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Posts Tagged: Fram

Best Oil filter

Who makes the best oil filter? Best oil filter brand and type If you’re here it’s because you’re looking for help in buying the best oil filter. Maybe you’ve already looked at a few oil filter reviews and “tear-down studies” already. But if you put any stock on those supposed studies, I’ve got some swampland in Florida I’d like to sell you. None of those “studies” are worth the paper or pixels they’re written on. They’re not at all scientific and the stats they measure are irrelevant—the number of pleats … Read More

Erratic shifting, poor acceleration—Saturn

Saturn has identified a driveability problem with erratic shifting, poor acceleration that’s caused by the air filter. I’ve talked about this in other articles, but here it is again—drivability problems associated with re-useable air filters. If you are using the oiled type such as K and N versus the non-oiled type, you may have created the problem yourself. If you notice poor acceleration and erratic transmission operation, check for trouble codes. If the code you get is related to the MAF and you’re using an oiled filter, you can stop … Read More

Cabin Air Filter

Replace your cabin air filter Most new vehicles are now equipped with a cabin air filter. Its job is to keep pollen, dust, dirt, and leaves out of your car’s ventilation system and the cabin. Many of the factory filters are made with activated charcoal to remove outdoor odors. Most cabin air filters are made from non-woven polypropylene fibers that are heat molded into a pleated pattern. The reason they use polypropylene fibers is because it has a positive charge that attracts the negatively charged dust and dirt particles. So … Read More


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