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I ordered a K&N oil filter the other day from Amazon. I noticed it was made in the USA. When I was changing the oil yesterday, I saw the old filter was made in Mexico (bought about a year ago). The is different construction inside at the bottom. The Mexican filter has a cylinder formed in the bottom while the USA filter is flat, maybe domed somewhat. I don't know what that means, maybe the Mexico filter has a coil spring bypass while the USA filter has some sort of flat valve for the bypass? Earlier in the day I was at Walmart getting oil, and peeked at some other oil filters while I was there. The K&N and the Mobil 1 M1-113A appear identical on the inside. The outer can is a little different. The standard ACDelco PF48E, at just less than $4, has a plastic internal cage that is a lot more open than the metal innards of the others. It's USA made as well. Lightweight and has good recent reviews on Amazon & elsewhere. I got one of them as well because it was cheap, and ended up using it instead of the K&N because I wanted to compare the old/new side by side when I have the chance later.
 

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I guess I didn't take any pics of the AcDelco.
 

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This kind of thing always makes me wonder the reason why? We have a good idea why it was made in Mexico $$$
It's good to see it's being made here. I haven't bought a KN filter in quite a while no real reason except it's not offered with the oil I buy when it's on sale.
 

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Wonder if it's merely assembled in America and comprised mainly of globally sourced parts or if everything start to finish is made "in these yet to be United States". :unsure:
 

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I bought a OTC hub puller not to long ago and that's the same line they use Sourced from all over the Globe! So it's still a up in the air crap shoot.
 
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