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Oil Filters

What is the Best Type of Oil filter to use in a Powerstroke

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I highly reccomend staying with Motocraft filters....honestly the cheapest place to get them is Wal Mart.......but if your gonna go aftermarket....WIX...Napa Gold....the Premium Car Quest filter, and Baldwin are the best aftermarkets as far as oil filters go.....

Stay away from Fram...STP......K&N......and any other filter if its not a name brand......

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i use purolator, who i belive makes carquests filters...i'm pretty satisfied...

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Why Dead Center

Why do you only fill it to dead center of the dip stick fill range

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Why do you only fill it to dead center of the dip stick fill range
two reasons.....first off, overfilled diesels tend to foam the oil....which could cause drivability problems and even stalls......the second....which kinda relates to the first point.....is oil expands when it heats up.....so you never want it above halfway.....especially when cold.....

that range on the dipstick is the minimum and maxumum fill range.....and ANYTHING within the crosshatch is ok.....and with a diesel, due to the above.....your better off keeping it in the bottom half of the crosshatch.......Marc
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that range on the dipstick is the minimum and maxumum fill range.....and ANYTHING within the crosshatch is ok.....and with a diesel, due to the above.....your better off keeping it in the bottom half of the crosshatch.......Marc
same for auto tranny fluid for 1 of the same reasons.

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[QUOTEStay away from Fram...STP......K&N......and any other filter if its not a name brand......

Marc[/QUOTE]

I almost always use the Motorcraft, and I was thinking about trying the K&N. I read that it filtered better the Motorcraft and such. I was wondering why you say to stay away from them?

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those k&n filters are junk.....i think the problem is that they crumble a little....i use motorcraft, since they carry them at walmart, but have used purolator and carquest, both good. One of the best you can buy is a Baldwin filter. they are very popular for heavy truck engines, and cost the same as motorcraft....you can buy them online at www.adiesel.com


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