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Photos of OEM oil filter cut open

For those who are as interested in oil and filters as I am, here are some photos I managed to locate of an OEM Tokyo Roki oil filter cut open.

This particular filter is a Yamaha 5DM-13440-00, which sources indicate is identical to the factory-equipped Mitsubishi 1230A040 (smart A1321800110).

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...somewhere here in the asylum photo library are some pics of the factory filter cut open just like that one...I think it was when we were talking about the filter magnets or such....I cut it open (have tool) and sure enough the larger pieces were stuck to the housing walls and the fine/grit was stuck to the bottom magnet...proving that they do work...

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Thanks for sharing - less media than I expected see in that stubby.

Somewhere there's an unhappy Mama because her can opener is covered in motor oil. And when Mama's not happy . . .
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...OH NO...never THAT can opener...I know better...if I did used THAT opener I'll go hungry...

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I also located photos of some of the most common aftermarket filters for the 451.

Incidentally, these filters are also specified for various Subaru applications.

Mobil 1 M1-108 "Extended Performance"


Bosch D3300 "DistancePlus"


Fram XG6607 "Xtended Guard" (superseded by "Ultra")


K&N HP-1008


Purolator PL14612 "PureONE"


Purolator PSL14612 "Synthetic"


Amsoil EA15K12


Royal Purple 10-2876


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what is the most popular oil filter people are using on there smart?
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I don't know which is the most popular with members but as an owner of a new smart I am initially going with the Purolator Syn oil filter. Changed oil at 2,500 miles and will soon change again at 5k with the new filter.
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what is the most popular oil filter people are using on there smart?
I've always used the Mobil M-108. mostly because of price and availability in my area. Last change I used the WIX filter that's basically got the exact same specs as the stock, simply because my shops were out of the Mobil filters.
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Several of those brands have remarkably similar components.....
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My conclusion is any of them would be perfectly ok on the little 1 litre monster.
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