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Old 11-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Oil filter question

Hey all,
Decided to change my oil today and while braving the horrifying people at Wal-mart picking up my supplies (Mobile 1 + filter), I grabbed the Motorcraft FL-400S filter. This is the over-sized filter, that others have said works well with this engine (3.8L). While I was there I also noticed they had a display showing the "new" (boxes say copyright 2009?) Bosch Distance plus filters. I cross referenced the ford FL-400S with the Bosch D3422 filter. This thing is HUGE. Its overall length is 4.74", 3" in Diam. vs 3.3" length and 3" diam. So, considerably larger.
What I was wondering is, since there is practically no info that I could find on these filters, is it ok to run on the Jeep? It looks about 2x as long as the factory replacement filter, but about the same diameter.

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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...i usually make two trips, one to 'wally world' for the 'mobil 1' and one to napa for the 'napa gold (wix) filter'.

...might have to try the 'ford' filter.

...or maybe this new filter you speak of?

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Mopar MO-744 filter Fram Cartridge Oil Filter Part No. CH10955
Bosch Auto Parts 3335 Oil Filter Premium Fil-Tech.
Part Number: S10955 STP/Oil Filter
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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Well I put it on. I finally found some info on it over at bobistheoilguy.com
Anyway, I got her all done and everything fits. So far. That dude is huge man. Here is a pic for comparison.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:21 PM   #6
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Damn. Wrong picture. Here is the actual picture.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
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The FL-400 I remember is long and skinny like that Bosch.
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The FL-400 I remember is long and skinny like that Bosch.
Close, but still not as long. Probably like half way in between in length. I bought both. Took the motorcraft back.
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Big boy. Our stock is so small, I know it's not a huge engine but I expected a bigger
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Did it take any more oil?
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Big boy. Our stock is so small, I know it's not a huge engine but I expected a bigger
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Did it take any more oil?
A little bit, wouldn't imagine more than an additional 200-300mL. Sorry, I'm weird and don't understand our imperial measurement system.
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A little bit, wouldn't imagine more than an additional 200-300mL. Sorry, I'm weird and don't understand our imperial measurement system.
That's about half a pint for those that don't understand the communist measurement system.
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Thought the ford filter yielded about 1/2 a pint more. Assuming more for that one ??
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:45 AM   #13
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I'm not real sure. I put in 6 qts and it is right under the full mark. Good enough for me.
Lol, "communist" measurements. I'm sorry but I just don't understand our liquid measurement system. I like feet and miles and all that but I wish we had the metric system for liquids. In the medical field its all metric and so easy.
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Maybe it's a stupid question...Will the FL-400s oil filter void the warranty?
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I always use WIX, until this last change because there store ran out of them so I got a Mobil-1.

As for oil I use Mobil-1 Full Synthetic 10W-20

Change it every 5k

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