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Old 07-23-2011, 02:55 PM
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Default Heat on oil filter

So I've owned my truck now for a year. She's got 119k miles on her. This was the first time I changed the oil myself (on this vehicle). I used a motorcraft filter and 5w20 Mobile 1 FS. The thing that I was really surprised about was how close the oil filter is next to the manifold. I burned myself many times trying to replace the filter. I'm not a mechanic, nor a mechanical engineer...just a lowly underground engineer. By instinct I would think the manifold would be the hottest component in the engine bay, and with the filter right there it seems there should be a heat shield or something. Any Ford Techs care to chime in?
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Heat on oil filter

filters metal...dont worry about it
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: Heat on oil filter

Use a oil filter wrench and you can get better access over the wheel when it is on the ground. ( put a oil bucket under the truck when doing this ).
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Heat on oil filter

Oh I'm sorry, I was successful changing it out. I was just referring to the heat exchange between the manifold and oil filter... i.e. maybe that manifold is pushing too much heat into the oil?
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:07 PM
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Oh I'm sorry, I was successful changing it out. I was just referring to the heat exchange between the manifold and oil filter... i.e. maybe that manifold is pushing too much heat into the oil?
dont worry about it...if hot oil can pass through the filter fine dont worry about it...unless you put a FRAM on it...then youre in trouble
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: Heat on oil filter

It's been in the same place for how many decades? The only thing that can't handle the heat is human skin. Use a a filter wrench or wait for it to cool off and that won't be a problem anymore.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:51 PM
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he isn't worried about burning himself, he's currious if there's a heat issue caused by the manifold being so close. reading post #4, you'd see that yourself.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:22 PM
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I know, hence my very first sentence, and the rest of my reply explaining that it is not a problem and advising how to avoid getting hurt in the future. Surprised you didn't see that yourself.
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