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    Ridin' the Rancocas 04RXP22's Avatar
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    Oil Filter Break Down.

    I was changing the oil on my wife's truck last night and when I went to go buy the oil, I ended up with a Free STP oil filter. The size difference on the oil filter to the Motorcraft ones that I normally use was very different, so I did some research online and stumbled across a very useful link.

    Seems like the guy who created it, took the Ford Motorcraft FL-820S Oil Filter and ALL of its cross references and disected them all.

    If you click on each filter, you can see how he took them all apart and shows all of their inner components. He also breaks down which ones would use, maybe would use, and would never use.

    Some very interesting information here, and I am sure that it relates to most oil filters that are out there....

    http://home.mindspring.com/~ed_white/id7.html


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    that's some interesting stuff, but ed really needs to get himself a new hobby methinks.

    I'd rather debate why a Yamaha outboard filter costs $26, while a sierrra alternative costs $8, that black paint must be _really_ expensive.

    I live in a really high dust area, so I just change my oil and filter monthly, and blow out my air filter monthly, replace at 60 day intervals regardless of what I'm using, getting the oil changed has to be more important then what you use, unless you are in space or the antarctic

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    Yeah ...He def needs to find a new hobby...

    These new fords say they go every 5,000 miles before needing an oil change, but I still change every 3...

    My wife and I both have explorers... her's is the 2007 V6 and mine is the 2008 V8. I hate changing my oil. No room at all to get the oil filter out.

    Hers on the other hand, I actually enjoy changing. So freakin easy. Oil pan and oil filter both very accessible and pretty much right next to each other....

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    IMHO, the FL820S is the Best filter for a Ford period...

    followed by Hastings, Amsoil, Purolator etc...

    keep in mind that the added or different filter media may be for CAPACITY for LONG DRAIN intervals...

    there are a lot of good brand oil filters that do the job if you change your oil between 3-5K...


    WORST filter = Fram hands down, freaking cardboard end caps, C`mon, how don`t care what fancy no slip shit they put on the outside...

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    Andy... I could have sworn this link was made by you... i saw the crown vic and all the oil filter break downs. I remembered you telling me all about how you did this on your own.


    Right now I am using the FL-820-S in the wife's truck. And I run the K&N on my truck. I use the K&N because the location of my oil filter makes it a bitch to get off.... So the wrenchable filter makes it a little more easy to get off.

    Plus I have an awesome hook up on them....

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    IMHO, the FL820S is the Best filter for a Ford period...
    Have you noticed that the new Motorcraft FL820S filters are shorter?

    I have stocked up on the old ones, but will look at Wix or Purolator in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XL1200Ltd-Keith View Post
    Have you noticed that the new Motorcraft FL820S filters are shorter?

    I have stocked up on the old ones, but will look at Wix or Purolator in the future.
    maybe they changed vendors, but I still have a few of the old ones I guess...

    Hastings is a great filter as is wix, Carquest and Napa Gold line...

    one issue with the Fords and NON motorcraft filters was start up knock on the 4.6 and 5.4

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    No... they didn't change vendors...

    They shortened them by 1/4 - 3/8".

    It is for better clearance on these tighter engine bays like on my Exploder.

    Box actually says... New Size, Same Great Performance!

    No worries with the new/smaller FL820's

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04RXP22 View Post
    No... they didn't change vendors...

    They shortened them by 1/4 - 3/8".

    It is for better clearance on these tighter engine bays like on my Exploder.

    Box actually says... New Size, Same Great Performance!

    No worries with the new/smaller FL820's
    hahahaha Peesh tosh, pituie!....

    thanks for the info Timmae!

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