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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2001, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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No more FRAM oil filters!!!!

I dont know if its just me with bad luck or is anyone else having problems with Fram filters? I was under my truck looking for one of the headlight retainer screws i dropped behind the grill while installing more powerful bulbs[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] when i noticed the damn filter is leaking at the crimp![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

Why couldn`t Ford have made those 4 screws more accessable?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]Or at least extended the bezel a little further in so the #@$% screws dont fall behind it...

Anyhow, i haven`t used a fram PH8A filter since i had my 71 Mach 1 cause i had one crack on me and lost all my oil.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
I have been exclusively using only motorcraft FL1As.

I decided to try Fram again since they have that fancy molded black grip on the end, I cant believe i got another leaker...

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Re: No more FRAM oil filters!!!!

1) Magnetize your screwdriver for those bloody hard to get at screws.
2) Worked with a Test Engineer for a while. Fram was at the bottom of the list.
WIX (I think #51040) works for me on the oil filters.
They were also at the top of the heap in the test.
Fram's marketing dollars at their best.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: No more FRAM oil filters!!!!

The WIX cross reference for FL1A and PH8A is # 51515. Napa filters are made by Wix and the Napa # is 1515. Napa filters come in Silver and Gold series. The Gold has a better micron rating I think, and costs a little more.

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So that's why my Mopar was leaking !

A few months back I changed the oil in the Bronco and Mopar and the Mopar leaked for weeks. I assumed I hadn't tightened the filter enough and it went away the next Fram I stuck on there. I never thought to look for a split at the seam. That must have been it.

Are they really crap ? Do advertisers really tell fibs and half truths(Power-aid) ?

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Re: No more FRAM oil filters!!!!

Woops, you're correct <font color=blue>MY2ND78.</font color=blue>
The wife's car is a 51040.
Bronc's the 51515.
Hmmmmm, the memory is the first to go they say!

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I have always used the Motorcraft FL-1A and never had a problem. Just remember that the whole world is trying to part you from your money. That is what marketeers do. Salesmen lie about it, marketeers swear to it.

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When I used fram filters I noticed that my oil looked dirty after only a few miles. Then I was reading a web page this guy had. He went out and got like 20 different oil filters all for a ford v8 and cut them open to see how they were made. Very interesting what he found. Fram has cardboard as the anti drainback valve. Most of the others had rubber or silicon for this. So I started to use Motorcraft filters and never had that problem again. This guy rated Motorcraft, Purolator pureone, Wix and 1 or 2 others as what he thought were the best filters. He noted that the Pep Boys brand and the regular Purolator are both made by Motorcraft.
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My family has always used fram since I can remember, no problems, but that grip is cool. I might change next time I change my oil, due to this new evidence...

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It is worth it to spend a few cents more for a good filter. I watch for them on sale and buy a two or three at a time. I would hate to be out way off road and lose an oil filter or start hearing the rods knocking while driving down Hwy 35 at 70+.

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Re: No more FRAM oil filters!!!!

I use K & N filter at $9 a little costly but worth the quality. I also use Hastings at $5 If I'm short on cash. The hastings have a beefier spring and silicone anti drain back.

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