Yeah I'd say they forgot a step when they were making it............. Scary to think how many might be out there like that and how many people wouldn't pay any attention and not noticed it.
I'd say throw out both the fram and carquest filters and start buying better brand filters......... I personally prefer Wix, or AC Delco (if I'm working on one of my GM's)
It's been said that fram quality has gone down hill, I know I've personally seen fram air filters with rubber "flash" covering 3/4 of the air filter, and have herd lots of bad things about their oil filters, but have never used them.
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