> GUEST wrote:
> Several Months ago, there was some discussion about
> for the Sonata. I had purchased a Fram PH9999. I
> it - the filter, O rings, and took similar pictures
of the genuine
> filter. Matt Whiting had the following to say: "The
are very nice.
> In the pictures, it appears that both the filter
media and the
> (I think they are o-rings anyway) are a
different color from the
> filter. This may be inconsequential or it
may mean that these
> materially (pun intended!) different from
the Hyundai filter. I'd
> know if this was my engine."
Matt hit the nail on the head. Around the end of August, I
did an oil
change, and installed the Fram filter in my 2006 Sonata. All was
I noticed the oil stain on my driveway yesterday. (My wife drives
This morning, I looked under the hood, and found oil had been
between the cap and the filter housing. I tried to give it a turn,
it tight. I started the engine, and the entire filter housing was
immediately covered in oil. I took the filter cap off, hoping that
> It wasn't. The O ring for the cap was flat. It actually had
> changed the oil in the car like 6 times now, and the Hyundai
> still round and soft (flexible) when replaced. The Fram O ring
> now flat on the outside, and was really hard. I have pictures of
> O ring I replaced it with up against the Fram O ring I removed.
> currently dead, so I anyone's got either a way to host them, or
> as to how I can link to them, let me know (my email address is
> I'll either email them to you, or follow whatever instructions
> can see.
> I think a contributing factor was the cold
weather we had the past
> days - pretty close to 30. I would have noticed
the oil on the
> the way the oil flowed out, it would have made
a really big puddle,
> the oil level down in the car. I suspect that
as soon as the oil
> quits leaking.
> I figure there's no point
in trying to contact Fram about this - I
> picture how their customer
service would react - denial.
best oil filter is the one on sale. I think
I have used about every
brand made over the years and never had engine problems.
brand seems to work fine.
However, I have noticed over the years
that every now and then one
will leak a little. Not sure why but it does not
seem to be any
Just change the oil and filter regularly and
keep an eye on the oil
level and you will be OK.