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Old 17 Mar 2010, 09:43 am
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My understading is that the following Motorcraft filters fit a 2003 non-turbo:

FL793
FL13A** or FL-400A**

What about the FL-400S? What is the difference between the 400S and the 400A?
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Old 17 Mar 2010, 03:07 pm
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Google is your friend.

From a Motorcraft site:

The 400S is an "improved" 400A. It included a silicone anti-drainback
valve.
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Old 17 Mar 2010, 11:43 pm
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Motorcraft is a Ford product. Why would you be using Motorcraft?
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Default Re: Motorcraft Filter Cross-Reference Question

The motorcraft filters are made by purolator and are considered to be a good filter by most internet discussions I have seen. I own a Taurus and a Focus that take the FL-400A, so I have them at the house already, been buying them for twenty years. They fit my Turbo perfectly, seem like good quality, and they sell them at WalMart.
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Old 20 Mar 2010, 12:06 pm
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Default Re: Motorcraft Filter Cross-Reference Question

You can also use the MoPar number to cross-reference to other brands. I use Purolator filters, but I install the filter intended for the Turbo on both my 01 and 04. Filter fits fine and provides a smidge more oil cooling. Just a smidge, an eensy-weensy amount, but that matters when it gets to 117F and stays there.
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 01:22 am
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In my research I found some people saying that the motorcraft oil filter is the only one to use because all other filters are not the same size and the oil bypass in the bottom of the filter resevoir doesn't close. How true is this? What types of filters are you guys running and which one works best for you?

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Old 11 Jan 2011, 04:43 pm
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Default Re: Motorcraft Filter Cross-Reference Question

I recently actually switched to the AMSOIL extended drain version.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 05:04 pm
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The motorcraft filters are made by purolator and are considered to be a good filter by most internet discussions I have seen. I own a Taurus and a Focus that take the FL-400A, so I have them at the house already, been buying them for twenty years. They fit my Turbo perfectly, seem like good quality, and they sell them at WalMart.
This is true, and the motorcraft are less expensive, while identical in make-up to the purolator.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 05:05 pm
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I recently actually switched to the AMSOIL extended drain version.
Can you post a link to that? I'm interested...

Edit - Never mind, I found a great bit of info on this, plus on their synthetic oils. Thank you for posting this, guess I'll be moving to amsoil my next change!!!

Read This regarding the Amsoil Ea filter (standard filter recommends change every 15k miles or once per year, which ever comes first), and read This regarding how Amsoil was the FIRST to manufacture synthetic extended drain oils that met US Standards!! Very interesting reading, and again Scarlet2003, thank you for posting your use!

That Amsoil filter operates at 98.7% efficiency, per the tests, versus the rest of the filters out there that range from 40 to 80%. That alone would make me want to move to that, as I want only the best products on my car! Excellent find!

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So what is the recommended oil filter for our turbos?
I mean, what is everyone using?
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