Correct 94-95 Cobra Oil Filter

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  1. 95whitevenom

    95whitevenom Active Member

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    This question has came up on several different forums off and on. I figured if anyone who has a 94-95 cobra the first time you do an oil change you may end up asking this question.

    Yes when you go to a auto parts store they will likely give you the wrong filter. The GT's and the Cobra has different filters. both with the same diameter but klength is what is different.

    The GT oil filter will barely clear the swaybar on the Cobras (I know I have tried and used one for full 3,000 miles. Its beacuse of the oil cooler taking up space.

    The correct filter for the Cobras is much shorter. There for causeing no clearence problems and a much easier install.
     
  2. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    never knew that, yet i dont own a cobra
     
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    it is shorter cuz the long style filter will not clear the k-member because of the cobra having the factory oil cooler. the oil cooler lines also prohibit the use of a conventional short belt routing.
     
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    i went to my parts store once and they were out of gt k&n filters so i got a cobra one thinking they should be the same.....WRONG :(
     
  5. 95whitevenom

    95whitevenom Active Member

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    It will not hurt running one filter or the other. I've ran the GT filter before.
    Same for gt's it will not hurt running the Cobra filter.
    Also its not the K-member prohibiting it. That Small round bar that is in the way is the front sway bar and yes as I stated the oil cooler makes the filter stick out further.
     
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    Is it supposed to be the FL-1A?
     
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    rgs Well-Known Member

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    for me it wasnt that the cobra oil filter wouldnt fit because of the k member or anything, it was because i think the little center part that screws in is a different size than the normal gt one
     
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    Lightning Struck Well-Known Member

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    does this go for the new 4.6 cars also
     
  9. 95whitevenom

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    I really do not know. I just know it goes for the 94-95's
     
  10. Dekorum

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    So how do you make sure an autoparts store gives you the right filter for a 94-95 Cobra?
    What type of filter do 94 Cobras use? (I just got a 94 Cobra btw and never changed the oil yet)
     
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    quickstang_1994 Well-Known Member

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    95-95 use a FL-1A
    and 96-04 use FL-820S
     
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    I would recommend a Ford FL-1HP for a 5 liter. Especially if you have done some performance mods.
     
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    Fram PH16. Same as my Jeep. :banana:
     
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    I am not a fan of Fram filters. Quality wise, they are not as good.
     
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    Paul Well-Known Member

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    They must have given you the wrong filter or something. GTs and Cobra share the same engine block, and thusly, the same oil filter boss.
     
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    cobras and gts do use the same block, but not the same oil filter. the cobra 5.0 uses a motorcraft fl-300. the gt uses an fl1a