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For the past few weeks a fair amount of topics and post have come across the forum about oil filters. And they always end up with the Fram filter issues. Well I've been looking at the Fram filters other than just the orange ones, or the black motorcycle ones. Anyway I had picked up and looked at one of the TG-7317 (The Tough Guard Line). Well today I bought one to cut apart to see just how it was put together, my thinking was any difference in the way it is made whould make it a MUCH better choice than the other ones. Here is what I found.

The TG-7317 would be the filter for our Shadow's (most of them anyway),

It cost $4.97

The filter is Gray in color with the black sure-grip end,

The metal housing is nothing extra, about the same as the Super Tech's,

The filtering media folds (pleats) were VERY un-even (some people made a big deal out of that with the Super Tech filters),

The filtering media is glued to thin paper end-caps just like the other Fram's, (Not a GOOD thing at ALL!)

The anti back-flow valve as good as the box for the filter claims it to be, its still a rubber flap resting against the paper end-caps.

The pressure relief valve is not much different than the Super Tech's, BUT! the metal suspension that its mounted in is where it seals to the filter's media and that's paper.

Over-all the filter's price isn't bad, $4.97 but I wouldn't trade one Super Tech for 20 of the TG-7317's
There isn't one thing about the filter that is better made than the Super Tech's!

I was hoping that the Tough Guard filter would give the Fram users a better filter, and I was looking forward to writing a post to reflect that. I even had the title of the post,
"Attention! I've found a good Fram filter"!
Sorry, it didn't work out that way, and I really didn't have an extra $5.00 to just throw in the trash.
MarkC
 

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Re: ToughGuard vs Regular Fram

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
 
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