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Old 12-05-2011, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by aaquib1992 View Post
^+1, I didn't know better when I replaced mine so I used whatever autozone had on hand (the OEM motorcraft filters) but I regret not getting the wix filters since my "worry wort" self will probably replace the filter again very soon lol.
I'm the same way, I was in a rush to get my oil changed this past time, ended up having to buy a Fram filter, then did some research and found out what POS filters they make despite being so popular, and I almost went out to drain all my oil that day to collect it, replace the filter, and then put all of that oil back in lol. I run 10,000mi intervals so I know I'll have to replace that filter earlier than that, but still I shouldn't have panicked *that* badly lol.

I'm going to do the above process over my month off from college and put in a mobil one or wix filter for sure.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by pdonket View Post
I'm the same way, I was in a rush to get my oil changed this past time, ended up having to buy a Fram filter, then did some research and found out what POS filters they make despite being so popular, and I almost went out to drain all my oil that day to collect it, replace the filter, and then put all of that oil back in lol. I run 10,000mi intervals so I know I'll have to replace that filter earlier than that, but still I shouldn't have panicked *that* badly lol.

I'm going to do the above process over my month off from college and put in a mobil one or wix filter for sure.
Lol yeah I hear that. Can't wait to get home this break and swap out a few new parts into the car. Oil change is def. due but with winter setting in (and not having a heated garage, thanks mom and dad ) I will probably have to have the dealership do it for me.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:42 PM
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The hardest part abotu the fuel filter change is reconnecting the fuel lines. There is NO slack in the line so when you connect one end, the other end becomes a bitch to connect.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:43 PM
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I posted about the AC/Fuel line tools b/c it IS recommended to use them to minimize breaking the clips. If you break a clip or eff up the inside of the hose end that attaches to the filter, you're screwed. It's a "Do it right, not twice" thing. I'd rather take the extra time and have the right tools and NOT eff anything up, than go the quick easy way and end up breaking something and be stranded until I fix it.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:27 AM
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There is no tool required to remove the hoses from the fuel filter on a S197 Mustang. There are dual green tabs, one on both sides of the connector. You simply push in, and they will release.

Wix versus Motorcraft fuel filters, I've noticed that the drilled hole on the inlet and outlet of the Wix filter is slightly smaller than on the Motorcraft fuel filter.

This will not be an issue for a N/A V8 or V6, but could be an issue for a very high HP/TQ supercharged application. It may not make much difference at all, but was an observable difference.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:35 PM
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I'd go for the factory fuel filter. Ford spend thousands to run tests for the right parts for their cars, I'd go with fords factory one which im guessing would be motorcraft.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Derf00 View Post
The hardest part abotu the fuel filter change is reconnecting the fuel lines. There is NO slack in the line so when you connect one end, the other end becomes a bitch to connect.
I am attempting to chane the inline fuel filter on my car today.
Concerning this lack of slack, how do i pull the lines to reconnect both ends to the new filter?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by JIM5.0 View Post
I am attempting to chane the inline fuel filter on my car today.
Concerning this lack of slack, how do i pull the lines to reconnect both ends to the new filter?
Not totally sure if the setup is the same on the 2011s as on the 05-09s since I haven't gotten under my 2011 to swap mine yet. But on my girlfriend's 06, by removing the bolt that clips the filter itself in right up against the rail, you can sort of swing the filter away from the rail and it gives you some more wiggle room to attach the lines on both ends.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:46 PM
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I watched the little tutorial on american muscle's website. Bought the motorcraft filter from advanced auto. Jacked up the stang, and had her back on the road in a matter of minutes. Only 20,000 miles on an 08 GT. Fuel coming out of the filter looked super clear. Probably didn't even need to do this. Eh, only $10 for peace of mind.
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