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Fram quality (lack of)

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About 15-20 years ago, a Frucked Fam filter ate a bunch of expensive parts in a Toyota 7M all-motor build when it collapsed.

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Years ago my 521 blew an oil filter apart. Did it a second time so I look a little deeper. There was some casting flash caught in the relief valve and it couldn't open properly. The oil pump is really a hydraulic pump and god knows the top pressure it might put out. It wasn't a fram but a good quality container is also something that must be considered when buying a filter. Even more so if your pump relief is shimmed.

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I used to run Fram on my 240Z years ago, but saw a similar video explaining their flaws. I soon after switched to K&N or Wix filters on all my vehicles. I don't mind paying extra for the K&N simply for the convenience of the welded nut on the end! Makes removal such a breeze!


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