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Posts Tagged: Fram

Fram oil filters

Fram oil filters — what you should know Fram gets an undeserved bad rap There are lots of Internet oil filter “tear down studies” on the Internet and Youtube. Most of them down rate Fram oil filters. But not a single one of those studies is based on actual testing. They’re just visual observations which have no bearing on how the filters actually perform. Does pleat count have any bearing on a filter’s performance? Pleat count is totally irrelevant to oil filter efficiency or quality. There are over 80 different … Read More

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

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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