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#3393371 - 06/09/14 07:43 PM Virgin Fram Extra Guard PH7317
Spartanfool Offline


Registered: 02/10/08
Posts: 158
Loc: Michigan
Another one of my "victims" from the Lowe's clearance. A Fram PH7317 priced at 62 cents.


The whole thing


The seam is a little sloppy


Some minor wavyness


A little bit of uneveness


Typical cardboard endcaps and round center holes

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#3393415 - 06/09/14 08:26 PM Re: Virgin Fram Extra Guard PH7317 [Re: Spartanfool]
Cooper Offline


Registered: 03/02/06
Posts: 1516
Loc: O-H!
Nothing near the quality of a Tough Guard. I don't think this looks very good. I wouldn't worry about it failing, just wouldn't use them.
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#3393448 - 06/09/14 08:53 PM Re: Virgin Fram Extra Guard PH7317 [Re: Cooper]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 1378
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello, When someone wants to run kerosene in their engine for 30 seconds to "clean it", I'd suggest this filter. Kira

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#3393541 - 06/09/14 10:22 PM Re: Virgin Fram Extra Guard PH7317 [Re: Spartanfool]
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Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 5057
Loc: Mahzurrah!
Woulda worked but not impressive.

Thanks for cutting and posting!
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#3393598 - 06/10/14 12:33 AM Re: Virgin Fram Extra Guard PH7317 [Re: Spartanfool]
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Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 1273
Loc: Oregon
works for me
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#3393623 - 06/10/14 01:32 AM Re: Virgin Fram Extra Guard PH7317 [Re: Spartanfool]
alex3686 Offline


Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 63
Loc: Florida
That is one filter i'd never use. It looks really poorly made I would stay clear away from that one.

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#3393630 - 06/10/14 02:05 AM Re: Virgin Fram Extra Guard PH7317 [Re: Spartanfool]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 6130
Loc: new jersey
.62 to cut it open great but i would never use it

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#3394950 - 06/11/14 04:15 PM Re: Virgin Fram Extra Guard PH7317 [Re: Spartanfool]
asand1 Offline


Registered: 12/16/12
Posts: 1006
Loc: Oregon coast
At $0.62 each I would have picked up a case for my max.
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#3396328 - 06/13/14 07:47 AM Re: Virgin Fram Extra Guard PH7317 [Re: Spartanfool]
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 3352
Loc: Indiana
Is that rust on the base end? Lol.
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