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#4469310 - 07/24/17 08:07 PM Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters!
monster1 Offline


Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 114
Loc: ca
Guess they even know fram ultra are the better filters. I was at Wal-Mart today and bought an ultra to change my oil. While I was paying the box fell open and out rolled a supertech. Someone pulled the old switcheroo. So they switched boxes and paid two bucks verses eight but probably bought the wrong weight oil to save a few $$ and will run it out to 15k miles. Lol


Edited by wwillson (07/25/17 06:38 AM)
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#4469313 - 07/24/17 08:11 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
1) Always open an egg carton to make sure you don't buy broken eggs.
2) Always open an oil filter carton!
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#4469314 - 07/24/17 08:11 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11948
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Dude, that is a rookie mistake. lol. Always check the filter box and 5qt jug seal.
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#4469316 - 07/24/17 08:12 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4203
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
I've never had it happen to me but I always check the filter contents to make sure I am getting the right filter.
They probably see me opening boxes and think there is our [censored].
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#4469319 - 07/24/17 08:16 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
I guess we need a sealed box with a window to stop the loser's..

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#4469327 - 07/24/17 08:23 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: AirgunSavant]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
I guess we need a sealed box with a window to stop the loser's..
Bosch does this, I think. But who would buy a Bosch anyway? LOL
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#4469331 - 07/24/17 08:24 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
monster1 Offline


Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 114
Loc: ca
I know guys. I know! I usually do. Today I was feeling kinda carefree but it snapped me back to reality real quick. I almost just bought the supertech but not knowing if they are well made I didn't chance it. It's going into a 13 Nissan Altima with Mobil 0-20w synthetic. Oci at 7500.

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#4469333 - 07/24/17 08:25 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1107
Loc: San Antonio, TX
The fram ultras are sealed but I always see a few that have been swapped with a supertech
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#4469343 - 07/24/17 08:31 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
gregk24 Online   content


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 5603
Loc: FL, USA
The ONE TIME I didn't check the Fram Ultra box I got home and pulled out an Orange Can when changing the oil on the Uplander. It made me so mad, the old oil filter was crushed already from removal so its not like I could just stick it back on. The Orange Can is fine, but I paid the extra money for an Ultra that I use for multiple OCI. So I paid more money for an Orange Can AND I have to take the time to get under the car and change it again this next OCI.
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#4469360 - 07/24/17 08:43 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
spk2000 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 985
Loc: Prospect, KY
Didn't realize this was such a common problem. The Ultras I have bought have always been sealed. They do have cameras in the aisle in the filter section
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#4469382 - 07/24/17 08:54 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9572
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Ultras have a plastic seal which I don't open until at check-out. Ed
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#4469399 - 07/24/17 09:08 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
Oldtom Offline


Registered: 07/05/14
Posts: 329
Loc: Cecil County Maryland
This crime is not limited to oil and filters. I clean my swimming pool filter once a year with hydrochloric acid purchased at the pool store. The last time, the seal was missing from the jug. The "acid" turned out to be tap water. I guess the standard procedure going forward is to trust no one and check everything for tampering.

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#4469400 - 07/24/17 09:09 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
OLEJOE Offline


Registered: 05/16/15
Posts: 69
Loc: Louisiana
I open mine before I head to the check out. I check to make sure they're not caved in and the proper part number. Nothing worse than dropping the old filter and the new one is the wrong filter. I prefill my oil filters and it sucks if it's wrong and I don't catch it.
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#4469404 - 07/24/17 09:12 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: L_Sludger]
John_K Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 2713
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
1) Always open an egg carton to make sure you don't buy broken eggs.
2) Always open an oil filter carton!


Years ago I bought used motor oil. Lesson learned, always check EVERYTHING before you buy it.
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#4469412 - 07/24/17 09:24 PM Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1]
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Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 3564
Loc: Chicago, IL
I have friends who bought a used toilet from Menards. I've seen used wiper blades at Walmart.
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