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Racor makes the Framm and Motorcraft filters... that is why they are the "same" filters...down to the patent numbers.
For the opening poster... if your worried about money and saving a few bucks, then you should not be driving a diesel truck.
Only use Racor made fuel and oil filters (Racor made the housings that these filters fit into and are patented)... so "will-fit" filters are NOT as good... becuase if they "fit" the way they should, they would be infringing on the Racor patent.
So.. the choice is yours and I think enough people have spoken... do not skimp on oil and fuel filters.... even if made in the USA... only use Racor filters or re-branded Racor made filters.
BTW, Racor oil filters were made in Germany before they started making them in the US... so there could always be an "odd-ball" left-over Racor made filter still stamped with "Germany" on it around.
Watch the You Tube link below for the complete story and why you only use Racor made filters.