Why Fram filters are harmful.

Discussion in 'Maintenance Shop' started by Brinker88, May 7, 2012.

  1. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

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  3. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster New Member

    Napa gold for this guy used to use fram filters in my big block pickups...but times change and stuff gets cheaper...nuff said.
  4. Never had a problem with em in all the years that we used them. And where it stated "which filters to avoid"...the tough guard wasn't listed.
  5. OP

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    You obviously didnt read the whole thread...
  6. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    brad just give up, its pete no matter what proof you have he still wont give in
  7. Because I've NEVER had a problem with them. We've used em on everything. From our old 87 Mazda, to the 92 Dakota, to the 99 Sable, to our 97 Dakota, and my Ranger. No problems at all.
  8. Okay, I read more of it. Most of what I read, nobody's had problems with them and are only backing away from them because of what they're hearing. Not because of what they witnessed.
  9. 03rangerfx4

    03rangerfx4 Ford Ranger Driver

    Been using Fram filters for 20 plus years now and never had one fail yet!!!!
  10. seriouscoin1

    seriouscoin1 New Member

    I think I have one on mine from when it was purchased. I will cut her open and share.
  11. rango88

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    Fram tough guard the (X6) I've used them on all my vehicles for the past 6 years all changed at 4,000-5,000 Kms and never had any issue. Oil always gold-brownish even after all the mileage (odd time it was more black, but it wasnt likely).
  12. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    i will never use anything FRAM...motorcraft and purolater all the way
  13. OP

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    It's not that im "following the crowd" I just dont think cardboard belongs in ANY part of the vehicle, ESPECIALLY in the oil passage ways. F that.
  14. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    right...ive actually saw a motor fail due to fram filters
  15. pooleo

    pooleo New Member

    The filters don't fail, the end caps get saturated with oil. (what happens to carboard when it gets wet?) The end caps get super saturated with oil, and start to deteriorate. When this happens, you have NO FILTRATION!!! the oil is not being filtered.

    The only difference in the fram tough guard is that the casing is thicker. Thats it. Oil color is not the issue with these filters. You have a brand new truck, I sure hope you are not running fram filters. :furious:
  16. rango88

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    I was running Fram oil filters on my 1992 Honda Accord with over 200,000 Miles and the oil was still golden at every oil change meaning that the filter did its job. The way I see it is I change my oil twice more often then typical people so My oil still does a better job then people who change their oil at 4,000-8,000 Mile Intervals.
    Last edited: May 11, 2012
  17. Appletonbill

    Appletonbill New Member

    Why would Fram risk their reputation by putting out a shoddy designed filter? I've used them all the time too and never had an engine fail. Why don't the other guys put the "grip" on like Fram does? :confused1:
  18. 01B3000

    01B3000 ORIGINAL Portable Seizure


    Because in todays world, its easier to switch to a cheaper building material to save a few pennies and maximise profits than actually build it right for a little bit more. Maybe if you change your oil religiously every 3k miles they may be fine, but there's a possibility that any longer than that they may deteriorate.

    The grip is really unnecessary, because?e its not like your torquing it down to 50 ft lbs, it only goes hand tight, so I know when my hand starts slipping because its tight up against the block, it doesn't need to go any tighter
    Last edited: May 12, 2012
  19. Appletonbill

    Appletonbill New Member

    I don't put them on any tighter than it says, 3/4 of a turn after contacting the surface. Maybe a smidge more if it feels to loose.
  20. rangerwheelinmike

    rangerwheelinmike New Member

    i have seen them couse dry starts... i run motorcraft filters on everything
  21. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    Dry start is the #1 killer of rangers (rip my 89 :( ) .... Well besides lead feet

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