I guess this 2.4GDI filter loads about a teaspoon of carbon/soot/grit/ash every 6 month 3750 miles and tracked about 170 hrs of run time averaging 21mph.... yes mostly city severe service driving with a couple weekend highway trips.
I didn't post pictures of my 2nd used Microgreen filter because it was similar(if not cleaner) than the 1st microgreen filter cut open and shown in the above mentioned thread link.
I have a couple more Microgreen filters to use and will NOT buy them again. The Fram Orange Can did an excellent job.
BTW, my oil looks just like "diesel engine oil" after about a 1000 miles. It loads up with soot that quickly.
My engine does not burn any oil anymore. The oil level was full at the end of this interval and didn't require any top offs. 30k miles ago, she'd eat a quart in 1k miles and easily 3 quarts in a 6 month run. I can only surmise that the rings load up with carbon, work poorly, and turn the engine into an oil burner. It only took about 20k and 4 conventional/blend bulk oil changes to create an oil burner. 30k+ and ~10 synthetic oils changes, some with with various snake oils, to clean her up.
Hard to believe that it'll continue to load up the filter with this much mud REGULARLY.
Have 2 more Fram filters on the shelf(different older PN that isn't recommend for Hyundais anymore hahahaha). I will use them if they don't make noise ;-)
Installed a new -04 OE filter for this run just to see how it does. Will cut it open to compare to the older -03 OE filter PN's that others have posted over the years. Have a couple warranty and recalls that need to be addressed now and haven't visited dealer in some time.
BTW, I highly recommend this filter. It did a great job. Not a hint of engine running or startup noise. Pleats were plenty and well spaced out except the seam gap which is normal. BPV had good spring tension. ADBV held plenty of oil. Fram filter media captured more soot than I could scrape out of either Microgreen filter. The fiber end caps were in perfect condition with all the media pleats glued on just fine....like any quality cartridge filter. There were obviously NO tears or filter media damage. Media seemed plenty strong and none of the pleats were pushed around. Fram definitely got this PN right!
Don't forget if orange can is too cheap for you, you can get the fancier Fram ToughGard or Ultra filters....TG9688 or XG9688.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
Last edited by deadrx7conv; 09-24-2017 at 07:22 PM.