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#4655943 - 02/04/18 01:33 PM My 1st Cut and Post FL400S
CajunLariat Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
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I was cleaning out my dads shed this morning and found a used FL400S. I used his dremel to open it up. Here is my 1st cut and post oil filter.







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#4655945 - 02/04/18 01:36 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: CajunLariat]
car51 Online   content


Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
Looks good sir:)

Thank You for the C&P smile

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#4655947 - 02/04/18 01:40 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: CajunLariat]
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Looks like media is torn in one place. Did this happen in service or as a result of your cutting?
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#4655948 - 02/04/18 01:42 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: CajunLariat]
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What are your thoughts on the filter after cutting it open?
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#4655958 - 02/04/18 01:56 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: CajunLariat]
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Any idea on how many miles it was in service for?
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#4655974 - 02/04/18 02:04 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: SatinSilver]
CajunLariat Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
What are your thoughts on the filter after cutting it open?

I don't know. What am I looking for? I just was doing what every body did here.

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#4655975 - 02/04/18 02:05 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: Quattro Pete]
CajunLariat Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Looks like media is torn in one place. Did this happen in service or as a result of your cutting?

What place? I put the filter in the trash but can go get it back. Where are you talking about?

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#4655978 - 02/04/18 02:06 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: blupupher]
CajunLariat Offline


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Originally Posted By: blupupher
Any idea on how many miles it was in service for?

I asked pops and he said he didnt even know it waqs in his shed.

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#4655982 - 02/04/18 02:10 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: CajunLariat]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Originally Posted By: CajunLariat
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Looks like media is torn in one place. Did this happen in service or as a result of your cutting?

What place? I put the filter in the trash but can go get it back. Where are you talking about?

6th photo - right side. Maybe it's just a light reflection playing tricks on me?


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#4655994 - 02/04/18 02:21 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: CajunLariat]
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Look's like a hole to me...
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#4656008 - 02/04/18 02:34 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: CajunLariat]
NormanBuntz Offline


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Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Nice job. Looks like a classic tear to me.
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#4656028 - 02/04/18 02:54 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: Quattro Pete]
Dyusik Offline


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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: CajunLariat
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Looks like media is torn in one place. Did this happen in service or as a result of your cutting?

What place? I put the filter in the trash but can go get it back. Where are you talking about?

6th photo - right side. Maybe it's just a light reflection playing tricks on me?




The 'hole' has a reflection. That's oil pooling, probably atop glue. Though the same my first glance.
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#4656049 - 02/04/18 03:17 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: CajunLariat]
MrQuackers Offline


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Good job on your first c&p smile

Yes not a tear, just a pool of oil at the seam.

The FL400s is the best of the Motorcraft filters.
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#4656071 - 02/04/18 03:38 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: MrQuackers]
WellOiled Offline


Registered: 10/03/15
Posts: 1347
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: MrQuackers
Good job on your first c&p smile

Yes not a tear, just a pool of oil at the seam.

The FL400s is the best of the Motorcraft filters.

+1 Agreed, a good C&P. Good on you for doing a cut & post.

I look for holes or tears in the media, damaged ADBV, damaged or in operative bypass valve. How well the media was glued. The integrity of the end caps. Excessive pleat distortion that might lead to a failure under slightly different operating conditions. Anything out of the ordinary. I look at what the filter trapped to decide on future maintenance. I view this as an opportunity to see what is happening in the engine without having to remove a valve cover or the oil pan. Was rust present in the can.

I probably left something out but this is a start. Enjoy the habit. smile
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#4656422 - 02/04/18 10:02 PM Re: My 1st Cut and Post FL400S [Re: CajunLariat]
Linctex Offline


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In the aviation business, we always cut open filters to look for metal bits. You could save a life.

Lycoming piston pin plug wear results in long slivers of aluminum in the pleats.
When you see that, you know you'll be pulling cylinders off soon.
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