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Old 11-15-2008, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: fram

Originally Posted by mikeaton
as far as i know most all walmarts use fram filters in the oil bays. i havent heard about any failures related to the filters as i write this but all i can speak for is my store here in new mexico. just my 2 cents worth
Yeah, but how many engine failures have occurred that the owners didn't relate to the oil change they had done a few weeks ago? Keep in mind that the filter doesn't stop the flow of oil but restricts it to the point of opening the bypass and and circulating a reduced amount of unfiltered oil. I have had vehicles come into my shop with lifters clicking and lower than normal oil pressure that was still in the safe operating range right after an oil change had been done. Replacing the fram filter with a different brand has always fixed the problem.
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