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Old 03-25-2012, 12:17 PM
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Question 2001 3.0L oil change - will Ford 90 degree adapter work?

I've read on many forums that some Ranger engines accept Ford Motor's M-6880-A50 (or possibly M-6880-M22??) 90 degree oil filter adapter.

Having read the aggravations many of you experience changing a horizontally mounted 400S filter on the 3.0L I am anxious to know if anyone has had success installing this adapter.

I roll my 2001 XLT on ramps every 3000 miles but getting this oil-loaded filter off without dripping on the starter is something I have not mastered. This truck had the plastic funnel below the filter but broke off during one of my first oil changes. Has anyone installed a replacement using p/n
**7Z-11161-AA ?

I don't mind getting a bit messy and wiping things down every few months but would greatly welcome the chance to speed up my time under the truck by spinning off a vertically (or near vertically) mounted filter.

If anyone has successfully made this 90 degree adapter install on a 3.0L I think many of us would benefit greatly from a detailed forum post. Please state which of the two adapters worked for you.

My Ranger had 127,000 when I bought it in 2007 and just over 220,000 now. In Northeast Florida I average 20 mpg city and have reached 26 mpg highway with the cruise locked at 60 mph. Nothing spectacular, but I work from this truck and it gets the job done for me.

Sorry to see Ford culled it from the line up last year.

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Old 12-08-2013, 08:20 PM
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2001 3.0L oil change - will Ford 90 degree adapter work?



My first and only query from March 2012 has been viewed more than 500 times but no one has responded. I am still looking for proof that the 3.0L Vulcan in my 2001 Ranger will accept the Ford M-6880-A50 (or possibly M-6880-M22??) 90 degree oil filter adapter. I've looked in several NE Florida JYs and only found one that may not have been either of these Part #s. It was in a 2.9 Bronco II. Did not have enough spinach yesterday to to get the 3/4" adapter bolt head loose from the block. Not sure this Bronco adapter will actually have the room to let a filter clear the starter like I understand the M-6880-A50 should.

Would like to put a 90 degree adapter on my holiday wish list but only if I am certain it will fit. Not interested in a remote adapter. Don't consider mounting and routing hoses in my skill set.

My thanks to anyone that has verified that this can (or can not) work in a 3.0.

Still happy with this truck that turned 250,000 for me on I-95 near Palm Coast Tuesday, Dec 3.

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Old 12-09-2013, 02:44 PM
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500 viewers did not want to respond, I would call that a negative vote on the procedure. My 1999, 3.0L has no trouble with the oil filter change.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:22 PM
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500 people were curious, but didn't know the answer...
Have you tried another forum?
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:09 PM
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For what its worth, I remove and reinstall my filter from the top side. It is sometimes a pain to get it threaded back on with so little room.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:27 PM
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For what its worth, I remove and reinstall my filter from the top side. It is sometimes a pain to get it threaded back on with so little room.
That's worth something, would be worth more if you included your truck model, year, engine?
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:19 PM
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That's worth something, would be worth more if you included your truck model, year, engine?
Check the signature. Its there. Let me know if you can't see it.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:42 PM
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If that's the 2013 F-350 you're talking about, I would think that you could afford to have the butler, valet, or footman, whatever you call the help around there these days, change it for you.
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