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Old 03-26-2005, 02:20   #1 (permalink)
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I did my 7500k oil change this week.For the first time i used a ryco z9 oil filter with the anti -drain back valve.Ive always used the motorcraft afl1.On cold start up in the morning ,im now getting lifter noise ticking away for about 6-7 seconds .Ive never had this before ,only ever so slightly.Now im using the same oil as usual,(shell helix eco 10w/30).so i think its the filter.So ive grabbed a motorcraft one today and will change it.Anyone else had the same problem?.The guy at ford parts said the motorcraft filter was different inside.I have also been told by a mechanic ,that 10w/40 oil is better for my ute,than using 10w/30.Whats the castrol magnetic like.?thanks.
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:03   #2 (permalink)
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Ryco's are good filters; it's probably nothing to do with the oil or filter just a coincidence. Ryco also make filters for Ford Austrlia.
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:34   #3 (permalink)
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Ryco sells a few under other names as well : (see http://www.gud.com.au/ryco.htm)
"The complete product range includes oil, air and fuel filters marketed under the high profile Ryco, Wesfil and Cooper brands, heavy duty filters marketed under the Wix brand and fuel pumps and associated parts that bear the equally well-established Goss brand name. "
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:43   #4 (permalink)
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And Ford and Ryco go along way back http://www.rycofilters.com.au/index.php?pageID=12: "GUD Manufacturing Company commenced spin-on oil filter production in the late 1950's. Two of the first part numbers were Z9 and Z10, both for the Ford Motor Company. The Z10 oil filter was used as original equipment on the Ford Falcon, Z9 becoming the service replacement oil filter for the same model."
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:52   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.rycofilters.com.au/index.php?pageID=13 "FORD Q1
GUD Automotive has been recognised by Ford Motor Company as a preferred supplier and was presented the Ford Q1 Award in December, 1993 and re-certified in 1998 and 2002.
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GUD Automotive is an equipment contract supplier to major car companies such as Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu and Mercedes. We are Australia's No. 1 supplier of filters to the automotive parts and accessory aftermarket.
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Old 03-27-2005, 07:05   #6 (permalink)
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For some comparisons of different oil filters see:
http://www.aus-cartalk.com/auspoc/te...tm#OilResearch
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/truck/oilfilterstudy.htm
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Old 03-27-2005, 15:09   #7 (permalink)
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I gave up on Ryco years ago because their anti-drain valves are crap. Bit of a worry if they supply Ford! Maybe this is why it is tilted down from horizontal, so that at least some of the oil stays in the filter.

Just gave my XR6 its first oil change - it had a grey filter fitted that looked nothing like the Motorcraft that my Ford dealer sold me.

Also found the drain plug was finger tight! Not good, Ford.
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I wouldn't use a 10w 30 oil, too thin for our climate.
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Old 03-28-2005, 13:41   #9 (permalink)
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Big mistake ,putting that castrol magnetic in.Shes rattling like you wouldnt believe.Its too thick.Have to go back to the helix 10w/30.Gilly,gilly ,gilly ,my ass.
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