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Old 01-06-2006, 04:31 PM   #21
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Well back to the belt that broke... I had the oil changed today, but the pressure gauge is still acting funny. The good news is that it is most likely the pressure sensor. When the belt slapped around evidently the shop replaced the oil pressure sensor?

Anyway, I am going to give it some time to see how it reacts. It is moving more than the old one, but it could just be more sensitive? I don't know. I do see a part number S4078, $57.33 on the invoice ouch! I guess that could be the problem or the cure.

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Hey guys I use Fram oil filters all the time and I average 40 psi at a hot idle and it will stay a little above 40 psi when driving at a steady speed. It might be the oil sending unit, or check your oil pump.
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A manager at Valvoline said that Fram, Delco, and another one <can't remember? are all made by the same company. Not to say there'* not differnent specs and tolerances, however he seemed to think they were all exactly the same. The company was...drats...sounded like Champange...Champlan?something like that...if anyone cares, I can ask again and let you know....
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A manager at Valvoline said that Fram, Delco, and another one <can't remember? are all made by the same company. Not to say there'* not differnent specs and tolerances, however he seemed to think they were all exactly the same. The company was...drats...sounded like Champange...Champlan?something like that...if anyone cares, I can ask again and let you know....
You are refering to Champion...I do not think the AC Delco oil filter is made by Champion; I have cut open lots of filters and can tell you they are not the same at all. I do know that Fram makes their own overseas; I travel a lot as part of my job and have seen many of the offshore factories for many of the OEM'* and aftermarket companies.
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Fram are the worst Filters that you could use for a 3800
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I am running a K&N anyone else use these?
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Why do you say Fram is the worst for 3800 engines? Just curiousity. If it is bad for the 3800 then it must be bad fro all other engines. I have used fram tough gaurd on my car ever since I got it, and I haven't had a problem.
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Why do you say Fram is the worst for 3800 engines? Just curiousity. If it is bad for the 3800 then it must be bad fro all other engines. I have used fram tough gaurd on my car ever since I got it, and I haven't had a problem.
Based on this study, Engine Oil Filter Study and Engine Oil Filters Overview, Fram didn't do so good. Read through it, some pretty good info there
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Why do you say Fram is the worst for 3800 engines? Just curiousity. If it is bad for the 3800 then it must be bad fro all other engines. I have used fram tough gaurd on my car ever since I got it, and I haven't had a problem.
Also, my own testing and by cutting many filters open for inspection.
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Why do you say Fram is the worst for 3800 engines? Just curiousity. If it is bad for the 3800 then it must be bad fro all other engines. I have used fram tough gaurd on my car ever since I got it, and I haven't had a problem.
Have you ever seen a Fram on the inside? Or a wix... Maybe even an AC delco?

I'd buy a Wix or Puralator over a fram any day... I buy AC delco as much as humanly possible... If they don't have my AC Delco PF47'* in stock I get the Puralator...

After seeing the inside of a fram 3387a and a PF47.... Um yeah the PF47 is an easy choice...

And I always have 60 Psi at roadspeed in all 3 3800'*

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