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Re: Oil filter/Quickie oil changes
Michael Murphy wrote:
> Jeff LaBombard wrote:
> > Why are Frams such bad filters? I have heard this, but am curious why?
> As part of the filters data I'm collecting for the list's new website,
> I've done a fair bit of data gathering. What I've uncovered about Fram
> so far:
> taking hits, not only from some qlist members but on other lists.
> Fram is the only "name brand" mentioned in catastrophic filter
> failures causing a sudden, large loss of oil by failing at the
> gasket or, in a couple of incidents, they just split open (still
> trying to verify that engine oil pressure regulator was not the
> they have more than one quality level of filter, including, IMHO, one
> to be avoided - "Double Guard". It has PTFE (teflon) additive. I'm
> also trying to verify their by-pass valve settings vs. OEM filter
> specs and/or existence of anti drain valve (needed if the filter
> mounting position allows gravity to drain the filter).
> to confuse you, not all Fram comments are bad - in fact one list
> had a member who dissected several brands and found Fram to be above
> average (have not read report in its entirety so I don't know if it
> has applicability to Fram filters for Audi apps.).
> MJ Murphy
Just to add a brief comment on filter failures. I used an AC/Delco filter
on my Toyota truck and the engine started clicking at idle. When I changed
the filter, something was rattling around inside of it, I didn't take it
apart, but I'm thinking it was probably the pressure bypass valve, in other
words, the filter became worthless at some point in it's life. I was going
to go after AC/Delco for damage to my engine, but lost interest when other
problems started cropping up and I decided to trade it in.
I will NEVER buy AC/Delco filters again.
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