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new filter design for 6.0

I was talking with the guys at the local NAPA the other day and found out there is going to be a change made to the oil and fuel filters for the 6.0.
The new style filter will have the plastic threaded caps made onto the filters.
According to the info they showed me there has been a problem in the past with the caps cracking when being removed or reinstalled.The new filters give you a new cap for every filter change.
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That's just like the Baldwin fuel filters for the 7.3s. It's a good idea, bad idea kind of thing. When the Baldwin first came out over 8 years ago they had a lot of problems with the gasket blowing out and leaving people stranded. It happened to a buddy of mine twice. They have since fixed the problem.

The biggest issue that I have with these all in one filter/cap setups is that most people end up throwing the factory cap away and then you are stuck with the aftermarket all in one filter or you must purchase a new cap. This happened with all of my 7.3s at work. A previous mechanic thought the Baldwin was a good idea and tossed the Ford caps into the thrash. I ran into a situation where I needed a filter for one right away and couldn't get the Baldwin so the truck ended up sitting until we finally just purchased a new cap.

I guess it would be fine as long as you save your cap and keep it in the truck. This way you won't get stranded on the road somewhere if the filter plugs on you in the winter. You just have to remember that the all in ones may not always be available when you need them most.
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