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Oil Filter Best One and which one.

Which oil filter should i use to change my oil. What brand and which one exactly. 2002 Ford Ranger 4.0 SOHC
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Everyone will have their own opinion but I use the premium line carquest filter #85372 made by wix.
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I think as long as its not a FRAM, you're good to go. I searched, seems like either Stone or Shane posted a pic of all the filters in exploded view but i cant find it. The FRAM had a paper filter i think
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I think as long as its not a FRAM, you're good to go. I searched, seems like either Stone or Shane posted a pic of all the filters in exploded view but i cant find it. The FRAM had a paper filter i think
I believe its the filter ends that are the big issue with them. I think they are cardboard and they basically fall apart.


IMO, ford wouldn't put their name on a crappy filter because they would be replacing motors left and right. I only use motorcraft oil and filters
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Motorcraft has always worked for me.
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X2, just got a new one put on yesterday
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Motorcraft or napa filters
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i usually just get a motorcraft.
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I always use Motorcraft.
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Nine times out of ten is a motorcraft. Right now I have a K&N because of the combo deal O'reilys had.
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motorcraft or purolater...same thing...purolater makes motorcraft filters
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mototcraft filter and fluid runs me 16 bucks to do a oil change
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Motorcraft is pretty much all I will use
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mototcraft filter and fluid runs me 16 bucks to do a oil change
it is dirt cheap to change oil in our trucks...my dads VW they charge 12 bucks for the damn filter but thats VW for ya
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^ Try a Mercedes motor. 150 for a Chrysler Crossfire at the dealer.
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holy ****...just for an oil change!
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Yep they use like 9qts Mobil 1 Full Syn. 0w-40 and a cartridge type filter.

Oil is over $12 a qt
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wow...vw charges like 70 and they get pissed because i do all that crap myself...but cant change the oil in that car without doin a little of this lol
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wow...vw charges like 70 and they get pissed because i do all that crap myself...but cant change the oil in that car without doin a little of this lol
Haha that is VW for ya. When I had my 86 this is what I did when I had to buy a part
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yep expensive as hell and a pound of **** in a half pound bag
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I use the the Purolator premium filters with the mustard color grippy stuff on it. However there was a deal 5qrts of mobil 1 synthetic + a regular Purolator filter for $15 so I got two of those deals.
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I will only use either motorcraft or the premium wix filters (Napa Gold, Carquest-not sure which line though).
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I could care less on filter being good or bad, i run a fram tuffguard on my trucks and Mobil 1 filter on the wife's jeep

but at the most, i go 5k between oil changes, so going out of my way to get a motorcraft filter, when i would at a part and service shop, is a waste of time
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