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Old 04-04-2007
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wow. I used a fram for 5000 miles and got it changed. I need to tell my truck im sorry.
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When I worked at O'riellys we cut open all the filters and the O'rielly brand one was the same as the Wix and Mobil 1 filters and the Fram well the Fram was crap! I use the O'rielly brand ones I was using the Mobil 1 filters and I might try one of those Amsoil filter next.
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I use Motorcraft,and also sometimes use Motorcraft,but most of the time I use Motorcraft....
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I don't run Synthetic, but why is fram sooo bad? I have been using it in my ranger since I started driving. In my 1992, and now 1996
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Fram isn't going to cause your vehicle to detonate or anything. It's just that it's quality and performance should cause anyone to pause.....and consider a better built filter (for the same cost). Why risk the chance of excessive engine wear? Many, many, folks all through the various automobile websites out there have much to say about Fram's poor quality. Even objective tests posted on the web have shown this to be true. My personal experience (see my previous post) with Fram also supports that they can cause issues.
Do what you want though, just be sure to take in all available resources before you make a decision.
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here is a motorcraft and a penzoil (made by fram) filter cut open


here is a great place for detailed oil info http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/
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im not reading all this, but i will say, that we have been running fram for 30+ years now on numerous vehicals and NEVER had a prob - knock on wood.
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WOW!! I didn't know about the Fram. I have been running them for a while in both the Ranger and RX7. I didn't get it for the truck this past oil change because Walmart was out of stock so i got the Motorcraft. I'm glad I read this post before i changer the oil in the 7.
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When I worked at O'riellys we cut open all the filters and the O'rielly brand one was the same as the Wix and Mobil 1 filters and the Fram well the Fram was crap! I use the O'rielly brand ones I was using the Mobil 1 filters and I might try one of those Amsoil filter next.
since ive been working there ive always been told that the microgard(oreilly brand) filters are purolators with the microgard name on them.. those filters are just fine.
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Anyone got a part number for a Baldwin filter? I tried to cross reference and the page is down. ANyone know where to buy the Baldwin filter for a 4.0 SOHC??
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holy crap i been using fram for 3 years now!! thanks God i know now before something was to happen!!I do remember i stopped at napa the one day and the guy said fram sucked i was like yeah your full of it your just trining to push the napa brand. Theres a reason hes behind the counter not me lol thanks guys!
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On the other hand, I have used FRAM in all of my vehicles - 69 Ford Truck / Mazda / Acura / - and my ranger, except for the last oil change - I switched to Mobile 1 synthetic blend and mobile 1 filter.....and had no problems at all. It has never failed on me, and have never heard any funky noises in my engine. it think it depends on luck and your driving style (high rmps and such).

I can definitly tell a difference between mobile 1 and fram and Pennzoil. I think its already worth it, so i won't go back
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