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Old 09-12-2012, 20:21   #1 (permalink)
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Old 09-12-2012, 20:51   #2 (permalink)
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Re: This guy hates Fram filters

That's not the first time I've heard about how poor the Fram filters are.
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Old 09-12-2012, 21:05   #3 (permalink)
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There are other filters not as well known that are of worse quality as these are just merely the more popular brands. 99.999% of people don't take their filters apart to inspect build quality before the install. I ran Fram on my older Dodge 2.5L cars with no issues for over 450,000kms combined. I preferred the easy grip of the one filter type and ran that with full synthetic oil.

This reminds me of the whole Firestone tire problem years ago. It wasn't necessarily the tires fault for causing the accidents, it was inexperienced drivers who also were reluctant to keep up with tire rotations and ran their front tires bald. Ford blamed the loss of vehicle control on faulty tires because they can't blame it on Ford Drivers...common, ha. If an oil filter fell apart in my engine and was found to be the cause, it would merely give me a better case to buy a new vehicle :) I've never bought an oil filter under $8, even for regular oil. I have to give this guy some praise for taking all the filters apart, it's no easy feat.
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Old 09-12-2012, 21:55   #4 (permalink)
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I've heard for about 3-4 years now that Fram is bad, I used to use them, but with everything being said about them now-a-days, IDK, so I just don't use em any more.


Here is another tire related subject that is currently on the chopping block, but it also teaches you to tell how old your tires really are.



IDK if a tire over 6 years of age would do this, but I'm guessing there is a reason I see tire treads on the highway sometimes.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:52   #5 (permalink)
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I used Fram fliters in the workshop for more years than I can remember and never had any problems or comebacks that I can recollect .Maybe like a lot of items nowadays their standards / quality has dropped .
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:20   #6 (permalink)
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On all tires in the US there is a 4 digit code close to the bead area. 1st two digits represent the week of manufacture and the last two represents the year.
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Re: This guy hates Fram filters

Not sure about Fram, but the last Purolator I bought, the walls of the housing were so thin that it collapsed when I went to spin it off. I didn't over torque, I always oil the gasket. On the Grand Prix, it's not in the most convenient location for removal and when it collapsed, I tried the old screw driver trick to get it off, but the metal just peeled. Ended up notching the upper seem and knocking it off.
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Old 09-13-2012, 18:50   #8 (permalink)
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If your 3.8 series supercharged was like the one we had, its almost easier to remove the passenger front wheel to get to the oil filter.
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That's how I get to it. I've gotten it from below with the car on ramps once, but decided I don't like oil baths.
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