Originally Posted by snrusnak
So you're saying the filter came apart?
No... but I got a start up rattle after I changed the filter which stayed... never had that before. Nothing else changed from my last oil change other than the Fram filter. Oil pressure seemed to be OK... didn't really notice any difference
When I worked at a Ford store in the 90's Fram filters had a reputation for causing that start-up rattle on the Ford engines... we replaced literally dozens with Motorcraft filters and the rattle stopped.
I realize this is a high mileage engine... and I've been around this stuff for 50+ years... I'm not one to jump to conclusions. But it's pretty weird to see that much copper in the oil after about 1,000 miles... it looked like I was panning for gold!
I'll know more after I cut the filter apart... in a few days.