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#4618405 - 12/30/17 12:56 AM Would you run a fram ultra for two changes?
60ampfuse Offline

Registered: 05/20/16
Posts: 25
Loc: Austin Tx
Hey guys, Iíve got a 2012 Nissan Titan thatís running Mobil 1 5w30 with a fram ultra filter. Iím due for an oil change. Iíve always changed my oil at every 3,750 miles as it instructs in the manual and the 3 samples Iíve sent to Blackstone have been very low wear. This time I stretched it out to a more reasonable 5,200 miles. I put the fram ultra on with the intentions of running it for 2 changes (10,000 miles) but I have a couple concerns. People say you donít get all the old oil out unless you remove the filter as well. Is that something I should be concerned with? Would it be a good idea to take the filter off to drain the oil and then reinstall it or is it bad for the gasket to remove an reinstall? Should I just replace the filter or is that a waste after only 5,000 miles?
Thank you very much,
12 Nissan Titan bought new. 53k miles. PP and Fram Ultra

#4618407 - 12/30/17 01:05 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
dishdude Offline

Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8730
Loc: Phoenix
Run the M1 to 10k and change the filter with it.
2018 Challenger SRT

#4618409 - 12/30/17 01:09 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
Bud Offline

Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1714
Loc: Texas
You can run the ultra for two changes with no problems. The ultra was rated for 15000 miles but is now 20000. That small bit of oil in the filter is not going to make any difference, so just leave the filter alone between changes.
2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Ultra XG7317

#4618411 - 12/30/17 01:14 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
Blkstanger Offline

Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1945
Loc: Lakeside, CA
I run the Ultra for two 5k OCIs. I don't even think twice about it.
99 Jeep WJ 4.7 185,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.

#4618414 - 12/30/17 01:23 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
CR94 Offline

Registered: 03/20/16
Posts: 1120
Loc: Western S.C. since 1996
That's a perennial question. People will wax passionate about whether to drain the filter before reusing it, but the difference is not that important. Draining it leaves your new oil slightly cleaner---or hypothetically allows you to go slightly farther before the next change, if you prefer to look at it that way. Not draining it will save you a little time, and slightly reduce the quantity of new oil needed. Suit yourself.
2011 Toyota Prius now at 88K
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#4618417 - 12/30/17 01:46 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
FermeLaPorte Offline

Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 466
Loc: Texas (south)
I don't like running oil filters on two OCIs. My reasoning is that the filter still holds a good amount of the used, dirty oil so I don't like the idea of mixing that with clean oil. Many BITOGers will say that "there's more of the new oil" and stuff, but that is just my preference.
I also got a Nissan engine. Nissan engines thin out the oil at 5k. I don't like the idea of running any oil on a Nissan engine at 10,000 miles like others say. Just keep on doing on what you are doing and I am sure the engine will last more years.

Edited by FermeLaPorte (12/30/17 01:50 AM)
Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.

#4618424 - 12/30/17 02:07 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
KL31 Offline

Registered: 06/03/16
Posts: 549
Loc: South OZ
I'd run it on two OCI since the OCI is short and the filter is meant to go beyond 10K isn't it? And if you worry about the old mixing with new, bad news the engine will probably always have around 1L of oil stuck to the metals surfaces regardless of how long you drain the oil for.
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#4618476 - 12/30/17 05:20 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
toneydoc Offline

Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 1690
Loc: War Eagle
Run it for 2 or 3 5k mile changes
1994 Jeep 158k Mobil 5000 5w30
2014 Camry 32k QS AD 5w30
2018 Jeep Cherokee 1k factory fill
2014 HD Ultra 35k Mobil1 15w50
2012 Rav4 35k PP 5w20

#4618480 - 12/30/17 05:30 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
4WD Offline

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6357
Loc: Texas
Was doing my ecoboost 5k OCI and ran both Fram Ultra and Mobil 1 filters 10k (change on 2nd drain) Ö the few ounces in the filter is cleaned 20 micron or less Ö and has TBN on a moderate OCI Ö
However Ö another option is a 7500 mile OCI Ö if that makes you more comfortable Ö my oil life systems tend to put me there on in warranty vehicles Ö
Iíll run 10/10k on my 2010 Ö

#4618481 - 12/30/17 05:33 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
4WD Offline

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6357
Loc: Texas
How many miles/year does the Nissan see?

#4618511 - 12/30/17 07:03 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
demarpaint Offline

Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29739
Loc: NY
The filter is up to the task as witnessed and stated here many times before. Me I want as much of the old oil out as possible, and my vehicles are used under severe service conditions, so the filter gets changed with the oil. Now on my cartridge filter Rubicon, which sees little severe service use, I might let the filter go 10K miles, two 5K intervals. I can open the filter housing, remove and inspect the filter, and drain the housing. So in that application I might be doing just that.
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#4618532 - 12/30/17 07:47 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
fdcg27 Offline

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15682
Loc: OH
While I personally don't do this, Honda says you can and Fram also says that the Ultra is good for 20K while even the TG would be good for two 5K runs.
If you run the filter 2X, I wouldn't remove it since it can be difficult to get an oil filter off without the use of some sort of tool, which will damage the can and there's no point in messing with a happily sealing base gasket.
The amount of oil in and above any modern sized filter is miniscule anyway.
For the Accord, Honda claims 4.2 quarts with filter change and 4 quarts without, so you aren't talking about a large volume of oil anyway and I doubt that your Nissan would retain a whole lot more.
As someone noted above, all engines retain a quantity of undrainable oil anyway.
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#4618538 - 12/30/17 07:56 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: fdcg27]
IndyFan Online   content

Registered: 06/16/05
Posts: 540
Loc: Danville, Indiana
I've been doing two 6,000 mile changes in my Jeep with each Ultra Guard. I'm probably going to go to 3 now that it is rated for 20k miles, unless I'm preparing for an off road trip with lots of slow speed crawling. Then I'll change the filter, too, before the trip.

The F150 goes two changes for each Ultraguard, and the Transit goes two, as well.

Edited by IndyFan (12/30/17 07:57 AM)
18 Jeep JLUR Wrangler 3.6 5k
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#4618541 - 12/30/17 08:01 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
bullwinkle Offline

Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7652
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
If the engine is clean, it can handle two 10K OCIs. My advice has always been cut the first one open after 10K & see how much is in it, if it looks good, then go for 20K. Just like I wouldn't extend engine oil changes without UOAs.
06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 15 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)

#4618552 - 12/30/17 08:15 AM Re: Would you run a fram ultra for two changes? [Re: 60ampfuse]
webfors Offline

Registered: 06/06/06
Posts: 4941
Loc: Great White North.. eh
Yes, you can run it for two OCIs, especially considering how short your OCIs are.
17 Cadillac ATS 2.0T, Edge D1G2 5w30, XG10575
17 Dodge GC, VWB 5w30, Fram DL11665
15 DL650, Valvoline 20w50, KN-138
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