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post #1 of 9 Old 11-11-2010, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Changing oil filter

Probably a dumb question but I gotta ask:

I just had an oil change at a "Quick stop" (10 minute) oil change place because of a special that was going on a couple days ago.

I have since researched the filter that I let the guy talk me into using. I was assured that it was OE quality and while I should have known better I opted to go ahead. I almost stopped and picked up a genuine FL-1995 Motorcraft filter anyway on top of the oil change.

Long story short, since I have been reading up on the Prime Guard filter that they installed, I have no intentions on starting the engine on my truck again until the filter is changed.

Question is: Is it okay to just change the filter back to a Motorcraft so long as I prime the filter accordingly, etc? Or am I going to lose a bunch of oil just by changing the filter alone to the point that I should go ahead with the full oil change? Basically any damage just by changing the filter alone and then topping back off? Dumb question?

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Just take of the old one and put the new one on. It will be a mess no matter what you do. I poke a hole in the bottom of the filter with it on the truck and let it drain. Do this after you have loosened it just slightly. That way you know you will be able to get the filter off once it has a hole in it. Once drained it isnt such a mess when taking the filter off. I just use a 16-penny nail.

I always pre-fill the new filter with oil within about on inch from the top, less air and faster to get oil pressure. Does it do any good, I dont really know...

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I have ran there filters on most of my trucks for years. Dont let the internets scare you. Not a damn thing wrong with that filter.

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man i have always been tried and true to never change my 1.brand oil 2.weight oil 3.brand oil filter. the only time my truck has changed brands of oil is from the factory motorcraft it had when we bought it from the dealership. other than that i have used rotella 15w40 and k&n oil filters. 307XXX and still runs great. and yes i fill my oil filters up to the top and swish it around to make sure the media is saturated

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Any other thoughts on these filters? I've noticed a few that said they would use them and others that said they would not?

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What's the purpose of changing oil? It's to get those suspended particles and acid out of the engine. A filter prolongs the life of the oil, and any new filter is better than an old one.

Keep what's in there; you'll be fine. If it makes you feel better, change the oil within a shorter period of time.

There's so many variables about engines and oil and filters that nobody is a real expert...the most you'll get are opinions, so trust to your own opinion. The fact that you're changing the oil says that you're taking care of the truck.

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Alright good deal. Thanks Everyone
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I wouldnt change it. Sure, for your piece of mind, next time get a Motorcraft next time. I agree with the comment above "dont let the internet blogs scare you"!

Now if you had a 6.0, I would tell you to not start it until you got a Ford fitler in there!

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I wouldnt change it. Sure, for your piece of mind, next time get a Motorcraft next time. I agree with the comment above "dont let the internet blogs scare you"!

Now if you had a 6.0, I would tell you to not start it until you got a Ford fitler in there!

Agreed... The 6.0 filter is a different beast!

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