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Old 01-27-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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2011 to present oil filter spills

If you are using one of the many tricks (plastic bag, molded funnel) to capture and drain the oil filter towards a pan when you remove the horizontal oil filter, you might be interested in this:

http://fordracingparts123.com/engine...es-m-6880-m22/

It fits onto the existing oil filter mounting, and allows you to pivit it so that the oil filter points down. It's pricey though at around $84.00. I think I saw another site selling it for $79.00. It also looks like it replaces the FL500 filter with a larger FL1 filter.

If I get a load of cash burning a hole in my wallet, I may buy one, as it seems every one out of two oil filter removals, I drip some oil onto a mat, or on the frame/crossmember.

I saw a cut-away engine at a show recently of a 3.7 V6 that had a vertical oil filter. I think it had one of these installed.
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It's funny that ford put it in a certain spot then made an adapter to sell to fix the inconvenience! Lmao.
That is cool but it is pretty pricey tho. I use a flexible mat that BoB recommended a while back. U put it right under the filter & bend it into the oil pan then the oil just wipes off!
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It's funny that ford put it in a certain spot then made an adapter to sell to fix the inconvenience! Lmao.
That is cool but it is pretty pricey tho. I use a flexible mat that BoB recommended a while back. U put it right under the filter & bend it into the oil pan then the oil just wipes off!
I don't believe this adaptor was made specifically for the 3.7 or 5.0's to point the filter down, but rather for engine swaps that use a FL500 filter and need to have the filter point elswhere to clear frames.

I'm seeing the 5.0 being swapped into early Fords and street rods, as well as other engines that use an FL500 oil filter that require it to move.

We could use it to make our oil filter change easier.

There are other (cheaper) ways to do it, such as a filter relocation kit sold at Jeggs, and other speed shop parts places.
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I don't believe this adaptor was made specifically for the 3.7 or 5.0's to point the filter down, but rather for engine swaps that use a FL500 filter and need to have the filter point elswhere to clear frames. I'm seeing the 5.0 being swapped into early Fords and street rods, as well as other engines that use an FL500 oil filter that require it to move. We could use it to make our oil filter change easier. There are other (cheaper) ways to do it, such as a filter relocation kit sold at Jeggs, and other speed shop parts places.
Ahhh ok that makes more sense!
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It's funny that ford put it in a certain spot then made an adapter to sell to fix the inconvenience! Lmao.
That is cool but it is pretty pricey tho. I use a flexible mat that BoB recommended a while back. U put it right under the filter & bend it into the oil pan then the oil just wipes off!
I'll have to try that next time. I used the plastic bag method but still manage to make a mess. Go figure haha
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