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#4650407 - 01/29/18 04:59 PM Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
This it off my sisters 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe with the 4 cylinder.

8578 miles/9 months on filter and oil (Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20). 155,040 miles on vehicle.

Filter:


Baseplate:


Silicone ADV, nice and pliable with no rips or tears:


Inside the can, a little debris (looks like some carbon bits??):


Bypass valve/spring:


Media pleat spacing looks good with no rips or tears:






Media all apart (looks good)


Filled with QSUD 0w-20 and used a Mobil 1 M1-110 EP filter (thanks again DuckRyder)

Total cost, well, I was paid a dollar (Oil was $9 for the jug, had a $10 rebate, and DuckRyder sent me the filter). thumbsup


This filter looks a whole lot better than the last one I took off it.
I realized this is the first Fram canister filter I have used (and paid full price for) in probably 15 years (not counting the Frampion Car Quest filters).

I used a Fram Ultra Cartridge on my moms car, but she had the oil changed at a shop so no idea how it faired (fine I am sure).
I have to say I am impressed. I have seen lots of C&P of these filters here, but actually having one in hand makes me appreciate it more.
The media was very tough to cut (broke my utility knife cutting it) and the fiber end caps are stout.
I figured I would have no problems with these filters, and now that I have cut one apart, I have no issues at all.
Wish I had grabbed more of the clearance ones at Walmart a while back.

While I had her car, I also changed the spark plugs (original plugs were still in it) and changed the air filter.
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#4650419 - 01/29/18 05:09 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
ZeeOSix Offline


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Loc: PNW
Wow, 155K miles on the original spark plugs ... how'd they look? Engine probably runs a bit better with some new spark plugs. Filter looks pretty good - thanks for the C&P.

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#4650422 - 01/29/18 05:14 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
DuckRyder Offline


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Loc: Atlanta
Filter looks good!

Thank you for posting.
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#4650429 - 01/29/18 05:23 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
Thanks for great C&p and good on you Duckryder for sending him a filter smile
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#4650458 - 01/29/18 05:52 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
irv Offline


Registered: 10/08/06
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Loc: Oshawa, Ont. Canada
I am glad I seen this as I am going to be switching to TG's in both my vehicles this coming spring.

I highly doubt I will be reaching 8,000 miles, let alone 8,000 kms so it's nice to see I should have no worries.

I was going to ask why the switch with the oil and filter but if I was paid to run a good brand of oil, I would do the same. grin

Thanks for the C&P. Cheers2
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#4650465 - 01/29/18 06:00 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
Nice looking filter. I'm a big fan of the TG. It's a superb filter, especially if you're not one to run an Ultra for multiple oil changes (like myself). Easy to get at Walmart along with the oil. Wish they made one for my LR3.
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#4650466 - 01/29/18 06:02 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: ZeeOSix]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Wow, 155K miles on the original spark plugs ... how'd they look? Engine probably runs a bit better with some new spark plugs. ...

Not too bad actually.

Not sure why the 3 on the right have brown on the bottom of the porcelain?






She said she has noticed it being a little hard to start sometimes and her gas mileage is not what it used to be.
I noticed when I picked it up today it was hard to start (had to give it a little gas right when starting). It was still warm when I started it when I was done and started just fine.

Originally Posted By: irv
I am glad I seen this as I am going to be switching to TG's in both my vehicles this coming spring.

I highly doubt I will be reaching 8,000 miles, let alone 8,000 kms so it's nice to see I should have no worries.

I was going to ask why the switch with the oil and filter but if I was paid to run a good brand of oil, I would do the same. grin

Thanks for the C&P. Cheers2


I would have no issues using this filter for 10,000 miles, so a ~5,000 mile interval is easy for it.

I have a little stash of filters, so I had to choose between this M1, a Purolator PSL (the old synthetic media with metal mesh backing), Bosch Distance Plus, or another Tough Guard.
These filters also fit my motorcycle, so I plan on using the TG for the bike (and maybe the PSL).
Will be using the Bosch D+ next on the Hyundai (I have 2 of them).

I also have a Purolator Pure One (the yellow can), but am not going to use it.
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#4650472 - 01/29/18 06:08 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
Audios Offline


Registered: 11/19/11
Posts: 884
Loc: Lyndhurst NJ
I think the brown buildup is small amounts of blowby through the plug.
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#4650488 - 01/29/18 06:18 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Hmm, seems it is called "corona stain" and is pretty harmless.

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#4650514 - 01/29/18 06:30 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
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Registered: 09/09/15
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Loc: PENNSYLVANIA
Great looking TG!
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#4650631 - 01/29/18 09:01 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
That filter looks great!
(nothing as far as debris is concern,
especially compared to your brother's 5.4! shocked )

Those plugs look **fantastic** for the miles!

Love love love fine-wire Iridiums!
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#4651638 - 01/30/18 10:51 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: Linctex]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: Linctex
That filter looks great!
(nothing as far as debris is concern,
especially compared to your brother's 5.4! shocked )

Those plugs look **fantastic** for the miles!

Love love love fine-wire Iridiums!

Yeah, his 5.4 has had better days.

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#4651653 - 01/30/18 11:47 PM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: car51]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4616
Loc: Virginia
Amen car51. Well said.

Great work here blupupher. Those TGs are quite good indeed. I think they are "underrated" in a certain way. Fram Ultra gets a lot of glory and understandably so. But the TG is a very good filter option as well.
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#4651855 - 01/31/18 09:20 AM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: bbhero]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4421
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: bbhero
Amen car51. Well said.

Great work here blupupher. Those TGs are quite good indeed. I think they are "underrated" in a certain way. Fram Ultra gets a lot of glory and understandably so. But the TG is a very good filter option as well.

Problem is Fram is pricing the TG out of their value range.
I was at WalMart yesterday and saw the TG9688 was priced @ $8.96, the XG9688 is priced @ $9.63, while the PH9688 (now with silicone ADV) is still priced @ $3.77. shrug
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#4651954 - 01/31/18 10:43 AM Re: Fram TG-9688 - 8578 miles/9 months C&P [Re: blupupher]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4616
Loc: Virginia
Yeah that is stupid there. My 7317 Fram orange is $3.77, the TG is $6.64, the Fram Ultra is $8.98. So at least my area Walmart has the TG 7317 somewhere near a reasonable price point.
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