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Motorcraft Parts Are The Best #5434253 05/20/20 03:01 PM
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It's that time to do a trans filter and fluid change. The local auto parts stores want on average $6.99 per qt. of Mercon V trans fluid. And, a MC trans filter $23.99. I sure am glad that my son works for a Ford dealership.


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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434267 05/20/20 03:17 PM
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Except when they are fakes
Fake Motorcraft parts
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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434277 05/20/20 03:26 PM
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Wholesale "account", eh? wink


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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: LubricatusObsess] #5434295 05/20/20 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by LubricatusObsess
Wholesale "account", eh? wink

I don't take advantage of my son and his employee discount. If I need major parts I usually get them from Rock Auto. But when trans fluid is almost $2 more per qt. than what he can get it for, it's good that he works for Ford.
What I do is drain 4 qts. of fluid every 30K miles. Every 60K miles I drop the pan, change the filter, and add 4 qts. of Mercon V thans. fluid. I have been doing this since my truck was new (6 miles).
In 10K miles it will be time to do a rear differential fluid change. I use ST 75W140 synthetic fluid and a Fel-Pro gasket (RDS-55341).
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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: Lolvoguy] #5434300 05/20/20 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Lolvoguy
Except when they are fakes
Fake Motorcraft parts
no-no

Are you saying that Ford sells fake MC parts? ???


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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434302 05/20/20 03:49 PM
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Why not just get Supertech Mercon V which is $4.82/qt at WM? My understanding is that for a fluid to be labeled Mercon V, the mfr has to formulate it exactly per Ford's spec so the performance is going to meet Motorcraft.

There's also Maxlife which is compatible with Mercon V and is well tested among the group here.

Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434319 05/20/20 04:00 PM
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Filter is $1.50 cheaper on Amazon. Mercon V for $5.67/qt by the case. Wholesale accounts at Ford don't get you much.


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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434321 05/20/20 04:01 PM
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Double tap

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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434325 05/20/20 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
Originally Posted by Lolvoguy
Except when they are fakes
Fake Motorcraft parts
no-no

Are you saying that Ford sells fake MC parts? ???

Anything is possible.


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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: Lolvoguy] #5434374 05/20/20 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Lolvoguy
Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
Originally Posted by Lolvoguy
Except when they are fakes
Fake Motorcraft parts
no-no

Are you saying that Ford sells fake MC parts? ???

Anything is possible.


We don't. All of our parts come from Ford or a FAD (Ford Authorized Distributor). You have to use FADs for certain parts like batteries. Other parts it is easier to get from them, like you can buy spark plugs individually from a FAD, where from Ford they are sold in a case of 96. There are places that sell Motorcraft parts that are not FADs though, we don't use them.


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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: hatt] #5434389 05/20/20 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hatt
Filter is $1.50 cheaper on Amazon. Mercon V for $5.67/qt by the case. Wholesale accounts at Ford don't get you much.

Then there's shipping cost. You come out even, or ahead getting them from Ford.
And, I don't have to wait on them coming in the mail and getting damaged.
Oh, and I'm getting the trans fluid for $5.30 per qt.
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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434390 05/20/20 05:02 PM
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My wife had a preferred mechanic. When he said he had problems putting on Motorcraft pads and rotors because they are Chinese quality, I made the decision he will no longer be used by this house.


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Originally Posted by dave1251
My wife had a preferred mechanic. When he said he had problems putting on Motorcraft pads and rotors because they are Chinese quality, I made the decision he will no longer be used by this house.


Some are and the way the labeling is done can be confusing. There are the old blue label brake pads/rotors that are now relabeled Motorcraft which most of the time come from not China. Those would be the ones with a base number of 2001, 2200, 1125, 1102, and 2C026 with a short number beginning with BRF and BRRF. Then there are the Motorcraft value ones that are made to compete with the Autozones of the world that are 2V001, 2V200 etc base numbers with the short numbers beginning with BR and BRR.


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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434576 05/20/20 08:18 PM
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If it's a Ford like the muffstain GT below it will get only the appropriate level parts installed on it. Chinese parts are too good. Maybe Pakistan or Bangladesh sourced.
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Re: Motorcraft Parts Are The Best [Re: BlueOvalFitter] #5434605 05/20/20 08:47 PM
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I just started using a motorcraft FL-400S filter on my 1MZ-FE Toyota. It's 1/3 longer than the specified Toyota filter. Thanks FoMoCo's Vulcan V6 from the nineties Tauruses!!! thumbsup

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