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[Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi #4575731
11/16/17 06:45 AM
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Shorter than usual run due to schedule and also drastically fewer hours running and idle than typical. UOA in the mail, filter element drying out...


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Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: DuckRyder] #4575741
11/16/17 07:13 AM
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The FL-500s does not seem to be plagued with the issues the FL-820s has. If every MC/Purolator filter looked this good, some faith may be restored.

Thanks for the C&P!

Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: DuckRyder] #4575755
11/16/17 07:33 AM
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No problems there.


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Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: DuckRyder] #4575850
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Thanks DR! My F150 EB has had a steady diet of those for (soon to be ) 7 years and 110k miles.


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Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: double vanos] #4575940
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What car and oil was used for this run? Looks like the filter was never used/dipped in fresh oil and pictures taken.. good clean engine and easy on oil whatever it was.

Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: DuckRyder] #4575947
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What a magnificent specimen!


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Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: krismoriah72] #4576044
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Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
What car and oil was used for this run? Looks like the filter was never used/dipped in fresh oil and pictures taken.. good clean engine and easy on oil whatever it was.


No kidding!!!


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Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: 2015_PSD] #4576061
11/16/17 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
The FL-500s does not seem to be plagued with the issues the FL-820s has. If every MC/Purolator filter looked this good, some faith may be restored.

Thanks for the C&P!

What are the problems with the 820s??

Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: loneryder] #4576145
11/16/17 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted By: loneryder
Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
The FL-500s does not seem to be plagued with the issues the FL-820s has. If every MC/Purolator filter looked this good, some faith may be restored.

Thanks for the C&P!

What are the problems with the 820s??

Sometimes the FL820S media will tear near the seam.


Dome end tear.


Thread end tear.

The subject filter looks very good indeed. I wish all the Motorcraft / Purolator filters did this well.

Last edited by WellOiled; 11/16/17 02:21 PM.

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Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: DuckRyder] #4576161
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It is Motorcraft 5/20 Blend in a 3.7TiVTC. Most (if not all) of the filters and UOA’s are here, just look for post I created...


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Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: 2015_PSD] #4577502
11/17/17 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
The FL-500s does not seem to be plagued with the issues the FL-820s has. If every MC/Purolator filter looked this good, some faith may be restored.

Thanks for the C&P!


I've used the MC 910 and MC 2017 cartridge for years now with no problems with tearing or twisting after my normal 10K OCI.

Last edited by tig1; 11/17/17 08:33 PM.

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Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: tig1] #4577780
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Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
The FL-500s does not seem to be plagued with the issues the FL-820s has. If every MC/Purolator filter looked this good, some faith may be restored. Thanks for the C&P!
I've used the MC 910 and MC 2017 cartridge for years now with no problems with tearing or twisting after my normal 10K OCI.
Though the FL-500s is specified for my Explorer, I use Ultras. Ultras are $4.99 each on eBay in 6 pack quantities and while MC FL-500s filters are $4.40 each in 12 pack quantities, for a $0.60 difference I have no reason to look at MC filters. With that said, these newer MC filters (FL-500s, FL-920s, etc.) do not seem to have any issues.

Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: DuckRyder] #4578592
11/19/17 06:04 AM
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Looks excellent to me at ~4200 miles. 'Generally speaking', in my observation, excepting some 820S the MC filter anecdotes posted including the 500S and 910S have looked good.

Thanks for c&p.

Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: DuckRyder] #4580027
11/20/17 11:45 AM
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That filter looks immaculate.. but then again, I'd expect the FL500S to be with only 4200 miles. That filter should easily be able to handle twice as many miles.


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Re: [Cut Open] Motorcraft FL500S - 4220 mi [Re: DuckRyder] #4580039
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is this the same size as the FL400S just with a 22mm thread? I know the 400 has a 3/4-16 thread and I have a few I'd be willing to run if they look as a good as this.


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