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  • Dont use Fram oil filters.

    I have heard people complaining about the poor quality of Fram oil filters in the past. But a member of another forum I was on did a his own test and came up with this interesting result.


    OK, some of you have heard me say to not use Fram oil filters. Some probably figure I'm being too anal and any filter that meets the car manufacturers warranty has to be good. Maybe you've seen pictures of new unused filters cut open and the cardboard ones look passable. Here's a picture comparing the Fram to the Napa Gold filter (and the Napa is a Wix filter). The Fram has 20 minutes on it, the Napa filter went to Dayton, Ohio and back home filtering the oil in my GTO.

    1. Napa pleats are deeper
    2. Napa has at least double the number of pleats
    3. Napa pleats are a finer material
    4. Napa has a steel top and bottom to the inside canister compared to cardboard on the Fram
    5. Napa pleats are set in a poured epoxy base, Fram pleats are glued to the cardboard
    6. Napa has a real spring to keep canister pushed up correctly to the bypass valve, Fram has a bent piece of spring steel
    7. Napa body is much heavier steel. Note the smooth cut on the Napa and the ragged cut on the Fram - both cuts made with a filter rolling cutter.

    Anyway seeing is believing so here's the picture. Note how the cardboard has already deformed at the top and the pleats have pushed apart on the Fram. Fram was just taken apart so the oil looks glossy in the picture.

    At least now you know how O'Reily can offer a two for one sale on Fram oil filters and still make a healthy profit.

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    Re: Dont use Fram oil filters.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX0xrqvlsNI

    Watch this guy's video

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    • #3
      Re: Dont use Fram oil filters.

      Originally posted by VF1Skullangel
      Wow they are worse then I thought. I am never using another one of these sub-par filters.
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        Re: Dont use Fram oil filters.

        omg wtf!!!!! made in mexico or china???? ??? ???

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        • #5
          Re: Dont use Fram oil filters.

          Originally posted by lambo4242
          omg wtf!!!!! made in mexico or china???? ??? ???
          I was just as shocked. I really thought Fram was at least a decent brand of filters. I have bought more of them then I can remember. I would assume they are made in China, but I have no proof of that.

          EDIT: According to the internet they are made in China.
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          • #6
            Re: Dont use Fram oil filters.

            Guess nobody here will be getting their oil changed at Wal-Mart again! lol Fram is their standard filter, well when I worked there it was. I personally don't trust other people to change my oil.

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            • #7
              Re: Dont use Fram oil filters.

              Originally posted by HTXtremes
              Guess nobody here will be getting their oil changed at Wal-Mart again! lol Fram is their standard filter, well when I worked there it was. I personally don't trust other people to change my oil.
              Neither do I , I just put a Fram oil filter ,Castro an Lukas oil in my truck , 3 days ago i may remove the filter an get the Napa brand, Damn, that pic above look bad


              Moderator Note: Please refrain from all Caps, it is considered rude. Please note I have fixed your post
              In the USA if you pay a company / person to start a plug, then it,s your plug and work ,it is not theirs to sell or trade !!

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              • #8
                Re: Dont use Fram oil filters.

                WOW -Thanks for the info. I will never buy a Fram again!
                My Projects:

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                http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...-facelift.html
                http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/bu...430-build.html

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                • #9
                  Re: Dont use Fram oil filters.

                  Originally posted by MacGyver
                  WOW -Thanks for the info. I will never buy a Fram again!
                  No problem. I like a lot of other people have used Fram filters for years. And after seeing these tests and the videos online of the filters with holes in them I was shocked. I have used Fram filters on break in periods on brand new engines. Can you imagine the damage that might have be done if I got one of those defective filters that allows oil to pass through without filtering it? Maybe I did get one and not even knew it.

                  Also I was talking to another person who works at a garage. He said he stopped using Frams because almost everyone after a short period of time would split where they meet the end caps, and allow unfiltered oil to run through the engine.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MacGyver View Post
                    WOW -Thanks for the info. I will never buy a Fram again!
                    neither will I. get off that thing

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