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#4573830 - 11/14/17 01:59 PM Fram Ultra changed color?
neo3 Offline


Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 91
Loc: Tucson
I've been using Fram Ultras for the last few oil changes. I just recently got a new one and found it was in a silver canister instead of gold that all the previous ones had been. Looks just the same as a Tough Guard canister, except says Ultra and the number starts with X. Is this a recent change, or is this an older design, or is it not genuine?

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#4573835 - 11/14/17 02:05 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10159
Loc: OH
Still shows gold on the Fram site. I know because I just checked, fyi.






Edited by SatinSilver (11/14/17 02:06 PM)

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#4573839 - 11/14/17 02:11 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
Bottom_Feeder Offline


Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3009
Loc: Occupied Virginia
VERY old stock possibly?


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#4573841 - 11/14/17 02:13 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: Bottom_Feeder]
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Registered: 01/24/08
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Maybe purchased on Rock Auto? King of old stock. smile

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#4573852 - 11/14/17 02:22 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: SatinSilver]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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That picture is just what the new Ultra looks like I bought two and half weeks ago.
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#4573870 - 11/14/17 02:51 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
neo3 Offline


Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 91
Loc: Tucson
I got it at Walmart about a week ago, box was sealed. The printing is all black, not like the picture above. I installed it, but haven't started the engine yet, maybe I'll take it off and take a pic. All my previous ones looked like the first pic above.



Edited by neo3 (11/14/17 02:53 PM)

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#4573884 - 11/14/17 03:08 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
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Registered: 02/11/14
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I have to ask
You changed filter but didn't start the engine?
Please explain if you don't mind.
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#4573888 - 11/14/17 03:13 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: Dallas69]
BlueOvalFitter Offline


Registered: 02/28/03
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Originally Posted By: Dallas69
I have to ask
You changed filter but didn't start the engine?
Please explain if you don't mind.

Really! ENQUIRING minds are dying to know! shocked

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#4573919 - 11/14/17 03:38 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: Dallas69]
neo3 Offline


Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 91
Loc: Tucson
Originally Posted By: Dallas69
I have to ask
You changed filter but didn't start the engine?
Please explain if you don't mind.


Right, car still up on ramps. Didn't think about whether there was something peculiar about the filter until I'd installed it. Not a daily driver. Just finished a cam install. Also, I put the car on ramps using a floor jack, not driving it up, which doesn't work too well since it's rwd.




Edited by neo3 (11/14/17 03:41 PM)

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#4573932 - 11/14/17 03:45 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
Bottom_Feeder Offline


Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3009
Loc: Occupied Virginia
Like this?

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#4574328 - 11/14/17 09:50 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
neo3 Offline


Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 91
Loc: Tucson
Originally Posted By: Bottom_Feeder
Like this?


Yes. My description was wrong, but they did change the labeling. Is that a new filter?

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#4574395 - 11/14/17 11:11 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17772
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: neo3
Originally Posted By: Bottom_Feeder
Like this?


Yes. My description was wrong, but they did change the labeling. Is that a new filter?

Date code is recent, 199th day of 2017.

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#4574479 - 11/15/17 04:49 AM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
DuckRyder Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 4209
Loc: Atlanta
The new ones are gold with black labeling which is painted vs a sticker.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4474753/New_20,000mi_XG7317#Post4474753

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#4575402 - 11/15/17 07:07 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
SilverFusion2010 Offline


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1657
Loc: Crawfordville FL
Ran out of gold paint that day?


Edited by SilverFusion2010 (11/15/17 07:07 PM)
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#4575415 - 11/15/17 07:19 PM Re: Fram Ultra changed color? [Re: neo3]
UncleDave Offline


Registered: 06/02/14
Posts: 1636
Loc: Ca.
Since the gold goes on first I think you mean did they run out of non slip?

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