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#4646239 - 01/25/18 06:23 PM Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles
oshia86 Offline


Registered: 03/17/17
Posts: 28
Loc: il
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.






Edited by oshia86 (01/25/18 06:32 PM)

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#4646255 - 01/25/18 06:38 PM Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86]
MParr Offline


Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 514
Loc: Georgia
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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#4646259 - 01/25/18 06:40 PM Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1721
Loc: Alberta
Welcome to the Fram Ultra club. Thanks for sharing.

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#4646291 - 01/25/18 07:06 PM Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6156
Loc: USA
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?

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#4646365 - 01/25/18 08:39 PM Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
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.
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#4646387 - 01/25/18 09:07 PM Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86]
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Registered: 09/23/14
Posts: 1345
Loc: Toronto Canada
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.

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#4646410 - 01/25/18 09:36 PM Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86]
das_peikko Offline


Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 505
Loc: San Antonio, TX
After the advent of wire mesh backing, I see no reason to use paper oil filters anymore.

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#4646704 - 01/26/18 08:24 AM Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1516
Loc: Texas
Our little red Chevy Sonic uses a cartridge filter . Never seen any problems with them when I remover & replaced them , at oil / filter change .
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