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ESP Man
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Went to change the oil & filter but the reputable Ryco was firm to screw on and got tighter the further it went on. Was well short of seating when I decided to take it back off to check the thread in the filter. Had not been cross threaded. Old filter went back on without any resistance.

Took the new one back to the retailer who pointed out they are now made in China. Replacement Ryco was gave exactly the same problem as the 1st. Visually it appeared to have a tapered thread compared to the old one which was made in Australia.

had to settle for a "Valvoline" filter (also made in China) to get the car off the ramps and back in the garage as there is not much open at 4.30pm on a sunday. It screwed on freely.

In future I will be buying genuine Ford as long as they are made here.

I am sure that if I forced the new Ryco on it would have buggered the thread on the block. Would Ryco be replacing the block and paying for the rebuild - I don't think so! Will be complaining direct to Ryco tommorrow. At least they will know why their Z9 sales have ground to a halt.
 

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UCNTRY
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ah so dont you people know yet ryco has actually been bought out by either cooper or wesfil they are only going to keep making the more popular filters and they might even shut right down give cooper filters a look in they seem to be pretty good or their are a couple of good filters such as k&n oe penzoil ones most autobarns should be able to help you out with some sought of aftermarket filter just dont be scared when they tell you how much
 

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it is getting harder and harder to buy anything of quality these days,

would be very interesting to know who makes the motorcraft filters ???

proberly the same factory in china !!
 

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All things considered and the important job a filter is suppose to do my advice is do skimp, Same with fuel filter's as we all know the so called quality of fuel these day's a quality fuel filter is must as well, I am about to buy a system 1 oil filter and a magnafuel quickstar 270 with filter at the pump and another one before the carb, not cheap but should last me through another couple of engine's.
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You could always try accel filters or you could just do what I do and buy k&ns from the usa next time you buy something big from one of the usa companies .
When ever I buy something that I need from jegs I will throw in some filters at $12.00aus its not bad to have sitting on the bench

PS I have worked for a major aftermarket company here in WA and I have to say 9 times out of 10 mechanics and public want the cheapest products possible.
There is a reason they are cheap and its because they are cheap
 

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My old T-bird(1988) gets the synthetic treatment from Exxon and the filter is Fram. Have no idea where either is made but together they sure do smooth out ole Betsy.

As an aside, the radio and hvac controls on the 2005 T-bird are exactly the same as what's on my new Toyota Camry, Kentucky-made by the way.

Auto parts are of such a universal nature nowadays, they are mostly all the same and more and more they are made in China...America has priced itself right out of the market.
 

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brenx said:
I had no troubles with the two new look Z9's I fitted. I screwed them up by hand.
Yeah, they should always be installed and removed by hand... tighten 2/3 of a turn after the seal touches...

I use any filter I can get and I don't mind if its cheap as I always replace it every oil change (5,000ks after warranty). I have never had this problem. The last few I used on my AUII before trading it were Repcos from Repco...

Thanks for the heads up though as my BA will be out of warranty soon.
 

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Ryco haven't been "bought out", they have done what everyone else is doing, going offshore. The filters are now made in both Indonesia and China and maybe S.America soon also. Valvoline filters are all made in N.Z not that I'd use them though!
 

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actually we received word from ryco themselves that they had been taken over be either wesfil or cooper and that ryco would eventually be faded off the shelf
 

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Ryco haven't been "bought out", they have done what everyone else is doing, going offshore. The filters are now made in both Indonesia and China and maybe S.America soon also. Valvoline filters are all made in N.Z not that I'd use them though!
Alot of ryco filters are made in New Zealand .
 

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4vxc said:
Ryco haven't been "bought out", they have done what everyone else is doing, going offshore. The filters are now made in both Indonesia and China and maybe S.America soon also. Valvoline filters are all made in N.Z not that I'd use them though!
Just out of curiosity, why not for the Valvoline filter?
 

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I got my info about Ryco from a trade magazine, it also said they are going to sack about 30 people locally. Why not Valvoline? Because we sell them and have had a few problems with them, mainly diesel oil filters with anti drain back valves somehow restricting flow.
 

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The Valvoline filter I bought from Supercheap was made in China under license to Valvoline USA.

The Cooper filter I was given today as a replacement for the 2nd crook Ryco was also made in China. The generic "no name" brand at Supercheap is made in Korea.

Was too busy with work today to get onto Ryco but will be able to do so tomorrow. Will post up the outcome here.
 
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