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#4679248 - 02/26/18 09:21 PM MC FL-500
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1039
Loc: MA.
What is the latest on the Motorcraft FL-500 any issues or good to go? I change my 2013 5.0 Mustang oil and filter once a year about 5,000 miles.

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#4679263 - 02/26/18 09:36 PM Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3034
Loc: USA
If you have a choice, there are better filters for a few bucks more.

But if you want to buy a Motorcraft filter then you'll probably be OK.

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#4679391 - 02/27/18 06:00 AM Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner]
BlueOvalFitter Offline


Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 6003
Loc: Cajun Country, La.
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
What is the latest on the Motorcraft FL-500 any issues or good to go? I change my 2013 5.0 Mustang oil and filter once a year about 5,000 miles.

If it were my Mustang I would not hesitate to use a MC oil filter on the engine. The reason you see a WIX in my signature is that RockAuto.com had it on sale/clearance for only $3.14.
My choice in oil filters are;
1) MC
2) FRAM ULTRA
3) WIX
4) Purolator
thumbsup USA

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#4679574 - 02/27/18 10:38 AM Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner]
Onug Offline


Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 347
Loc: Washington, USA
There have been a few failures posted here (includinf mine), but there seem to be fewer than other MC filters. Itís a common filter so one hopes we have a decent sample size, but hard to know for sure. Personally, the FL-500 on my truck now will be my last MC filter. Although my UOA with the failed filter didnít show any obvious issues, I see no reason to pay money for a problem filter.
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2016 F-150 3.5L Ecoboost
Current Oil: Mobil 1 5W-30 and Fram Ultra filter

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#4679639 - 02/27/18 11:47 AM Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner]
WellOiled Offline


Registered: 10/03/15
Posts: 1358
Loc: Houston, Texas
camprunner- Onug sums this up very well. My issue was with MotorCraft FL-820S. However, I have seen other MC part numbers with tears. The frequency this happens is less for the smaller diameter filters. I do not care to take the risk when other filters do not tear.
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#4679698 - 02/27/18 01:27 PM Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner]
2015_PSD Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 7359
Loc: SE Texas
At less than $6.00 each for FRAM XG10575 filters online and considering that you are in the cold part of the country (which has been a factor in the tearing), I would look at one of those for your Mustang and sleep easy.
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#4680124 - 02/27/18 10:42 PM Re: MC FL-500 [Re: 2015_PSD]
Joenpb Offline


Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 336
Loc: San Diego, CA
Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
At less than $6.00 each for FRAM XG10575 filters online and considering that you are in the cold part of the country (which has been a factor in the tearing), I would look at one of those for your Mustang and sleep easy.


x2

Good luck.

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#4680884 - 02/28/18 06:16 PM Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner]
Joenpb Offline


Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 336
Loc: San Diego, CA
I bought a case of Napa Gold 7502 a few years back from Fleet Filter and still have 5 or 6 of those left. I've had good UOAs with them and haven't seen much negative wise here or elsewhere.

I'm another who is done with MC FL-500s.


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