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Today I went to a local shop to get the oil changed. The whole time I was watching them like a hawk and I noticed that the oil filter looked small, but I figured they know what they are doing, they had all the vehicle information, so I didn't say anything at the time but now my OCD is kicking in and I'm worried that in fact they installed an oil filter that's too small. Obviously the filter fit, otherwise they wouldn't have been able to install it. My question is, assuming worst case scenario that they installed a filter that's too small, what's the worst that can happen? I know, kind of a stupid question but any help appreciated.
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Post up the oil filter number. Then we can try to put the OCD gremlin to rest.
 

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The Mustang oil filter either for the 4 or 8 cyl is not a large filter, so this may be all in your mind. I would go down to your local AutoZone and get an oil filter in your hand that is proper for your car. I think you’ll find the one they put on is OK.
 
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Post up the oil filter number. Then we can try to put the OCD gremlin to rest.
Thank you! The only number that's on the sheet is FP12060BP. I'll look it up too see if I can find it using that number.
 

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I have no way to get under there to read the number from the filter unfortunately.
 

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I have no way to get under there to read the number from the filter unfortunately.
the filter does look small for these cars. Your only solution is to lift one side and place jack stand, crawl under and read the number.
 

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The concern is valid, but you need to confirm what's actually installed on the car, the brand filter and its PN#. The receipt reference could be incorrect. They might have also referenced another brand of filter with a Fram-like PN#. If Fram filters are involved, Ford Coyote V8 uses "10575" in the Fram PN#. I'd return, explain myself, see if they can put on the lift real quick and confirm with you.

If you find the filter to be an actual Fram FP12060, that appears to fit GM engines, not Ford. I'd never do it myself, but knowing the dimensions, matching another filter with a different PN# is possible. Maybe their stock was low and this is their practice. Or, they grabbed the wrong filter. I'm speculating.

So as to maintain the warranty, I'd have them replace the filter with the correct one, either one from their stock or one you provide (and they pay you for). Alternatively, if having little confidence, seek out another shop and have them install the right filter.

Attached are links with dimensions. Coyote oil filters are 3 inches / 7.62 cm wide and 4 inches / 10.1 cm tall.

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...0c2d8dbb188/motorcraft-oil-filter/mot0/fl500s

https://www.fram.com/fram-titanium-spin-on-oil-filter-fs10575

https://www.walmart.com/ip/FRAM-Ext...4-CHEVROLET-EQUINOX-2016-2019-CRUZE/133313262

Fits Select: [if confirmed to be a Fram FP12060]
2018-2020 CHEVROLET EQUINOX 4 Cyl 1.5 L
2021-2024 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
2016-2019 CHEVROLET CRUZE 4 Cyl 1.4 L
2013-2015 CHEVROLET MALIBU 4 Cyl 2.5 L
2016-2022 CHEVROLET MALIBU 4 Cyl 1.5 L
2013 CHEVROLET IMPALA
2022-2023 GMC TERRAIN
2023 CHEVROLET MALIBU
2018-2021 GMC TERRAIN 4 Cyl 1.5 L
2016-2019 BUICK ENCORE 4 Cyl 1.4 L
2016 CHEVROLET MALIBU LIMITED
2014-2015 CHEVROLET IMPALA LIMITED
2017-2020 BUICK ENVISION 4 Cyl 2.5 L
2022,2024 CHEVROLET TRAX
2014-2022 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
2016-2019 CHEVROLET VOLT
2016-2022 CHEVROLET SPARK
2014-2019 CHEVROLET IMPALA 4 Cyl 2.5 L
2021 CHEVROLET TRAX 4 Cyl 1.4 L
2023 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 8 Cyl 6.2 L
2015-2022 CHEVROLET COLORADO 4 Cyl 2.5 L
2016-2023 CHEVROLET CAMARO 8 Cyl 6.2 L
2017-2021 GMC ACADIA 4 Cyl 2.5 L
2021-2023 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER 3 Cyl 1.2 L
2020-2024 BUICK ENCORE GX 3 Cyl 1.2 L
 
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Do maintenance yourself..all you need is some low profile ramps..trust no one...they dont care, only you do.....
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