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

Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner] #4679263
02/26/18 09:36 PM
02/26/18 09:36 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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.

Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner] #4679391
02/27/18 06:00 AM
02/27/18 06:00 AM
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Posts: 6,003
Cajun Country, La.
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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

Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner] #4679574
02/27/18 10:38 AM
02/27/18 10:38 AM
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Washington, USA
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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.


2016 F-150 3.5L Ecoboost
Current Oil: Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 and Fram Ultra filter
Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner] #4679639
02/27/18 11:47 AM
02/27/18 11:47 AM
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Houston, Texas
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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.


2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6
Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic HM 5W30 + WIX 51372
Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner] #4679698
02/27/18 01:27 PM
02/27/18 01:27 PM
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Planet Earth
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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.

Re: MC FL-500 [Re: 2015_PSD] #4680124
02/27/18 10:42 PM
02/27/18 10:42 PM
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San Diego, CA
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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.

Re: MC FL-500 [Re: Camprunner] #4680884
02/28/18 06:16 PM
02/28/18 06:16 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 341
San Diego, CA
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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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