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    Fram XG oil filters

    Does anybody here know if the newer Fram Extended Guard (XG) filters are any good and how they compare to a TG?

    I know the Fram Extra Guard, Double Guard and high mileage filter is junk. But the Fram TG (Tough Guard) is supposed to be a decent filter. Does anybody here know if the newer XG is any good?

    -Don- SSF, CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonTom View Post
    Does anybody here know if the newer Fram Extended Guard (XG) filters are any good and how they compare to a TG?

    I know the Fram Extra Guard, Double Guard and high mileage filter is junk. But the Fram TG (Tough Guard) is supposed to be a decent filter. Does anybody here know if the newer XG is any good?

    -Don- SSF, CA
    I have heard so many awful things about Fram that I stay away from them all. I use Mobil 1, Wix and/or GM filters only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    I have heard so many awful things about Fram that I stay away from them all. I use Mobil 1, Wix and/or GM filters only.

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    heir Extra Guard (orange can) gave Fram a bad reputation. So did their rip-off filter, the Double Guard that costs about ten bucks. But their TG (white can) is supposed to be a decent filter at a reasonable price, so the XG COULD be a decent filter. It costs about a buck more than the TG and is a new design that supposed to be built to last.

    The one and only thing I like about Frams is everybody stocks them from Wall-Mart to Kragan Auto Parts that are everywhere. I rarely would go shop just to buy an oil filter, so it's a matter of convenience.

    However, for my RV's 7.4L engine, Fram ONLY sells the Extra Guard. So for it, I must make a special trip to a Napa Auto Parts, because I won't use an Fram Extra Guard. But I wouldn't hesitate to use a Fram TG, if they made one for it.

    -Don- SSF, CA

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