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'06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? #4614642
12/26/17 12:55 PM
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Charlotte, NC
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Hello All,

It has been a good while since I've posted here.

I recently picked up an '06 F150 King Ranch and it runs very good. In reading about the FL820s filter, it appears that it had some quality issues in the past.

My preference is to stick with OEM for this truck, but does anyone know if those issues are still present with the FL820s?

Also, what other options do I have with regards to oil filters in the event that the FL820s is still having issues?


'90 F150 XLT Lariat
'13 Hyundai Elantra Coupe SE
'03 Ford Focus ZX3
'06 F150 King Ranch
Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: qdeezie] #4614667
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Wix 51372 instead of FL820S.


2007 Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~127K Miles, RP HPS 5W-30, RP 20-820.
2010 Escape FWD 2.5 ~90K Miles, Castrol Edge EP 5W-30, Wix 51348.
Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: qdeezie] #4614835
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^^^^^^ I second this and would add: NAPA Gold 1372, TG2, XG2


2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6
Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30 + Fram Tough Guard
Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: qdeezie] #4614950
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Been using XG2. Have zero complaints.


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Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: qdeezie] #4614988
12/26/17 07:07 PM
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I ve used a multitude of oil filters on my daughter's Ford FX2 with the 5.4 including the Fram XG2/ TG2 and Motorcraft 820s plus several no name Chinese filters with no difference in start up noise or any noise.
I think that is a bunch of hype on how this engine is filter sensitive.

Last edited by Panzerman; 12/26/17 07:07 PM.


2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4
2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack
Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: qdeezie] #4615013
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NAPA Gold 1372 or WIX 51372


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 & Motorcraft 910s
Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: qdeezie] #4615428
12/27/17 08:39 AM
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I agree with the NAPA Gold 1372/ WIX 51372, XG/TG2, as well as even some of the cheap, made in China filters out there.
I have an Ecogard X4651 ($2 from Walmart.com) on mine now.
I was not crazy about the ST2 I had on before.

Originally Posted By: Panzerman
I ve used a multitude of oil filters on my daughter's Ford FX2 with the 5.4 including the Fram XG2/ TG2 and Motorcraft 820s plus several no name Chinese filters with no difference in start up noise or any noise.
I think that is a bunch of hype on how this engine is filter sensitive.

It is not about noise, it is about the Purolator made Motorcraft 820s having tearing issues.


2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI

Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: MParr] #4615466
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Originally Posted By: MParr
NAPA Gold 1372 or WIX 51372


Agree! Get distanced from torn Purolator/Motorcraft. Stay far away!

Last edited by Triple_Se7en; 12/27/17 09:09 AM.

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Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: blupupher] #4615545
12/27/17 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: blupupher
It is not about noise, it is about the Purolator made Motorcraft 820s having tearing issues.


Correct. All I care about is making sure I am not complicit in grenading my engine. It runs really, really good and I would like to keep it that way.


'90 F150 XLT Lariat
'13 Hyundai Elantra Coupe SE
'03 Ford Focus ZX3
'06 F150 King Ranch
Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: qdeezie] #4616368
12/28/17 07:39 AM
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Fram ultra , any tick noise ?


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Re: '06 Ford 5.4L - What Filter Options Do I Have? [Re: qdeezie] #4617936
12/29/17 05:33 PM
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Fram Ultra XG2. I used this when I had my 5.4 3v. Be start up noises and I could sleep well at night knowing that it wasn’t going to tear like a motorcrap.


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