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#4479905 - 08/05/17 12:56 PM MC FL820S with 6,000 miles C&P
cb4017 Online   content

Registered: 08/11/05
Posts: 150
Loc: Northern Nevada
Just finished an oil change on our 98 F-150 with 4.6L V8. 225,000 miles on the truck. 6,000 on this oil change. Oil was ST Synthetic 5w-30. Filter looks like it did fine.

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#4479966 - 08/05/17 02:07 PM Re: MC FL820S with 6,000 miles C&P [Re: cb4017]
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4050
Loc: The Garden State
Thanks for posting. I've been a long time user of Motorcraft FL820S. I currently have 194,000 miles on our 2005 4.6 Explorer, which used these filters for most of it's life, some with the yellow PureOne oil filters. We've owned this vehicle since new so it's been well cared for. Early oil changes were 5,000 miles when under the 75,000 mile warranty. Afterwards they went to 7,500-9,000 mile OCI's. The oil still comes out a dark bronze and looking in the oil fill shows it to be relatively clean.


#4479982 - 08/05/17 02:39 PM Re: MC FL820S with 6,000 miles C&P [Re: cb4017]
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Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 488
Loc: Chicago Suburbs
Thank You CB4017, I have been using FL820 filters on my wife's 3.0L in her freestyle since day 0ne , good to see the motorcraft quality is still there , i was getting worried about all of the tearolater stories here on BITOG
07 Ford Freestyle 135K
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#4480023 - 08/05/17 03:23 PM Re: MC FL820S with 6,000 miles C&P [Re: cb4017]
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12273
Loc: The Old North State
The 820S been the bad actor so to speak in some anecdotes of the MC line up. Seam pleat spacing on the wide side, but this one appears to have agreed (no tears) with your 4.6L oci/fci practice.

Thanks for c&p.

#4480073 - 08/05/17 04:47 PM Re: MC FL820S with 6,000 miles C&P [Re: cb4017]
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Registered: 10/03/15
Posts: 1358
Loc: Houston, Texas
The quality of the Motorcraft oil filters may not be what it once was. I have torn an FL820S and have found rust on the metal parts of the filter element on at least two FL820S that were less than 4 months old.

Your outcome was really nice.

Thanks for the cut & post.
2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6
NAPA Full Synthetic 5W30 + Fram Tough Guard

#4480559 - 08/06/17 08:40 AM Re: MC FL820S with 6,000 miles C&P [Re: cb4017]
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Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 122
Loc: New England
I'm not longer using an 820S on my truck. I'm using Wix or Microguard/ST now.
'10 Ford E250 4.6L
'11 Ford Fusion 2.5L