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Old 06-25-2008, 05:55 PM
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This may have already been brought up but I am going to bring it up anyway because of the potential problems it could cause. I am not sure how many of you run the FRAM HP4 oil filters but I just found out that there is a recall on them. Something about the seal letting go and losing oil pressure. If you go on their website it will tell you how to determine if you have a potentially bad one.
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Go here to see if yours is one of the f-ed up ones.

http://www.fram.com/recall/index.php#Q4
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THERE JUNK...only filters i use are NAPA GOLD'S OR WIX RACING
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Wix Racing all the way I would'nt use the fram if you gave me a case of em

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I've used Fram, K&N, NAPA Racing, Mercury Racing, Wix etc. and the only one I've ever had a problem with was the Mobil1 filter......
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fram oil filters are junk!!
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Make sure you think about this the next time you pull your car or truck into a quick lube.

As far as my boat I like to use ac delco, thinking these are the people who designed the engine.
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THERE JUNK...only filters i use are NAPA GOLD'S OR WIX RACING
I agree, had a fram collapse and puke an engine. My engine builder was pissed and said to switch to the Napa Gold or Wix. Happens more often than me he said.
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What is the Wix number that replaces the Fram HP4?
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