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Old 10-21-2012, 08:54 AM
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OEM filters and fluids?

I recently talked to a ford rep that pulls around the powerstroke trailers with the cut away blocks (I think you'd call him a rep) and he was saying dont run anything other than the factory oem filters and oil. The reason being on the filters was the drain back valve. I know most Baldwin filters and wix have the check valve in them and I could see it being more critical on the 6.0 and 6.4s bc the cartridge and the oil draining back down but now being a spin on I dont see it being as big of an issue. What do y'all think?


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why temp a issue ?

without knowing the exact make up of a filter and to keep warranty issues at bay
I would use OEM or the OEM MFG


the 6.0 didn't like WIX because of the element itself falling apart
the drainback was in the 6.0 housing itself not the filter

the 6.7 doesn't need drainback at all in the filter area because of it's orientation
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if it's money your looking to save

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Baldwin, Donaldson, Fleetguard, Cat, are all top quality filters... The Wix/Napa are ok.... although I believe some of the Napa filters are changing in quality and branding them as 5K mile filters...
Not sure who is making the Motorcraft filters, at one time local parts stores all said it was Allied Signal-Fram.. That ceased my purchase of Motorcraft filters...
Any way you go, if its a filter you like and a truck you are going to keep, source them online or thru a local medium duty/heavy duty truck dealership and purchase them in case quantity... there is definitely money to be saved.
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Baldwin, Donaldson, Fleetguard, Cat, are all top quality filters... The Wix/Napa are ok.... although I believe some of the Napa filters are changing in quality and branding them as 5K mile filters...
Not sure who is making the Motorcraft filters, at one time local parts stores all said it was Allied Signal-Fram.. That ceased my purchase of Motorcraft filters...
Any way you go, if its a filter you like and a truck you are going to keep, source them online or thru a local medium duty/heavy duty truck dealership and purchase them in case quantity... there is definitely money to be saved.
I believe PrimeGuard is making the 6.7 Motorcraft filter. I read it somewhere, can't remember where

I would just spend the few extra bucks and buy the OEM filter. I always say that if you cant afford to "properly" maintain a vehicle then you can't afford the vehicle either. You will never hear me complaining about my $150 oil changes
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True^

I know carquest are wix filters as well. I just want to keep this thing ticking for a long time and wanted to get y'all's thoughts.
Also what have yalls oil temp been running while pulling? I know I pulled today and it was at 212-235 on some tough hills pulling a tractor and shredder weighing 14k plus the trailer. Is that high compared to what everyone else is seeing?


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I would just spend the few extra bucks and buy the OEM filter. I always say that if you cant afford to "properly" maintain a vehicle then you can't afford the vehicle either.
wel... i guess thats one way to look at it....
typically the OEM filters are not made by the company painted on the side.. as in this case with Motorcraft... so, other than lining the pockets of the Ford executives, there isnt really any reason to pay for "sticker engineering"
There are better filters than the OEM out there... many of which can be found for the same or less $$$$
On my little 5.9L, rather than use to OEM Mopar filter, I am purchasing Fleetguard filters from a local truck shop. They are the exact same filter made in the same plant, they are simply "sticker engineered" and packaged in a Mopar box.. And of course, the price is doubled!!!..
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wel... i guess thats one way to look at it....
typically the OEM filters are not made by the company painted on the side.. as in this case with Motorcraft... so, other than lining the pockets of the Ford executives, there isnt really any reason to pay for "sticker engineering"
There are better filters than the OEM out there... many of which can be found for the same or less $$$$
On my little 5.9L, rather than use to OEM Mopar filter, I am purchasing Fleetguard filters from a local truck shop. They are the exact same filter made in the same plant, they are simply "sticker engineered" and packaged in a Mopar box.. And of course, the price is doubled!!!..
I agree with that statement as well. I've always liked my Baldwin and wix filters. As far as oil goes who do y'all think makes motorcraft oil?
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I tow a TT that is prolly somewhere in the 11K range when loaded up for a trip. I've seen my oil temps in the high 220's while towing. eot and ect deltas in the high teens.

Also, as for oil and fuel filters, I use OEM, and not as picky...just personal preference. As for oil, I use Schaeffers 10W-30 and plan to switch to their 5W-40 oil next change.
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What about the $400.00 'lifetime' filter? Anyone tried it?
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