Fram Ultra - where's the manufacturer date code?

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I went to WalMart today to recon the Fram Ultra selection. I found an opened Ultra (shame on someone) and unless I missed it because it's hidden well, I didn't see the manufacturer date code on either the filter or the box. I was specifically looking at the XG3614. Where do they hide the code? Ed
 
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That's interesting I have never checked for the date codes, but regardless of where the code is, the synthetic media and silicone valve should be good nearly indefinitely if that's any consolation.
 
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Originally Posted By: Ed_Flecko
I went to WalMart today to recon the Fram Ultra selection. I found an opened Ultra (shame on someone) and unless I missed it because it's hidden well, I didn't see the manufacturer date code on either the filter or the box. I was specifically looking at the XG3614. Where do they hide the code? Ed
HMM... you're right I can't find anything on either 7317 I have on the shelf. E-mail Motorking?
 
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I bet it is a very hard to read marking on the top of the can etched or engraved in the paint. WIX does that... You have to hold it in the right light to read it...
 

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Originally Posted By: Falken
I bet it is a very hard to read marking on the top of the can etched or engraved in the paint. WIX does that... You have to hold it in the right light to read it...
It usually is hard to see. Use a strong light to inspect the can for the date code. I think it's typically on the side of the can.
 

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Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
I would have more confidence if the date code was not invisible. Great filter or not i would like the more recently made filter.
I agree. Who wants to buy outdated milk after all? smile I'll e-mail Motorking...stay tuned to this Batchannel... Ed
 

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Originally Posted By: Quest
Why the obsession over date code? Are you afraid of puro rip(s)? Q.
No, not at all. I was just curious and wanted to see it as I was partying at WalMart. smile Ed
 

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Originally Posted By: Motorking
Ed, It is laser engraved near the tapping plate. It can be hard to see\
Thanks Jay! smile Ed
 

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Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
Wow, that IS hard to see...
Hey DuckRyder - what's the date code on your filter? smile Ed
 
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Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
Wow, that IS hard to see...
Hey DuckRyder - what's the date code on your filter? smile Ed
A43032
 

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A43032
O.K., so it was made on the 2nd shift on October 30th, 2014? Does that look right? Ed
 
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