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Old August 8th, 2018, 1:05 PM
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Some dealers don't change OIL filters, ever.

My mom has a 2014 Equinox with 30+k on the ODO and still had original filter from factory. How do I know? the seal from factory was still there...

Check your cars asap if you have the dealer or jiffy lube or the like change your oil...



Blue seal still there from factory.... hmmmmm


Obviously new filter is up top and original below.


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You have been warned.

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Glad that hasn't happened to me. You must have a very shady dealer.
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Glad that hasn't happened to me. You must have a very shady dealer.
This is the kind of stuff that the "quick lube" places do, not a Chevy dealership.

This should be reported to Chevrolet. Putting a new oil filter cartridge takes what, 5 minutes?

Maybe 10 minutes, if you are picky like me.
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I wouldn't jump to conclusions. That blue seal could have been put there by the dealership. The used oil filter doesn't look like an OEM filter at all, so there's no way it's the factory-installed one. The retaining lip for the filter media is too thin, it has too many pegs on the bottom, and the OEM filter media has many more pleats in it.

I also think that filter would look far worse after 30K miles. Mine looks about like that sometimes after 5K miles.
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Originally Posted by ruley73 View Post
I wouldn't jump to conclusions. That blue seal could have been put there by the dealership. The used oil filter doesn't look like an OEM filter at all, so there's no way it's the factory-installed one. The retaining lip for the filter media is too thin, it has too many pegs on the bottom, and the OEM filter media has many more pleats in it.

I also think that filter would look far worse after 30K miles. Mine looks about like that sometimes after 5K miles.
Yeah I was thinking the same thing. My old 2002 Cavalier 2.2 liter had that same filter setup. Probably a Fram el chepo filter!
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