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Fram Oil Filters

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACOMA TRD, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    What is about Fram oil filters that nobody likes? I just did my first oil change and I took the advice "not to buy" from most members on this board. I always used the fram TG "Tough Guard" filter and Penziol oil. I always had success. My subaru had 260K on that stuff, the only thing left good on the car was the engine when I junked it.

    For my Taco I found myself buying the Bosch Oil filter, and castrol 5w-30 oil. which I am not familiar with either. I dont put too many miles on, so I wont use sythetic, I put like 5k on in 6mos, so I like to keep my oil fresh, but I just cant see spending 13.95 for a K&N or wix, plus 33.00 for synthetic oil so I thought 47.00 was too much for a DIY oil change.

    The Bosch and castrol deal was like 25, which I thought wasnt too bad. I was just curious if why nobody liked the fram filters.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    NWtacoma

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    toyota filters ftw
     
  3. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    why the switch?
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    I have never been given any bad advice from this forum, so i did switch. But it almost seems like if you screw a fram filter onto your engine will self implode immediatley.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    okay, i was just curious...thanks. How r Bosch?
     
  7. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    enough said....I wont go back....
     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    Yeah me to $5 at the stealers. and $29 for a 5qt. jug and a one more qt. since the truck takes 5.5qts
     
  9. Jun 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    I too used Fram (or Penske which are Fram with yellow paint) for many years and never had any problems. I've read lots of opinions that Fram sucks. I read lots of opinons that that you get what you pay for and it never pays to be cheap. Since Fram worked out well for me I now use SuperTech or PureOne ... because I can get them cheaper. Fram's are just too darned expensive. :rofl:
     
  10. Jun 3, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    +1. That nut alone is worth the extra money, plus it's a quality filter that filters to 10 microns.
     
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    Hmmmm....that video is interesting.:cool: I used to also use Fram TG but switched to Toyota OEM filters a couple years back.;) I also use Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 full-synthetic.
     
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    I remember hearing from this forum that Fram was horrible, so yesterday when I went to my auto parts store to get some oil and a filter (5 qts of Conventional Quaker State 10W-30 and a fram filter for $12.99) I asked him about it and he said there aren't many filter manufacturers in the world. Most of the names we see are strictly rebranded. Fram, Microgard, Wix are all rebranded, he said. The only two really different ones are K&N and Mobil. I don't know how true it is, but I ended up getting a shitty filter anyway for my 94 Corolla. 200K miles, and its only had Frams lol
     
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    I've never heard of people having problems because of an oil filter, let alone....a Fram. It's probalby some dumb ass people who can't do their oil changes properly and decided to blame Fram and get a lawsuit out of it.

    If Fram was so bad, they'd be off the market.
     
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    And what if Fram makes Toyota's filters? ha ha ha ha!
     
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    I've ran Fram for 15 + years never a problem..go figure. Gives me more beer money
     
  19. Jun 3, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    True, but rebranded isn't necessarily a bad thing. Wix and Napa Gold are "rebranded", made by Dana, but they are quality filters. There used to be a webpage with most filters, who makes them, what they are made of and how well they work. I'll see if I can find it - it's pretty interesting.

    I think Toyota's OEM filter are made by Denso.
     
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