FRAM Tough Guard®

For heavy-duty towing and hauling, stop-and-go traffic, or extreme weather, Tough Guard® is engineered to handle demanding conditions. Engineered for either conventional or synthetic motor oils, Tough Guard® filters deliver superior protection.


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Tough Guard® provides 99% filtration efficiency and ideal protection for drivers who push their vehicles to the extreme.

SureGrip provides non-slip surface for easier installation and removal.

Precision coil spring with glass-fiber-reinforced nylon poppet.

Stronger, more durable media provides an outstanding 99% dirt-trapping efficiency.*

Synthetic fiber/cellulose blend increases dirt-trapping and dirt-holding capacity for higher levels of engine protection and longer filter life.

Microscopic synthetic fibers create small windows that trap dirt particles without affecting oil flow.

Silicone anti-drainback valve delivers superior start-up engine protection with up to 3X the hot oil resistance. **

Internally lubricated sealing gasket for easier filter removal.

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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 TG8A, TG3387A and TG4967 or equivalent FRAM TG or XG models under ISO 4548-12 for particles greater than 20 microns.

**Greater than 3X the functional life of Nitrile ADB when tested per SAE HS806 hot oil and Anti-drain-back test.

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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