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hey i have a quick question.... on the fram filter for my ford 3.0, it has a wire screen on the clean side [maf sensor side]. would this pose some restriction? motorcraft and some others just run a rigid stream of glue for their bracing. any thoughts about the screen? thanks!!
 
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Originally Posted By: Cuda70383
thanks!.... i came from a l67 gtp btw
That's a good motor, but no no problem with the filter if anything the stock exhaust cases a far larger air restriction.
 
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Originally Posted By: Cuda70383
hey i have a quick question.... on the fram filter for my ford 3.0, it has a wire screen on the clean side [maf sensor side]. would this pose some restriction? motorcraft and some others just run a rigid stream of glue for their bracing. any thoughts about the screen? thanks!!
Which 3.0?? All mine (old school 3.0) have had a metal screen. (Almost all have been Motorcraft, a couple were Pure Plus) I don't think I've seen a panel filter without a screen backing- except on a few foreign cars)
 
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I'm currently running a Fram air filter on my wife's 2008 Fusion 3.0L... the same wire mesh backing you're describing is on mine too. My previous filter was a WIX and it did NOT have the wire backing, but rather the long run of glue down the center as you described. No biggie either way. That being said, I think the FRAM actually flows better than the WIX. When I'd WOT with the WIX, I'd get some engine noise at high RPM that I don't get with the FRAM.
 
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