Originally Posted by jelag
it pours fuel on the ground... how would you use it as a spare?
I was talking about the new one Fram will probably send you.
If you didn't damage the filter installing it, I'd think they'll send you one when you return the faulty one. Was there evidence of damage on the box it came in? Have you contacted the place you bought the filter? Perhaps they'll make an exchange and you won't have to ship it back to Fram.