Standard 2.9 oil filter fits!

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Post by drcdb15 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:59 pm

philhoward wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:32 pm
drcdb15 wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:10 pm
I cannot find any Ford website offering Motorcraft parts,
Generally normally available from a Ford dealer though..
The wider point though is that, according to more than a few very disgruntled American owners keeping 1990s cars running over there, pretty much all Motorcraft-branded parts sold now as "OEM" are, when the packaging is removed, found to be marked 'Made in China', and their views of the quality are substantially less than flattering. I'm not sure I'd be happy using parts from a supplier that is fairly blatantly misrepresenting the origin and quality of its products. Whether Ford in the UK follows similar practice I don't know, but for a filter costing under a tenner why chance your engine?


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:34 am

Incidentally I recently found out that originally the MBs were fitted with the 2.9 Granada engines and mine now has the Scorpio engine - I wonder if that has a bearing on the oil filter size.



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Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:20 am

using the names Granada and Scorpio is a bit misleading. The mk3 Granada was called the mk1 Scorpio everywhere except UK and Ireland when it was launched in the 80s.

The Granada Scorpio in UK was the 24v Cosworth engine car until we fell into line with the rest of Europe and dropped the Granada name in 1994 when the mk2 (bugeye) Scorpio was introduced.

There's no physical difference AFAIK between the mk3 Granada & mk2 Scorpio 12v 2.9i engines - perhaps the ECU was tweaked to give more power?


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:40 am

I was told the later 2.9s were better with the "upgrades" which come with time. certainly the auto boxes were much modified.



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Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:40 am

ECU changes (for the 2.9i 12v) would have been for the progressive instroduction of Lambda control and catalytic converters, plus additional control as the A4LD(and "e" variants) came in? AJL made mention of the various different A4LD versions recently which might tie in?


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