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

Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 9298
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 Jeep WJ 4.0 197k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 170k M1 0w40 Mann HU818X
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 138k Synpower 5w30 Fram TG3980

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

Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4218
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
That is a big filter. Looks good.

Isn't a proper filter cutter so much easier?
'94 VT1100C/Peak 15w40/TG/3k
'02 F150/GTX HM 5w20/EG Syn/1yr

'12 xB/QSUD 0w20/CQ Blue/5k

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

Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8154
Loc: North Carolina
Filter looks ok, really uneven pleat spacing.
13 elantra 67k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche76k synpwr 5w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 1100 miles mazda moly 0w20

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

Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7650
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: 6918
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 146k - GTX 5w30/10w40
09 Lincoln MKZ AWD 88k - Magnatec 5w30
12 KIA Sedona 83k - Edge 0w40
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