Owned by conglomerate
Honeywell. Maker of low quality, well marketed oil filters. Also makers of air filters that aren't that bad. Their oil filters are unlikely to ruin your engine but it's a premium priced product that is made cheaper than those costing less. Fram uses glue to hold cheap cardboard end caps on the filter media. You can spend one or two bucks less and get a filter with metal end caps. When cut open Fram's end paper caps make them look more like a roll of toilet paper
than an oil filter.
My engine knocked during cold starts with the OCOD
and Tough Guard. I Dumped the fram and went with Purolator Classic
. No more knocking.
Fram filters are known as OCOD
. Orange Can of Death
. I use a Wal-Mart Super Tech before Fram.
Fram makes other relabeled filters. A good alternative
is Purolator, Wix or Motorcraft. Motorcraft is made by Purolator at the time