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Ford Racing Oil filters

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  1. 03venum

    03venum Never enough HP Established Member

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    Does anyone have any info or reviews on the Ford Racing Oil filter for the our cars. Like what type of media is used ect. And any filter and flow testing?
     
  2. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    It's a good filter, but I'd run an Amsoil or Royal Purple instead.
     
  3. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    Bingo! Would rather have an Amsoil EaO11 or Royal Purple 20-820. The same filter.

    I'm actually testing a 20-820 on my GT500 with Amsoil Dominator RD30 racing oil. Shhhh.....don't tell anyone Sid. ;-)
     
  4. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    OH SHIT!!! UnleashedBeast got his own section, lol.
     
  5. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    Say it ain't so! Come on in, the water is fine. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Ironhand

    Ironhand Banned

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    It took me a minute to see this was here.

    I run the FL-1A filter with a remote mount and I have never had or heard of any issue with a Ford Racing Filter before.
     
  7. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    There will be no issues using them. The racing version is stronger than the normal version.

    However, there are better options.
     
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    Ironhand Banned

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    Proof to this claim?
     
  9. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    Nano-fiber (micro glass) media is superior to the synthetic/cellulose base media. Doesn't matter how strong you make it, the Ford Racing filter is still using inferior media.

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  10. Black*Death

    Black*Death Sleeping Established Member

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    Switched to RP filter..no issues...MUCH heavier than other filters..may need to up my boost?
     
  11. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Great info! However, I did a word search for oil in both articles, came up zero. Found the word air 35 times in one, and 10 in the other. These articles are about the use of nanofiber webs in air filtration, not oil.

    Fifth paragraph down in the first article, "Polymeric Nanofibers and Nanofiber Webs: A New Class of Nonwovens", states, "As a result, nanofiber webs must be used in a composite structure, with some other nonwoven material as a support. Nanofiber webs are very thin. This is an inherent limitation if the web is meant to hold or absorb significant volumes of solids and/or liquids". :shrug:
     
  12. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    I will find the pdf. that specifically addresses oil filtration.

    "wire backed media" in the Amsoil and Royal Purple filters.

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  13. Ben99GT

    Ben99GT Just a stock GT Established Member

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    The Ford Racing filter uses a filter element similar to Mobil 1, a cellulose blend. One thing I like about the Ford Racing filter though is the threaded end bypass valve, something I haven't seen on any 4.6-cross reference filter besides the Motorcraft FL-820S.

    I'm using an EaO11 right now, but am interested in giving the Ford Racing filter a try.

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  14. Tifosi2003GT

    Tifosi2003GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nice info.. I use amsoil Signature Series 5-30 and ford racing filter (I like the blue outer gasket..lol)
    Looks like i'll just switch over to the amsoil filter next spring
     
  15. runs2rch

    runs2rch 7 minutes!!!! Established Member

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    Amsoil and Rp filters are terrible. Motorcraft, Standard Wix or Wix Racing. The standard filters offer better filtration with lower flow, the race versions of both brands offer higher flow with lower filtration. Depends on the engine needs. Amsoil oil is great, but I wouldn't trust the filters on my Briggs and Stratton. For a street car you can't beat a Motorcraft FL-820S and 5/20 or 5/30 Amsoil.
     
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  16. steeltoe

    steeltoe Active Member Established Member

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    I run a Ford Racing Filter because I want something better then the Motorcraft filter and have no need to buy a high dollar filter. I use Mobil 1 oil because I have a mostly stock engine and don't see the point in buying RP or Amsoil. Although I may have to switch to a Roush Filter because I don't know where to get Ford Racing filters from in MI.
     
  17. Sonic 03 Cobra

    Sonic 03 Cobra Yes, that's a 2011 Established Member

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    This speaks about liquid absorption, not filtration. For the purpose of flow, air can be considered a liquid (hydrodynamics) and as such anything that speaks about air filtration can be considered to also speak about liquid filtration within a specific context. Obviously a thick liquid like oil would flow significantly more slowly through a given substrate than air, but the concepts apply near equally.
     
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    nckissfan Nevermore Established Member

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    I haven't seen the ford racing filter in stores, probably have to get it at a stealership?
     
  19. Jimmysidecarr

    Jimmysidecarr Semi user friendly Established Member

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    Chris, would you mind telling us why you think Amsoil and Royal Purple filters are terrible?
    Also where are you are sourcing your filtration and flow information?
    Can you share your actual filtration and flow data with us?
     
  20. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    Nano/micro glass synthetic filter media has the ability to filter at a finer/smaller micron than cellulose base filters, yet not create additional pressure resistance.

    Nano/micro technology was developed by Donaldson for the US Military. There were major filtration issues with the M1 Abrams tank in the middle east years ago. The US government contracted Donaldson to make air filters that could feed the high HP engines, filter fine micron dust to protect the engine (better than current filters), be serviceable in the field, and use NO oil.

    Nano/micro glass was adopted.
     

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