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ToughGuard vs Regular Fram

If I remember correctly, the only difference was the micron rating of the filter media, resuting in a better 1st pass filtration
 

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MarkC said:
Pavogg said:
If I remember correctly, the only difference was the micron rating of the filter media, resuting in a better 1st pass filtration
The box did read that the Tough Guard had a synthetic en-hanced filter media.
They also claim to have a silicone rubber anti back-flow valve. These features were for those that REALLY dirve hard?? LOL!
Some time back I read where one of the Fram filters was an okay filter, but I can't find that information? and I thought Maybe??? it might have been the "TG" line.
MarkC
Fram, like many other players in the market, makes filters or has made filters in the past for other filter manufacturers as well as the OEM Auto and aftermarket like AC Delco, Motorcraft, Mopar, etc. No manufacturer can afford to make a filter unless the volume can justify the tooling/setup costs. ALL, I repeat, ALL of them buy each others low volume filters.

All filter suppliers have prequalified substitute filters ready in case the OEM Auto filter manufacturer has trouble or there is an unexpected surge in sales. GM would contact that source and tell them to make PF47's (example) and the source would change the paint color and pull out it's supply of labels and boxes and proceed to fill the order. This was ligitimate based on the filters being previous ly sample approved and tested to meet the OE standards. Fram USED TO BE one of the GM Service Parts suppliers that did this at GM's request.

Most of AC Delco service parts and the OE filters being scewed on in the assembly plants are produced by manufacturers like Champion Labs (incidentally, the GM filter PF1235 for our Honda's is made by Champion labs), Wix , Baldwin, Etc. Delpi (previosly GM AC Delco) is getting out of the filter manufactuuring business.

You can see the AC Delco PF2135 (Champion Labs and same filter as the Supertech WallMart filter) and a lot of others at

http://www.tobycreek.org/oil_filters/acdelco.shtml

I actually contributed the AC Delco to toby for review on his site.
 
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