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#4285882 - 12/26/16 08:35 PM Fram Ultra Synthetic
Familyman Offline


Registered: 12/18/16
Posts: 14
Loc: Georgia
Is this really good for a 15k oci (the claim on the box)?? Has any one here ran one of these for that long? What about this filter makes it capable of such a long drain ? Thanks for any insight you have. It would be sweet to only change my filter every third oci.

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#4285886 - 12/26/16 08:40 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4910
Loc: Midwest
See this thread for pictures of 15k+

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4236540/Fram_Ultra_XG7317__24,362_mile#Post4236540
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#4285888 - 12/26/16 08:41 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8778
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
I have used the Fram mid-tier Tough Guard for 12K (2-6K OCIs) with no issues.

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#4285900 - 12/26/16 08:48 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7606
Loc: New York
I think the Fram Ultra is one of the best filters on the market (RP and Mobil 1 being the others). IMO, Fram tried to make up for the (bad press) on the OCOD and made an EXCELLENT filter...I hope they keep the price where it is (a relative bargain)...and I won't use anything else.....
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#4285916 - 12/26/16 09:07 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: pbm]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 9808
Loc: New Jersey
The fram ultra is a very good filter lets just hope they don't try to make it better by cheapening it and using louvers. I have used about 30 of them so far since starting to use the ultra about a year or so ago with no problems whatsoever..
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#4285921 - 12/26/16 09:19 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
heyu Offline


Registered: 07/06/10
Posts: 349
Loc: Ohio
Here you have a filter that has a 99%+ filtration efficiency that is rated for 15k

a filter that holds more particles you would think be changed at 3k ( where does a 99%+ filtration efficiency hold all that for 15k )

Save your money
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#4285922 - 12/26/16 09:19 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
SilverC6 Offline


Registered: 10/03/08
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As long as your vehicle has no real problems, it should be fine.

Bad air filter, leaks in the air intake, coolant leaks, etc., you could be in trouble.

That applies to any filter in an extended change interval.


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#4285942 - 12/26/16 09:55 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: heyu]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17786
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: heyu
Here you have a filter that has a 99%+ filtration efficiency that is rated for 15k

a filter that holds more particles you would think be changed at 3k ( where does a 99%+ filtration efficiency hold all that for 15k )

Save your money


Bone up on what full synthetic media is capable of.

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#4285958 - 12/26/16 10:19 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Familyman
Is this really good for a 15k oci (the claim on the box)?? Has any one here ran one of these for that long? What about this filter makes it capable of such a long drain ? Thanks for any insight you have. It would be sweet to only change my filter every third oci.


Yes it can be good for 15k; as mentioned above your engine should be in good shape. 3x OCIs can easily be cut down to 2, or even 1, with the right oil (depending on your driving habits)
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#4285969 - 12/26/16 10:39 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
goodtimes Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 2858
Loc: california
The Ultra has two synthetic layers. I pulled one apart and looked for myself awhile back. Gives more capacity. I still run any filter to 5k, not worried about $3 more once or twice a year. I want the premium features besides capacity. There are other premium filters but they don't have two layer media as far as I know. I also held each layer as best as possible up to a bright lamp and they didn't show any pinholes or porosity by eye. That's pretty good as some others I have tried do show some pinholes. Sort of fits with their high efficiency numbers.




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#4285991 - 12/26/16 11:10 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
oil_film_movies Offline


Registered: 06/13/16
Posts: 2569
Loc: MN
Real men do not run pink media oil filters. Unless its a special edition Susan G. Komen 4-the-cure awareness edition of the Ultra, then its OK.

Next thing you know, some Royal num-nut will put purple dye in their engine oil. Then we'll all have to wear tights. Disgusting. It ain't right.


Edited by oil_film_movies (12/26/16 11:13 PM)

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#4285999 - 12/26/16 11:25 PM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17786
Loc: PNW
LoL ... Gettin' kind of squirrely in here.

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#4286012 - 12/27/16 12:03 AM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
DoubleWasp Offline


Registered: 05/21/12
Posts: 5236
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ran it for 19k miles. No issues.
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#4286032 - 12/27/16 01:28 AM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: Familyman]
bvance554 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 2191
Loc: VA
I routinely use $2 Pronto's for 10k and they look great. I wouldn't sweat it.

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#4286044 - 12/27/16 02:46 AM Re: Fram Ultra Synthetic [Re: oil_film_movies]
mjoekingz28 Offline


Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 3985
Loc: United States of America
Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Real men do not run pink media oil filters. Unless its a special edition Susan G. Komen 4-the-cure awareness edition of the Ultra, then its OK.

Next thing you know, some Royal num-nut will put purple dye in their engine oil. Then we'll all have to wear tights. Disgusting. It ain't right.





Is the Hello Kitty version legit then?

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