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Re: Fram oil filters

Post by Krooser » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:40 am

There are soooo many videos online showing the good, bad and ugly about oil filters that one trip to YouTube should tell the story.

Air filters made in China are another bad deal... some are made from filtering material that severely restricts air flow... go figure!
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Re: Fram oil filters

Post by Keith Morganstein » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:18 am

Baprace wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:41 am
S10LS2 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:28 pm
Baprace wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:42 pm
IMHO they should be ok for street use.
Great post guy thanks for your contribution... =D>
maybe you should have reread the bullshit statement and thought for a min... I said they SHOULD be ok for street use, not WOULD be ok the op had already bought the filters so you have two choices use em or throw them in the trash, I've had more than one street engine come into my shop with a knock and the filters were always the cheap one's, like someone else posted the cheapies will collapse inside.
Hmmm... Maybe read some of Bapraces other posts. He’s been on here for years, no BS and a good contributor of helpful info.

I basically agree, fram should be good enough for street use in stock engines with a bypass. I would use a wix or other quality filter in a performance or race engine.
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Re: Fram oil filters

Post by Monza355 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:35 am

I once had a problem with Fram oil filter on a mild street 350 Chev in a Truck.

I noticed that shortly after the oil and filter change where i used the Fram oil filter the pressure got lower and stayed still regardless of rpm changes. Then it got lower and lower until i Changed it out for something else and better. And the problem went away and the engine ran flawlessly for years with strong and steady oil pressure. Upon further investigation the filter element had collapsed and was restricting flow through the filter causing the above problems.

I sometimes wonder it it would have caused a major failure if the truck didn’t have the oil pressure gauge added on top of the oil pressure warning light.

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Re: Fram oil filters

Post by Bob Hollinshead » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:14 am

I do filter cuts on every oil change on all of my vehicles, the last fram I used years ago I found the filter paper in pieces. Never again! This is about the best thread I found on oil filter comparisons: http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showt ... oil+filter
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Re: Fram oil filters

Post by Newold1 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:30 am

That is some of the false advertising that goes on now days on the internet and TV. They advertise and list lower prices on some items because they reserve the right to make "equal" product substitutions without telling you that on the order!
The reason the Wix price is listed that low is because Rock Auto is getting a huge cost discount fro Fram to order and supply the Fram filters in place of the Wix you ordered. They will never supply the Wix at that price level because it will be to close or more than Rock Auto's costs so you get Fram!

If you carefully read their ATTORNEY written "or equal" sales statements they will have FINE print to allow them to do this because they supposedly informed you ! HA!

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Re: Fram oil filters

Post by SRS_Chris » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:35 pm

I cut a few open myself many years ago. Fram, Motorcraft, AC Delco, Hastings, Purolator. All were very similar in construction except for the Fram.
AC Delco is lower on my quality list than Fram these days. They use a plastic "cage" inside the filter media. Wix and Fram use a steel "cage". Wix is heavier gauge than Fram. I have seen the plastic cages break and go into the engine (they are on the engine side of the filter).
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Re: Fram oil filters

Post by Coloradoracer » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:01 pm

I stopped using Fram years ago. Won't ever use them again. Wix are the best over the counter filters you can get, K&N are very good as well. Not trying to promote them because I'm a dealer, but Amsoil filters are very high quality as well, and all I use on my street stuff. On my dragster, screen mesh like the system one or similar (mine is actually a Peterson in line filter) are more than enough. Wix racing are an excellent option as well. Anything but Fram.......
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Re: Fram oil filters

Post by Newold1 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:44 am

With the dollars needed to build and rebuild high performance engine we all use and talk about on this forum why take a chance on using a 10 dollar filter versus trying to save 5 dollars on a cheap paper filter! If you're that good a cheating the odds go to the casino and make big bucks! If you do it just because your a cheap skate stop playing with performance engines. JMHO

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