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 Post subject: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:37 pm 
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Has anyone used the american FL1A oil filter ? They seem to be a better quaility filter then the s**t AFL1 we get here.

This is from the motorcraft web site
Engineered specifically for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, each Motorcraft® oil filter, including the popular Motorcraft® FL-1A, uses as many as 12 high-quality components. Construction features include: - Steel Cases
"Ironed" for a precise fit, fluted to ease removal and painted for rust-resistance.


- Pressure Relief Valve
When it's cold outside or if the filter becomes clogged, oil flow through the filter can be reduced. If this happens, the relief valve opens to provide a continuous oil supply. Its design also minimizes the chance of contaminated oil recirculating back


- Anti-Drain Back Valve
This feature keeps oil in the filter to prevent "dry starts" after your engine has been turned off. It's made with specially formulated material that resists the aging effects that an engine's heat can cause.


- Efficient Filter Media
Re-engineered media increases Motorcraft® filters' dirt-collecting capability, allowing them to capture more engine-harming particles than ever before.

They are avaliable from ford dealers with a list price of $8.00 + Gst Part Number Is D9AZ6731A. Only bad thing is the are buy on demand which will mean a 3 -4 week wait.
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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:20 pm 
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Here are some pictures of the 2 oil filters. The one on the right is the USA FL1A (AFL1MC over here)

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After looking on the internet these filters seem to be a way better filter then the thailand crap we get here. If you google FL1A you will find some pictures of them been cut open. For $8.80 List i think it's worth the try. You can also get FL820S oil filters which is a AFL73MC for the V8 which is a way better filter as well.
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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:29 pm 
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Nice research mate. Just the sort of useless s**t i research also. I will keep my eye out for some of those filters. Thanks for the post :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Mate they are avilable from your local ford dealer part no D9AZ6731A. I work at a ford dealership so i know they can get them. These are a buy on demand item from ford (Approx 3 - 4 week wait) they only got 12 sent over (1 box) and we grabbed all 12. But i supose if a fair few people did request these filters i dont see why ford wouldnt keep them in stock. What the stoopid thing is dealer price is cheaper then a AFL1MC.
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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:39 pm 
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Why not try the AFL1HP? these were the filter used for the GTHO's
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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:58 pm 
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I did look the price up on that filter it had a different part number. I think it was around $20 dealer price but they are a better filter again. I wonder if there is any at ford or if they are buy on demand as well. But will get that part number tomorrow
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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:52 pm 
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how much better are the FLA than the AFL one?
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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:02 pm 
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The factory filter that were fitted to the EB, ED, EF & EL's were a grey colour, and had embossed on their bottoms, " Motorcraft". they also had the fluted design....just like Mann filters do.
The replacement filters are Ryco's.......and no longer made here in Australia.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Has anyone used a FL1A on a BA Turbo??? I'm currently using an AFL1MC filter and thinking of changing to a FL1A oil filter.

NB: I recently quickly checked out an AFL1MC filter and saw a red looking diaphram type (anti-drainback valve). The pics above is black in color and that's the same colour on FL1A oil filter.

I believe the red type is a silicone rubber diaphram-type anti-drainback valve as apposed to being Nitrile rubber (black type).

Is it possible FORD have changed to a silicone type?

What do you guys reckon using FL1A Nitrile rubber on a BA Turbo????
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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:37 pm 
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What oil are guys planning on using with these filters?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:34 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
What oil are guys planning on using with these filters?


I've been using Full Syn Valvoline 5W-40 for the past 5 years on my BA MKII Turbo. Why do you ask?

Anyway, anyone using this FL1A filter on a BA/BF Turbo?
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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:58 am 
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Go to y our local Ford dealer ande get them to buy you in from Melb a D9AZ 6731 A.
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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:50 am 
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bjcrown wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
What oil are guys planning on using with these filters?


I've been using Full Syn Valvoline 5W-40 for the past 5 years on my BA MKII Turbo. Why do you ask?

Anyway, anyone using this FL1A filter on a BA/BF Turbo?



Because the best filter known to man kind is still a waste of time if you use s**t oil.
The oil you use is good oil.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Motorcraft Oil Filter FL1A
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:04 am 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Go to y our local Ford dealer ande get them to buy you in from Melb a D9AZ 6731 A.



Hey Papa,

How much are these filters?
And, would you know what color the anti-drainback vavle is on these filters? I believe the "new" ones are red/orange in color (made of silicone) and not black (Nitrile rubber) as per pictures at the start of this topic. Can you please verify???

Thanks...
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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:43 am 
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bjcrown wrote:
Papa Smurf wrote:
Go to y our local Ford dealer ande get them to buy you in from Melb a D9AZ 6731 A.



Hey Papa,

How much are these filters?
And, would you know what color the anti-drainback vavle is on these filters? I believe the "new" ones are red/orange in color (made of silicone) and not black (Nitrile rubber) as per pictures at the start of this topic. Can you please verify???

Thanks...


The black rubber ones have a smaller holes than the orange rubber ones. The black rubber ones are the same as a Ryco Z9.

 

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