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Motorcraft filter for Ford Powerstroke #4476210
08/01/17 05:20 AM
08/01/17 05:20 AM
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Donald Online content OP
Donald  Online Content OP
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In another thread someone mentioned that the Motorcraft filter for my Powerstroke engine was synthetic media. I cannot find that mentioned when I look up the filter INFO on RockAuto. The ADBV is silicone, but the filter is mounted threads up, so an ADBV does not really come into play.

Does anyone know where the media type is listed as synthetic?


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Motorcraft filter for Ford Powerstroke [Re: Donald] #4476259
08/01/17 06:56 AM
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I don't think the MC is synthetic.
Purolator made.
https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3587430/The_BIG_(FL-1995)_and_the_smal


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Re: Motorcraft filter for Ford Powerstroke [Re: Donald] #4476436
08/01/17 10:38 AM
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The thread posted is for a FL-1995. The OP's truck doesn't use that filter. Quick check on Rockauto the description doesn't include synthetic media, although the Wix XP does. I would err on the side that it doesn't.


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Re: Motorcraft filter for Ford Powerstroke [Re: Donald] #4476538
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The FL-2051s filter that fits your Powdrstroke does NOT have synthetic media. Check Baldwin.

Re: Motorcraft filter for Ford Powerstroke [Re: Donald] #4476621
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I have been less than impressed with the last dozen or so MC filters I have seen cut open after an OCI. There are better, less expensive options available.


2016 Nissan Versa S 1.6L
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Re: Motorcraft filter for Ford Powerstroke [Re: Donald] #4477066
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No, the Motorcraft is not synthetic, nor is it synthetic-blend.

You can get a Champion filter with synthetic-blend media for a little bit cheaper than you can the Motorcraft on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Motorcraft-FL2051S-Oil-Filter/dp/B00BJ4BLMC

https://www.amazon.com/Champion-COS10890-Engine-Filter-Replacement/dp/B00XQ0S7YC/

Of course, the Motorcraft on Amazon is $2.91 cheaper than at AutoZone or O'Reilly (both $19.99 as compared to $17.08 on Amazon). But I think $16.33 for the synthetic-blend Champion filter would be the best deal. Keep in mind your cart has to be over $25.00 to get free shipping, but you can most likely buy your oil on Amazon cheaper than in stores, too, or just buy 2 filters (or if you need anything else that could bring you to at least $25.00).


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Re: Motorcraft filter for Ford Powerstroke [Re: Donald] #4477758
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https://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/ford...il-filters.html

This should be your best deal for filters for your PowerStroke.


'15 F350 6.7
Re: Motorcraft filter for Ford Powerstroke [Re: roadrunner1] #4479271
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Originally Posted By: roadrunner1
https://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/ford...il-filters.html

This should be your best deal for filters for your PowerStroke.

But through that site you only get free shipping on orders over $250.00, whereas it's free shipping for orders over $25.00 on Amazon. Because of this, I think the Champion filter on Amazon is the best deal.


2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 5.4L V8 ~132k miles
-> PPHM 5w-20 w/Fram Ultra
1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L TBI V8 ~48k miles
-> Milesyn SB 5w-30 w/Puro Boss
Re: Motorcraft filter for Ford Powerstroke [Re: Donald] #4479277
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Posting for those who are curious and subscribed I just cut one of these open.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr...raf#Post4479263


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