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Old 02-19-2014, 08:47 PM   #11
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I have an even better monkey wrench to throw in. Have you been buying Ford Genuine or Ford Motorcraft?
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There are a lot of things on your car that the generics or regular other brands make just fine as replacement parts or items especially maintenance crap. I think the OEM headlight brand for example is Sylvania. Most vehicles are like that.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:21 PM   #13
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:03 PM   #14
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Isnt it nice that people here are being tools about this? I keep a binder for ALL ford work done on my car. oil changes done at ford dealerships, (even tho I enjoy changing oil myself) repair work done AT ford collision centers from a rear ending done to me 3 months after buying the car, motor craft air filters, all records. so when (IF) I go to sell it, i can hand over ALL ford documents to the new owner, as proof I kept the car as best I could. Being classy and responsible with a vehicle shows alot. And keeps better value.
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As far as the battery goes, the batteries made by ford are probably going to be pricy. and not give you as good of performance as, say, an Optima battery. Check out optima's website for applications you would feel most comfortable with. cold weather, warm weather, crazy car stereo, they make only batteries and specialize in it. i'd swear by Optima. but again, keeping it all genuine and stock, its a good feeling knowing your value is justified by piece of mind.
Ford's Motorcraft batteries and Optima batteries are both manufactured by Johnson Controls (Johnson Controls owns Optima), and the Motorcraft battery with the 36 month free replacement warranty sells for $119.95. I consider that a reasonable price. If you're on the road and your battery goes bad, I think you will find it easier to find a Ford dealer than an Optima dealer who will honor the warranty. Optima states that some retailers may not honor the warranty if you did not purchase the battery from that retailer. Just make sure you have the purchase invoice, whichever battery you choose.
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Ford's Motorcraft batteries and Optima batteries are both manufactured by Johnson Controls (Johnson Controls owns Optima), and the Motorcraft battery with the 36 month free replacement warranty sells for $119.95. I consider that a reasonable price. If you're on the road and your battery goes bad, I think you will find it easier to find a Ford dealer than an Optima dealer who will honor the warranty. Optima states that some retailers may not honor the warranty if you did not purchase the battery from that retailer. Just make sure you have the purchase invoice, whichever battery you choose.
So, an Optima Red top battery is the same as a motorcraft battery?
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So, an Optima Red top battery is the same as a motorcraft battery?
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Washer fluid? C'mon, man. All regular washer fluid is a blend of methanol and water with a little blue dye mixed in. It doesn't matter if it's Motorcraft or not. A part being christened "Motorcraft" doesn't necessarily mean Ford made it; on the other hand it's a bit of a warm fuzzy that it meets Ford specs and probably comes from the same supplier(s) as the factory part. As an example, a " Motorcraft" oil filter is most likely made by Purolator or Wix (and these days, most likely in China,) who sell the same damn filter under a dozen other brand names.

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Washer fluid? C'mon, man. All regular washer fluid is a blend of methanol and water with a little blue dye mixed in. It doesn't matter if it's Motorcraft or not. A part being christened "Motorcraft" doesn't necessarily mean Ford made it; on the other hand it's a bit of a warm fuzzy that it meets Ford specs and probably comes from the same supplier(s) as the factory part. As an example, a " Motorcraft" oil filter is most likely made by Purolator or Wix, who sell the same damn filter under a dozen other brand names.
wellllll I dont think thats true about the oil filter/motorcraft oils....

maybe im wrong...but ive heard the motorcraft filter/oil is actually really good. (not as good as mobil 1 or royal purple)
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:06 PM   #20
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wellllll I dont think thats true about the oil filter/motorcraft oils....

maybe im wrong...but ive heard the motorcraft filter/oil is actually really good. (not as good as mobil 1 or royal purple)
Ford doesn't make oil filters. They buy them. At least as recently as 2009, Motorcraft oil filters were sourced from Purolator.

Same for oil. Ford doesn't make oil. They specify a viscosity and API certification level, and anything which meets that is golden.
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