Air Filter Modification (1988 Cougar)

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Old 01-16-03, 10:35 PM
gvhynes
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Angry Air Filter Modification (1988 Cougar)

1988 Mercury Cougar V6 3.8L uses a rare FRAM air filter CA 5057 ...costs about 250% more than most filters & can't find in FRAM catalog.

Any suggestions or modifications that I can do to use a different size FRAM air filter?
( Prefer to use FRAM because of high quality.)

Garry
 
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Old 01-17-03, 03:33 AM
fuller911
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Go to www.coolcats.net and look around. A great site if you're a Cougar enthusiast.
 
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Old 01-17-03, 03:39 AM
Joe_F
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Call Fram and ask. Or simply try another brand.
 
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Old 01-17-03, 05:42 AM
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You dont say exactly what you are paying but I have seen sites that sell Casite filters for $3.18 to one Ford dealer that sells OEM for $6.71. When I order filters I usualy find the best price on what I want and order them 6 at time, this helps defer the shipping costs. Here's a list of substitutes, as always, double check the numbers.


ACCEL 72104 [Air Filter] Power Air Filter; Replacement; Flat Type; 11.25 in. x 8.875 in. x 1.5 in.;
AC DELCO A1114C [Air Filter]
AUTOPRIDE PRIVATE LABELS CFA879AP [Air Filter]
AUTO PRO 4128 MPI
BALDWIN PA2149 [Air Filter]
BIG A 94128 [Air Filter]
CARQUEST 88128 [Air Filter]
CHAMP AF1042 [Air Filter]
CASITE CFA879 [Air Filter]
CARQUEST RED BA3593 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
DEFENSE FILTERS DA3410 [Air Filter]
FEDERATED FILTERS AF879F [Air Filter]
FEDERATED FILTERS AF879CO [Air Filter]
FRAM CA5057 [Air Filter]
FIRESTONE CF3593 [Air Filter]
GROUP 7 VA3593 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
HASTINGS FILTERS AF879 [Air Filter]
HAVOLINE TA-68 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
K&N FILTER 33-2015 [Air Filter] Panel; H 1.5 in.; L 8.875 in.; W 11.25 in.
MIGHTY A3593 [Air Filter]
MIGHTY A3593 [Air Filter]
MOTORCRAFT FA-1042 [Air Filter]
NAPA FIL6128 [Air Filter] Vin 4
ORIGINAL ENGINE MANAGEMEN AF89 [Air Filter]
PROFESSIONAL CHOICE QA33593 [Air Filter]
PROMOTIVE AF3593 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
PARTS MASTER 66128 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
POWERFLO SA33593 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
PRONTO PA5057 [Air Filter]
PRO TEC 251 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
PARTS PLUS AF1042 [Air Filter]
PUROLATOR A33593 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
PUROLATOR AF3593 Old Number Sub. for A33593
PENNZOIL PZA-145 [Air Filter]
ROCKHILL 66128 [Air Filter]
SERVICE CHAMP AF-3593 [Air Filter]
SHELL SHA68 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
STP SAF1042 [Air Filter] LS Listing
VALVOLINE OIL CO. VA73 [Air Filter]
AUTO PRO 4128 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
WEB WA-5057 [Air Filter]
WEB FILTERS WA-5057 [Air Filter]
WIX 46128 [Air Filter] Incl LS Listing
 
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Old 01-17-03, 05:47 AM
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A lot of those companies supply each other. Have you checked Walmart and other retailers? Most put Fram filters on sale.

I do what Stevo does but I avoid the shipping when I do so . I simply buy direct or locally at wholesale prices. Sometimes I buy a "lifetime" supply.

I have 30 Delco PCV valves for a Pontiac 400. Never going to need to buy them again. LOL .
 
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