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Old 08-28-2022
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Default 2001 S281 oil filter

Hi everyone, I have a question about the type of oil filter the new edge Saleens use. Iíve owned plenty of mustangs from 5.0ís to the new edge mustangs and Iím very familiar with the oil filters they use from Motorcraft to FRAM etc. So I decided to change the oil on the 2001 S281 and when it came time to get under the car the oil filter was not the size or shape of the typical oil filter I have seen on mustangs. I had a 2002 convertible GT and that filter was a little shorter and a bit wider in circumference as were most filters for my mustangs Iíve owned. This filter is a little slimmer and taller and my oil filter cap remover was slightly bigger than this filter which I couldnít remove at this time. After a little research it looks like itís a STP filter but after calling auto part stores it appears that this may be for. 2001 6 cyl mustang but it mates up correctly. if anyone has some information if Saleen used a different filter than typical GTíS etc it would be helpful and if any one has an oil filter number they use on their new edge S281 would be great.
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Old 08-29-2022
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Well issue resolved. I was finally able to remove the generic oil filter on the S281 and even though it looked like a 6 cyl filter the threads on the filter were the normal standard size found on the Motorcraft, Mobil, K&N filter etc. So swapped it out for a normal size well known name brand and called it a day.
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Old 10-19-2022
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I've always used the Motorcraft 820S

'03 S281 #0198

322HP 306TQ

4.6 WAP bored .030 over with DSS forged rotating assembly and billet main support*Comp 278AH Cams valve springs, retainers*6061 Plenum*FRPP 70mm TB*Victor Jr Intake*MSD Coils*JLT CAI*SCT SF3 *BBK Shorties and X*SLP PowerFlo CB*UPR FW adjuster and quadrant*FRPP 4:10's*Tri Ax*King Cobra clutch*Fidanza Alum Flywheel*Walbro 240lpm FP
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