Steer clear of Frams

Mihnea Cotet mik at
Mon May 19 22:55:34 EDT 2003

Yup, agreed with that, it's been stated enough times that Frams s*ck, so why
are some people still not listening/reading?

Mihnea, never used Frams in any car and never will

Quoting Brett Dikeman <brett at>:

> Many of us on the main list have said this 'till we are blue in the
> face, but people just never learn- another lister lost his
> turbo-conversion 90 to a Fram filter.
> The minuscule element is held together at top and bottom with
> cardboard, and the filters usually lack BOTH a bypass valve and the
> checkback valve, both of which are a requirement.  He's not the first
> to have the filter collapse on him and munch an engine- so far two
> other listers on the main list have echoed "happened to me too".
> Mahle, Mann, Mobil 1- all are fine filters and have the features
> necessary to keep your engine happy.  Fram filters are orange for a
> reason- it means DANGER, DO NOT USE.
> B
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