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#3430460 - 07/20/14 06:06 PM Motorcraft FL-400S - 6235 miles
MrQuackers Online   content

Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 1599
Loc: Oregon
I ran this filter for two oil changes on a 1993 SL2. The first oil change was a short cleaning cycle with Mobil 1 TDT 5w-40 with a mix of MMO and a top-off half through of Rislone Engine Treatment. The second longer OCI used Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20/5w-30. Top-offs included more PP 5w-20 and some 5w-30. Near the end of the OCI I put in a blue bottle of STP that I got on sale at Lowe's for 82 cents.

The oil change was done a month ago and the filter has been opening side down over a jar. Not much leaked out. I cut the filter a bit and let it drain in a jar as pictured below. A couple ounces still trapped in the filter, not bad. Classics ADBV seem to always fail beyond 3k.

Looks pretty good for 6k

With some effort I was able to pop off the end cap. Solid glue under the cap. Looks great. Kudos Ford engineers.

The pleats look pretty darn good and no tears anywhere to be seen. A solid filter for under $4. Maybe Purolator should have Ford engineers spec all the filters they make.
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#3430494 - 07/20/14 06:48 PM Re: Motorcraft FL-400S - 6235 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
sopususer Offline

Registered: 03/17/11
Posts: 373
Loc: High Country of Western NC
I currently do not have a FoMoCo product in my household, but if I did I would not hesitate one second to use Motorcraft filters. I actually do use this filter on my Cub Cadet GT 2550 lawn tractor with Kohler motor. I'm not losing any sleep over it either. Thanks for the pictures.
2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4T
QSUD 5W30/AC PF2257G
2014 Chevy Silverado 5.3
NAPA Syn 0W20/AC PF63
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5
M-1 AFE 0W-20/Carquest Blue 84055

#3430502 - 07/20/14 06:56 PM Re: Motorcraft FL-400S - 6235 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 3853
Loc: Cajun Country, La.
Very good looking filter, even though I am not a fan of using any oil filter for more than 1 OCI. Thanx for posting.
2007 F150 XL, 4.2 V6
Mobil 1 EP 5W20, FRAM Ultra Filter
"One Filter, One OCI!"

#3431080 - 07/21/14 12:13 PM Re: Motorcraft FL-400S - 6235 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
Rylan Offline

Registered: 09/10/13
Posts: 77
Loc: NV
I no longer own any Mazdas or Fords, but I used these Motorcraft filters about 10 years back when we did. Never had any issues with them and they were cheap and readily available.

Besides the OEM filter variety, these Motorcraft and Wix oil filters were probably the first ones I trusted past the 'golden rule of 3,000 mile OCI'.
'05 Hyundai Accent GLS (1.6L) 98K+ miles, 32MPG
'09 Hyundai Elantra Touring (2.0L) 73K+ miles, 29MPG

#3444109 - 08/02/14 07:38 PM Re: Motorcraft FL-400S - 6235 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
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Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 1599
Loc: Oregon
Since Purolators are a hot topic lately and this thread has apparently gone unnoticed by many, I am bumping it. This is my favorite O'Reilly $5 off $5 purchase. As most know, Motorcrafts have been made by Purolator for many years.

Edited by MrQuackers (08/02/14 07:39 PM)
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#3444502 - 08/03/14 08:24 AM Re: Motorcraft FL-400S - 6235 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
bullwinkle Offline

Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 5081
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
My go-to Jeep 4.0 filter, works far better than many others due to the silicone ADBV.
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#3447247 - 08/05/14 09:08 PM Re: Motorcraft FL-400S - 6235 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
another Todd Offline

Registered: 05/15/06
Posts: 1993
Loc: Southern CA
Changed oil today on one of the Escapes. 7000 miles on MC FL400S and PU 5-20 and PU 5-30 50/50 mix. Cut open filter and it was dirtier than I expected but no failure of any type. New oil and filter same as last. I use MC filters in almost everything.
2015 Ford F250 Diesel Crew Cab FX4
(2)2005 Ford Focus ZX4, and ZX5
2005 Ford Escape
2006 Ford Escape

#3447415 - 08/06/14 12:20 AM Re: Motorcraft FL-400S - 6235 miles [Re: MrQuackers]
MrQuackers Online   content

Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 1599
Loc: Oregon
I neglected to state the amount of time the filter was in service:

5.5 months from early January through mid June
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