskets are failing. I haven't had to add coolant yet so that's a plus. Once they are replaced, I'll probably run a few 500 mile OCI's and perhaps a 1000-2000 then step it up to 5k.

Pay no attention to the small slit in the end cap or the small sliver of paint.
'03 Grand Cherokee 4.0 Castrol Edge HM 10w40-XG16 196k
'02 Volvo S60 2.4T M1 0w40-Mahle OX149D 167k
'97 S Series Blazer 4.3 Delo 15w30-PH3980 130k

#4409053 - 05/19/17 08:52 PM Re: PH3980 Cut Open [Re: dlundblad]
blupupher Online   content

Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 3484
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
That is a big filter. Looks good.

Isn't a proper filter cutter so much easier?
'02 Ford F150 5.4: 188k/Havoline HM 5w20/ST Filter/6 mo OCI
'12 Scion xB: 37k/AZ 0w20/CQ Blue Filter/5k OCI

#4409240 - 05/20/17 05:06 AM Re: PH3980 Cut Open [Re: dlundblad]
spasm3 Online   content

Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 7526
Loc: North Carolina
Filter looks ok, really uneven pleat spacing.
13 elantra 58k 5w30 ultra
03 chevy avalanche70k m1 0w30
02 saturnsc1 70k 5w30 synpwr
01 saturnsc1 185k rebuilt
93 ciera 81k 5w30 mc5k

#4409277 - 05/20/17 06:43 AM Re: PH3980 Cut Open [Re: dlundblad]
GMBoy Offline

Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7372
Loc: Texas
Not my choice in a filter but it did the job. Thanks for posting - very nice job and clear photos.

#4409790 - 05/20/17 06:23 PM Re: PH3980 Cut Open [Re: dlundblad]
KCJeep Offline

Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 6768
Loc: Mahzurrah!
I used to run a lot of those when I still had GM stuff around here, always the same good results too. Thanks for the cut and post.
04 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 142k - Edge 0w40
09 Lincoln MKZ AWD 80k - Magnatec 5w30
12 KIA Sedona 75k - Edge 0w40
09 Ford Focus 123k - QSUD 5w30