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Upsizing filter from fl500s on 3.0L duratec #4476912
08/01/17 07:21 PM
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2010 Ford Fusion. Has anyone successfully fit an oversize filter on this engine, I know the 820S size would match gasket and thread wise. I don't know if there is enough clearance.


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Upsizing filter from fl500s on 3.0L duratec [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4476976
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500s is actually a little longer than 820s.
820S is fatter though.
No idea if it will fit though.


1988 Mazda RX7 na PP 10w30 Noack 4.7
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0
Re: Upsizing filter from fl500s on 3.0L duratec [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4476978
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1988 Mazda RX7 na PP 10w30 Noack 4.7
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0
Re: Upsizing filter from fl500s on 3.0L duratec [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4477058
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Unfortunately, I do not know the answer, but as a fellow seeker of upsizing filters where possible, be warned some members here will be quick to critique you for it, and will try to tell you there's no advantage. I believe there is indeed [possible] advantage, or at least zero disadvantage so long as the threads, gasket, and bypass match.

I know that on my F-150 the FL-820s size is all that will fit. You could always just buy one and try yourself, and you're only out a few dollars if it doesn't fit. If it does fit, I say run it.

There is also one step up from the FL-820s size, that probably most people here don't know about because most people don't bother going any larger than that, either because it won't fit, or they are fine with the FL-820s size as it is.

FL-820s cross-ref to Wix: http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/PartDetails.aspx?Part=39203

Upsize from FL-820s cross-ref to Wix: http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/PartDetails.aspx?Part=93051


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: Upsizing filter from fl500s on 3.0L duratec [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4477065
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No idea, but this thread contains a list of filters you can try

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2541165


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Re: Upsizing filter from fl500s on 3.0L duratec [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4506159
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Our 2005 Escape has a 3.0L Duratec and specifies FL-820S filter...just a data point.


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