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Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? #4514489
09/12/17 07:11 PM
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Run them or toss them? They are free (replaced with new ones at no cost). I am not going to run them--just wanted to see the general consensus.







2018 MB AMG GLC43 3.0L Coupe - Castrol 0W-40/Purflux
2018 MB C300 2.0L - M1 0W-40/OEM
2015 F-250 6.7L PS Diesel - Delo 15W-40/CQ Blue
2014 Explorer 3.5L Limited - M1 AFE 0W-20/FU
Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514495
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How about a third option-cut them open? I wouldn't run them with those dents, I'd be afraid of cracking at the corner of the dents.

Last edited by bullwinkle; 09/12/17 07:15 PM.

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Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514496
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Neither of the cars in your sig seem to be beaters...so I wouldn't run them. Id only risk it on a beater car.


2011 Prius 96k miles RLI 5w20
97 Toy T100 4x4: amsoil 0w20 242k Miles
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Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514499
09/12/17 07:18 PM
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eBay? I had two dented filters from a dealer who sold them by the 6 pack or case on eBay. I got two replacements w/o issue. Mine weren't quite as bad as yours. I'd use them on a beater, not something I treasure.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: demarpaint] #4514502
09/12/17 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
eBay? I had two dented filters from a dealer who sold them by the 6 pack or case on eBay. I got two replacements w/o issue. Mine weren't quite as bad as yours. I'd use them on a beater, not something I treasure.
Yep; packed them in a bubble wrap envelope (six filters). He replaced them ASAP, but I told him he is losing money by using cheesy packing.


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2018 MB C300 2.0L - M1 0W-40/OEM
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2014 Explorer 3.5L Limited - M1 AFE 0W-20/FU
Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: demarpaint] #4514504
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
eBay? I had two dented filters from a dealer who sold them by the 6 pack or case on eBay. I got two replacements w/o issue. Mine weren't quite as bad as yours. I'd use them on a beater, not something I treasure.


Yeah, I ran a ultra on my Bonneville that had done end dent.

The way these two look; I wouldn't run them


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Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514505
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run them. There is a gap between the media and the external can. Its not a sharp dent so I doubt there would be anything structuarrly wrong with it.


2006 Trailblazer LT. Castrol Edge with Fram Ultra.
2017 Ram 3500 SLT Megacab. Duron SHP 10w30 with Hastings LF608.
1993 GMC 1500. It has oil and still runs
Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514506
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Cut them open and recycle!


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Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514514
09/12/17 07:28 PM
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That's why I will no longer use Fram,the paper thin cans.


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2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
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Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514522
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Well, you could just buy these filters locally for literally a few cents more.
fleabay product is always caveat emptor.
These dents don't look sharp edged enough to be a problem, though.


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12 Accord LX 92K PP 5W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
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Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514526
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Send them to BlueOvalFitter. He will run them and has a Ford truck to use those on.

Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514529
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I would not use them, any dent can compromise the integrity of the can.
It is a weak spot on a part that you don't want a weak spot in.
It is not a matter of it interfering with flow or causing media failure.
I remember reading an article specifically about dented filters, and it was not good if it was even a small dent.


1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514536
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Yeah the pressure rating of the can is based on it being a circle. A dent creates a stress riser and can lead to failure.

I dropped a Ultra not to long ago while I was getting ready for a change. I was more than a little upset but I did end up getting another one.


-Colton
2002 Ford Crown Vic PI 207k, Ex-Kootenai County, ID Unit #42
Down for engine swap
2003 Ford Crown Vic PI 75k
Castrol EDGE HM 5W30, Fram XG2
Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: fdcg27] #4514538
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Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Well, you could just buy these filters locally for literally a few cents more. fleabay product is always caveat emptor.
Not exactly. 6 filters for $29.94 is $4.99 each to the door. Locally those filters are between $9 and $10 each. I only buy from reputable sellers so the risk is low, as I said the seller replaced these immediately.


2018 MB AMG GLC43 3.0L Coupe - Castrol 0W-40/Purflux
2018 MB C300 2.0L - M1 0W-40/OEM
2015 F-250 6.7L PS Diesel - Delo 15W-40/CQ Blue
2014 Explorer 3.5L Limited - M1 AFE 0W-20/FU
Re: Dented FRAM Ultras--What Would You Do? [Re: 2015_PSD] #4514540
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Don't run them, but do cut them open for us smile

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