How many quarts of oil with filter change?

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  1. The Shape

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    4 or 5????
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    5 quarts.


    Do they even make any cars nowadays that take anything different than 5 quarts? I thought that was the standard.
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    even if it is the standard there are still the morons that cant get it right....over filled my 5.0....also my focus is 4.5q which is silly not to make it 5
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    Every other 4 banger I have ever owned always took 4 quarts thats why I asked. Guess it is back to the store for another quart of oil before the change in the morning. It does use the FL-1A filter like my 5.0 right?
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    yeah, thats what my 93 uses
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    FL-1A and 5 quarts, unless it's a turbo then it's a 300 and 5 quarts.
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    what brand is that? mines a PH-8A
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    i know the FL-1A is motorcraft
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    With filter change (always), mine takes 5.5 quarts. :flag:
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    FL-1A is a Motorcraft filter. PH-8A is the Fram filter and it's not recommended that you run a Fram filter (everything inside it is paper or cardboard...it's pretty crappy)
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    "PH-8A is the Fram filter and it's not recommended that you run a Fram filter (everything inside it is paper or cardboard...it's pretty crappy)"

    Not recommended by whom??. I have been using Fram Filters for the last 15 years is my 89 notch along with Castrol GTX. Where do you get your info?
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    NAPA Gold 1515.
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    i was using fram before, but i went to motorcraft....i for some reason dont think it keeps my oil as clean....thats just how i feel
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    which car in your sig?


    my 93 takes 4 N/A
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    FL-1A Motorcraft ONLY
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    From lots of people, just look up Fram in a search engine, you'll find plenty of people recommending against using Fram filters.
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    just like Red said, do a search and you will see that most people dont like Fram, just because it is Wal-Marts choice fileter to promote don't mean it is good. If you want to keep the ford up treat it riht and use Motorcraft parts when they are available. And I mean by that if Motorcraft makes the part use it!!
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    As I said earlier, I have been using Fram filters on my Stang for 15 years with 137k miles on the engine. It has never been touched internally. I bought this car new in 89. I use Castrol GTX and change it abt every 5-6k miles. I'm quite happy with Fram.
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    is your 89 a turbo car?
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    my 93 is not, I have used fram for years but I began to use motorcraft parts, not just filters but all parts that motorcraft makes on my car and I have inproved my mileage, the engine sounds better and the car just plain runs better. In the end you have the choice to make. I choose motorcraft, and I will not stray.
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