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FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine #4608594
12/19/17 06:37 PM
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MParr Offline OP
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Folks, I am no fan of the fiber end cap FRAM oil filters. From what Iíve seen here, it looks as though the Ultra or XG line is a good filter. Iím curious to know from people running them on their Hyundai and KIA autos. Give me a rundown. Anything noteworthy. Convince me I would be safe running the XG9688 on my 2013 KIA Optima.


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Mobil 1 5W30 & NAPA Gold 1348
Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608603
12/19/17 06:45 PM
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I know that other Kia owners on here will know this for a fact or what's going on with that generation of Kia/Hyundai. You may well be better served running a OEM oil filter on that Kia. Due to those vehicles having an issue with aftermarket oil filters.

Ohh and just let you know that some very very expensive cars use fiber backed end caps. Including Bugatti.


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Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608604
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I am currently running the Fram Ultra on my Hyundai 2.4 SantaFe. Since installing it I have had occasional startup rattle. Never had this with the other filters. I am going back to either the Tough Guard Fram or original Hyundai filter.

Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608646
12/19/17 07:14 PM
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Hi OP, use it with the utmost confidence. I do, all the time in both vehicles. The Santa Fe Sport 2.0T has used more XG9688 than the OE filter and there has been no weird sounds or rattles since 2013.


18 Sportage 2.4L AWD: Mobil1 Annual Protection 5W20 + Mobil1-104A
13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: Pennzoil Platinum 10W-30 + FRAM XG9688

Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608649
12/19/17 07:15 PM
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MParr Offline OP
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This is the kind of information Iím looking for. As for the fiber end cap versions, Iíve had experience with those and Iíll leave it at that.


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Mobil 1 5W30 & NAPA Gold 1348
Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608655
12/19/17 07:20 PM
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MParr Offline OP
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wemay
So, youíre happy with that particular filter in your Ď13 Santa Fe? I think you get where Iím going with that era of Alabama built engines.


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Mobil 1 5W30 & NAPA Gold 1348
Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: wemay] #4608681
12/19/17 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: wemay
Hi OP, use it with the utmost confidence. I do, all the time in both vehicles. The Santa Fe Sport 2.0T has used more XG9688 than the OE filter and there has been no weird sounds or rattles since 2013.

+1 .... I use this filter (XG9688) on my Hyundai and haven't experienced any problems whatsoever.

Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608706
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MParr Offline OP
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Tony10s
Does your vehicle for within the engine recall model years?


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Mobil 1 5W30 & NAPA Gold 1348
Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608723
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Iíve tried the XG9688 twice. The engine ticked till warmed up. OEM only for me, now.


2011 Sonata GLS.
Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608725
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MParr .... All I know is I have a 2012 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L, and I have been using FRAM Ultra XG9688 oil filters on it without any problems. If you feel more comfortable running the OEM filter, then use it instead. The FRAM Ultra oil filter is better in my opinion, but the OEM filter will serve you fine as well.

Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608727
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I ordered a 6 pack off Ebay based on recommendations by Hyundai-Forums.com members. I had concerns after seeing them compared to OEM I am using. What I learned you cannot know a lot by looking at a filter. Reading posts by Motorking, the Technical Director at Fram has give my total confidence in the Ultra filters. Here is some of his wisdom:

Premium Guard filter for Hyundai/Kia

I am going to use OEM and Fram Ultra filters with confidence. Not so confident in Hyundai's ability to make a trouble free motor (yet).


Truth alone triumphs, not untruth.

2017 Elantra SE
Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608738
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Originally Posted By: MParr
Folks, I am no fan of the fiber end cap FRAM oil filters. From what Iíve seen here, it looks as though the Ultra or XG line is a good filter. Iím curious to know from people running them on their Hyundai and KIA autos. Give me a rundown. Anything noteworthy. Convince me I would be safe running the XG9688 on my 2013 KIA Optima.


I've had my Turbo Optima for 5.5years now and started out by running the Purolator PureONE filter for several years until the scandal of the tearing media caused me to switch to the Kia OEM filter (both the old and new version). They are well built (I've cut them open) but have very unknown and suspect (IMHO) filtering specifications. So I switched to the FRAM Ultra (XG9688) and sleep well at night.

FWIW: I also run Castrol Edge 0W-40 oil and run a 4.5K OCI.


His: '12 Kia Optima SX - 2.0L GDI Twin-Scroll Turbo [Tuned] (76K)
>EDGE 0W-40, Fram XG9688
Her's: '14 Nissan Rogue SL AWD - 2.5L NA (75K)
>EDGE 0W-20, Fram XG6607
Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608751
12/19/17 08:32 PM
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MParr Offline OP
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Tony10s and MONKEYMAN
Your cars donít fall within the recall. Iím confident Hyundai and KIA can make good vehicles. I owned a 2006 Hyundai Tucson and it was a great car. I only used OE or NAPA Gold filters. I knew nothing about the FRAM XG at the time.


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Mobil 1 5W30 & NAPA Gold 1348
Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608764
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Originally Posted By: MParr
Tony10s and MONKEYMAN
Your cars donít fall within the recall. Iím confident Hyundai and KIA can make good vehicles. I owned a 2006 Hyundai Tucson and it was a great car. I only used OE or NAPA Gold filters. I knew nothing about the FRAM XG at the time.

MParr, I've also used NAPA Gold filters on my Hyundai. They are excellent filters as well.

Re: FRAM XG9688 For Hyundai/KIA 2.4 NA and 2.0T Engine [Re: MParr] #4608776
12/19/17 08:50 PM
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What experiences did have with fiber end caps???? I am just curious. Nothing more than that. And I am not saying that I won't or will not believe you. I try to be fair and willing to listen to what people have to say. I am just curious as to what you observed. And how long ago did this happen??
Bottom line is that if you look at the last several years worth of Fram orange can filter cut and posts most of them actually look quite good. The 7317s, 6607s, and a couple of others all have been very good in fact.
Tony10s is definitely right about how good the Wix and Napa Gold filters are. A very good choice indeed.

Last edited by bbhero; 12/19/17 08:54 PM.

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