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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
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

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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)
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    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (11), Casual driver (8), Mechanic (6), Truck enthusiast (6)
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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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5.0

Best oil filter for my Dodge

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

FL-400 fits my liberty, and my SRT4.

 
5.0

yes, thank you...

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

clean liver,strong heart in my truck.

 
5.0

Good enough for Ford, good enough for me

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

It's basically the same as the one that came in my Ford, so it makes sense it is good enough to prevent problems. Ford obviously makes the cheapest filter possible while still insuring that their engines won't need warranty work due to a bad filter design. To paraphrase, "What's good for Ford is good for the nation."

 
5.0

Ford Oil Filter

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

Last time I changed the oil filter was at a garage. Took that one off, put this one on - same exact size / number except it didn't cost me triple. Purchased online, through ebates with % off and cash back credit card so it came out to like less than $4 and the filter fits just fine.

 
5.0

Good quality

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

Belt was a national brand, I don't recall but it was a Gates or Dayco and fit as advertised

 
5.0

Excellent Product

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

Excellent Product.Better than other filters on the market,and can't beat the price for a genuine factory part

 
5.0

Motorcraft quality....

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

The name speaks for itself....Motorcraft.... I use this oil filter for my Ford Taurus on every oil change.....Ford engineered this for there Vulcan motors and I stick by there product....I will not use anything else...

 
5.0

great for dirty engines

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

this filter sucks all the dirt and grime from my oil, i love it

 
5.0

Motorcraft=Awesome

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

What's not to like about Motorcraft oil filters? It's a premium filter at a budget price.

 
5.0

I... am... Spartacus!

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter:

dependable product, good price, excellent in-store service

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6 Questions | 7 Answers
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  • Q:

    Will this filter last longer than the full synthetic oil used in many vehicles today. This is the minimum of 7000 miles
    Asked on 7/10/2017 by Josh from undisclosed

    1 answer

    • A:

      Its rated up to 10K miles according to the specs.

      Answered on 7/11/2017 by joetripper41 from undisclosed
  • Q:

    Will this fit a 2004 Ford expedition with a 5.4 motor and 4 wheel drive?
    Asked on 1/25/2017 by Jose

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Jose, glad to assist you! This Motorcraft Original Equipment Oil Filter (Part No. FL-400S) is not an exact fit for your 2004 Ford Expedition. We do have an exact fit oil filter available online for your vehicle and the part number is FL-820S. Please enter your vehicle on our website and search for this part to check the fitment.

      Answered on 1/26/2017 by Solomon from AAP
  • 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

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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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