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Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles #4646239
01/25/18 07:23 PM
01/25/18 07:23 PM
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oshia86 Offline OP
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I admit, I have been a bit nervous trying out the FU in the cartridge style. Some results posted of this same filter here don't show great results. Curiosity got the best of me and I decided on trying the FU for my DD, an 07 Cobalt. I plan on running the filter for two 9k-ish intervals, or however long until I decide I get the itch (hey, i just enjoy wrenching on a car). This particular filter was run with M1 EP. Another XG9018 went in with PPPP 5W-30.

Prior to this filter I was running standard WIX filters, of which were coming out very twisted/distorted. I was very surprised to see the FU come out in such good shape. Uneventful is good.





Last edited by oshia86; 01/25/18 07:32 PM.
Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86] #4646255
01/25/18 07:38 PM
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An example of working well for your application. The wire mess backing is the key to preventing the distortion you noted in the WIX.


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2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 & Motorcraft 910s
Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86] #4646259
01/25/18 07:40 PM
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Welcome to the Fram Ultra club. Thanks for sharing.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86] #4646291
01/25/18 08:06 PM
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The wire backing definitely helped prevent the buckling you normally see smile

Wix does make a wire-backed synthetic filter of their own, in the Wix XP/Napa Platinum

What kind of OCI was suggested by your OLM?

Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86] #4646365
01/25/18 09:39 PM
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I used a Ultra on my mom's Vue (has the 2.2? Ecotec engine), but she went and changed the oil at a quickie lube @ 5000 miles, so no idea what it looked like.
I had pulled a NAPA Pro Select out before the Ultra went in, and it looked good.


1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86] #4646387
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Some these filters have a center tube that runs the full length from top to bottom, others stop short and only the paper medial holds the end caps together. I ran an ultra 20,000 miles in my ecotec and it held together well but I found carbon build up in the pleats and near the end caps. A little to long for my engine.

Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86] #4646410
01/25/18 10:36 PM
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After the advent of wire mesh backing, I see no reason to use paper oil filters anymore.

Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86] #4646704
01/26/18 09:24 AM
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Our little red Chevy Sonic uses a cartridge filter . Never seen any problems with them when I remover & replaced them , at oil / filter change .


Wyr
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