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Why did Amsoil discontinue its 6.0 oil filter?

Problems, cost, availability???
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Educated guess is probably gonna say cost versus turnover.

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That sucks, I'm using one right now.

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Prolly because Ford may not warranty an engine that uses anything other than the OEM Motorcraft filter. That sways me not to use anything other than OEM and I've used nothing but AMSoil in my previous vehicles.
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Their was a write up on it a while back, comparing oem, amsoil, and a couple of other brands. If I remember right the amsoil filter was about a 1/4'' taller than the oem filter, whick in turn was constantly holding the oil bypass open. I used to use the filter until I read that thread. It was a good write up, with pictures of the varying differences.
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Dave, when I got my preferred customer reminder it had a message that the filter had been discontinued, no reason, and the suggestion was to go to wix I believe. I checked the 'build' listings and only Wix comes up, could you check again also, I want to see if the problem is on my end.

Big Mule, I'm looking for that thread, appreciate the mention, missed that one.

I'll send them an e-mail also.
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They are fast, it has been discontinued due to a 'redesign' of the filter. Will be back in the fall of '09.

No other info was offered and, while I wanted to ask some questions, I didn't-nice guy; did not want to put him on the spot.
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Makes you wonder why it seems nobody can build a filter with the same specs as the OEM. What about all those other aftermarket filters for other vehicles. Ever since I had an old '79 Ford van with a straight 6 I've been using nothing but OEM filters for all my vehicles. My '79 van used to knock like hell at start up until the oil pressure came up. A local independant mechanic told me to get an OEM (Motorcraft) filter. Once I did the knocking at startup stopped. I've been OEM since that day on almost ALL parts. Seem to have fewer problems with replacing parts now!

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Fandini, I discovered that the Amsoil filter was discontinued when I was trying to order a few, think I'll stick to oem also.
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