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  • Zetec Oil filter

    What filter do you guys use with your zetecs? Mine is about 2-3" long and seems to fill up with dirt very fast because it is so small. Clearance is the issue. Anyone got a better alternative/idea?

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    Originally posted by Roll a 7 View Post
    What filter do you guys use with your zetecs? Mine is about 2-3" long and seems to fill up with dirt very fast because it is so small. Clearance is the issue. Anyone got a better alternative/idea?
    That is really strange. With the relatively short oil change intervals typical for Se7ens (I believe most people change every 3000-5000 miles) even the small filters should not really "fill up" unless something is broken in the engine.

    I had the small filters (I believe intended for some Japanese V6 or something like that) originally and no problems. I have the filter mounted remote now and a big filter can just because there is space enough.

    Gert

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    • #3
      Gert

      You have to remember that Brad is really strange.

      Brad

      I use the NAPA Gold 1394 as recommended by Woody.

      The gasket may overlap the inner edge of the sealing surface a bit but it works fine. No leaks so far.

      If you buy one, pick up an extra for me and bring to the track.

      Thanks.

      Doug
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      • #4
        My oil is filthy after well less than 200 miles. Based upon the engines operation I have no reason to believe that there is anything "wrong". Most of those miles were hard use miles/autocross type. Still, the MobilOne is looking bad.

        I am thinking about relocating the filter to accomodate a bigger one.

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        • #5
          If you really want to know how "dirty" the oil is, Blackstonelabs or similar outfits do a very detailed oil analysis for something like $25. See attached sheet for my oil from last fall as example.

          Gert
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          • #6
            Originally posted by slomove View Post
            That is really strange. With the relatively short oil change intervals typical for Se7ens (I believe most people change every 3000-5000 miles) even the small filters should not really "fill up" unless something is broken in the engine.

            I had the small filters (I believe intended for some Japanese V6 or something like that) originally and no problems. I have the filter mounted remote now and a big filter can just because there is space enough.

            Gert
            thast what i use. look under toyota camry V6 when using the model locator.
            2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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