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    Unhappy FRAM oil filter


    are there better ones? cost $10. FRAM oil filter for car cost $5. what a ripoff.

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    FRAM oil filter

    I've used Fram oil filters in ALL my streetbikes. A lot of folks say they're no good. But I had over 40,000 miles on one bike I used 'em on, 37,000 miles on another, and over 25,000 on another. And I've used 'em for the coupla changes I've done on the Tiller. No problems here...

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    FRAM oil filter

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    I've used Fram oil filters in ALL my streetbikes. A lot of folks say they're no good. But I had over 40,000 miles on one bike I used 'em on, 37,000 miles on another, and over 25,000 on another. And I've used 'em for the coupla changes I've done on the Tiller. No problems here...
    You've been lucky!

    Cut one in half sometime, and see how they glue the cardboard together.... SCAREY!
    There are better ones out there...
    That's all I'm gonna say....

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    Here are some other Oil filters for Suzuki:
    SUZUKI OEM 16510-06B01
    Emgo Black 10-55660
    Emgo CHROME 10-55670
    JC Whitney Black - 06AD3165B
    JC Whitney Chrome -06AD3166P
    Note- JC Whitney filters are said to be EMGO and EMGO are said to make Suzuki OEM filters. They look identical, with a "O" ring instead of a flat gasket surface.
    STP SMO-18
    BIKE MASTER BLACK 314-0025
    CYCLE POWER 314-1919
    FRAM 314-6018 (PH6018) this is a Crap Filter- use as last resort.
    Purolator ML6818
    NAPA Gold 1359
    ProPart Black 01-0029
    VESRAH Sf-3007
    Oil Filter Wrench (68mmX14 flutes)

    Motorcycle-Specific Filters - (About 2.5 to 3 inches long)
    Purolator Motorcycle ML16817 about $6.00
    NAPA Gold 1358, Carquest 85358, WIX 51358 about $7 to $8
    AC Delco PF2135 about $10
    FRAM PH6017A about $7
    Automobile Filters - (About 3.5 inches long - fit reference 1994 Mazda MX-3, V-6 Engine)
    Mobil 1 M1-110 about $10
    Bosch 3323 about $5
    Purolator Pure One L14620 about $6
    NAPA Gold 1356, Carquest 85356, WIX 51356 about $6
    Deutsch D-370 about $4
    AC Delco PF-2057 about $6
    Motorcraft Long Life FL-821 about $4
    STP S-02867 about $3
    FRAM, Castrol, Penske 7317 about $3
    Automobile Filters - (About 2.5 inches long - fit reference Mazda RX-7 and Miata)
    Bosch 3300 about $5
    NAPA Gold 1365 about $6
    Purolator L14622 about $5
    AC Delco PF1237 about $6
    STP S-02876 about $3
    FRAM PH6607 about $3
    Technical Fitment Specification
    20 X 1.5mm threads, gasket diameter approximately 2.3 inches, O.D. approx. 2.75 inches, length approximately 2.5 to 3.5 inches.

    Author's Notes
    Wix, NAPA Gold, and Carquest are identical.
    FRAM, Castrol, and Penske are identical.

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    FRAM oil filter

    Yeah. I've seen & heard it all. All the 'tests' I've ever seen were conducted back in the early 90's though. I've yet to see anything recent on 'em. And a lot can happen in 10 years...

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    FRAM oil filter

    Where'd you get that from, Mark?

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    the ReaL sCOop on fRaM fiLteRs

    Heres the REAL scoop on Fram filters, I will try to fine the documents and post them,

    Authentic Fram filters are ok, problem is there are some asian ripoffs that make there internals out of recycled cornflakes boxs, yes, I have seen a cut open fram filter, take the filter apart, and you can see that the cardbord end cap that (many good filters use a plasticized cardbord end but mostly metal) has the kellog's rooster imprinted on one side

    beware, the asian companies are making ripoffs of other brands too, normally the ripoffs end up on the shelves of discount department stores, less often in discount automotive stores like VIP or PEPboys etc. sometimes in affiliates hardware stores, ACE, TRuValue, etc. the safest place to buy a filter, an automotive jobber, NAPA, Robbins, SAS etc.

    I would say if you get a filter at a bike shop, you'd be ok, I'm not sure about internet purchases.

    I really don't even know if there is still the ripoff problems, the piece I read about this was prolly 15 years ago, they may be suffering from a bad rap today.

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    Like I said, I'll try to find the documentation on that, but it is old news, may be forgotten

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    FRAM oil filter

    point i was trying to make was that how much different is a motorcyle oil filter than a car oil filter that it would cost twice as much? FRAM filter for car cost less than $5 at LAPEN for example. I don't see why it would be that much difference in price. Must be a ripoff dealer.

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    Re: the ReaL sCOop on fRaM fiLteRs

    I really don't even know if there is still the ripoff problems, the piece I read about this was prolly 15 years ago, they may be suffering from a bad rap today.

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    Like I said, I'll try to find the documentation on that, but it is old news, may be forgotten
    That's what I'm saying. I've seen the doc's on the 'experiments' before. But everything I've seen was conducted in the early 90's. And as you can see by wunna my above posts, I have damn near 100,000 miles all on FRAM filters...

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    FRAM oil filter

    Mark - I meant to ask if that list is in any particular order. Also, does anyone have anything from say, Consumer Reports that may have done a comparo RECENTLY? I'm not discounting what Mark said or anything, I'm just really curious as to if anything has been researched (and backed up) recently...

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    FRAM oil filter

    Originally posted by Kham
    point i was trying to make was that how much different is a motorcyle oil filter than a car oil filter that it would cost twice as much? FRAM filter for car cost less than $5 at LAPEN for example. I don't see why it would be that much difference in price. Must be a ripoff dealer.
    ...Or why a spark plug for an RC51 looks the same as any other but costs $46 each?

    Kham, don't buy your stuff at Greater Boston Motorsports, they WILL rip you off.n


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    FRAM oil filter

    I buy NGK's (OE) for about $4.00 each at wunna the local McAuto Parts chains...

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    FRAM oil filter

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    Mark - I meant to ask if that list is in any particular order. Also, does anyone have anything from say, Consumer Reports that may have done a comparo RECENTLY? I'm not discounting what Mark said or anything, I'm just really curious as to if anything has been researched (and backed up) recently...
    No particular order I Believe...

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