Is motorcraft brand better? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-19-2007, 02:05 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orange county
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is motorcraft brand better?

While at the ford dealer today, a part person told me Ishould only use motor craft fuel filters. He said some aftermarket filters have caused the fuel heater element to short out because its not sized right. I have used Motorcraft oil/fuel filters only but just got hastings filters for the next change. The hastings filter came with its own cap. Will those be as good or should I get OEM parts? And does anyone use motorcraft 15w40. I have only used RotillaT up untill now but was thinking of changing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-19-2007, 02:15 PM
Jon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Believe it or not

I have seen issues with the FF's on 7.3's. I am sure that is what you are refering to. Many aftermarket filters for the 7.3 downright suck. I never did understand buying a cap and filter everytime either. Makes it hard when your in the middle of nowhere and your filter gets clogged and all you can find is a filter. Then you sit around looking for a cap. All I run is Motorcraft 15-40.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 05-19-2007, 02:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: kannapolis NC
Posts: 525
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
all I ever run is the NAPA gold "wix" filter and my new billet cap because the plastic caps break , I had two of those POS caps split and blow out the Oring thus loseing a lot of fuel and making a huge mess.
Attached Thumbnails
Is motorcraft brand better?-billet-ff-lid-003.jpg   Is motorcraft brand better?-billet-ff-lid-005.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 05-19-2007, 03:02 PM
Jon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Sweet

I like that billit cap. I have never seen a Ford cap brake by itself. I have seen people that dont know how to take them off break them. But I have seen many broke aftermarket ones. Where did you get that cap at?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 05-19-2007, 03:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: kannapolis NC
Posts: 525
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the stock caps both broke under pressure while going down the road not during removal. I had the cap custom made and am selling them, check the 99-03 forums for more info
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 05-19-2007, 03:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pottstown, PA
Posts: 398
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
nice cap how much?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 05-19-2007, 06:51 PM
Powerstroke Techie

 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Maumelle, Arkansas
Posts: 610
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to gbear
I use motorcraft filters and their 15-40 oil. no special reason other than its readly availible and I try to use OEM parts whenever possible. I haven't had any problems with the filter lid, but I like the looks of the billet one.

Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors