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#4484634 - 08/10/17 12:04 PM Any reason not to use an Ultra?
JoelB Offline


Registered: 06/27/16
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Loc: Minnesota
If i buy the 6 pack of Fram Ultra's (XG6607) on Ebay they are basically the same price as my OEM nissan filters I'm using now. Is there any reason not to take that deal? I still wont exceed a 5k oci as I'm under warranty.

Also, have people had decent luck buying these 6 packs on ebay? do they ever come damaged?
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#4484639 - 08/10/17 12:08 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
CARJ Offline


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Why not buy a 6 pack of Nissan filters instead?
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#4484649 - 08/10/17 12:17 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
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I have read of a few people getting dented filters, but contacting the sellers they have all said they either refunded or replaced the bad ones.

As for should you, well, you are using a Premium filter for 1/4 of it's rated life, defeating part of the reason for using it. use it for at least 2 oil changes if you are going to change the oil at 5000 miles.
If you are that worried about warranty and are going to change the filter with the oil, just stick with OEM.

What is the recommended OCI for the vehicle per Nissan? 5000 miles is easy to do with conventional oil and a budget filter.
Mobil 1 and an Ultra is good for at least 10,000 miles for most driving conditions. Seems to be a wast of money to me.
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#4484672 - 08/10/17 12:36 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
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If you will toss a ultra after 5000 miles you are wasting a good filter.
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#4484686 - 08/10/17 12:50 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: blupupher]
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Registered: 07/03/05
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Originally Posted By: blupupher
I have read of a few people getting dented filters, but contacting the sellers they have all said they either refunded or replaced the bad ones.

As for should you, well, you are using a Premium filter for 1/4 of it's rated life, defeating part of the reason for using it. use it for at least 2 oil changes if you are going to change the oil at 5000 miles.
If you are that worried about warranty and are going to change the filter with the oil, just stick with OEM.

What is the recommended OCI for the vehicle per Nissan? 5000 miles is easy to do with conventional oil and a budget filter.
Mobil 1 and an Ultra is good for at least 10,000 miles for most driving conditions. Seems to be a wast of money to me.


I had no problem with an EBAY seller replacing a dented filter from a 6 pack deal. I'd buy again from him w/o hesitation.
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#4484688 - 08/10/17 12:53 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
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I bought a 6 pack of fram ultras from ebay for my nissan truck. I will probably only use them for 5k miles also since thats the change interval and I'm under warranty. The kicker is that it breaks down to about $5 a filter. It might be a bit of a waste, but at $5 a filter why not?
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#4484694 - 08/10/17 12:57 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: Bud]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
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Originally Posted By: Bud
If you will toss a ultra after 5000 miles you are wasting a good filter.


Correct!

Sounds like a great deal on a filter that easily goes 15k miles.
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#4484699 - 08/10/17 01:00 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
homeyclaus Offline


Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 99
Loc: Northern VA
As others said - waste of a filter, at that point you should just order Denso filters for $3.30 ea all day long.

My '01 Maxima has 7500 mile OCIs per spec with UOAs coming back with plenty of life left, even on dino. Why are the newer engines requiring shorter OCIs now?

5k OCI is easily doable with an Orange Can and Supertech dino with no ill effects.
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#4484700 - 08/10/17 01:02 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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*WHO* says you MUST change your oil filter?

What EXACTLY does your warranty say?
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#4484701 - 08/10/17 01:02 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
Phishin Offline


Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 2430
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I'd just change the oil every 5k miles and keep the filter on for 2 or even 3 oil changes.

That's what I do on my Accord. I've been putting between 16-20k miles on Napa Platinum's between 2 OCI's.

Right now I'm running my first MicroGreen. It's gonna do the same interval.
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#4484702 - 08/10/17 01:03 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: homeyclaus]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: homeyclaus

5k OCI is easily doable with an Orange Can and Supertech dino with no ill effects.


Or a supertech (wix) filter.

Why waste good money early on?

Save the good oil and filters for until after the warranty is over, IMHO....
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#4484711 - 08/10/17 01:12 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
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Registered: 07/22/15
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Loc: MD
If a new car suggested 5K oil changes for a warranty, I would buy some other car...
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#4484714 - 08/10/17 01:15 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
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Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7671
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: JoelB
If i buy the 6 pack of Fram Ultra's (XG6607) on Ebay they are basically the same price as my OEM nissan filters I'm using now. Is there any reason not to take that deal? I still wont exceed a 5k oci as I'm under warranty.

Also, have people had decent luck buying these 6 packs on ebay? do they ever come damaged?
I have bought two 6-packs, on each one I had a filter with a dented dome, the eBay reseller credited them no questions asked. No ancient "Xtended Guard" stock, either. They came out to around $4.50 each on the ones I bought (XG2s & XG14476s). If I HAD to change the filter every 5K due to warranty, I would just use an el cheapo like ST, RK, Microguard, etc.


Edited by bullwinkle (08/10/17 01:16 PM)
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#4484814 - 08/10/17 02:25 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
FermeLaPorte Offline


Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 472
Loc: Texas (south)
Get a Mobil 1 EP filter
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#4484929 - 08/10/17 05:14 PM Re: Any reason not to use an Ultra? [Re: JoelB]
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Loc: USA
Use the longer XG7317 if it fits smile

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