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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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Thread Inside Diameter (in.):3/4"-16
Outside Diameter Top (in.):2.98"
Outside Diameter Bottom (in.):2.98"
Length (in.):4.14"
Spin-On Filter:Yes
Bypass Valve:YES
Color:White
Burst Pressure (PSI):250 psi
Pressure Relief Valve:YES
PSI Relief:20 PSI
Micron Rating:80%@20um
Height (in.):4.14"
Seal Outside Diameter (in.):2.75"
Seal Inside Diameter (in.):2.40"
Anti-drainback Valve:YES

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MotorcraftOriginal Equipment Oil Filter
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (15)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • High-performance (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (9)
  • Small cars (9)
  • Trucks (9)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (10), Truck enthusiast (6), Casual driver (5), Mechanic (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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

 

I would not buy again

This Ford replacement oil filter is OK to use but my biggest complaint is it was 1-2 inches shorter that the old Fram oil filter that I took off. Does the extra length...Read complete review

This Ford replacement oil filter is OK to use but my biggest complaint is it was 1-2 inches shorter that the old Fram oil filter that I took off. Does the extra length have an effect on the oil cleaning capacity? I don't know. I will say this though, for a dollar more a orange Fram filter that is sold at advanced is a better choice that an original oil filter. The Fram is orange for be it may but also has a black rubber gripper made right on the filter. This makes for remoavl and installation so much easier. Plus you get the extra 1-2 inches of more oil filtering capacity. Original equipment parts may not be better in all circumstances.

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4.0

Good filter.

By 

from Northern VA

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

Can't beat for Ford vehicles

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5.0

oil filter

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from lyles tn

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

      oil filter has many application over the years

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      5.0

      Original Ford Part

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      from Bright, Indiana

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars

        Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

        It was great to be able to use a Ford part on our Ford Taurus given the plethora of aftermarket choices.

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        5.0

        Good filter

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        from Smiths Grove Ky

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

          Motorcraft...always quality filters.

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          (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

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          from Lavalette WV

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

            Keeps oil clean

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            • No

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            (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great inexpensive filter

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            from Lords Valley, PA

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

            This filter is much shorter than others that cross reference it.

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            (8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would recommend this product

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            from Troy,ohio

            About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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            Level 2

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • High-Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

              I was on line and seen how this filter is made. It seems to beone of the best!

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              (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              OEM at a good price

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              from Stratton Mountain, VT

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

                I change my oil every 3,000 miles and my engines last indefinitely. These filters go in with the oil, and I NEVER have engine problems.

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                (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Motorcraft OE

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                from Raleigh, nc

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                Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

                Same part as the dealer, works just as well.

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                (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great value for oem filter

                By 

                from south east, Va

                About Me Mechanic, Retired Techincian

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                Level 2

                Pros

                • Fit And Operation To Fact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • 3000 Mile Service
                  • Fits Both Of My Fords
                  • Small Cars
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

                  OEM filter at cost of aftermarket. This is a no brianer esp with vecicles under warranty.

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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

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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

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                      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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