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Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter

Part No. FL-400S Warranty  

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The Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter is designed, engineered and recommended by Ford Motor Company.

Product Features:
  • Large media area provides optimal capacity and efficiency
  • Perforated steel center tubes withstand pressure surges and help prevent leakage
  • Well-bonded end plates help keep consistent pleat spacing
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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 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • High-performance (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (8)
    • Large cars (7)
    • Small cars (6)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Auto enthusiast (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (6), Casual driver (5), Truck enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Purolator Pure1 filter at Puro Price

    Despite saying Ford on it, I've been using these on my wife's Jeep Liberty for 3 years. It's the best quality filter available under $5. Cut one open and compare it to a...Read complete review

    Despite saying Ford on it, I've been using these on my wife's Jeep Liberty for 3 years. It's the best quality filter available under $5. Cut one open and compare it to a Pure One Filter. They're the same thing.

    My only con is that they're playing the "Honey I shrank the filter" game. Same price for a slightly smaller filter, but I still recommend this one over a Fram any day.

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    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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    5.0

    I would recommend this product

    By Big daddy

    from Troy,ohio

    About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      OEM at a good price

      By Vermont Wrench

      from Stratton Mountain, VT

      About Me Casual Driver

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      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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        • No

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        5.0

        Motorcraft OE

        By Tech

        from Raleigh, nc

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

        Same part as the dealer, works just as well.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great value for oem filter

        By Mike

        from south east, Va

        About Me Mechanic, Retired Techincian

        Verified Buyer
        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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          • No

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          5.0

          works great

          By tabworks

          from belvidere

          About Me Casual Driver

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer
          Level 4

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

            easy to install

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            • No

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            4.0

            Excellent Quality Product

            By MZEED

            from NJ,NY,VT

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

            Level 4

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fits My Bs 36hp Tractor
            • Fits My Kohler Gen W4cyl
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Brigstrat Tractor Engines
            • Large Cars
            • Small Cars
            • Trucks

            Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

            This product fits many Ford vehicles as well as my 36hp BS tractor Engine. I have noticed Motorcraft is making these slightly smaller(meaning...less height or length/same diameter) than older versions. For my applications this is an installation benefit, but it most likely comes with slightly less filter media surface area I would bet.......basicly its about 3/4 to 1" shorter than older models with the same part number. I have no idea if this affects performance

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            • No

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            (12 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            OEM at a great price!

            By Jason

            from Nazareth, PA

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Shade tree mechanic

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer
            Level 3

            Pros

            • Cost effective
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • OEM

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Minivans

              Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

              Great parts from Advance make working on my cars easy and affordable.

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              • No

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              (13 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good filter bang for the buck!!!!

              By pawpaw

              from SW Va.

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Base End Bypass Valve
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • High-Performance
              • Oem Specified

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

                  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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                  • No

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                  (11 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  oil filter

                  By Jen

                  from New London

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 3

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Cars

                    Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

                    easy to use filter thanks

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (12 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    I would not buy again

                    By burdfrenzy

                    from TAMPA BAY FLORIDA

                    About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer
                    Level 3

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Incompatible

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Cars
                    • Trucks

                    Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

                    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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                    • No

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                    • 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.

                      1 answer

                      • 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
                    • 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

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        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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