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#4771552 - 05/29/18 07:38 PM Is Fram OK now?
AnonOIl Offline


Registered: 10/01/17
Posts: 27
Loc: GA, USA
So in the past I have read/heard to avoid the "OCOD" for either the end caps not being made of metal, poor quality control, or hearing people claim with Fram filters they have lower oil pressure. However everything I see recently shows the "OCOD" holding up ok, and the TG and Ultra are even better. And they all now have Silicone ADBV's. So is the "OCOD" OK? It is very affordable at Walmart near me, only thing cheaper is a Supertech filter. Yes Fram, or no Fram and why? Thanks so much.

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#4771561 - 05/29/18 07:45 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 597
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
I will not put Fram on anything out of principle and why bother when alternatives with a better reputation are readily available, such as Wix!


Edited by dogememe (05/29/18 07:45 PM)
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#4771565 - 05/29/18 07:48 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
rooflessVW Online   content


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4041
Loc: North Carolina
I'm thinking there was never anything wrong with Fram - just people that don't know any better saying they're garbage because "they're made of paper!"
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#4771583 - 05/29/18 07:58 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4394
Loc: The Midwest
I used only Fram oil filters when my wife owned a 2012 Mazda3 with the 2.0L Skyactiv engine. Why? Fram was the only filter maker to list the proper oil filter when the car first came out. Other filter makers goofed and said to use the same oil filter used on the other, older 2.0L engine which has a different thread size. The end-caps aren't cardboard and don't flake apart. Use without worry.
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#4771587 - 05/29/18 07:58 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
TheLawnRanger Offline


Registered: 03/18/18
Posts: 390
Loc: Mississippi
Fram is not the best but in a pinch I would use one.
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#4771596 - 05/29/18 08:03 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
csandste Offline


Registered: 05/31/02
Posts: 1178
Loc: St. Peters, Missouri
Stories started by a disgruntled employee that just took off. Too bad there wasn't a Snopes for cars at that time.
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#4771599 - 05/29/18 08:04 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: rooflessVW]
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Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29758
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
I'm thinking there was never anything wrong with Fram - just people that don't know any better saying they're garbage because "they're made of paper!"


That sums it up nicely in my book.
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#4771618 - 05/29/18 08:16 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
joegreen Offline


Registered: 03/10/13
Posts: 756
Loc: NY
I use fram because i got them for .75c from tractor supply. They seem to be working for me.
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#4771627 - 05/29/18 08:24 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: dogememe]
Zee09 Offline


Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 277
Loc: Tri State Conservative
Originally Posted By: dogememe
I will not put Fram on anything out of principle and why bother when alternatives with a better reputation are readily available, such as Wix!


What principle would that be?
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#4771631 - 05/29/18 08:27 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
Onug Offline


Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 344
Loc: Washington, USA
Many cut-and-posts here prove they are quality filters that do the job they were designed for. You will never find agreement here on whatís the best filter, but they have multiple models and price points so you canít go wrong.
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#4771652 - 05/29/18 08:40 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
MParr Offline


Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 514
Loc: Georgia
I wonít use an ExtraGuard or ToughGuard on anything I own. I do have an Ultra Synthetic XG4957 on my new Toro zero turn mower. Experience with the OCOD is my reason for not using the two lower tier filters.
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#4771664 - 05/29/18 08:52 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4618
Loc: Virginia
The Fram orange can has been improved for several years now. More pleats in the pH 8 or ph 2, and pH 16 sizes has made those a fair amount better than they used to be. The other sizes like 7317, 6607, 4386, 4967, 3593a plus other sizes have also had some added media to improve their strength. The Fram orange can is a filter that can be run without any worries. I could be wrong but I think the Fram Ultra being made has good as it had been at the time... Also led to improvements being made to the tiered filters below the Ultra.
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#4771707 - 05/29/18 09:30 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
sir1900 Offline


Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 1589
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan
FRAM has always been okay, even the OCOD, and I would have no problems using one.
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#4771712 - 05/29/18 09:33 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: AnonOIl]
FordBroncoVWJeta Offline


Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 766
Loc: KS
The only problems I have with OCOD is the price. They seem pricey for what they are.
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#4771716 - 05/29/18 09:36 PM Re: Is Fram OK now? [Re: FordBroncoVWJeta]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10026
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: FordBroncoVWJeta
The only problems I have with OCOD is the price. They seem pricey for what they are.


It's essentially a WIX/ NAPA Gold for under $4.
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