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Amsoil oil filter ok to use?

I hear much regarding the use of aftermarket filters and just stick with FOrd/motorcraft. I got the filter with the purchase of my amsoil, you think its safe to use?

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That's all I use for a oil filter. I use the EA15K88, it is a 15,000 mile filter. Or you can use the SDF88, its a 5,000 mile filter. Not sure as to the one you have. I do extended drain is why I use the EA15K88. Hope this helps?

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That's all I use for a oil filter. I use the EA15K88, it is a 15,000 mile filter. Or you can use the SDF88, its a 5,000 mile filter. Not sure as to the one you have. I do extended drain is why I use the EA15K88. Hope this helps?

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I really hope you are having your analysed. I have proven to Amsoil that their oil shears from a 40 weight to a 30 weight within 7k miles. I love Amsoil and run it myself but it is not safe to run extended oil change intervals. I have never seen a UOA report for a 6.0 with oil in for 10k or more that recommended you run it longer. Yes I get my oil tested and I change it at 7k to 7500 mile intervals. Amsoil 5w40.
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I hear much regarding the use of aftermarket filters and just stick with FOrd/motorcraft. I got the filter with the purchase of my amsoil, you think its safe to use?
You mean a bypass filter or the OEM filter placement?



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Yep, I pull a sample every 5,000 miles. Next change I will be installing a bypass. -

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You mean a bypass filter or the OEM filter placement?

Regular oil filter, I have it but if theres a realistic risk of using it over the motorcraft or ford filters I will just use the ford. THe amsoil filter has a smaller micron filtration so I have it and was tempted.

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The aftermarket filters had issues that were created by trying to get around patents. Who knows if the Amsoil filters are in the same boat, but it is a small price to pay just to stick w/ OEM (IMHO anyway).

Curious - What is the amsoil filter's particle filtration rating and flow rating?

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I really hope you are having your analysed. I have proven to Amsoil that their oil shears from a 40 weight to a 30 weight within 7k miles. I love Amsoil and run it myself but it is not safe to run extended oil change intervals. I have never seen a UOA report for a 6.0 with oil in for 10k or more that recommended you run it longer. Yes I get my oil tested and I change it at 7k to 7500 mile intervals. Amsoil 5w40.
When I punch in my '04 Excursion 6.0, Amsoil recommends 15w40. Just wondered why you use 5w40....do I need to change? I live in North Carolina in case climate needs to be factored into it.

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Amsoil recommends whatever the Ford book says.
I'm sure they recommend all kinds of other stuff, but why just use the base level. Why not go better and get the better oil?
Filters are a different story though on a 6.0. Better turns out to be OEM.



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Amsoil recommends whatever the Ford book says.
I'm sure they recommend all kinds of other stuff, but why just use the base level. Why not go better and get the better oil?
Filters are a different story though on a 6.0. Better turns out to be OEM.
Is this in response to my question on whether to use 15w40 or 5w40? I use Amsoil, just wasn't sure whether I should change the weight of the oil. Are you saying 5w40 is the better oil?

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