Way back in 1997 -- when Diana & I were into riding our Motorcycles, I found a "oil filter TEST" …. checking several of the (same) name brands for the motorcycle field. A lot of guys (and myself) were using those 'Red Fram Filters" , and VERY Similar results.
That's when I changed over to using the "NAPA Gold Filters" on all my engines --
WATCH THE TAPE -- and -- you can see for yourself ! ! ! (post # 1).
I remember looking at the website for a crate engine builder a few years ago that specified that their warranty would not be valid if the customer used a Fram oil filter. That made me start looking into why, and I found similar filter comparisons that shed some light on the subject.
Like many others here, I used to use Fram oil filters. I've been using NAPA Gold or the Wix equivalent since seeing those comparisons. It's amazing how a good advertising campaign can make us believe that we're using a good product that's actually junk.
Wow I'm very surprised about the Fram quality. Fram has been my go-too filter for over 30 years. I've recently started using WIX based on others recommending WIX on this site but after that video I'm going 100% WIX, no NAPA near me so WIX it is.:yes:
Like other folks here, I used FRAM filters for years not knowing how terrible they were. Once I watched several of these youtube "cut'em open" video comparisons, I quit FRAM for good. I switched to Wix.
I was fooled for many years by FRAM's advertising. Remember the old "pay me now or pay me later" commercials?