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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)

#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.
2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: Castrol Magnatec GTX 5W30 synthetic & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 & Motorcraft 910s

#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.

#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?

#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.
1994 Honda VT1100C: Peak 15w-40/TG/2500 mile OCI
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#4646387 - 01/25/18 09:07 PM Re: Fram Ultra XG9018 C&P - 10,000 miles [Re: oshia86]
WobblyElvis Online   content

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.

#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.

#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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