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Another filter question

I know the filter question has been discussed till the cows come home. I did an oil change this past weekend and had a Motorcraft filter ready to put in, however appears that whom ever did the oil change prior to me owning the truck (first oil change since) used a WIX filter as it had the taller filter cap. Seeing that it was Sunday and no dealer opened my only option was to get another WIX filter. We all know the issues with using wrong size filter with the wrong size cap. Yes I know, do not use WIX , however under the circumstances, I had to use something. So was at the autoparts store returning the old oil and was curious what fuel filters they had. The have stock , WIX , and MicroGuard. Now here is the strange part. We all know that the stock filter has the extra membrane on the fuel rail filter. WIX does not have it , and strange enough the MicroGuard filter HAS it. And get this the cost of the MircoGuard filter was $27.99 for both filters. The WIX was $67.99 and the stock was 70+

So my question is why does the MicroGuard filter "appear" better with the additional membrane but fair cheaper ??? Here is a picture of the MicroGuard filter.
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Not sure on this one....where are they made?

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I guess my question is does anyone have an experience with Microgard as they to made by Racor ??? At least this is what it appears from researching online.

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They look the same too me and if their made by racor they are the same, good find, I usually by from diesel filters online by the case to get them cheaper(motor craft) I'll have to look into micro guard.

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I've heard a couple issues with the wix filters starving the motor. The big one I've seen is that is has the tendancy to not be long enough to depress the oil bypass spring. If it was me, I'd be scared to use anything but the correct filter because it was specifically built for the 6.4 motor. Just my opinion though.

Just found this for you. Has every filter you need with a video below.

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