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Old 04-16-2012, 11:12 AM   #61
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Default Re: change your own oil, part II

Some people here are confused about how the filter works.

Oil flows in through the holes in the outside of the filter.

Filtered oil then flows out through the center hole.

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:06 PM   #62
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Default Re: change your own oil, part II

Originally Posted by purplezr2 View Post
I believe the center hole leads to the oil galleries. The pump is pumping "dirty" oil technical.
DOH! Right you are...the pump pickup is in the pan.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:28 PM   #63
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Default Re: change your own oil, part II

Apparently I was wrong, thanks for the correction.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #64
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I think part of it is that it has become the "real car guy" thing to say Fram is trash. A single bad experience with any filter really does not allow one to draw a valid conclusion about all the filters under that name. With hundreds of thousands or even millions of Fram filters sold each year, we would see news reports about engine failures due to Fram filters if they were as bad as some folks claim along with the class action lawsuits.

I can't claim they are a great filter, but I don't think they are the abomination some claim they are.

This was an interesting store about Fram.



After I almost lost a $15,000 late model engine due to a Fram Racing filter collapsing on me (I rigged up a warning light on my oil pressure and temp gauges, light came on I got out of everyones way, made it to the pit exit, and shut her down) I refuse to have one on anything I own. I used to be a Fram kind of guy, everybody used to rag on me for using them and then the 'myth' happened . I run Wix or Napa these days, no problems or regrets
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Honestly, I got tired of the open ends on my Craftsman wrenches spreading like a Taiwanese hooker and bought the Snap-on's which are more like a Puritan...Though occasionally I can get those to spread as well...unlike my wife.
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