Fram Oil Filter Failure, High Performance 2804-1 VW Ferrari DSCN0625
Keep those comments coming. But your fingers on a keyboard won't change the
three things below.
1. Many Ferraris you'll see at a car shows still run this filter.
2. The cheapest price I've found is from Summit, $13.95+shipping. One guy
on eBay sells for $16.95 with free shipping.
3. Most important, this mode of failure on the V8 motor is well-documented
on the internets, for example, here's another video, different owner, same
filter, same engine:
Here you can find descriptions and some stills of the same type of failure,
different owners, same filter, same engine:
Different owner, same experience here:
Please see also my new video, "UFI Spin On Filter teardown". The UFI did
not collapse in similar service:
Otherewise, generally this is the 2nd time I've discovered this model of
filter had collapsed the inner perforated tube hard against the standpipe,
significantly reducing the flow area. ( Both were long removed from
Ferrari service before I cut open the first one ) This mode of failure of
the 2804-1 is apparently ubiquitous on the 308 series Ferrari's, just a few
cold starts or track time will crush that perforated tube.
My first video, still the most views total but lately not the most per
HOW TO: Clean & Oil K&N Air Filter - 8 Easy Steps
Take a look at how easy it is to clean your K&N Air Filter. This video
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Idler pulley (black)
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RWTD wiring upgrade to the fuel hat
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MM full length sub frame connectors
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The FRAM® Clog Test
At the FRAM® Proving Grounds, oil and air filters are pushed to the limit,
to help ensure performance and durability.
The Clog Test is where air filters are stressed at extreme levels. FRAM®
filters are tested for two things: efficiency and capacity.
An engine can ingest as much as 14,000 gallons of air for every one gallon
of fuel burned. The air filter is an extremely important part of protecting
a vehicle. It's probably more overlooked than an oil change.
The worst-case condition for a vehicle's air filter is driving down a dusty
road behind somebody who is just kicking up dust. The amount of dust that
can get into your intake system is amazing. Inside the FRAM® Air Filter
Lab, filters must prove not only that they can survive but that they can
perform under stress. The purpose of this test is to measure how well a
filter performs at removing dust.
The test simulates dust going into the air filter, and then how effectively
it can capture that dust, and how long the filter will last. For this test,
a hopper is filled with fine test dust or medium test dust, put into a
tube, and aspirated upstream of the filter while air is sucked through at
the same flow rates that an engine would see. Downstream of the filter, a
thick fiberglass mat catches all dust that gets through the filter.
At the end of the test, the absolute filter is taken downstream and weighed
to determine the amount of dust that got through the filter. If 100 grams
is put in and one gram got through, you're 99% efficient.
That means, in the war against dust and dirt in your engine, FRAM® passes
yet another test.
See more of the FRAM® Proving Grounds at http://www.fram.com
FRAM®. Don't fail your engine.
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The mirrors in this video are closer to what 1A Auto will be adding to
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02, or 03
68 Hemi GTX Day at the Dyno
4th run from 35mph to 43mph 306.98hp @ 2500 rpms pushing 406.18hp ft-lbs
@3500 rpms. My best pass came with the KN air filter my worst was with the
Fram filter -15hp. 426 hemi, dual quad Edelbroks, with Air Grabber Hood.
Fram HP Series vs. K&N Oil filters
I cut open and compare a Fram HP4, Fram HP12 and a K&N HP2002 oil filter.
I have heard and seen alot of bad press on the regular fram oil filter's
but nothing on the HP series so I decided to check into it myself! You
might be suprised at the results.
**These are just my observations and opinions. I am not an expert**
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 @ 2009 NAIAS
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Like the new Ford Mustang
GT and V6 models introduced at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2010
Shelby GT500 to be introduced at the Detroit auto show in January is far
from an all-new car.
Like its more pedestrian brethren, the GT500 gets a revised look, a vastly
improved interior and a bump in horsepower for the 2010
model year. The car goes on sale in early spring 2009.
Unlike the meager 15-hp injection given to the GT, the GT500 gets 40 horses
more for a grand total of 540. And no, Ford will not change this car's name
to GT540. The 2010 model uses the same, basic supercharged 5.4-liter V8,
but it's tuned more like the limited-edition GT500 KR. A new cold-air
intake draws air from the upper front grille through its own snorkel, and
this piece helps generate the increased power. It's so important that the
Cobra emblem on the grille has been moved to the passenger side so as not
to block the intake. Along with the 540 hp at 6,200 rpm, the reworked motor
now makes 510 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm (a 30 lb-ft increase).
The GT500's increased accelerative thrust will be aided by a new 3.55:1
rear end, in place of last year's 3.31. Even so, Ford says that the 2010
model will get a 10 percent improvement in highway fuel economy thanks to
taller 5th and 6th gear
ratios in its six-speed manual transmission. Figure it should return
about 22 mpg highway.
In truth, the last thing the GT500 really needs is more power; what it
needs is a retuned suspension. The 2009 GT500 is just too soft and floppy
for track duty, with a noted tendency toward understeer. Jamal Hameedi, SVT
chief nameplate engineer, has been aware of this fact. So Hameedi says the
2010 GT500 incorporates lessons learned from the KR development for
suspension tuning as well. For example, the 2010 GT500's front springs are
13 percent stiffer and the rears are 7 percent stiffer. The new model also
carries the next generation of Goodyear's Eagle F1 Supercar tires, upsized
to 19-inchers for the coupe. The convertible version (which arrives at the
same time as the coupe and should account for about 30 percent of sales)
sticks with 18-inch wheels and tires. Hameedi claims the GT500 should be
significantly quicker through the slalom and less prone to understeer. The
new car will also come standard with the three-mode traction and stability
control system (on, off and sport), just like the new Mustang GT.
Ford also tells us that the new GT500 will have better aerodynamic balance.
A pan under the engine reduces front-end lift and a new rear spoiler
reduces lift in the back. The GT500 won't be any lighter than the outgoing
model due in part to the addition of more acoustic insulation. However, the
2010 GT500 will get a heavy dose of stripes. As Chief Designer Doug Gaffka
says, "The car is all about performance, but a lot about design." In all,
Ford will offer five different stripe packages, including striped leather
seats and a striped cue-ball shift knob. And when we say cue ball we mean
it — the shift knob is supplied by a maker of billiard balls.
INTERNAL comparison of Fram and STP oil filters
In this video I slice open and do an internal comparison of a Fram oil
filter and an STP oil filter, both of which I had run for 5,000 miles on my
1995 Subaru Legacy.
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