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post #1 of 18 Old 06-19-2009, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Critical to use factory filters??

How critical is it to use FORD filters on the 6.0 trucks? My mechanic is telling me that Ford owns patents on their filters because they work best. I think its kinda B/S. What do you all think??

On my DMAX I run Allison filters for the trans, generic fuel ( i change every 15k), and Amsoil oil filters.

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How critical is it to use FORD filters on the 6.0 trucks? My mechanic is telling me that Ford owns patents on their filters because they work best. I think its kinda B/S. What do you all think??

On my DMAX I run Allison filters for the trans, generic fuel ( i change every 15k), and Amsoil oil filters.
ONLY use MotorCraft Oil Filters!!!
International Filters should be ok also

I dont think the fuel filters matter as much, I use a generic brand they carry at Atwoods.

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I get my fuel filters direct from International. They are the Rayco..which is the exact same filters as the motorcraft just not packaged in the motorcraft box. I can pick them up at International for like $33 for the pair compared to $75 or so at the Ford Dealership.

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When I bought my truck it had a wix oil filter on it, then about 1000k after an oil change I thought I should switch back to a Ford filter....I found a Wix cap with a Ford filter under it. I always get my oil changed at Ford.

I would run Ford or international....that way there is no f***ups when changing oil.


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IIRC this is the reason why your supposed to use Ford filters, someone correct me if Im wrong.

The problem with the other brands are because of the filter being slightly different.
Im guessing this is because of copyright issues.
This slight difference results in the filter not fitting correctly the the oil not going though the filter
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there is a vidieo somewhere of it. If the filter is slightly differant, then the oil does not go through it properly, or, it does not activate the pressure relief valve. After market can have it one way ot the other..
The paper on the lower fuel filter is critical. That is the water seperator.
At least that is what I have heard. This is the first rig I have only used FOMOCO stuf on. I usually use the generic also.
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use ford /international only the aftermarket ones just wont fare up.

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This guy breaks it down pretty good why to use Ford filters.

YouTube - 6.0 THREE Fs 1 OF 3 FLUIDS, FILTERS AND FUEL

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