Motorcraft FL-2062-A Oil Filter Options Reviewed | 3.0L & 2.7L Nano EcoBoost Engines

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Motorcraft FL-2062-A Oil Filter Options Reviewed | 3.0L & 2.7L Nano EcoBoost Engines

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If you want to start a guaranteed 3-page flame war on most car forums, there’s no better question to ask than “What’s the best oil/oil filter?” Well this time around we’re going to take a look at every filter I could lay my hands on for the Bronco Raptor. This review is going to pull double duty because the FL-2062-A sized filters being inspected also fit other Ford engines, including the 2.7L EcoBoost V6. A derivative of this line of filters is even specified for some GT350 and GT500 Mustangs. So we have a lot to cover.

Below you’ll find a video and several detailed photos covering every filter we’ve managed to get our hands on. We also took very detailed measurements and observations of the materials and construction methods used for each filter. This is not the be-all-end-all of this story. As new filters become available we’ll add them to the list. If you find one you would like to send us, you can send it here:

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This video may seem somewhat pedantic, but it gives a really good look at each of these filters side-by-side. Which one would you choose?





Motorcraft – FL-2062 - No Longer Sold

Ford Factory OEM Equipped
– FL-2062 - Buy a Bronco Raptor

Motorcraft – FL-2062-A - https://amzn.to/3yHFxqz

Motorcraft – FL-2087 - https://amzn.to/3FtF4Mp

Wix – WL10050 - https://amzn.to/3YRybv2

Fram – CH11955 - https://amzn.to/3JHENI9

Fram Tough Guard – TG11955 - https://amzn.to/4088KGM

Fram Ultra Synthetic – XG 11955 - Walmart

Luberfiner – P2062 - https://amzn.to/3yIg54k

Purolator – L38154 - https://amzn.to/3TiiJHc

Super Tech – MP11955 - Walmart

K&N – HP-7037 - https://amzn.to/42fnuWc

Mobil 1 – M1C-351A - O'Reilly

BrandPart NumberHeight -InWidth at Cap - InWidth at Media - InCore MaterialMediaCap MaterialSeal MaterialPleatsMassOriginSourcePricePurchase DateNotes
MotorcraftFL-2062
5.370​
1.942​
1.797​
PlasticCellulosePlastic - Wrap AroundNone
51​
54g -1.90ozUSAAutozone
$9.99​
9/20/2022​
Obsolete OEM Spec - tighter pleats
Ford Factory OEMFL-2062
5.374​
1.946​
1.764​
PlasticCellulosePlastic - Wrap AroundNoneNAUSABraptorNA
9/1/2022​
Used - Oil soaked
MotorcraftFL-2062-A
5.387​
1.892​
1.892​
PlasticCelluloseFabric - GlueSynthetic Fabric
46​
40g - 1.40ozBrazilAmazon
$9.99​
9/8/2022​
Current OEM Spec - pleates evenly spaced
MotorcraftFL-2087
5.408​
1.938​
1.718​
MetalSynthetic - Wire Mesh BackedPlastic - Wrap AroundNone
43​
82g - 2.90ozUSAAmazon
$30.49​
9/8/2022​
GT350 OEM Spec - Substantially better quality - does not include small o-ring
WixWL10050
5.391​
1.893​
1.887​
PlasticCelluloseFabric - GlueSynthetic Fabric
48​
40g - 1.40ozBrazilAmazon
$9.77​
9/8/2022​
Appear identical to Motorcraft FL2062-A - Wix likely supplies Ford
FramCH11955
5.351​
1.958​
1.871​
PlasticCellulosePlastic - Wrap AroundNone
51​
47g - 1.65ozChinaAmazon
$6.97​
9/8/2022​
Media has a cardboard like appearance
Fram Tough GuardTG11955
5.335​
1.951​
1.890​
PlasticCellulosePlastic - Wrap AroundNone
52​
47g - 1.65ozChinaAmazon
$17.10​
9/8/2022​
Appears identical to standard Fram
Fram Ultra SyntheticXG11955
5.333​
1.949​
1.869​
PlasticSynthetic - Wire Mesh BackedPlastic - Wrap AroundNone
42​
64g - 2.25ozChinaWalmart
$14.47​
9/9/2022​
Much better quality than expected - Media not a plush as FL-2087 - no metal pleat
LubefinerP2062
5.389​
1.967​
1.856​
PlasticCellulosePlastic - FlatNone
55​
43g - 1.55ozChinaAmazon
$6.69​
9/8/2022​
Looks like a mini 6.0L Powerstroke filter
PurolatorL38154
5.400​
1.897​
1.901​
PlasticCelluloseFabric - GlueSynthetic Fabric
46​
40g - 1.40ozBrazilAmazon
$13.84​
9/8/2022​
Appear identical to Wix/Motorcraft FL2062-A - Wix likely supplies Ford
Super TechMP11955
5.396​
1.966​
1.885​
PlasticCellulosePlastic - FlatNone
52​
44g - 1.55ozUSAWalmart
$5.67​
9/9/2022​
Suprisingly good quality - unknown manufacturer - Another mini 6.0 Powerstroke
K&NHP-70375.398 at seal
1.836​
1.775​
PlasticCellulose - Red - Synthetic???Plastic - Flat - FeltFelt
48​
45g - 1.55ozKoreaAmazon
$14.99​
9/8/2022​
5.272 high at caps - unique design - height may cause issues with anti-drain back valve, explore further
Mobil 1M1C-351A
5.396​
1.897​
1.897​
PlasticCellulose - Synthetic Blend???Fabric - GlueSynthetic Fabric
46​
39g - 1.35ozBrazilO'Reilly
$17.99​
9/14/2022​
Another Wix derivative - appears identical to the others
 
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Motorcraft – FL-2062

This is the OG, where it all began. Ford replaced this part number with the Motorcraft FL-2062-A. Besides finding one on a dusty shelf, this original filter is no longer available to purchase; except under one interesting circumstance. More on that later. I just happened to find one hiding on the shelf of a random Autozone. I haven’t seen another since.

This one has full wrap-around plastic end-caps and what appears to be a cellulose based media. Overall, I would rate this as a superior design than the later FL-2062-A. It’s unfortunate that it’s basically no longer available.

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Ford Factory OEM Equipped – FL-2062

Good News Everyone!!! If you really want a new FL-2062, you can still get one. All you have to do is buy a new Bronco Raptor, and Ford will give you one in its 3.0L EcoBoost V6. This particular one had about 1,500 miles of use in my BRaptor, so the measurements may be a bit different than you could expect from a brand new unit. Otherwise, it appears identical to the NOS FL-2062 shown above.

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Motorcraft – FL-2062-A

We now come to the new standard. If you own a 2.7L or 3.0L EcoBoost engine, this is the Filter Ford recommends. It deletes the plastic caps of the earlier model. I suspect this change was made for manufacturing and cost reasons. It retains the same style cellulose filter media as the earlier version.

IMO, this is an OK filter design. I’m not crazy about it, but it’s not terrible either. I wouldn’t run it for extended drain intervals, but I also don’t recommend longer drain intervals on EcoBoost engines anyways. Change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles and you’ll be fine.

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Motorcraft – FL-2087

This one is a bit of interesting story. This is the Ford recommended filter for later model GT350 and GT500 Mustangs. Word has it that this more robust filter, with a metal inner support structure instead of plastic, was designed to resist being crushed under high suction situations. If that’s the case, it probably only happened during some wild full-throttle below freezing cold start endurance test performed by Ford engineers.

In any event, this filter is basically as good as it gets for the engines it will fit (which includes the Nano EcoBoost V6 engines). It features the plastic end-caps of the FL-2062, but combines them with a metal wire mesh backed synthetic filter media. This is a very high-end design we often see on ultra-premium filters. If you don’t mind spending 3-4X the money vs a FL-2062, this is the filter to buy. Though you will have to find one extra o-ring to complete the install.

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Wix – WL10050

This is the beginning of a trend you’re going to see. For decades, Purolator was the manufacturer of Motorcraft oil filters. However, several years ago Purolator was acquired by Mann+Hummel; which also happens to be the parent company of Wix filters. So it’s no surprise what we’re seeing here.

The Wix appears to just be a re-boxed/re-branded Motorcraft filter (or vice-versa if you prefer). Aside from their markings they appear identical. Both are also made in Brazil. I highly suspect Wix is Ford’s supplier for the FL-2062-A filter.

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Fram – CH11955

It’s no secret that I’ve never been a fan of the orange can. However, these next three Fram filters may slowly start changing my mind on the brand. This basic Fram model is made in China and features the same style plastic end-caps as the old FL-2062. The filter media appears to be a more “rustic” cellulose based material than the Motorcraft/Wix filters.

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Fram Tough Guard – TG11955

This filter appears to be a rebranded Fram CH11955. Besides a different box and markings it presents as the same filter as the basic Fram. Not much more to say here.

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Fram Ultra Synthetic – XG 11955

This one is a bit special. Like the Fram CH11955 and TG11955 it is made in China and features wrap-around plastic end-caps. However, the filter media is a major step up in quality than the lesser Frams. It is a metal wire mesh backed synthetic material. This is the same style of media used by the Motorcraft FL-2087.

However, the Motorcraft FL-2087media appears to be thicker/fluffier. I suspect the two medias come from different suppliers and have different filtering ratings. The Fram also sport a plastic cage core support, whereas the 2087 is built around a metal tube-style one. Still, this Fram comes in at less than half the price of the premium Motorcraft FL-2087 and it’s easier to find on store shelves. If you’re looking to run a synthetic filter this one is worth looking into.

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Luberfiner – P2062

This one is coming from a different manufacturer, in this case Trico. Luberfiner is one of Trico’s filter brands along with Champion Laboratories. Filters from these brands tend to be high quality and are sometimes used as OEM equipment by Ford (I’ve seen FL-820-S made by Champ Labs on brand new Fords).

I find it interesting that that the design of the Luberfiner filter looks like a downsized version of a 6.0/6.4 Powerstroke FL-2016 filter. The reason for that is Champion Laboratories was sued for patent infringement by Parker Racor (maker of the FL-2016) over their design for a Motorcraft FL-2016 replacement filter. It appears that Champ didn’t forget how to make a filter like this after the suit.

As for the Luberfiner filter itself, it seems pretty good. The flat plastic end-caps seem to be well secured to the filter media. That media appears to be of the cellulose variety. It also has a cage style plastic inner structure. It appears to be a good, middle-of-the-road, filter. It is made in China.

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Purolator – L38154

This is another Motorcraft/Wix rebranding effort. This is to be expected since Purolator and Wix are now owned by the same parent company. Again, I spotted no appreciable differences from the others besides changes in branding.

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Super Tech – MP11955

This filter is one of the more oddball standouts in this bunch. It looks very much like the Luberfiner filter, but it is made in the USA. Like the Luberfiner, it has flat plastic end-caps which seem to be well secured to the filter media. That media also appears to be of the cellulose based variety, though perhaps a bit better quality than the Lubefiner. It also has a cage style plastic inner structure. It appears to be an overall good filter. I would likely run it if I were in a pinch.

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K&N – HP-7037

Now we come to the other oddball in the group. This K&N looks like no other filter we’ve inspected, and not just because of its red filter media. It is dimensionally different than pretty much everything else we have expected thus far. It features flat plastic end-caps like some other filters, but K&N also included small felt sections on the end to take up slack or help create a seal. I’m not sure which. It is made in Korea, and I did not see any claims about the makeup of the filter media.

This may very well be a good filter, but all the little differences between it and ever other filter I’ve observed gives me pause. I don’t believe I would choose this one.

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Mobil 1 – M1C-351A

This is another Motorcraft/Wix rebranding effort. Again, I spotted no appreciable differences from the others besides changes in branding.

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