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Old 07-26-2005
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Fuel Filter 4.0L

Ok. Its time to change the fuel filter in the truck. In my area I can locate 2 brands of filters. Purolator and Fram. My question is, which one should I go with. I thought that I read somwhere that Purolator isn't very good. I just wanted to see what everyone else was using before I bought anything. The difference between the 2 in price is about $1.50 with Fram being more expensive. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-27-2005
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Brand name? Heard and used both, but generally oil filters. Just going off name, Fram is probably the bigger and better of the two in my opinion.
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Old 08-02-2005
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Purolator!! I just picked up a ton of mpg!
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Old 08-02-2005
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The purolator isnt bad but it is a bit smaller than the stock one.
I dont trust anything with fram on it.. its probably fine....but after seeing their regular oil filters with CARDBOARD end caps.... well...

Personally I'd buy one from www.rockauto.com :)

A WIX brand one (one of the better brands) is 22$ shipped
Also if you have a napa 99% chance they can get you a wix, baldwin, or hastings filter there.
Motorcraft brand about the same.
I do think they are worth the 10$ more than a purolator or fram.

That being said I ended up with a purolator..
It was probably 2/3 the volume of the motorcraft...
and the bracket stud broke off when i installed it.. i was tightening the nut by HAND and it broke totally off.. Next time when I change it. I am definitely
buying a premium brand one.

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Old 08-15-2005
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Originally Posted by vansnxtweek
Purolator!! I just picked up a ton of mpg!
So you just changed your fuel filter and saved 'a ton' of mpg, that's good, how much, is that all you did?

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Old 08-16-2005
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I just put on a NAPA brand one today, easy to do with regular tools, pliers and screwdriver. We'll see what happens mpg wise.
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