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#3219724 - 12/17/13 02:46 PM Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives?
cheesepuffs Offline


Registered: 09/24/13
Posts: 558
Loc: Connecticut
What's up guys, I searched and didn't come across any threads specifically about this filter so here we go.

Filter in question is the Fram High Mileage. I came across this filter on Fram's website and had never even heard of it before. Their site states: "FRAM High Mileage filter contains a cartridge of proprietary detergents and compounds that maintain viscosity, reduce corrosive wear, neutralize acids and keep engine component cleaner".

I don't actually wanna use this filter as it's not exactly the most efficient filter on the market, but what exactly are the time released additives? Obviously a gimmicky product from Fram but I'm just curious as to what it actually offers.

Here's a link to this product's info on their site. You can see in the illustration that the cartridge is attached to the ADBV.

http://www.fram.com/oil-filters/fram-high-mileage-oil-filter.aspx#1

Anybody have experience, info, or opinions about these?
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#3219730 - 12/17/13 02:54 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
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Interesting, would like to know what is in their additive pack.
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#3219738 - 12/17/13 03:02 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: oldhp]
SF0059 Offline


Registered: 08/06/12
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Loc: Lynchburg, VA, USA
Originally Posted By: oldhp
Interesting, would like to know what is in their additive pack.


I've heard it has at least 1000ppm unicorn tears.
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#3219755 - 12/17/13 03:21 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
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Registered: 12/29/12
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Whatever their additives are, they do not merit the $9+ price tag for this filter.
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#3219766 - 12/17/13 03:41 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
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Registered: 12/16/02
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Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Not much info

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#3219771 - 12/17/13 03:48 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
SLATRON Offline


Registered: 10/20/13
Posts: 407
Loc: upstate NY
just Google it, they are $5 at walmarts around here, Ive never used one or know of anyone who has personally, but did see one cut open with low miles online and whatever's in there was already "melted" out. its just marketing gimic to get people with old, leaking, dying ride to buy. imo

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#3219773 - 12/17/13 03:50 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
Dufus2 Offline


Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 275
Loc: Virginia
The additive package may not be worth as much as the paper they are applied to.
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#3219781 - 12/17/13 04:02 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
Stelth Offline


Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 2030
Loc: California
A while back, some online retailer was blowing them out for $1.99 each, so I got some. So now you know someone who's been using them; I figure if I use a high mileage filter AND a high mileage oil, my engine will slowly rebuild itself from the inside.

Seriously, I doubt that the glop pellet in there makes much difference, either good or bad.
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#3219796 - 12/17/13 04:22 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12248
Loc: The Old North State
Originally Posted By: cheesepuffs
What's up guys, I searched and didn't come across any threads specifically about this filter so here we go.

Filter in question is the Fram High Mileage. I came across this filter on Fram's website and had never even heard of it before. Their site states: "FRAM High Mileage filter contains a cartridge of proprietary detergents and compounds that maintain viscosity, reduce corrosive wear, neutralize acids and keep engine component cleaner".

I don't actually wanna use this filter as it's not exactly the most efficient filter on the market, but what exactly are the time released additives? Obviously a gimmicky product from Fram but I'm just curious as to what it actually offers.

Here's a link to this product's info on their site. You can see in the illustration that the cartridge is attached to the ADBV.

http://www.fram.com/oil-filters/fram-high-mileage-oil-filter.aspx#1

Anybody have experience, info, or opinions about these?

The highlighted word tells you all you're going to know. My understanding is it's designed to reduce TAN more than anything else. Minus the gel basket the HM is an orange can.

As for opinion(s) regarding the HM, a google search of this site should yield plenty of them.

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#3219830 - 12/17/13 05:44 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
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Registered: 08/28/13
Posts: 659
Loc: MEMPHIS, TN
Spark plug grease and Vaseline.
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#3219916 - 12/17/13 07:24 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3755
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
Originally Posted By: cheesepuffs
a gimmicky product from Fram
You mean ANOTHER gimmick product from FRAM...remember the DoubleGuard, with powdered Teflon in it?
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#3220137 - 12/17/13 11:40 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
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#3220298 - 12/18/13 07:22 AM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
MAHLE_Collector Offline


Registered: 03/09/13
Posts: 40
Loc: Hungary
From Donaldson website about the Endurance PLUS:
'This filter type has Donaldson Additive Replenishment Technology - it is a concentrated additive inside the filter that slowly releases into the oil during the life of the filter.'

I'm curious to know if there is any reality behind these words because I'm a non-beliver too.
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#3221414 - 12/19/13 09:03 AM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3755
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
If you use a quality oil and change it at intervals appropriate for the vehicle's use, you don't NEED anything else. I certainly don't want some unknown glop that may clash with the carefully balanced additive pack in my oil.

This is not meant as a knock against Donaldson...I believe they are a good company that makes high-quality products, and in HD diesel use, some filter-delivered additive may be beneficial.
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#3222008 - 12/19/13 07:09 PM Re: Fram High Mileage filter - what are the additives? [Re: cheesepuffs]
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Registered: 02/03/11
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my buddy asked me to change the oil today on his '94 1500 chevy with a TBI 350. he handed me 5 quarts QSUD 10W30 and a Fram High mileage HM5 filter. i actually felt bad as i was screwing it onto the engine.
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