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On 1/20/2018 at 9:53 AM, Professur said:

 

Good video Pro! Although the metal part he thinks is a anti-drain-back valve is actually pressure relief, still the video makes the point. The video doesn’t touch on e-core filters though, which are rapidly taking over the market. Even Wix, GM, NAPA & all cartridge filters uses them.

The pics below are from some a very small part of the filter work I ran for many years. The first pic is a re-buildable filter I designed  that allowed us to use any components for a specific filter.

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These were a very unique filter from an OEM. Europe if I remember right.

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Cartridge filter with e-core filter.

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This is a oil condition monitoring system that’s in the wind turbine at the Cleveland Science Center, also did some filter testing for the gear box on this unit.

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View out the top of the wind turbine.

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On ‎1‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 6:03 PM, Last Indian said:

Good video Pro! Although the metal part he thinks is a anti-drain-back valve is actually pressure relief, still the video makes the point. The video doesn’t touch on e-core filters though, which are rapidly taking over the market. Even Wix, GM, NAPA & all cartridge filters uses them.

The pics below are from some a very small part of the filter work I ran for many years. The first pic is a re-buildable filter I designed  that allowed us to use any components for a specific filter.

C16469F0-8BDC-4E0B-A9A9-7B9D84606214.jpeg

3E868C9B-DE27-4E61-9AB1-958F51A7278B.jpeg

EFB7BA29-5E56-4AF8-810D-71A596B6939D.jpeg

These were a very unique filter from an OEM. Europe if I remember right.

EFFEDC29-3E7E-407F-80C3-B7529F65D95A.jpeg

Cartridge filter with e-core filter.

3BC8CDD3-AF81-4BBF-8B72-E137816E9D20.jpeg

This is a oil condition monitoring system that’s in the wind turbine at the Cleveland Science Center, also did some filter testing for the gear box on this unit.

ED96A93E-F654-43A1-9ABA-D248FCDB4560.jpeg

View out the top of the wind turbine.

A5C9B93B-5B0A-449F-9C9C-571F600B2599.jpeg

What does the term "e-core" stand for? I understand that they are the cartridge filters like the one in my 2011 Equinox? Are they as effective as spin-on filters? The Fram Ultra and STP Extended Life filters seem well made.

I have heard that SuperTech filters are now made by WIX. Very good looking filters now days.

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7 hours ago, vwalburn said:

What does the term "e-core" stand for? I understand that they are the cartridge filters like the one in my 2011 Equinox? Are they as effective as spin-on filters? The Fram Ultra and STP Extended Life filters seem well made.

I have heard that SuperTech filters are now made by WIX. Very good looking filters now days.

The E in encore stands for environmental. The filter assembly of filter media is glued to a engineered plastic structure. This design came from Europe. There was a big push in Europe to incinerate oil filters as opposed to dumping in a landfill like the US. That said as a spin-on the point is mute as the ecore is encased in a steel can! 

Still these are actually a well made filter, as I worked with quite a few OEM from Europe when these were coming to be. The new style GM filters like PH48e for instance is an ecore filter.

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