Yikes... someone might have switched the filters on you. Was your box sealed when you bought it? I had a sticker seal on mine plus my filter was wrapped in plastic.I just took pictures of mine.
Yeah, the box was sealed. And I ordered mine online, didn't pick up in store.Yikes... someone might have switched the filters on you. Was your box sealed when you bought it? I had a sticker seal on mine plus my filter was wrapped in plastic.
Yeah I’m not too sure why they look so different. Does fram use different manufactures for different car brands?Yeah, the box was sealed. And I ordered mine online, didn't pick up in store.
You got me! I'm going to install it soon. If it doesn't fit correctly I have until sometime in Jan to return it. I haven't been driving that car as often so I have my wife driving it to put miles on it. It is an '18 with almost 17k miles. I'm due for my 30 month service and that is part of the service. Gotta change the oil in the next week or 2.Yeah I’m not too sure why they look so different. Does fram use different manufactures for different car brands?
Hummm ... if they are exactly the same filters but in different boxes claiming different performance numbers, than seems that could be taken as false advertising.Fram rep told me via online chat that the latest Walmart Fram Ultra air filters will not have XGA in the part number, only the numbers.
The standard Fram filter and the Fram Ultra appear exactly the same for my application, down to the numbers only part number printed on the filter.
Take that for what you can. I think they are the same filter in different boxes.
Counterfeit air filters making their way into Walmart perhaps. Spelling mistakes like that are a sigh of fakes.just to add...at Walmart yesterday to compare filters...there were two (old box and newer box) Fram Ultra XGA9687s...both made in Mexico but looked a bit different...one had 4 years protection while the other had 2 years marked on the box...my current Fram Extra Guard is also made in Mexico and had a 1 year/12K mile protection label...interestingly to me the box had Fork Truck marked on it rather than Ford Truck
Hummm ... interesting.checked out an OEM Motorcraft filter today and can't tell any difference beyond numbering system right down to the same color and number of lines through the golden colored filter of the Fram Extra Guard...
That's the way the ultra for the 2.4L ecotec looks that I put in my half brother's dad's 2008 Malibu last year.I just took pictures of mine.
Just change out air filter on my f159 . My ultra look little different on the metal mesh . It’s had 2 line . Don’t know if it normal .