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Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard #4536660
10/07/17 11:26 PM
10/07/17 11:26 PM
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Canada
camrydriver111 Offline OP
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When I was first getting into cars the internet oil gurus were telling me to avoid the Fram Extra Guard. It even has the nickname OCOD.

It seems like the dislike of the Extra Guard was due to the construction. Now it seems like there has been a reversal of opinion on the OCOD. People are saying the paper ends function just fine, and the filtering efficiency is actually better than OEM filters.

What exactly happened? Were people too hung up on physical appearance or were there some product changes? Did the oil gurus get it wrong?

Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536663
10/07/17 11:30 PM
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Beware of the internet experts.


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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536667
10/07/17 11:33 PM
10/07/17 11:33 PM
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Martinsburg West Virginia
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Why get a cardboard filter, when you can get a well constructed one, for the same money, from a different brand? That's how I look at it.


18 Focus 1.0 Valvoline Modern Engine 0w20 / STP XL filter
99 VW Beetle TDI M1TDT / Mann filter
98 Buick LeSabre Kendall HM Ti 5w30 GF4 / Bosch Dist+
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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536669
10/07/17 11:34 PM
10/07/17 11:34 PM
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Yes people were scared of physical appearance and thought fiber.. Bad! Metal... Good!

It also didn't help with people abusing filters and posting dissections of the carnage with sludge in the filters. Smart people see an abused fitler, idiots see a bad filter.


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 59k - Edge 0w30 SL + Mahle OX401D
2002 Buick Century 144k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - GTX 5w30 + Fram XG3980
Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: 71Chevyguy] #4536672
10/07/17 11:36 PM
10/07/17 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: 71Chevyguy
Why get a cardboard filter, when you can get a well constructed one, for the same money, from a different brand? That's how I look at it.

What's your definition of well constructed?

Plenty of metal end cap filters with multiple issues.

There are also many filters on the market without metal end caps that work fine without any problems.

Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: ZeeOSix] #4536674
10/07/17 11:38 PM
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Exactlamente Zee0six.


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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536684
10/07/17 11:49 PM
10/07/17 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: camrydriver111
When I was first getting into cars the internet oil gurus were telling me to avoid the Fram Extra Guard. It even has the nickname OCOD.

It seems like the dislike of the Extra Guard was due to the construction. Now it seems like there has been a reversal of opinion on the OCOD. People are saying the paper ends function just fine, and the filtering efficiency is actually better than OEM filters.

What exactly happened? Were people too hung up on physical appearance or were there some product changes? Did the oil gurus get it wrong?


Get a fram ultra and forget about it... approved


Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive238K miles
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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536693
10/07/17 11:57 PM
10/07/17 11:57 PM
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I think everyone was just hung up on the "cardboard" end caps. The truth is they are good filters for what they are designed to do. I just choose to go with the Fram Ultra since they are only a couple dollars more but can be used for a much longer OCI. They are also built like a tank.


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56,xxx miles
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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536702
10/08/17 12:08 AM
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This is the second thread that I've seen today about this...

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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: 71Chevyguy] #4536728
10/08/17 01:04 AM
10/08/17 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted By: 71Chevyguy
Why get a cardboard filter, when you can get a well constructed one, for the same money, from a different brand? ...
Because sometimes "cardboard" is better, and you aren't qualified to tell the difference. Plastic can function well, too.


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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536741
10/08/17 01:44 AM
10/08/17 01:44 AM
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Don't judge a book by its cover, it does its job just fine.

It's like 20 years ago buying a new Toyota Camry for commuting. Yeah it's slow, ugly, and doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but it gets you from point A to point B without any grief.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 92k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & Wix
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 233k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536781
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I ran them for decades along with Mobil 1 filters before joining here, I never had a problem with them. Then I made the mistake of switching to Purolator filters, go figure. At the moment I'm only using Fram Ultra filters.


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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536794
10/08/17 05:59 AM
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99.999% of owners do not cut open their filters, thus they don't know the quality inside. Quality is judged by how hefty and strong the filter is outside. Millions and millions of miles are driven and there have been no stories in the news of faulty oil filters. If anything the fault lies with the installation.

Run the filter brand you trust. No need to worry over nothing.


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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: 71Chevyguy] #4536795
10/08/17 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: 71Chevyguy
Why get a cardboard filter, when you can get a well constructed one, for the same money, from a different brand? That's how I look at it.

Please explain.


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Re: Opinion Reversal on Fram Extraguard [Re: camrydriver111] #4536797
10/08/17 06:06 AM
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Atleast they are not known for tearing.I would take the cardboard over tearing anyday.


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