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#3414319 - 07/04/14 09:46 AM FL-820s with a big hole.
jmb3675 Offline


Registered: 03/03/14
Posts: 237
Loc: twin cities mn
I was bored this morning so I decided to cut open some filters I was going to take to the recycling center. I found about a 3/8 hole in the Motocraft FL-820s I took off my truck last week. It had just under 4000 miles on it. I was going to run it longer but since I am taking it on 2 long trips towing this summer I figured I would change it. I am really glad I did.
The hole looks like a cut tab folded back. When I get my camera back today I will take a pic and figure out how to post it.

Another thing that surprised me is how poor this filter looks compared to the FL-400s I just took off of my focus.

I may even take the new Motocraft off the truck and replace it.

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#3414333 - 07/04/14 10:04 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
GreenFocus Offline


Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 125
Loc: Michigan
Waiting for pics. How old is this filter?

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#3414342 - 07/04/14 10:15 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4680
Loc: USA
More Purolator issues?

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#3414360 - 07/04/14 10:32 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
jmb3675 Offline


Registered: 03/03/14
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Loc: twin cities mn




It's 10 months old.


Edited by jmb3675 (07/04/14 10:43 AM)

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#3414375 - 07/04/14 10:48 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
jmb3675 Offline


Registered: 03/03/14
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Loc: twin cities mn
Where it's torn it is folded back and tucked between the core and the media. I couldn't get a clear pic of that.

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#3414377 - 07/04/14 10:54 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
901Memphis Offline


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Replace it with a Fram Ultra.
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#3414384 - 07/04/14 11:00 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: 901Memphis]
ChevyBadger Offline


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Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Replace it with a Fram Ultra.
Or a Wix hide
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#3414385 - 07/04/14 11:01 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
ElastoHydro Offline


Registered: 06/30/14
Posts: 218
Loc: Florida
Fram Ultra great choice. Does Puro make MotorCrap?

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#3414389 - 07/04/14 11:08 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4563
Loc: Iowa
That's not an FL-820s..... That's a nitrile adbv not a silicone like the Motorcraft uses.
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#3414395 - 07/04/14 11:11 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
jmb3675 Offline


Registered: 03/03/14
Posts: 237
Loc: twin cities mn
That't not from that filter. I just grabbed something to stop it from rolling of the board. If I was thinking, I would have used the right one from the filter to stop it.

That valve is from a Champ that came off my Ex-wifes car. That is a really cheap looking filter that was on the car way too long. I was comparing the Champ to the others from my car since they are the same. I used the same work space.


Edited by jmb3675 (07/04/14 11:16 AM)

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#3414396 - 07/04/14 11:12 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: ElastoHydro]
volk06 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 4563
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: ElastoHydro
Fram Ultra great choice. Does Puro make MotorCrap?


Yes puro makes motorcraft. And motorcraft is not motorcrap, they're one of the best filters for the money.
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#3414397 - 07/04/14 11:13 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: volk06]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 10404
Loc: The Old North State
Good catch, nitrile adbv, surely isn't an FL820S. Sure seems like something fishy. Like to see views of the base end endcap too.

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#3414400 - 07/04/14 11:17 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
steveh Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 959
Loc: wisconsin
Big hole in the story???

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#3414401 - 07/04/14 11:17 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: jmb3675]
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 1132
Loc: Coastal NC
That's a big hole. It's disappointing when you depend on a product to give reliable service. But if 4K miles wasn't too much, 10 months probably was.
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#3414405 - 07/04/14 11:24 AM Re: FL-820s with a big hole. [Re: volk06]
ElastoHydro Offline


Registered: 06/30/14
Posts: 218
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: volk06
Originally Posted By: ElastoHydro
Fram Ultra great choice. Does Puro make MotorCrap?


Yes puro makes motorcraft. And motorcraft is not motorcrap, they're one of the best filters for the money.


I used to think that too. Now, if Purolator (DirtyOilLator) makes it, the game is changed. Purolator media problems are famous now. Media weakness could have ruined a once-great oil filter in the MC.

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