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Fram Filters made in China now! #6240719
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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!

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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!


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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.


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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
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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


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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!


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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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Replace pencil with oil filter and watch the video.

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240890
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Mr. no compromise can't keep his BS straight again! LOL


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Originally Posted By: Tweed
You're right...government should intervene and force private companies to stay in the US despite what might be best for their business.


Never said that but that never stopped you before! laugh


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Jerry Herbst
Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240900
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Originally Posted By: Law Dog
Originally Posted By: Tweed
You're right...government should intervene and force private companies to stay in the US despite what might be best for their business.


Never said that but that never stopped you before! laugh


Jeeze Jerry....never said you did. Quit projecting. laugh

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240901
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Check out CHAMP filters. We use them where I work. They are based in Albion Illinois. All of their spin on style filters are USA made, well put of the 10-15 that we stock are. Their cartridge style filters are hit or miss some are from china and some are from the USA.


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Originally Posted By: FlyinFinn
Replace pencil with oil filter and watch the video.



"With help from the British government"

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240919
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If McD employees get $15 bux an hour, our burgers will be coming from China.


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: white17] #6240924
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Originally Posted By: white17
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 ?

That sounds good I guess, but the Chinese don't make a good hourly wage. It's hard to trade with people when it takes them a year to save up for a bicycle, hence the trade deficit. We already lost TV's, computers, a lot of appliances and the like, so why not want to keep anything we can here.


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240925
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I lived in Greenville Ohio as a kid and I'm pretty sure Fram Filters were made there.


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No surprise. Milty tells it like it is and the mouth breathers no comprende.

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Flynn it was straight forward. The market can unite people across the globe that normally dont like eachoether because they all receive some sort of benefit.

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Fram filters have always sucked from day one. Back in the days when I worked at my dad's garage, he wouldn't let one through the door. They have always been total garbage. Cut one open, then cut open a Wix ...... compare.


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6240973
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Feel like a yard light in a area full of idiot moths! LOL They flip/flop more then a fresh caught carp!!

Never was looking for cheap I was looking for quality at a fair price a tough concept for the drama queens it appears. Carry on.


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Originally Posted By: Law Dog
Feel like a yard light in a area full of idiot moths! LOL They flip/flop more then a fresh caught carp!!

Never was looking for cheap I was looking for quality at a fair price a tough concept for the drama queens it appears. Carry on.


Yep Jerry. Quality at a fair price is always the goal. You may not remember the aftermath of WW 2 when anything stamped made in JAPAN was considered junk. Look at the auto market today. You couldn't give me an American made car unless it's a Toyota made in the US. Better yet one made in Japan.
Work ethic and technology are both light years ahead of the US.

Quality at a fair price


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Originally Posted By: Tweed
All this being typed on machines that were made in China...lol oh the irony.


Haha yes, this is spot on!!! Always used Fram and will continue to use them.

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Or how many people use traps made outside the USA? The irony is heavy in here.

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Law Dog, check out this site.

www.champlabs.com



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But by golly they better keep buying our muskrat pelts.


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To be honest, Now that the chinese make them, they may get better. Fram filters for me have always been just above a rolled up bit of crap paper for me. I try not to use them for things that matter


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Originally Posted By: SwampRat83
Or how many people use traps made outside the USA? The irony is heavy in here.



You might be a duker but not me I don't own one!


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On a side note, As long as folks buy as cheap as they can, the chinese are smiling.


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6241138
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They are a cheap poor filter, years ago a guy told me to cut a Delco, and fram in two and look to see what paper filter looks like in each one, the fram had about half the filter paper, I only buy wix filters, on sale every spring, my 35$ air filter was 16-17$ on sale

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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: nyhuntfish] #6241153
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Originally Posted By: nyhuntfish
I lived in Greenville Ohio as a kid and I'm pretty sure Fram Filters were made there.
That is correct. Fram filters were made in Greenville, Ohio. Building is mainly a warehouse now.

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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6241156
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Some people shop for bargains and pray to the blue light and some folks shop for quality just depends how you look at the investment I guess!


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Half price is pretty good

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Originally Posted By: micheal
Buy low and complain
Buy high and complain
Don't buy and still complain

Truth.

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Originally Posted By: FlyinFinn
Originally Posted By: micheal
Buy low and complain
Buy high and complain
Don't buy and still complain

Truth.


Now that's a experts opinion there!


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Better go look where that pine tree air freshener hanging on the rear view is made. Nowhere else can replicate that fresh pine smell like Murica.

Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6241644
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Was out in the shed working today so I checked out the Fram filters I have accumulated over the years and everyone was made in the USA so the China thing must be a recent change!


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Haven't you heard though Law Dog, Fram filters suck, and we mustn't care that another American Co has moved to China. Carry on.


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Yep..I have driven Toyota's some over 300,000 miles and had to change out a fuel pump once. Never had a bearing problem, oil pump problem.. rings or cranks..people said Fram was the way to go..I did look at a wix filter yesterday at $8.00 or so..maybe I will..maybe I won't..LOL.

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I change my oil often after working in the automotive field for many years and seeing the nightmares that came through the doors! I get the bug and start draining and changing out oil and filters guess they don't need to be great as often as I change them. I bought some Mobil 1 synthetic the other day will give that a try and see what it's all about at the next change.


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Yep..That works for me..Wix filters rock..LOL


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Originally Posted By: Law Dog
I change my oil often after working in the automotive field for many years and seeing the nightmares that came through the doors! I get the bug and start draining and changing out oil and filters guess they don't need to be great as often as I change them. I bought some Mobil 1 synthetic the other day will give that a try and see what it's all about at the next change.
Mobil 1, and fram have given my cars and truck many many miles
I change every 12000-15000. People think that crazy I say miles speak for them selves. Wife's car had 280000 miles on it and still ran good when we sold it. I think you will be happy using it to jerry.

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Yep...Hold the phone..Just googled it up "Wix" oil filters are made on 4 continents..my..my..what to do..LOL


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We have bulldozer, excavator, tractors, dump trucks, lawnmower, cars, trucks, unleaded and diseal motors.. itís either wix, or Baldwin filters for oil air and hydraulic filters for us.


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I do like wix cross reference page on there site


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Re: Fram Filters made in China now! [Re: Law Dog] #6244304
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Was getting some chicken feed today so I checked out the auto parts section it seems the Purolator filters are still US made, some like Mobil 1 never did say where they were made.


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Purolator has been making filters a long time, over 50 years, I think they have good reputation, cut one open when done, see how it compares to others

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Videos on YouTube show them being made and taken apart they will be my next filters!


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I wouldnt worry as much where the filter was made. Your American dodge with its Japanese Mitsubishi motor will run same if you put a US, China or Hong Kongorea made filter on it grin

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I use Wix filters. I've heard they're one of the better ones out there.


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I've installed thousands of Purolater filters in the 30 years i've had my own shop, without one bad one. I used their group 7 filters, which is now their Tech line.

With some items, ya can't avoid buying from across the pond, but some you can and have a better product too.

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I wonder how the Motorcraft oil filter rates? I have been using them for years on my Fords.

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Originally Posted By: beltrami trapper
I wouldnt worry as much where the filter was made. Your American dodge with its Japanese Mitsubishi motor will run same if you put a US, China or Hong Kongorea made filter on it grin



I bought a bunch of US made Frams for from Rock auto cheap so now it runs even better!


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Lol, that's good them Toyotas need all the help they can get! Lol, just kidding!!

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I am Ok with plastic impregnated paper in a filter. I have used Fram filters such as their 'tough guard' for years. I may change simply because I prefer to "buy American." I recently had a problem with a Bosch filter. It appears the rubber gasket was so hard that the filter vibrated loose (months and many miles after installation) as a result of driving on wash-boarded forest service roads.


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As others have said go to YouTube and type in oil filter comparison you will find out that not all oil filters are top of the line and better yet if you have the time look at motor oil comparisons too you might be surprised at what you learn.


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Fram makes oil filters in my hometown so it probably depends on the model filter, its build process, and where it is made individually for each type filter.

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Originally Posted By: beltrami trapper
I wouldnt worry as much where the filter was made. Your American dodge with its Japanese Mitsubishi motor will run same if you put a US, China or Hong Kongorea made filter on it grin



Just looked at the master rebuild kit parts kit (Just under $500) all parts made in the USA most major parts from the Melling Co parts and a Victor gasket set! Though about the rest of the parts I put on it like brakes, shocks, and so on mostly US stuff I'd guess about 95% American products on the restores. Not that the stuff from Japan was not quality stuff just rather use the US parts when I can.


That G54B motor was used in millions of vehicles trucks, cars and mini-vans!


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