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Old 03-31-2013, 01:04 PM
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Changed Oil - Broke plastic thingy inside housing....

Is this really bad?

I purchased a Fram filter and when I went to slide it inside the housing, it wouldn't depress the little plunger inside the big spring tube. So I was f'ing with and the plastic bit and the little spring flew out.

All I know is that the little plunger releases the big spring so one can slide the filter all the way down??? Is there anything else that thing does?

Please let me know before I waste an engine.

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Kevin

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are you talking about the plunger and spring in the oil filter housing? or the tabs under the filter cap?

for future reference, ALWAYS buy OEM filters for these trucks. Especially oil and fuel filters.
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Is this really bad?

I purchased a Fram filter and when I went to slide it inside the housing, it wouldn't depress the little plunger inside the big spring tube. So I was f'ing with and the plastic bit and the little spring flew out.

All I know is that the little plunger releases the big spring so one can slide the filter all the way down??? Is there anything else that thing does?

Please let me know before I waste an engine.

Thanks,
Kevin
Listen to what he's saying. DO NOT USE ANYTHING BUT MOTORCRAFT OR RACOR. And make sure your cap is the OE Ford cap. If it's not change it out immediately. Ford filters have special drain back valves and other things that work in conjunction with your cap. If you mix and match you're going to trash your motor. Not to mention FRAM is the worst filter on the planet. A little research will prove that, either on here or just a google search.

Save your 6.4, get Motorcraft gear.
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Yes, the plunger and spring within the big plunger/spring. I'm pretty sure when the little plunger is depressed it just releases the big plunger/spring so you can get the filter cap on....
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not sure what the part number is for that plastic peace.. but in the future, make sure you get OEM filters... or Racor.
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I definitely will in the future...Anyone have a good online shop to purchase them from? Same with fuel filters?

For right now, I just want be sure that without the little plastic bit there, that I'm still filtering the oil.
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this is where i buy my oil and fuel filters from .... descent prices and fast shipping.

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I've used Motorcraft... So the Racors are a good substitute?
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