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Old 05-19-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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Why does the Puralator L25230 oil filter cost so much ?

My local Walmart is no longer carrying Motorcraft parts so now I'm switching to Puralator filters...well...I thought I was...

The cheapest I can find a Puralator L25230 oil filter/Zetec is $6.
This isn't even the PureOne model. Just the plain Puralator oil filter.


WTF !

I can get a Puralator one for the Duratec for $3.

I use this filter on 2 of my cars. Focus and Contour.

Can't believe that the oil filter for the Zetec cost so damn much.

The dealer wants $7 for the Motorcraft FL-2005 so I'm screwed either way.
I was paying $3.50 for the Motorcraft at Walmart.
No one else sells Motorcraft oil filters around here that I know of.

I might as well spend $9 for the K&N oil filter.


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Old 05-19-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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For $9 I could probably buy two Motorcraft and mail them to you..................
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:32 PM   #3
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Its the special name, it just sounds fancy P.U.R.A.L.A.T.O.R.

Why not just get a motorcraft from somewhere else?

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Re: Why does the Puralator L25230 oil filter cost so much ?

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No one else sells Motorcraft oil filters around here that I know of.
That's probably why he isn't finding MC somewhere else.

I don't know what to say about this, that seems kinda weird why the Zetec filter should be so much more expensive than the Duratec? You could always switch to a FRAM?!
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That's probably why he isn't finding MC somewhere else.

I don't know what to say about this, that seems kinda weird why the Zetec filter should be so much more expensive than the Duratec? You could always switch to a FRAM?!
I've never given much thought to it, I've always used fram on my other cars as they were always cheaper unless motorcraft was on sale. Is there any advantages to using any particular oil filter over another?
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Oops, sorry I guess I missed that.
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Fram = junk. I always cringe when I see pictures of some guy's pride and joy engine sitting on an engine stand fresh after being rebuilt and they bought all these expensive parts for it, and then slapped the cheapest damn oil filter you can buy on it. Oil filters are important, and Fram filters are cheaply and poorly constructed, the end caps are CARDBOARD for crap's sake. I make sure to bring my own oil and filter for all my oil changes on the Focus to avoid getting stuck with one of those orange turds on my engine.

Microtonal I don't know what to tell you... how is it possible in Seattle, Washington there are no other sources of Motorcraft parts other than Wal-Mart or the dealer? The Purolator PureOne filter I just recently bought for my Mazda truck cost less than $6 at Pep Boys, and it's similarly-sized to the Focus filters, so... {shrugs} not sure why filters are so expensive where you're at.
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It boggles me that other auto parts stores around here don't carry Motorcraft.

And Fram....um...no.....but they do have that cool black grip tape on them... lol

I might have to see if I can get the Motorcraft oil filters online for cheap somewhere.


If anyone knows any place online that sells Motorcraft oil filters for cheap with decent shipping prices, post them.
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The search online isn't a bad idea at all, if shipping's reasonable.

And just to make sure everyone's sure, I wasn't honestly suggesting Fram... big JK right there.
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