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Fram Filters made in China now! #6240719
05/15/18 05:33 PM
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Always thought Fram filters were made in the US the last batch I got the other day were made in China great!


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240729
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Dang near everything comes from over there.

Trump is working on it though.

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240742
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Sent them a Email told them they are the last Fram filters I will buy!


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240761
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Wow just changed oil, in the truck and wife's car and used x'guard filters from fram. Guess I'll go to wix that's what I have used on my classic car for ten years now.

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240764
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Very sad, because I have the old fram service board thsr grandpa had in his service station. It had the new seals for the old style oil filters

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240767
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I guess I don't see why it's a big deal where a simple oil filter is made. Consider how much it would cost if it was made in the US. I suspect a lot of folks would be looking for something cheaper if that was the case.


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240769
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All this being typed on machines that were made in China...lol oh the irony.

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240770
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Fram makes an inferior filter according to several utube mechanics who cut them apart and compared them to others.

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Tweed] #6240782
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Originally Posted By: Tweed
All this being typed on machines that were made in China...lol oh the irony.


We lika play Ping Pong wif you, bery bery much.


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240800
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Check out Baldwin filters. Supposed to be made in the USA

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Tweed] #6240805
05/15/18 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: Tweed
All this being typed on machines that were made in China...lol oh the irony.



How is that E machine working for you? LOL


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: white17] #6240814
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Originally Posted By: white17
I guess I don't see why it's a big deal where a simple oil filter is made. Consider how much it would cost if it was made in the US. I suspect a lot of folks would be looking for something cheaper if that was the case.


They are the same price they were before so who's making out on this change the US worker the consumer or the Fram Corp? LOL Wix are $10 and yes I will pay that for a US made filter Fram missed the mark to make a little more money.

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Just always hard to take, will there be anything that stays made truly in the great u.s.of a. Just saying. Heck who knows wix are foreign made to.

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240817
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Wix filters are made in many countries South Korea and Mexico to name a few I will keep looking!


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240833
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dang fram is all i have used since i started driving.
time to change i reckon


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240837
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"I guess I don't see why it's a big deal where a simple oil filter is made. Consider how much it would cost if it was made in the US. I suspect a lot of folks would be looking for something cheaper if that was the case."

The price usually stays the same or goes up. Some people still demand quality. Look at rubber footwear now mostly outsourced, the quality is terrible and they are up to a couple hundred dollars for brand names.

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: white17] #6240846
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Originally Posted By: white17
I guess I don't see why it's a big deal where a simple oil filter is made. Consider how much it would cost if it was made in the US. I suspect a lot of folks would be looking for something cheaper if that was the case.


I guess if you worked for fram and no longer have a job you would feel differently.


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240849
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You're right...government should intervene and force private companies to stay in the US despite what might be best for their business.

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240855
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I really doubt that losing a job packing some sort of fiber in a can matters much to the US GDP. Seems to me we should encourage low value manufacturing be done where labor is cheap to begin with. Much better to have China and Chinese make a small amount of money so they are in a position to buy high value items made by Americans in the US.

Fram is New Zeland owned and has been since 2011. Fram also owns Autolite. Anyone use those plugs ????

It's economically better for everyone involved to make products where capital can be allocated most efficiently.

Would you rather fight China economically or militarily ?


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240869
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Maybe Cheeto will put on a oil filter tariff. That'll help.

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