Oil filters for ford diesel truck

ford
f250

#1

Hi there. I need education. I have an F250 diesel and need an oil filter. I don’t trust the oil change places to use the best filters so I want to buy my own and bring it with me. However, when I shopped on line I was surprised that the filter is just that, a filter w/o any case. Does one reuse to casing? Please fill me in. Thanks


#2

Consult the owner’s manual for information about changing the oil filter.

Stay away from “oil change places.” Go to a mechanic, independent or dealer. They will use the correct filter.


#3

Year ?
Must be a 6.0 L '04 or newer to be a canister filter. 6.4 uses the same.
Motorcraft FL-2016 is only $23.20 here.

Go to any parts house and get any brand you want, some places like Auto Zone sell Motorcraft too.

CAUTION <<
When buying another brand filter which comes with an attached cap…
NEVER discard the OE Ford filter cap !
Save it. Tell the shop or lube place first thing before they can it.
It is different and will be required next time you get a Motorcraft filter.


#4

Thanks for the advice. Aren’t dealers a lot more expensive? And I know there are quality differences in filter brands. I use Moblle 1 in my car. When they use the “correct filter” how do I know it is a better quality one?


#5

It’s a 2007 F250 diesel.


#6

A lot more expensive that what ?
What is your base line for comparison ?
The 6.0 takes 15 quarts of 10w30 diesel oil ( API service CJ-4 ) @ $3.49 qt Motorcraft = $52.35

  • Motorcraft FL2016 filter @ $23.20
    Plus labor, shop supplies, and tax.
    My Ford dealer menu price for the diesel oil change is just $89.95 we teel the customer who asks " how much for my diesel oil change?" to bring $105.00

Don’t let the quick lube place throw in any 15w40 in your 6.0 either. That’s not what it takes.

Buy name brands like Wix, Purolator ( makes Motorcraft ), Fleetguard, Napa, CarQuest, Baldwin etc
Stay away from brands that sound like wanna-bees like autopro, carguard, motorcare, champ, etc.

clue <<
When you go into a parts store like Auto Zone and you see a super cheap filter…
remember…there’s a reason for that.
and that’s what you’re trying to avoid.

Have you even asked your dealer ?
I’ll bet it’s more reasonable that you think.