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Oil Filter to use?
Prokop Offline
Junior Member
I noticed on the Motorcraft site that they list three oil filters. FL300 - the old part number and also FL332 and FL339. Does anyone know if these are better? Perhaps one has a anti drain back valve - just a guess?

Joe F Offline
Posting Freak
I believe the FL300 has an anti-drainback valve, don't know about the other two.

In case you want some real in-depth normal-guy evaluations of various oil filters (very enlightening) you might look here:

BTW - welcome to the site! Are you a new TC owner or just new here?
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Pete D Offline
Welcome to the board. Post a pic of your car.
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Prokop Offline
Junior Member
Hello JoeCool I am newly registered with the site. I have been a dedicated Turbo Coupe fan from 1987 on. I have a 1988 fully optioned Turbo Coupe that I restored with all new trim, lights etc. I have not used the car in the last 6-7 years. It is stored under a car cover right now, but I am dedicated to using it as a daily driver again soon. It does leak oil at the turbo and it needs a new exhaust system. This site is awesome. It really motivates me to do some minor mods to the car and get it back in use.

Ryan H Offline
Posting Freak
I've always just used the FL-300 Motorcraft filter with Mobil 1 synthetic.
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3

bhazard Offline
Posting Freak
If Walmart doesn't have the FL-300 I go to NAPA and get one of theirs.

As that article says, steer clear of Fram. Ive even heard stories of them breaking open, all the oil draining and thus engine seizing.
88 TC, 170k, K&N, $5 Boostvalve, Stinger 3" ex., 3" Magnaflow, 3" Stinger tail, Zoom clutch
15.26 @ 86mph, 2.18 60' killed valvetrain & headgasket

t-bird88 Offline
Senior Member
Well, since I got rid of my oil/water cooler, I have a little more room in that spot. I now use the FL-1A filter. A big honkin filter for my little motor, hehehe. Anyways, I just figure that a little more paper in there is a good thing.

Jim B Big Grin .
Gunmetal Grey 88 TC!!!!

grey88smokin Offline
Posting Freak
There was nothing on that link about the K&N oil filter, anybody have an opinion on them ?
84 SVO 1C
08 MKZ

1BadBird Offline
I use a K&N filter w/Mobile 1 in my 2000 Durango. When i change the oil @7500 mi, it looks like it's only been in there a couple weeks. I don't quite know if it's the oil or the filter, but I like using both at the same time. I should really do an oil analysis sometime.
86' Blue Turbo Coupe (resto-mod in progress)
86' Black Turbo Coupe (will remain mostly stock.........maybe)


cm Offline
i found usefull... even includes some information about oil analysis... its a honda site though
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