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Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter

Part No. FL-400S Warranty Details  

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The Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter is designed, engineered and recommended by Ford Motor Company. This filter helps protect against engine wear by screening out abrasives, such as carbon, sand, dust and bits of metal before they can get into your oil.

Product Features:
  • Pressure-relief valves help minimize the chance of contaminated oil circulating back into the engine
  • Pressure-relief valves also help maintain the supply of oil to the engine under extreme cold conditions or if the filter gets clogged
  • Steel cases are “ironed” for a precise fit, fluted to ease removal and painted to resist rust
  • Efficient filter media offers increased dirt-collecting capability and ability to capture more engine-harming particles
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Color:White
Height:4.14 in
Length:4.14
Micron Rating:20 mc
Pressure Relief Valve:Yes
Seal Inside Diameter:2.4
Seal Outside Diameter:2.75

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MotorcraftOriginal Equipment Oil Filter
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Durable (17)
  • High-performance (7)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (11)
  • Small cars (11)
  • Trucks (10)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (11), Casual driver (8), Mechanic (6), Truck enthusiast (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good filter bang for the buck!!!!

I've used this specified filter on my 94 Taurus 3.8L for 19+ years now. It's top end is still squeaky clean.
The new shorter version of this filter has more filter media...Read complete review

I've used this specified filter on my 94 Taurus 3.8L for 19+ years now. It's top end is still squeaky clean.
The new shorter version of this filter has more filter media pleats, so it isn't shy any filter media surface area as some suppose, because its shorter than the original version. The extra media surface area allows the filter to hold more debris without undue pressure drop across the media. So we get good flow through the filter media, while filtering out smaller particles as the oil gets dirtier & the filter media loads up during the oil change intervial
Ford redesigned & shortened the filter up, so it could be used on newer engines with restricted spaces, but even though it's shorter, it still has as much filter media surface area as the older longer version.
It's published particle size filter specifications are the Min. Ford allows, not what the filter is capable of. UOA particle counts show it to do a much better job than the min numbers would suggest, more like what a Purolator Classic filter does.
It's more expensive to produce base end bypass valve location is where it belongs for inverted filter mounting, so if it goes into the bypass/unfiltered mode on a cold high rpm start, or when we get crazy & go WOT to pass, with the base end by-pass valve location it won't suck up debris washed off the filter media, or stirred up settled out dome end debris, like a less expensive to produce dome end bypass filter design could & that's good engineering design thinking by Ford on its inverted, or canted mounted oil filters.
The silicone anti-drainback valve will be more pliable & seal better in cold weather, preventing empty filter start up wear & dry cold starts & the resulting engine rattle those empty filter cold dry starts cause, so folks in really cold country will likely appreciate the silicone anti-drainback valve.
I also use this shorter filter on the Wife's 2000 Dodge Neon ohc engine & its eliminated the start up knock the Neon always had with the specified OEM Chrysler filter, that's so short it looked like it belonged on a danged lawn tractor engine!!!! It's a good filter bang for the buck for these & a Lot more reasons!!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

2015 Mazda CX9 oil filter

This is suppose to be the OEM but shorter than the original MAZDA oil filter. I don't recommend this filter if you're using full synthetic oil and keeping for 10,000 miles.

This is suppose to be the OEM but shorter than the original MAZDA oil filter. I don't recommend this filter if you're using full synthetic oil and keeping for 10,000 miles.

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2.0

2015 Mazda CX9 oil filter

By 

from Gainesville, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • affordable

Cons

  • shorter than original Mazda filter

Best Uses

    Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

    This is suppose to be the OEM but shorter than the original MAZDA oil filter. I don't recommend this filter if you're using full synthetic oil and keeping for 10,000 miles.

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    3.0

    It doesn't ;eak

    By 

    from cleveland, ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

    it doesn't leak

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    • No
     
    5.0

    will buy for next Oil change

    By 

    from ct

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • direct replacement

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

        Fits like it should and no leaks

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        • No
         
        5.0

        best bang for the buck

        By 

        from wi

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

        good quality

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        • No
         
        5.0

        OEM and great!

        By 

        from Hudson Valley,NY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

        OEM and best quality! I always try to use Motorcraft!

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Best product for your ford

        By 

        from Jackson, Tn.

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Always Top Quality

        Cons

        • None Whatsoever

        Best Uses

        • Original Equipment

        Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

        I've never put anything but Motorcraft products on my Fords and I have two vehicles with 250,000 plus miles and still going strong. If Ford puts their name on it I'm O K with it.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Happy car owner

        By 

        from Englewood CO

        About Me Casual Driver

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High-Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars
          • Used For Pt Cruiser

          Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

          Mechanic was pleased. Easy to install.

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          • No
           
          4.0

          buy

          By 

          from core,wv

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

            none

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            • No
             
            5.0

            convenient

            By 

            from DBQ Iowa

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

                OE oil filter. convenient if you cant make it to the dealer between 8 am and 5 pm

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                5.0

                Still the best

                By 

                from Alabama

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • High-Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

                  I'm picky about using OEM filters. These are one of the industry standards for a reason. For the money - you simply cannot buy a better filter.

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                  4 Questions | 5 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    will this work on a 1990 ford f150 with a 302 if not what motorcraft number do i need
                    Asked on 3/20/2016 by long time reader first time texter lol from United States

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      I'm happy to help you! This Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter - Part No. FL-400S will not work on your 1990 Ford F-150 5.0L 302CI. However, we do offer the exact fit Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter - Part No. FL-1A for your vehicle online.

                      Answered on 3/31/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how much mileage can i get from this filter?
                    Asked on 3/22/2015 by vin from trinidad & tobago

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      I'm happy to help, Vin! This Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter (Part No. FL-400S) is designed to meet or exceed the original equipment specifications and will provide you with reliable service during the entire oil change interval recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.

                      Answered on 3/23/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                  • Q:

                    FL-400S Motorcraft

                    I installed this filter on my 2003 Taurus SEL 3.0 with the vin code U and it will not stay on. About every 500 to 800 miles I have to tighten it down because it keeps loosening. All I have used is Motorcraft on this vehicle but the last few oil changes I have experience this issue. What's the problem with these filters.
                    Asked on 4/13/2014 by Ken from Lake Orion, MI.

                    2 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hello Ken, Great question. There are two oil filter that fit for this vehicle. The FL-400S that is for the 12 valve engine and FL-820S that is for the 24 valve engine. If you need further assistance please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623). Hope this helps.

                      Answered on 4/15/2014 by Wil from AAP
                    • A:

                      Sometimes the old rubber gasket doesn't come off with the old filter. This will cause leakage which maybe temporarily fixed by tightening down the new filter. Make sure the metal where the filter is seated is clean and clear prior to installing new filter.

                      Answered on 6/8/2014 by Bill from Waldorf, Md
                  • Q:

                    can this filter be used on a 2002 mercury sable?
                    3.0 liter 6-cyl.
                    Asked on 8/19/2010 by pondskum from cinti; oh

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This will fit a 2002 Mercury Sable 3.0 L with the VIN engine code of U. Check the 8th character in the VIN code.

                      Answered on 8/19/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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