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Old 02-19-2007, 12:18 AM   #11
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as far as i know, fram is the only one that has ever been known to fail, dont quote me on that tho..
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fram is the only one that has ever been known to fail
just thought id add that.
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I take my own oil and filter and oil to the one right around tthe corner from my house. I've been doing this for the last 2 1/2 years
Aren't all oil filters just like store brand sugar versus domino sugar, there the exact same regardless of brand?
certain brands are known to fail more cough fram cough
Wow, I thought Fram was the name brand version
Well, they are...and they sell a LOT of filters.

There'* always some debate about this, but my opinion is that they're crap. Cardboard end-caps aside, they use less filter media than ANYONE and their anti-drain back valves are often pointed out for being of poor quality and letting dirty oil back into the engine.

At the end of the day, on a forum such as this where people try to claim as much performance as possible through such minutiae as thermostats, air filters, synthetic oils, etc., I find it absurd that anyone could look at anything as vital to the engine as the oil filter and say "it'* good enough" when there are better options out there, sometimes for less money.
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fram is the only one that has ever been known to fail
Bold statement.

False.
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ive been using fram on my cars for years with no problems
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You can't get beer at a 7-11 over here.

So according to that logic, YOU'RE SAFE!
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i should re phrase myself and say that they have been known to fail but im sure they arent the only ones

i guess you could say im a hippocrit since i am currently running a fram filter on my car, but only since i was too lazy to go anywhere else since walmart only had fram
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Fram used to be high quality, now they are high production. Kind of like the minimum filter you need. It will work as long as you change your oil and filter every 3K miles and dont do a lot dirty-condition or harsh driving. I don't think Frams are that much cheaper (if at all) than an ACDelco; so why not get the higher quality ACDelco?
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