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I dunno about the tacomas.... I have used 5 of the fram filters so far. My truck seems to be fine. My chevy trucks?? Both of them?? 200,000 miles on a big block, no oil issues. My race truck?? Only issue is breaking the cheesy remote filter/ cooler mount. Fram filters have been ok so far. We cut them open pretty regularly, to see what they catch. Also, we have 2 big magnets in the oil pans. We see the same thing in both places. Silt, after a while. The filters definitely do their job. I pre oil them before installation, and run 'em into the ground. I have never seen one implode or fail in it's normal life, even with lifters and rockers coming apart at high rpm.
 

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On my work truck, 454 chevy, I have a deep sump oil pan- 7qts. I change oil every 5k or so. No problems. My oil is dark, but 200k will do that. Stuff just gets by the rings when they are getting up there. But, there is not any noticeable large metal grit, either on the pan magnet or in the filter itself. But when my rockers went on my race truck, it got small parts up into the oil pump, and the filter did show lots of chunks. But it didn't rip appart or anything like that. So, seems ok to me.
 

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Well, I guess anything can happen. I dunno... I run a hi pressure oil pump, it cranks out 80 or so psi, and the filters have never come apart. I have seen lots of fuel filters get mangled when lots of junk gets in them, and the pump is still wailing away, but that is Typical for fuel injected stuff, especially diesels. I personally have never had one crap out on me. And, I believe it was consumer reports did a big write up on faulty filters, and showed some companies stuffing rags down in the cans instead of filter elements!!! Fram was not one of them. They also make filters for several other companies, and package them with a different name. Like Toyota makes Lexus. I don't think their long standing rep is in any danger, nor is the motor they are sitting under.
 
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