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

Last edited by wwillson; 07/25/17 06:38 AM. Reason: subject clarification
Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469313
07/24/17 08:11 PM
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Ohio
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Ohio
1) Always open an egg carton to make sure you don't buy broken eggs.
2) Always open an oil filter carton!


too many cars and oil combinations to list in 150 characters or less
Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469314
07/24/17 08:11 PM
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Middlesex County CT
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Dude, that is a rookie mistake. lol. Always check the filter box and 5qt jug seal.


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Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469316
07/24/17 08:12 PM
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Port Orange, Florida
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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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Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469319
07/24/17 08:16 PM
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MD
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I guess we need a sealed box with a window to stop the loser's..

Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: AirgunSavant] #4469327
07/24/17 08:23 PM
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Ohio
L_Sludger Offline
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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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Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469331
07/24/17 08:24 PM
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monster1 Offline OP
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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.

Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469333
07/24/17 08:25 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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The fram ultras are sealed but I always see a few that have been swapped with a supertech


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Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469343
07/24/17 08:31 PM
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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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Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469360
07/24/17 08:43 PM
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Prospect, KY
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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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Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469382
07/24/17 08:54 PM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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Ultras have a plastic seal which I don't open until at check-out. Ed


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Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469399
07/24/17 09:08 PM
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Ceciltucky Maryland
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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.

Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469400
07/24/17 09:09 PM
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Louisiana
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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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Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: L_Sludger] #4469404
07/24/17 09:12 PM
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Columbus, Ohio
John_K Offline
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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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Re: Oil Filter Switched at Store - Check Your Filters! [Re: monster1] #4469412
07/24/17 09:24 PM
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I have friends who bought a used toilet from Menards. I've seen used wiper blades at Walmart.


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