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fram tough guard date code? #4591527
12/01/17 09:35 PM
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Cave City KY
jakewells Offline OP
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i bought three of these filter for 0.69 each at my local tractor supply store that was liquidating the fram stock.
is there any way to date these filter i found a code on the side of the can.




1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591529
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Not that old its in the 10K box.


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Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591532
12/01/17 09:44 PM
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When I bought my 3 tough guards at Walmart a week ago, they did not have the orange FRAM letters on the can. All text was black. Wonder if FRAM decided it was cost veenficial to just have all black text on the can instead of the orange FRAM text on it.


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Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591533
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Looks like made on the 52nd day of 2017.

Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591535
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jakewells Offline OP
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good to know i will put it to use the next oil change.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591539
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A70523

A = Plant A
7 = 2017
052 = Julian date (Feb 21)
3 = Shift 3

Source: Motorking


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Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591540
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From a search on Fram's site: "The first digit refers to the year and the next three digits refer to the date identified as 1 - 365 days. The last digit refers to the manufacturing shift. For example, A63201 = 2006, 320 day (November 16) and shift one."

A70523 = 2017, 52 day (February 21) and shift 3.

Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591544
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jakewells Offline OP
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awesome! i got a recently made filter for such a low price 0.69 if they would have had more i would have got them.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591545
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thanks for the help guys.


1994 Ford F150 302 4R70
Chevron Delo SAE 30 CF/SL Fram XG8A

1978 Chevy Nova 250 I6 Borg Warner T5
Rotella 10W40 Fram XG5

Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591571
12/01/17 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: jakewells
awesome! i got a recently made filter for such a low price 0.69 if they would have had more i would have got them.

I was happy when I got 4 for $1.50 each, for $0.69, I would have grabbed them all.

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2002 Ford F150: Havoline HM 5w-20, Ecogard Filter, 5k OCI

2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20 syn, CQ Blue (Wix) Filter, 5k OCI

Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591597
12/02/17 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: jakewells
i bought three of these filter for 0.69 each at my local tractor supply store that was liquidating the fram stock.



This sounds like it should have been a thread?

Re: fram tough guard date code? [Re: jakewells] #4591753
12/02/17 07:31 AM
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I honestly don't believe filters "go bad" from sitting on a shelf. Just MHO.


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