FRAM Tough Guard®

Oil Filter

Tough Guard is the ideal filter for drivers who have high mileage vehicles or push their vehicles in stop-and-go traffic, towing and extreme weather conditions.  Our re-engineered Synthetic-Blend filter media that provides premium engine protection for your vehicle.

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  • Engineered with a new stronger, more durable media to provide an outstanding 99% dirt trapping efficiency.*
  • Tough Guard adds microscopic synthetic fibers, creating small windows that trap the microscopic dirt particles without affecting the flow of oil.
  • Blending synthetic fibers with cellulose increases a filter’s dirt-trapping efficiency and its dirt-holding capacity for higher levels of engine protection and longer filter life.
  • Tough Guard is the perfect filter for drivers who push their vehicles in stop-and-go traffic, towing and extreme weather conditions.
  • It has an internally lubricated sealing gasket for easier filter removal.
  • Start-up engine protection is delivered through silicone anti-drainback valve with up to 3X the hot oil resistance.**
  • It has precision coil spring with a glass fiber reinforced nylon poppet relief valve.
  • SureGrip® no-slip finish provides a nonslip surface for easier installation and removal.

Installation Instructions

  1. Use proper protective gear. Used motor oil should not come in contact with bare skin. Engine oil may be hot.
  2. Place a drain pan under the oil filter and unscrew oil filter.
  3. Clean mounting base, making sure the O-ring from the old filter is not stuck to the filter mount.
  4. Apply film of clean oil to filter gasket. Do not use grease.
  5. Screw new filter on until gasket reaches base contact. Then tighten according to instructions on filter using tightening guide markers.
  6. Check owner’s manual for correct oil specification, viscosity and amount.
  7. Add oil to “full” on dipstick. Idle engine for 5 minutes and check for leaks.
  8. Shut off engine and recheck oil level after 5 minutes and top off as necessary.

*FRAM Group testing of average filter efficiency of PH8A, 3387A, & 4967 or equivalent FRAM TG or XG models under ISO4548-12.

**Compared to nitrile

ꝉNot all features are available on every part number in the product line.  Check the package for specific features of individual filters.


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