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Old 11-04-2007, 07:55 PM   #31
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Try cutting open one of the regular ones instead of the "extended guard" and see what'* in it too.
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Try cutting open one of the regular ones instead of the "extended guard" and see what'* in it too.
I couldn't find one of those. I'm thinking it'* almost worth the $5 to buy one and cut it open for a look see.
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Try cutting open one of the regular ones instead of the "extended guard" and see what'* in it too.
I couldn't find one of those. I'm thinking it'* almost worth the $5 to buy one and cut it open for a look see.
The extended guards are said to be ok... But the Orange ones are junk

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Old 11-04-2007, 09:29 PM   #34
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Try cutting open one of the regular ones instead of the "extended guard" and see what'* in it too.
I couldn't find one of those. I'm thinking it'* almost worth the $5 to buy one and cut it open for a look see.
The extended guards are said to be ok... But the Orange ones are junk
i haven't cut them open, but ill bet the construction is exactly the same. the only difference between the different fram grades, is the efficiency. the single pass, and the multi pass, and the micron rating.

ive compared the rating to the K&N, Mobil 1, and the TG frams, and they are very comparable. even the same in some cases.

IIRC the micron rating for all three are 8-10 micron.
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I might have to whip out the air grinder and chop one up tomorrow...

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don don't do that whit the engine running
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don don't do that whit the engine running
im sure he'll put in park
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OMG.... You mean oil runs through those....

Yeah I might want it in park

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The pictures are mediocre, but here'* a page dedicated to cutting open filters and comparing their insides:

http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oil...tudy.html#fram

The basic Fram is indeed a carboard capped piece of crap.

That said, things DO change sometimes. Perhaps it would be a good idea to slice one open to verify that they still make the worst oil filter on the market.

As for me, it'* either ACDelco or Purolator so far. I did splurge on a PureONE back when I had an L67 (and cash to burn). In the future, I plan on buying Wix filters from Filter1.com (best prices I've found, cheaper than I can get an AC or Purolator locally).
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My personal preference is a PureONE or a M1, M1 being second for pricing reasons.

PureONE is a bang for the buck thing. Micronic Filter Media.

Fram? Fram isn't a no issue, its a HELLLL NO issue.
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