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FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN #4551026
10/22/17 12:59 PM
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Good Sunday Afternoon BITOGERS. Filter was last one friend used on his 12' Hyundai Elantra 4dr hatchback. 120,xxx miles on car. Oil was QSGB 5w30. I put in some .75 cent QSAD 5w20 for winter and a $1.00 tough guard filter thanks to Wal Mart smile


Yes I know; filter looks ugly. So what, it didn't tear smile

Enjoy the pictures













09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551034
10/22/17 01:10 PM
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Based on what's in that filter, that's one filthy engine crzy

So basically the "Pro" is an OCOD in a white can? Does the price reflect that?


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Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551036
10/22/17 01:13 PM
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Really do not like that pleat spacing


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Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551038
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Definitely excessive pleat spacing in that one spot. You can see there was stress on those pleats because the end caps are deformed a bit in at area. But does show how strong the media is - if it was brittle media it most likely would have torn.

Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: OVERKILL] #4551040
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Based on what's in that filter, that's one filthy engine crzy

So basically the "Pro" is an OCOD in a white can? Does the price reflect that?


He got 6of these off EBAY. Didn't ask what they cost. Actually thru fill hole it's pretty decent looking. I told him he could have my 5 quart jug of M1 HM 5w20 also. We may use that next OCI.


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: ZeeOSix] #4551041
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Definitely excessive pleat spacing in that one spot. You can see there was stress on those pleats because the end caps are deformed a bit in at area. But does show how strong the media is - if it was brittle media it most likely would have torn.


Yeah, I'd say it held up OK


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551042
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Originally Posted By: car51
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Based on what's in that filter, that's one filthy engine crzy

So basically the "Pro" is an OCOD in a white can? Does the price reflect that?


He got 6of these off EBAY. Didn't ask what they cost. Actually thru fill hole it's pretty decent looking. I told him he could have my 5 quart jug of M1 HM 5w20 also. We may use that next OCI.


Interested to see if the next filter yields the same amount of crud.


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Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551047
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Yeah, I'm interested as well


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PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551051
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Was it made at 8:48 in the morning ?

Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: Merkava_4] #4551055
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Was it made at 8:48 in the morning ?


Yes smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551057
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Originally Posted By: car51
Yes smile


And you just so happen to post that at 11:48 in the morning. smile

Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551064
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Uhh, I posted c&p at 12:59 Eastern standard time smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551074
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Holy wide pleats Batman!

This shows that wide pleats cause stress, but since it is a fiber end cap instead of metal, the end cap deforms instead of media tearing. Maybe Fram really does know something about making filters.

and yes, that is a lot of stuff in the top of the can.


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2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
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Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: 53' Stude] #4551077
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Thanks again for the cut and post

Last edited by barkingspider; 10/22/17 02:17 PM.

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Re: FRAM PRO 9688, 6,000 miles CUT OPEN [Re: blupupher] #4551078
10/22/17 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: blupupher
Holy wide pleats Batman!

This shows that wide pleats cause stress, but since it is a fiber end cap instead of metal, the end cap deforms instead of media tearing. Maybe Fram really does know something about making filters.

and yes, that is a lot of stuff in the top of the can.


Yeah, I was tad shocked seeing that "filth" in can. Runs great though as never had check engine light or any mechanical problems with car


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
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