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    Default FRAM Oil Filter

    To whom it may concern:

    Thank you for the e-mail regarding the difference between the Fram PH8316 and PH3600 oil filters for your 2002 Ford Focus with the 2.0L DOHC engine. We welcome the opportunity to be of service.

    To confirm, the PH8316 is the recommended Fram oil filter for the 2002 Ford Focus with the 2.0L (16 valve) DOHC (3) Zetec and DOHC HO (5) engines. The PH3600 is recommended for the 2002 Ford Focus with the 2.0L (8 valve) SOHC (P)
    engine.

    Our Ford research data identifies the original equipment number F8CZ-6731-AA as the Ford filter used on the 2002 Focus with the 2.0L (16 valve) DOHC (3) Zetec and DOHC HO (5) engines. The original equipment number E4FZ-6731-AB is used on the 2002 Focus with the 2.0L (8 valve) SOHC (P) engine.

    Therefore the PH8316 and PH3600 are the respective Fram equivalents. The PH8316 is also equivalent to the Motorcraft service filter number FL2005 and the PH3600 is equivalent to the FL400S.

    Both PH3600 and PH8316 filters have the same 3/4"-16 thread size and anti drain back valve requirements. They are comparable in length and outside diameter. The difference is that the PH3600 meets a burst pressure requirement of 200
    PSI and the PH8316 meets a burst pressure requirement of 265 PSI. Further, internal relief pressure by-pass valve requirements are different. The PH3600 has a 12 PSI rating and the PH8316 has a 14 PSI rating. The PH8316 also has an anti siphon valve to meet the requirements of the specific Ford original equipment filter used on the 2.0L DOHC engines.

    The PH8316 is the recommendation that Fram stands behind and endorses as the filter application for the 2002 Ford Focus 2.0L DOHC engines. While both filters will spin on to your engine, they are not considered to be interchangeable due to their internal differences.

    As a professional courtesy, please be advised that the use of any Fram filter installed beyond the recommendations of the current Fram application catalog will void any warranty, explicit or implied, on the part of Fram filters.

    No liability should be attributed to Fram for the misuse or misapplication of its products.

    Thank you for choosing Fram filters.

    Cordially,

    Scott Jacobs
    Catalog/Technical Service Representative
    Catalog/Technical Service Department

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    Default Re: Oil Filter

    FRAM =

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    Motorcraft =

    Thanks for the info tenderloin. I renamed the subject to add FRAM tho. It will make it better for searching.


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    Default Re: Oil Filter

    Main reason of post was not to promote Fram, but to identify proper filter use and why. Many use wrong filters..now you can see why.

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    I got ya now. I thought you were letting us know which Fram filter to use. Probably would help if I read the entire post eh Change the subject if you wish. This is a very cool thread to refer people to now that the exact differences are. Nice work

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    Default Re: FRAM Oil Filter

    Therefore the PH8316 and PH3600 are the respective Fram equivalents. The PH8316 is also equivalent to the Motorcraft service filter number FL2005 and the PH3600 is equivalent to the FL400S.

    Both PH3600 and PH8316 filters have the same 3/4"-16 thread size and anti drain back valve requirements. They are comparable in length and outside diameter. The difference is that the PH3600 meets a burst pressure requirement of 200
    PSI and the PH8316 meets a burst pressure requirement of 265 PSI. Further, internal relief pressure by-pass valve requirements are different. The PH3600 has a 12 PSI rating and the PH8316 has a 14 PSI rating. The PH8316 also has an anti siphon valve to meet the requirements of the specific Ford original equipment filter used on the 2.0L DOHC engines.

    2005/PH8316 = 265/14 psi on DOHC

    FL400s/PH3600 = 200/12 psi on SOHC

    The end of confusion once and for all. *(Chuckles to himself as he says, told you so, under his breath)*

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    So, lemme get this straight.

    Fram says, the SVT should use the FL2005. Ford says, the SVT should use the FL400S. Some people say you can use either. Fram says you shouldn't.

    The debate rages on....

    Sorry, I still hafta go with the Ford SVT suppliment, which says FL400S. I gotta think Ford knows more about their engines than Fram. But, these days, who knows...
    ~Dave

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    Purolator says the same filters as Fram.....

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    Its the 400s. Call SVT and ask them.

    Aside from that, I am sure the K&N Gold oil filter (equivalent to 400s) has a much higher burst rating, flow rating, and overall quality rating then anything made by Fram, Purolator, or 9x% of other filter companies.

    The debate rages on.

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    one thing to consider about some manufacturers like Mobile 1 for instance. Instead of making two filters that are the same just have different bursting specs and such. they make one filter that conforms to the higher specs.

    doesn't make any sense to make a filter that will work on all the foci engines and then make another, lower quality, that is the same price but only works on the lower power engines.

    anyone care to take a whack at the oil filter manufacturers' logic behind that one?

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    Great research!!!


 

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