Join Date: Dec 2009
Drives: '98 Sportage 186k, '95 Miata,119k
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I've cut apart a number of filters. Fram is about the crappiest, most heavily advertised filter around.
I could rant on about "Made in India" garbage, but I'll stop & just say the WIX brand at NAPA has been the most consistant, best made filter I've seen.
I've seen a number of engines destroyed because of crappy Fram filters. One time, they got confused and made a batch of oil filters with air filter paper. Minimal flow. Other times, I've seen the filter paper all wadded up around the base. Always Fram.
As to the oil light, it depends on where it's located. If it's on the main gallery after the filter, where it should be, it will light when needed. If it's on the pump, before the filter, good luck.
Don't get me going on Fram.
in beautiful Ham. Square NJ