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i have a 95 se 3.0 is it possible to use a bigger oil filter then stock i remember on my 94 intrepid i was able to use a mustang 5.0 filter
 

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If you have clearance to put a longer filter on you can do the following

Take your stock filter number to the parts store and ask them what the extended version is.

I know at Autozone you can give them the number and they can cross to a standard lenght K&N or extended length.

You can also buy a single or dual remote setup from any speed shop.

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stock tauri use a FL-400s, if you can physically fit it, an FL-1A will bolt right up and work.

That is a stock 5.0L mustang filter, and has nearly twice the filter capacity.

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Originally posted by 95SE@Jul 21 2004, 12:17 AM
stock tauri use a FL-400s, if you can physically fit it, an FL-1A will bolt right up and work.

That is a stock 5.0L mustang filter, and has nearly twice the filter capacity.

Jeramie
What about us duratec owners? no filter love :(

FL-820S is standard tec filter
 

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I would think that since there is a greater filter area, it would filter more particles out of the oil, but I'm not sure.

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A larger filter will increase the total system capacity, offer more external surface area for heat radiation, lower the internal pressure differential due to the increase surface area of the filter media and trap a greater total load of particles.

Is the FL-820s a metric thread?
 

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Lol, I changed the oil on my gf's Sentra last night. The filter for that thing is about the size of a dixie cup.
 

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Originally posted by SHOZ123@Jul 21 2004, 03:10 PM
A larger filter will increase the total system capacity, offer more external surface area for heat radiation, lower the internal pressure differential due to the increase surface area of the filter media and trap a greater total load of particles.

Is the FL-820s a metric thread?
So it's a good thing? :headscratch:
 

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It's all fun and games until someone runs over a tall road hazard and the oil filter happens to be the lowest point on the car. :eek: :blink:
 

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To be honest, i've never heard of anyone going thru the trbl of finding a bigger oil filter. If you maintain the engine well, change the oil regularly, and maybe run synthetic oil, you shouldn't have any problems with oil pressure and flow, since the engine should be nice and clean inside. If you're really concerned, install an external oil cooler to help heat transfer instead of a bigger filter.
 

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Most oil filters when changed are no where near their maximum capacities. I personally change mine every 6 months or every 7,500 miles. I use K&N or Mobil 1 filters since they are made in the same plant and are basically the same internally. I change the oil once a year thanks to amsoil. :D
 

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off the topic, but does anyone know what engines use the FL-300 filter? I bought one by accident from autozone, and they won't take it back. So if anyone wants an oil filter for free + shipping, let me know.
 

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Originally posted by silvapain@Jul 21 2004, 10:25 PM
off the topic, but does anyone know what engines use the FL-300 filter? I bought one by accident from autozone, and they won't take it back. So if anyone wants an oil filter for free + shipping, let me know.
I know the "big" engine Ford Courier uses the FL-300. I was looking for a bigger filter for my Festiva. It takes the filter from the "small" Courier motor.
 

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Originally posted by Nidan@Jul 21 2004, 07:34 PM
To be honest, i've never heard of anyone going thru the trbl of finding a bigger oil filter. If you maintain the engine well, change the oil regularly, and maybe run synthetic oil, you shouldn't have any problems with oil pressure and flow, since the engine should be nice and clean inside. If you're really concerned, install an external oil cooler to help heat transfer instead of a bigger filter.
I always try to find a bigger filter. On my mower, both Taurii, and I now have found a bigger one for the Festiva too. I use to have 4 cyl Mustangs that I also put the bigger filters on.

I do not worry abot hitting the filter with something. On my '97 it is at the level of the oil pan, on the '93 it is above the subframe.

Unfortunaley the FL-820 is a 22mm x 1.5 thread and I can not find a bigger filter with that thread size.
 

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also to add in, the FL-820S, is a synthetic media filter, meaning that it flows and filters better than a 1A

That's actually what the "S" stands for is synthetic media instead of cotton or waht ever they make it out of.... that's why the 400 is smaller, due to the fact that it can filter better but still fit in a compact space.

Now you want to talk about small filters, the Aspire/Escort GT 1.8's damn they are small, (FL-816 IIRC) mabye 2" high and 2 1/2" in diameter
 

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The 1.6L I4 in my dad's Escort uses the SAME filter as the Essex in both my Sable and the Windstar. Weird, eh?
 

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Originally posted by firstgen87l@Jul 22 2004, 05:34 PM
also to add in, the FL-820S, is a synthetic media filter, meaning that it flows and filters better than a 1A

That's actually what the "S" stands for is synthetic media instead of cotton or waht ever they make it out of....
I thought the S stood for silicone valve?
 
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