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#4641674 - 01/21/18 08:42 AM New Fram looks and media?
goodtimes Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
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Loc: california
I was looking trying to find out if Fram changed their fiber end cap to round shape from segmented, hexagonal or whatever it was, and noticed the TG also has been reworked in media. Maybe it's old news. Couldn't find a filter blow up cross section either. Looks pretty good to me, the TG.

http://www.fram.com/products/consumer-products/oil-filters/fram-tough-guardsup-sup-oil-filter/

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#4641696 - 01/21/18 08:59 AM Re: New Fram looks and media? [Re: goodtimes]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
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Loc: Alberta
Here is an end view from a newly purchased Fram Ultra XG10575. Still a bit of hexagonal shape. Are they phasing in round ones?


Edited by Snagglefoot (01/21/18 09:00 AM)

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#4641709 - 01/21/18 09:16 AM Re: New Fram looks and media? [Re: goodtimes]
goodtimes Offline


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I was thinking more of the media end cap inside on the EG and TG. The ones I have seen had flat segments with rounded points to center the element on the baseplate.

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#4641738 - 01/21/18 09:41 AM Re: New Fram looks and media? [Re: goodtimes]
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I see what you mean now. Enjoy the filter photo. LOL

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#4641739 - 01/21/18 09:42 AM Re: New Fram looks and media? [Re: goodtimes]
CT8 Offline


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When Fram did away with the domed screen that strained the bypassed oil my Heart was broken and I quit buying the Tough Guard.
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#4641804 - 01/21/18 10:47 AM Re: New Fram looks and media? [Re: goodtimes]
oil_film_movies Online   content


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Looks like news, I think. The Fram link goodtimes posted said new media. Maybe everything else is the same.
I find it interesting Fram says the new media is "more durable". Why can't Purolator come out with new more durable media? Puro needs it.


Edited by oil_film_movies (01/21/18 10:50 AM)

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#4641831 - 01/21/18 11:21 AM Re: New Fram looks and media? [Re: goodtimes]
dlundblad Offline


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I always thought one end cap was rounded and the other end cap was hexagonal.


Edited by dlundblad (01/21/18 11:22 AM)
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#4641860 - 01/21/18 11:44 AM Re: New Fram looks and media? [Re: goodtimes]
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I answered this in the other thread, but the “nubs” isn’t a change at least for the 7317 size of filter...

I have a couple of TG’s but they aren’t in the new box and have 2 color labels so I suspect they aren’t the “new” ones.
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#4641878 - 01/21/18 12:00 PM Re: New Fram looks and media? [Re: CT8]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: CT8
When Fram did away with the domed screen that strained the bypassed oil my Heart was broken and I quit buying the Tough Guard.


A long time ago.

You ALREADY have a screen!
It's on your oil pump pickup tube.

Besides, the little pieces of carbon you see in cut open filters here would go right through that screen, anyway....
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#4642147 - 01/21/18 05:30 PM Re: New Fram looks and media? [Re: goodtimes]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
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Loc: PNW
I think it's a good idea to have "nubs" or a hexagonal on the end cap next to the base of the filter. Ensures that the guts of the filter stays centered and gives lots of open area for oil flow.

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