FRAM® Other Filters

  • FRAM Racing® Oil Filter

    Heavy-duty steel body construction to resist high pressure surges and external impact.

    • Low-restriction racing media designed for high oil flow.
    • Spiral-shaped center tube to provide protection against collapse.
    • Heavy gauge steel tapping plate to withstand high pressure flexing.
    • Screen-over bypass valve to provide additional protection against larger contaminants.
    • Relief valve developed uniquely for high oil flow racing conditions.
    1. Unscrew oil filter and clean mounting base. (illus. 1)
    2. Apply film of clean oil to filter gasket. Do not use grease. (illus. 2)
    3. Screw new filter on until gasket reaches base. Then tighten according to instructions on filter using tightening guide markers. (illus. 3)
    4. Add oil to "full" on dipstick. Idle engine for five minutes and check for leaks.
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    • Low-restriction racing media designed for high oil flow.
    • Heavy gauge steel tapping plate withstands high pressure flexing.
    • Spiral-shaped centertube provides protection against collapse.
    • Screen-over by-pass valve provides additional protection against larger contaminants.

    

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  • FRAM® Crankcase Air Filter

    The high pressure of combustion in the cylinder forces some of the gases past the piston ring into the crankcase. To prevent dilution of the oil and the formation of acid, these gases must be removed. The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system removes these gases without discharging them into the atmosphere. Through the PCV valve, air is pulled out of the crankcase and diverted to the intake system. Clean air must be brought into the crankcase to complete the flow loop.

    In some engines a special crankcase breather filter is incorporated in the system to assure clean air is entering the crankcase. Be sure to check your vehicle's owners manual to determine if your vehicle incorporates this filter and change it per the owner’s manual instructions to assure the PCV system continues to operate efficiently.

    1. Remove air filter cover.  Remove air filter.
    2. Disconnect crankcase breather hose.
    3. Remove metal clip and retain unless new clip is supplied.  Discard used air filter.
    4. Thoroughly clean air filter housing and cover.
    5. Install new crankcase air filter hose.  Replace air filter and secure with clip in original position.
    6. Connect crankcase airfilter hose.  Replace air filter and housing cover.  Tighten cover fasteners.

    FRAM® Crankcase Air Filters help stop airborne contaminants from entering a vehicle’s ventilation system and trap oil vapors emitted from the lubrication system.

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  • FRAM® Fuel Filter

    Efficient Fuel Injection Performance demands this high volume accessory. FRAM® offers exceptional Domestic and Import Fuel Filter Coverage – all from a single source. The FRAM® Fuel Filter line includes Steel and Plastic Conductive In-line Fuel Filters to meet the needs of virtually all engine configurations.

    • Designed for Fuel Injection Systems and Oxygenated Fuels.
    • High Technology Filtration.
    1. Check to be sure the proper fuel filter is being installed.
    2. When replacing the fuel filter be sure there are no open flames in the area.
    3. Some fuel systems are pressurized even after the engine is shut down.  It is important that the system be depressurized before attempting to replace the fuel filter.  Refer to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended procedure for depressurizing the fuel system.
    4. When servicing the fuel system or changing the fuel filter it is important that you follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended procedure.
    5. After fuel filter installation, run the engine and check for leaks.

    Clean fuel is important because there are small jets and passages in the opening in a fuel injector. The fuel filter is responsible for keeping the smaller contaminants in the system out of the engine and other fuel delivery components.
     
    To ensure this cleanliness, fuel filters are installed in the fuel line. On today's fuel injected vehicle, the opening in the injectors is extremely small and can be easily clogged causing fuel delivery problems. Filters can be located at any point between the fuel tank and the engine fuel rail. The most common placement is mounted on the underside frame rail between the fuel tank and engine.

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  • FRAM® PCV Valve

    The PCV valve is an important part of the engine even though it may not look it. PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The PCV valve was the first of the emission system components to be put into production vehicles. Critical to Emissions Compliance Testing, FRAM® PCV Valves can help ensure that your vehicle meets the emissions standards. Regular maintenance helps avoid poor engine performance, rough idling, and stalling.

    To remove the PCV valve, just pull it out of the valve cover and pull off the hose.

    To test the PCV valve, start the engine, pull the valve out of the valve cover and put your thumb over the hole in the end. If you hear a little click, then the PCV valve is good. If there is no vacuum at the hole, either the valve is bad or the hose is bad.

    To see if the hose is bad, pull the hose off and put your thumb over the end. If there is vacuum, replace the PCV valve. If not, replace the hose. It's important to note that PCV valves are sized for specific engine applications. The wrong PCV valve for an application can flow too much or too little air causing driveability problems.

    Although the PCV valve is a simple device, it is designed to reduce the air pressure inside the engine and redirect it to the air intake system. Since the air is contaminated with oil, gasoline and engine metal residue, this in time will affect the operation of the valve assembly. The valve can plug up over time, which will result in a poor running engine that delivers less power and reduced fuel economy.  It is a simple and inexpensive repair that will help contribute to a fuel-efficient and smooth running engine.

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