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chevyfireball 09-15-2009 02:33 AM

I don't particularly trust any filter, though I've had no probs with Wix. I change the oil and filter before every meeting.

hink 09-15-2009 04:33 AM


Originally Posted by demented
The problems that came about from the Fram Filters was with the bottom of the line filters that they sell at like walmart or autozone. the racing filters are made with a totally different quality control than the lower grade ones. I have used the racing filters and have had no problems whatsoever.

Here is a link to look over http://www.fram.com/recall/index.php and I have had 2 customers destroyed their cirlce track cars because of the Fram filter coming apart but I Have to say that Fram paid for all the damages as one car had 40 thousand and the other was near 60 thousand and this car was leading the race when the filter came apart.

And NOW they finally listen to me and have gone to the WIX or NAPA filters and o problems, And once word travaled about their problems alot of guy have gotten away from Fram filters.

ARUSSELL 09-15-2009 02:51 PM

Wix without a question

kwkracing 09-15-2009 06:49 PM

I wonder how long until fram changes there name?

oldandtired 09-16-2009 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by kwkracing
I wonder how long until fram changes there name?

Probably to Wicks... :lol:
Dave

demented 09-17-2009 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by hink

Originally Posted by demented
The problems that came about from the Fram Filters was with the bottom of the line filters that they sell at like walmart or autozone. the racing filters are made with a totally different quality control than the lower grade ones. I have used the racing filters and have had no problems whatsoever.

Here is a link to look over http://www.fram.com/recall/index.php and I have had 2 customers destroyed their cirlce track cars because of the Fram filter coming apart but I Have to say that Fram paid for all the damages as one car had 40 thousand and the other was near 60 thousand and this car was leading the race when the filter came apart.

And NOW they finally listen to me and have gone to the WIX or NAPA filters and o problems, And once word travaled about their problems alot of guy have gotten away from Fram filters.

:shock: OK you opened my eyes to something I haven't read yet. I knew about the lower grade filters but never heard about a problem with the racing filters. Thanks for the link. Talk about scary!!!!! Every year I take down my motor and check everything. I ususally don't leave it until something breaks. That is probably why I haven't experience a major problem with my motor.
Thanks for the eye opener.
Wix filter's here I come.

DirkaDirka 09-17-2009 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by demented

Originally Posted by hink

Originally Posted by demented
The problems that came about from the Fram Filters was with the bottom of the line filters that they sell at like walmart or autozone. the racing filters are made with a totally different quality control than the lower grade ones. I have used the racing filters and have had no problems whatsoever.

Here is a link to look over http://www.fram.com/recall/index.php and I have had 2 customers destroyed their cirlce track cars because of the Fram filter coming apart but I Have to say that Fram paid for all the damages as one car had 40 thousand and the other was near 60 thousand and this car was leading the race when the filter came apart.

And NOW they finally listen to me and have gone to the WIX or NAPA filters and o problems, And once word travaled about their problems alot of guy have gotten away from Fram filters.

:shock: OK you opened my eyes to something I haven't read yet. I knew about the lower grade filters but never heard about a problem with the racing filters. Thanks for the link. Talk about scary!!!!! Every year I take down my motor and check everything. I ususally don't leave it until something breaks. That is probably why I haven't experience a major problem with my motor.
Thanks for the eye opener.
Wix filter's here I come
.

Another one coming out of hte Fram Filters closet :lol:

newjack42 09-17-2009 06:50 PM

Man em i happy i have always ran wix. the storys about fram keep gettin worse and worse. kinda scary. i have a few buddys that dont belive me about fram i will deffetly show them this thread and than let them make a decision.

TheYellaBrick 09-17-2009 07:03 PM

I've been running Fram's for years until I read this thread from the beginning. Changed both my racecars to WIX and gained 10 pounds of pressure at idle when hot and 5 on my street driven rolling stock.

etchison 09-18-2009 07:04 PM

i run a injected sbc on alcohol i change the oil alot i bought a system 1 reusable filter one to check for bearing wear and it pays for itself in a year or two just my two cents


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