Re: Oil and Filter Change 2.4L
I watched the video, and yes the oily used crunched filter is how my WIX filter looked after I took it out and yes the clean WIX filter that he showed is how it looked before I put it in, nice and straight filter elements. Yet my ACDelco filter looks the same when I put it in and after I take it out, no deformation and straight filter elements! Other than the oily dark look of course, being the only difference between a new and used looking ACDelco filter.
I snap the oil filter into the plastic cap first before I insert it into the mounting location on the engine block. Then I hand turn the cap into the block as much as I can, and bring out my Snap-on torque wrench set at 25Nm to finish off the job using the Lisle special socket, which you can pick up at any auto store or Amazon. By the way I put clean oil on the small o-ring on the end of the filter and the large o-ring on the plastic cap before assembly to ease them into their mating locations and decrease wear especially on the large o-ring.
This still alarms me and I will continue using ACDelco. Seems like Mobile now, as brought up in the video and Wix need look into this. Does anyone get a straight looking filter after an oil change with others brands they use like purluator, K&N, etc.? I agree, the filter element of the ACDelco is probably not as good as WIX, but if wix is being crunched in the engine block and therefore not filtering correctly or at all, I'd say it makes sense to stick with ACDelco. Don't you?