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Talking Gratification of an oil change

As crappy as thet stock oil filter location is, it's really gratifing to complete an oil change. Now, is there a larger oil filter that will work on a stock engine?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-17-2006, 10:58 PM
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Sure there is . . . get an oil filter relocation kit and you can use a motorcraft FL1A. I think that you'll be able to hold an extra quart of oil.

Fringe benefit: you can put that filter in a much nicer position.

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Red face Got one from Northern

just too lazy to install it.

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Sure there is . . . get an oil filter relocation kit and you can use a motorcraft FL1A. I think that you'll be able to hold an extra quart of oil.

Fringe benefit: you can put that filter in a much nicer position.
And extra quart? I don't think so. I've used an FL1A for a while now, and with the extra hose, and the larger filter I can get maybe 5.5 quarts in. I still put 5 quarts in at oil changes then check to see how full it is. Its usually in the "enough" range on the dip stick. (P.S. Is it still a dipstick when its actually a flexible steel cable?)


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That's just what I'd been told in the past by some people . . . guess I was told wrong. I haven't been able to verify that for myself since I really don't want to sink anymore mod money into the Cougar for now.

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IIRC, my DOHC XR7 takes right around 7 quarts with the FL1A filter and 8-AN lines. After this winter, it should take about 8 1/2 quarts per oil change.

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The only changes you've made are the filter and the lines to and from it?


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The only changes you've made are the filter and the lines to and from it?
Yep. Remember though, it's a DOHC with a 6 quart pan, and I'm currently using 8-AN (1/2") lines for the oil filter relocation.

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Ahhh yea, forgot about the ol' DOHC.


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It depends on how much hose you run and where you put it.

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LOL Thats true, just think of how much oil you could get if you mounted the remote oil filter in the trunk!


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PBR Brake Calipers - Eibach Springs - KYB Shocks
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