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#1818375 - 03/15/10 02:58 PM Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer...
wannafbody Offline


Registered: 01/02/08
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Loc: PA
Found 32 ounce bottles at Big Lots for $2.50 each. It contains zinc alkydithiophosphate.
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#1818386 - 03/15/10 03:04 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: wannafbody]
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Registered: 10/30/07
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Loc: Fontana, California
Saw it as well the other day. Didn't buy it. Did you purchase it and see how thick it is by pouring some out?
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#1818432 - 03/15/10 03:25 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: wannafbody]
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Registered: 09/23/06
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Originally Posted By: wannafbody
Found 32 ounce bottles at Big Lots for $2.50 each. It contains zinc alkydithiophosphate.

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#1818437 - 03/15/10 03:27 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: daman]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: East of IGO
Does oil need to be stabilized?
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#1818451 - 03/15/10 03:35 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: Steve S]
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"Does oil need to be stabilized?"

Of course. Then further thinned with mmo, but then rethickened with Lucas.
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#1818477 - 03/15/10 03:48 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: bepperb]
Steve S Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
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Originally Posted By: bepperb
"Does oil need to be stabilized?"

Of course. Then further thinned with mmo, but then rethickened with Lucas.
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#1818542 - 03/15/10 04:31 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: Steve S]
daman Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
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It's not a stabilizer i bet it's probably like a additive of some sort.
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#1818696 - 03/15/10 06:23 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: daman]
wannafbody Offline


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It doesn't feel overly thick.
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#1819665 - 03/16/10 03:18 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: wannafbody]
defektes Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
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Loc: Hesperia, CA, USA
probably the same kinda gunk thats in the high mileage filters.
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#1819866 - 03/16/10 06:10 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: defektes]
toyotaguy Offline


Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 408
Loc: Ind
I just came from big lots after reading this. Mine had bottles of fram synthetic oil treatment 32 oz for $2.50. And regular fram oul treatment also for $2.50. I grabbed wvery bottle of synthetic

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#1819880 - 03/16/10 06:22 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: toyotaguy]
FusilliJerry82 Offline


Registered: 06/03/06
Posts: 779
Loc: Richboro, PA
If I don't trust them enough to filter my oil, why would I trust them to "stabilize" it?
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#1819916 - 03/16/10 06:52 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: FusilliJerry82]
toyotaguy Offline


Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 408
Loc: Ind
Well i dont use there oil filters but i do use the air filters.

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#1819951 - 03/16/10 07:20 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: toyotaguy]
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Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5306
Loc: London, ON, Canada
Even if it was free, it would be too much $.
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#1819991 - 03/16/10 07:55 PM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: SLCraig]
rclint Offline


Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 1026
Loc: Georgia
All the bad comments before anything is known about the "oil stabilizer" from Fram. What if it was just like ARX, I guess it would still find some way to fall on it's face. I for one ran those horrible orange can frams for many many years with zero problems, and I always thought when purchasing them it was a name I could trust, and did not know any better. I still feel to this day it is a trustworthy oil filter, however I now look for better deals, more filter for my money.

If I were running 3-5 k oil changes like many many people today are still doing, I would probably pick up a Fram at walmart with my oil just to save the hassle of going anywhere else looking for a filter.


Edited by rclint (03/16/10 07:56 PM)

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#1820255 - 03/17/10 12:42 AM Re: Fram Synthethetic oil stabilizer... [Re: toyotaguy]
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Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 1781
Loc: USA
Interesting, what did the bottles look like? I saw some years ago at Auto Zone, but that was the only place I had seen any.
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