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post #1 of 12 Old 02-07-2009, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcraft or WIX

I am going to replace my fuel filters today. I have looked them up online at Oreilleys, Advance, and Autozone. Why are the WIX filters so much more? Generally the WIX are about $80 and the Motorcraft are about $50. What are your opinions?

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I have had a lot of luck with the Wix I run oil and fuel filters from wix and I also run them on my racecar for years! what ever way you go I think you will be fine good luck

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I totally disagree w/ using Wix. They may make good filters for some applications, but do not use them in the 6.0L.

Get your filters from an International Dealership (much cheaper) or dieselfiltersonline. Get the OEM Racor filters. There have been too many documented issues w/ aftermarket filters.

OEM Filters - What to look for:
YouTube - Motorcraft Powerstroke Diesel Filter Comparison
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OEM Oil and Fuel Filters... What To Look For - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

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Motorcraft only on the 6.0.

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Ahhh, Motorcraft fuel filters only, or risk replacing your 6.0.

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FYI to the OP -

Racor makes the motorcraft filters, so when folks say "motorcraft only", that includes Racor AND the filters from International.

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you have to use motorcraft on the 6.4 because the wix ones are a little taller and they will leak. why would you use wix and throw away your stock top? we get a ton of 7.3s in for fuel filters and they have wix in them but the customer requests motorcraft so then you need to order a new top

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I would stick with motorcraft filters for fuel and oil.

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I did use the motorcraft filters. This was my first fuel filter replacement. It was simple. I will recommend to everybody. Do yourself a huuuge favor and buy a 36mm socket for the frame mounted filter. I will be getting one as soon as I can find one.

Thanks for all the info.

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Lisle makes a socket especially for this. It is shorter and cheaper than a large socket from a tool set. Get one at most autoparts stores.

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