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


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10049
Loc: Indiana
~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.
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#4409053 - 05/19/17 08:52 PM Re: PH3980 Cut Open [Re: dlundblad]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4426
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
That is a big filter. Looks good.

Isn't a proper filter cutter so much easier?
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#4409240 - 05/20/17 05:06 AM Re: PH3980 Cut Open [Re: dlundblad]
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Registered: 05/30/10
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Loc: North Carolina
Filter looks ok, really uneven pleat spacing.
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#4409277 - 05/20/17 06:43 AM Re: PH3980 Cut Open [Re: dlundblad]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7705
Loc: Texas
Not my choice in a filter but it did the job. Thanks for posting - very nice job and clear photos.

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


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 6999
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.
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