This is for you V10 owners. Doses anybody know if the stock filter can be interchanged to a bigger filter? Right now I use the Fram PH2. Thats a small filter for such a big engine.
I got room for a bigger filter. I tried the Fram PH8 but the threads are different.
Dunno if they make one that'll work. Bypass pressure is also crucial, so don't forget to check on that if you're playing around
ALSO - the PH2 does not have a silicone anti-drainback valve. You should be using the TG2 or XG2.
One thought comes to mind, that you can buy a remote-filter setup for a 4.6L/5.4L and it should mount onto the V10's oil filter adapter. That way, you could hookup whatever oil filter adapter you want, but it would have to be in a remote location. Then you could use the HP2 filter...
The quality of Fram oil filters has fallen off a cliff in recent years. Go to google and search on Fram oil filters and you will find many pages dedicated to the poor quality of Fram oil filters. I personally use Motorcraft or any off-brand made by Champion Labs (e.g. Supertech, Penske, etc.).
I have been doing some research on the web looking for some cross reference numbers for a bigger filter. But havent found anything yet. That filter is metric 22x1.5mm threads.
I did find this web site on oil filters and now I am really confused on which brand to use! Engine Oil Filter Study
Because this thread WILL go from "anyone know about a bigger V10 filter" all the way to "Fram is the worst thing in the world".
Which I have YET to see ANYONE PROVE.
There, I said it ... again. You can read up on the cardboard glued end-caps all you want, everyone saying it's a POS, etc. etc. until you're blue in the face. The truth of it is, the pressure is on the outside of the filter media, pressing on those cardboard end-caps. If paper is so bad under pressure, well, I guess the filter media itself will just go up in a puff of dust too
I've used them all my life, many people still do, and yet, I see NOT ONE STATISTIC about how "bad" they are in a fleet environment, how bad Fram's sales are (really Honeywell/Allied Signal), or any other real-world information saying they are so bad that you need to run away.
There, I said it. ALSO - the standard PH2 is not recommended for the V10, as Ford calls for the Motorcraft FL-820S - the "S" standing for silicone anti-drainback valve, which the PH2 doesn't have - the TG2 and XG2 versions do.
Now, back to the original poster's question - Anyone know of a larger filter for the V10 or the rest of the Ford modular engines?