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#4685950 - 03/06/18 07:19 AM Metal shavings in fram filter
cven Offline


Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 328
Loc: ohio
I was changing the oil in my 2000 Z-28. When filling the filter some oil went into the smaller holes and some very tiny metal shavings could be seen.

I know these should be caught by the filter but I did not like what I saw.

Not bashing fram here just posted to see if anyone has seen the same thing even in other filters.

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#4685961 - 03/06/18 07:33 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4894
Loc: Houston, Texas
I'm confused. You're supposed to fill the filter through the small holes. Although most have an anti drainback valve so this makes it hard to do.
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#4685966 - 03/06/18 07:36 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
cven Offline


Registered: 07/24/08
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Loc: ohio
I always fill through the center hole.


Edited by cven (03/06/18 07:37 AM)

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#4685972 - 03/06/18 07:44 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Bottom_Feeder Offline


Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3036
Loc: Occupied Virginia
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I'm confused. You're supposed to fill the filter through the small holes. Although most have an anti drainback valve so this makes it hard to do.

You're not supposed to fill the filter through the outside holes, but you certainly can if you want to make things messier and way harder on yourself!

Where do you guys get this stuff? Jeez.

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#4685996 - 03/06/18 08:09 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: cven
I always fill through the center hole.


+1 Same here. Fat chance I am trying hold the ADBV open so I can oil on the "dirty side" of the filter so no damaging particles from the new oil go right into the oil galley. Bull dinkies.
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#4685999 - 03/06/18 08:09 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
cven Offline


Registered: 07/24/08
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Loc: ohio
LOL ... that's what I was thinking.

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#4686002 - 03/06/18 08:12 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
goodtimes Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
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Loc: california
The person said some oil went into the small holes, not he was filling through the small holes. The person also said he wasn't bashing Fram.

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#4686024 - 03/06/18 08:45 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
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Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1911
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I know this post is about the shavings but Iíll stir the Bitog hornets next. I donít bother filling the filter anymore. Itís enough to be crawling underneath the car to worry about keeping the filter vertical while doing it. That filter fills up with oil in less than a second. Just another A retentive bitog procedure. Flame suit on!


Edited by Snagglefoot (03/06/18 08:46 AM)

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#4686026 - 03/06/18 08:51 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
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I think fram may not media tumble after thread chasing so may be some particulate. I would prefer to see a clean tap with no curly's.

I Fill in center hole but only 1/3 to 1/2. Btter to send some oil don't to the pump with a squeeze bottle on horizontal applications ( like my Nissan) Do I do that? No. But I do fill down to the pump on the Subaru FB series - easy with the vertically mounted up side down on top of the engine - Just pour it in before screwing down the filter smile
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#4686042 - 03/06/18 09:08 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: cven
I always fill through the center hole.


Me too. Any other way is going to yield a mess. I'm not about to force the ADBV open and risk damaging or ruining that.
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#4686074 - 03/06/18 09:42 AM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: demarpaint]
WellOiled Offline


Registered: 10/03/15
Posts: 1358
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Originally Posted By: cven
I always fill through the center hole.


Me too. Any other way is going to yield a mess. I'm not about to force the ADBV open and risk damaging or ruining that.

When I do, it will be through the outlet hole. No mess and no risk of damaging the ADBV.
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#4686273 - 03/06/18 12:48 PM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17932
Loc: PNW
Always inspect and clean the filter mounting threads and base plate just to be safe. I can often find some kind of debris regardless of filter brand. I'll even remove and clean the base gasket and groove.

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#4686465 - 03/06/18 03:57 PM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
cven Offline


Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 328
Loc: ohio
Ya.... I always clean the threads but this stuff was under the baseplate and I'd never found it if I didn't spill some oil in the inlet holes.

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#4686472 - 03/06/18 04:04 PM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17932
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: cven
Ya.... I always clean the threads but this stuff was under the baseplate and I'd never found it if I didn't spill some oil in the inlet holes.


If it's under the base plate on the ADBV side then it will be trapped in the media.

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#4686509 - 03/06/18 04:39 PM Re: Metal shavings in fram filter [Re: cven]
cven Offline


Registered: 07/24/08
Posts: 328
Loc: ohio
I noted that in the OP.

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