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Old 11-14-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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fram filter ??

so i went and bought mobile 1 full synthetic and a fram tough guard filter ... is this a good filter or should i go with something else ?


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Old 11-14-2006, 08:50 AM   #2
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i would use the motorcraft 2005
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I used the FRAM a couple of times but, the second to last time I changed my oil the FRAM would not budge. I hand tightened it when I put it on, but I needed to use tools to get it off. Also all that "tough gaurd" hand grip stuff, rubbed right off onto my gloves because of the heat. So I don't think I'll buy FRAM anymore.
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Its not the filter that causes it to seize, its lubing the gasket. If you dont lube it, the rubber to metal sticks like glue...

....ever try to get a rad hose off a metal thermostat housing!? Its more than just clmaps...you have to get huge pliers and twist.

The Fram you want is a PH8316.


...and you dont know what 'stuck' is til you try to remove an oil filter from an F250 Turbo deisel (the older body style). Its HUGE, it sits just where a filter wrench allows very little movement, and it holds a qt. of oil. I've bent three filter wrenches cracking them loose.
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I don't know much about filters... but I go with Motorcraft just because Ford tells me so... and we all know to trust the blue oval... like drones. Ford is the Queen bee and we just follow whatever they say...
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The fram is fine, used them for years. Motorcraft is also a good piece. Changing it, is more important that what you change it with.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:52 PM   #7
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napa sells good filters!! i used their gold filter brand..
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Heh, use a mobile 1 filter..and also, if i use the filter for the engine code 3 instead of 5 does it matter? same threads, just slightly longer, and same diameter. and our cars use 5w20 right? ive been using that oil and filters for 35K now...no problems..
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Heh, use a mobile 1 filter..and also, if i use the filter for the engine code 3 instead of 5 does it matter? same threads, just slightly longer, and same diameter. and our cars use 5w20 right? ive been using that oil and filters for 35K now...no problems..
Use the one that it calls for. Not worth running the risk. We take a Fram PH8316, the 'longer one' is a Fram PH3600 (used on V6 mustang, SPI Focus, etc.)

...and no, 5w30 - most other fords take 5w20.
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Frankly, I wouldn't use a Fram filter if they gave them to me for free.
Fram consistently ranks at the bottom when it comes to filter tests.

There's quite a few threads (with links to tests) within these forums.
I just don't have the time to look anything up at the moment...
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