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    AJ
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    Frank_v7.0 wrote:

    > I let WalMart put the Mobil One in, but I bring my own filter (NAPA
    > Gold). They give a $2.09 credit for supplying my own filter :-) They use
    > Fram filters :-0
    >


    Just tried that the other day .. wanted to supply my own filter and
    buy their synthetic oil. I was told that they no longer do "customer
    provided" oil changes. I said "oh well " and left. I will not use
    Fram oil filters!

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    Socks
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    I've been using Fram oil filters for 33 years in an Austin Mini. In
    that car the engine and gearbox uses the same oil. With over 175000
    original kilometers on the original non rebuilt engine. Fram filters
    have never been a problem!

    I've read tests on the www about how bad they are, and how good others
    are but at the end of the day there is nothing to substantiate "their
    claims" Just more hot air.

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    Socks
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    I've been using Fram oil filters for 33 years in an assortment of
    vehicles. One, an Austin Mini which uses standard motor oil to
    lubricate both the engine and gearbox. A 1975 Ford E350 Econo line van
    with a 460 c.i.d. engine pulling a 30 foot boat and towing numerous
    vehicles on a flat deck trailer. That engine has around 265,000 miles
    on it and has always used Fram filters. So have all my other cars. Two
    Dodge Colts one had 295000 km and the other 329,000 km on it. Non of
    them ever been rebuilt and those too have only ever had Fram.


    I've read tests on the www about how bad they are, and how good others
    are but at the end of the day there is nothing to substantiate "their
    claims" Just more hot air and photo chop photographs.

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    Socks
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    >I guess I've been living under a rock. I thought Fram filters were OK.
    >That's what I've been using for 10 years now. Anyone care to elaborate on
    >why Fram filters are bad?


    And in the ten years you have been using them have you had any
    "Catastrophic" failures?
    I'm sure that if you had you would of let this news group know.

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    Jo Baggs
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    >
    >>I guess I've been living under a rock. I thought Fram filters were OK.
    >>That's what I've been using for 10 years now. Anyone care to elaborate on
    >>why Fram filters are bad?

    >
    > And in the ten years you have been using them have you had any
    > "Catastrophic" failures?
    > I'm sure that if you had you would of let this news group know.


    Well, for the record, one of my valves is a little noisy (SBC/Manual 4 spd
    tranny). It's very noticeable when the engine idles down (Like coming to a
    stop sign).
    But I have no idea if the Fram filter is the cause.

    I would think that with all the bad publicity, Fram would have corrected
    their defects by now. After all, they sell thousands (if not millions) of
    their filters. Does anyone know if Fram is still considered a bad filter?

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    DougW
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    > Well, for the record, one of my valves is a little noisy (SBC/Manual
    > 4 spd tranny). It's very noticeable when the engine idles down (Like
    > coming to a stop sign).
    > But I have no idea if the Fram filter is the cause.


    Most often it is. That's my experience.

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    DougW

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