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#2578069 - 03/24/12 12:19 PM Fram ULTRA oil filter
hisilver Offline


Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 530
Loc: NC
Spied one in my WM today. Only one part number. This is a cartridge filter I think (couldnt open the box [taped shut]). It has the same filter media (cellulose, synth, wire backed) as the Extended Guard line. Too bad I have nothing that uses cartridge. Sorry no pics, just wanted to be first to say, I saw it!

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#2578075 - 03/24/12 12:22 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 7410
Loc: PNW
Hummm ... wire backed cartridge filter? Anyone else doing that?
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#2578089 - 03/24/12 12:54 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
cp3 Offline


Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2614
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: hisilver
Spied one in my WM today. Only one part number. This is a cartridge filter I think (couldnt open the box [taped shut]). It has the same filter media (cellulose, synth, wire backed) as the Extended Guard line. Too bad I have nothing that uses cartridge. Sorry no pics, just wanted to be first to say, I saw it!


LOL....Nice!

Wix told me that there will be a Platinum 57082 for the Ecotec and Amsoil lists an EaO as well.
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#2578226 - 03/24/12 03:54 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: hisilver
Sorry no pics, just wanted to be first to say, I saw it!


http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2555004#Post2555004


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#2579229 - 03/25/12 03:43 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
postjeeprcr Offline


Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 1780
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: hisilver
Spied one in my WM today. Only one part number. This is a cartridge filter I think (couldnt open the box [taped shut]). It has the same filter media (cellulose, synth, wire backed) as the Extended Guard line. Too bad I have nothing that uses cartridge. Sorry no pics, just wanted to be first to say, I saw it!


Where does it say the filter media is cellulose/synth?
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#2613661 - 04/30/12 10:44 AM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
AuthorEditor Offline


Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 1405
Loc: New York
I bought a Fram Ultra XG2 yesterday and installed it thinking it was just a new name for the Xtended Guard filters since the numbering is the same. Am I wrong? Is the Ultra a different filter. They claim they are good for up to 15,000 miles. It was $8.97.

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#2613797 - 04/30/12 01:05 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
AuthorEditor Offline


Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 1405
Loc: New York
OK, now I found FRAM Ultra this earlier thread announcing this change. I should have photographed the box and the filter before I put it on--didn't realize this was such a recent change. My WM still has both Xtended Guards and Ultras on the shelves. Anyone know if they changed anything other than the name?

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#2614342 - 04/30/12 10:10 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 6036
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Ultra
99% dirt-trapping efficiency
Up to 15,000 miles of engine protection
Dual-layered synthetic and cellulose filter media
Durable metal screen
Optimized for synthetic and conventional oils
Improved nitrile and silicone gaskets

Xtended Guard
Specially engineered filtering media arranged in two plies and reinforced with a metal screen to deliver up to 10,000 miles of engine protection.1
Traps and holds more than double the dirt of leading economy oil filter brands' average.2
97% Dirt Trapping Efficiency2
Silicone anti-drainback valve holds a reserve of oil in the filter to help protect the engine during start-ups

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#2614399 - 04/30/12 10:55 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: tenderloin]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 7410
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: tenderloin
Ultra
99% dirt-trapping efficiency


Wonder if that's at 20 microns. Their info is somewhat limited on the Ultra, and they still show the Xtended Gaurd also.
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#2614513 - 05/01/12 04:55 AM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
Unearthed Offline


Registered: 12/31/09
Posts: 314
Loc: USA
$8.97, nice. Textured grip, nice.

Sorry Amsoil, after 3 more Eao's...it's this or new Purolater for me!
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#2614698 - 05/01/12 10:08 AM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
AuthorEditor Offline


Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 1405
Loc: New York
One slick thing about the Ultra is they included an oil change reminder window sticker on the inside of the top cover of the box. Convenient.

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#2614937 - 05/01/12 02:43 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: tenderloin]
DinoLover Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 171
Loc: CA
Originally Posted By: tenderloin
Ultra

Optimized for synthetic and conventional oils
Improved nitrile and silicone gaskets


Marketing at it's best!

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#2615151 - 05/01/12 06:24 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: ZeeOSix]
steveh Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 711
Loc: wisconsin
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: tenderloin
Ultra
99% dirt-trapping efficiency


Wonder if that's at 20 microns. Their info is somewhat limited on the Ultra, and they still show the Xtended Gaurd also.
That would be nice to know.I have a Nissan and Toyota that use two of the small filters that Purolator rates @40 microns.

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#2615243 - 05/01/12 07:31 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: hisilver]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 13511
Loc: Michigan
Have to look for myself...
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#2615353 - 05/01/12 09:24 PM Re: Fram ULTRA oil filter [Re: AuthorEditor]
Provi Offline


Registered: 11/29/11
Posts: 283
Loc: Dunbar, WV USA
Originally Posted By: AuthorEditor
One slick thing about the Ultra is they included an oil change reminder window sticker on the inside of the top cover of the box. Convenient.


You can get as many reminder stickers from Advance Auto free when you purchase oil and filter.
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