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#4517050 - 09/15/17 01:00 PM First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts.
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
Bought my first MC filter. Usually a Purolator or Fram user.
What are your thoughts on build quality, filtering etc compared to other filters?
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#4517055 - 09/15/17 01:04 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: ZZman]
bobcatz Offline


Registered: 06/25/16
Posts: 10
Loc: Montana
Made by Purolator. If you were happy with Purolator before, you should be equally satisfied with the Motorcraft version.

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#4517056 - 09/15/17 01:04 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 597
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
MC is Purolator. better than Fram but the FL820S (probably what your MGM uses) is known for tearing filter media and thus is not a great choice over longer OCIs. Fram sucks so... try Wix smile


Edited by dogememe (09/15/17 01:05 PM)
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#4517057 - 09/15/17 01:08 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: dogememe]
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Registered: 03/09/16
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Originally Posted By: dogememe
MC is Purolator. better than Fram but the FL820S (probably what your MGM uses) is known for tearing filter media and thus is not a great choice over longer OCIs. Fram sucks so... try Wix smile


popcorn


But really, I've used motorcraft filters on every ford I've ever owned or worked on. None have had any issues. Using them for their rated service life and you should be OK.
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#4517060 - 09/15/17 01:14 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: ZZman]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
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Never had a issue with Motorcraft oil filters.
Used alot of 820s but then I am not cutting every filter apart dissecting looking for any issues either.
Used to be a Purolator user but the small oil inlet perforation slots have turned me off. I am using Fram now.
Fram has really straightened out thier act and filter quality. Fram had issues but has taken corrective action.
I would rate thier Fram Ultra the absolute best oil filter out there.


Edited by Panzerman (09/15/17 01:14 PM)
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#4517062 - 09/15/17 01:16 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: Panzerman]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10252
Loc: Southwest PA
Originally Posted By: Panzerman
Never had a issue with Motorcraft oil filters.
Used alot of 820s but then I am not cutting every filter apart dissecting looking for any issues either.
Used to be a Purolator user but the small oil inlet perforation slots have turned me off. I am using Fram now.
Fram has really straightened out thier act and filter quality. Fram had issues but has taken corrective action.
I would rate thier Fram Ultra the absolute best oil filter out there.


Most of the MC filters except for the FL-1A have slits now
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#4517071 - 09/15/17 01:21 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: dogememe]
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17771
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: dogememe
MC is Purolator. better than Fram but the FL820S (probably what your MGM uses) is known for tearing filter media and thus is not a great choice over longer OCIs. Fram sucks so... try Wix smile

Fram's media doesn't tear, or have cuts in the ADBV. And their lowest tier filter has better efficiency than most filters. Thier Ultra pretty much ranks #1 on this site.

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#4517082 - 09/15/17 01:35 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: ZeeOSix]
2015_PSD Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 7234
Loc: SE Texas
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: dogememe
MC is Purolator. better than Fram but the FL820S (probably what your MGM uses) is known for tearing filter media and thus is not a great choice over longer OCIs. Fram sucks so... try Wix smile
Fram's media doesn't tear, or have cuts in the ADBV. And their lowest tier filter has better efficiency than most filters. Thier Ultra pretty much ranks #1 on this site.
Agreed; and on a cost basis versus quality of construction, I would say the Ultra is the number one filter period. I have yet to find another mainstream filter that costs the same or less, is readily available, has the same feature set, and quality of construction.
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#4517101 - 09/15/17 02:02 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: ZZman]
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No purolater built filters for me untill we are certain that the tearing issues have been fixed.
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#4517135 - 09/15/17 02:34 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: 2015_PSD]
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Registered: 12/07/08
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Loc: Occupied Virginia
Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
Agreed; and on a cost basis versus quality of construction, I would say the Ultra is the number one filter period. I have yet to find another mainstream filter that costs the same or less, is readily available, has the same feature set, and quality of construction.

This. Totally this. There really is no reason not to use one.

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#4517141 - 09/15/17 02:39 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: ZZman]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5775
Loc: Michigan
Except the Ultra is about 3 times the cost of the MC isn't it?
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#4517144 - 09/15/17 02:44 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10946
Loc: Idaho
When I use Motorcraft filters my MPGs increase about 22%, the car starts quicker and the tries seem to last longer.
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#4517153 - 09/15/17 02:54 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: CT8]
69GTX Offline


Registered: 09/23/15
Posts: 3815
Loc: Connecticut
Originally Posted By: CT8
When I use Motorcraft filters my MPGs increase about 22%, the car starts quicker and the tries seem to last longer.


It will do that....when there's no filter media to get through.
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#4517171 - 09/15/17 03:26 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: ZZman]
Onug Offline


Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 344
Loc: Washington, USA
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Except the Ultra is about 3 times the cost of the MC isn't it?


Nope, double. Amazon has my MC FL-500 at $6 right now, but I've seen it as low as $4.50. The comparable Ultra is $8.50. Prices I guess will vary by model.
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#4517192 - 09/15/17 04:03 PM Re: First time Motorcraft filter user.. Your thoughts. [Re: CT8]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: CT8
When I use Motorcraft filters my MPGs increase about 22%, the car starts quicker and the tries seem to last longer.


Same here...AND hair is growing back on the top of my bald head when using MC. grin
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