Cut open this Fram PH3593A, it was in use for 6,000 miles with Pennzoil HM 5w30 in my buddy's 2000 Honda Civic 1.6L with 165k miles. ADBV looked perfect, and everything seemed to be held together pretty well. Not bad for under $4.
Fram extra guards have looked good in comparison to the Motorcrafts we've seen. I'd have no problem using a Fram.
I was going to say the same thing.
Cheapest FRAM > Most Motorcrafts
I won't use a Motorcraft again. It's only partially due to the media tear issues (although that isn't good either), but when I cut one open both the end caps just fell right off, like the glue was not even doing anything. I don't use these Frams often, but I was surprised at how difficult it was to separate the fiber end caps. Definitely a decent filter for the price with the silicone ADBV.