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Old 08-19-2004, 04:02 PM   #11
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On my engine/body combination I don't, it sits right around, or slightly above the oil pan'* height, so if that gets hit, the oil pans a gonner too.

It'* also a little easier to remove and tighten since it'* our about an inch further. With the fram sure drain, i may be able to do this without jacking the car up at all. Good luck.
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K&N. Since I run Mobil1, I only change the oil every 5-6k, so the extra cost doesn't matter.
do you leak at all with the mobile one? any time I talk to someone about it, they say I should avoid it on a 96 that hasn't had it before... they say it'll leak like a sieve...
Not a drop.
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No kidding. Might have to try it then...

I've seen the drain thingies from fram, but it just never struck me as a good idea to stick a 1 inch long adaptor to the bottom of my oil pan. just kills me thinking about what would happen in the unlikely event that i did get it low enough that it made contact... and it ripped it straight out of my oil pan.

ouch.

prolly would never happen, but its kind of stuck in my head...
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PF 47 Delco. I pay like $3.29. Where do you get $12 delcos?

I was going to get the one for the 4.3L'*, but the PF 47 is low enough, and the 4.3L added about another 1.5 inches. Too much!!!

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To answer the original question..

I use AC Delco filters PF47 with 10w-30 Castrol oil. I do the changes every 2,800 miles.
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I have no idea about $12 Delcos. That was off the top of my head I usually let the shop do my oil change, plus it was pouring today so I didn't mind paying to have it done... I'll have to check the receipt to see how much the filter is...

Ok here'* the receipt.. "1 PK47 Oil Filter Spec ..... $12.95"

Add $10 for labor...total $23.90+tax

Of course I'd save money doing it myself, but $25 every 3000 miles is no biggie for me. As long as my car is cared for, I'm happy.
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I have no idea about $12 Delcos. That was off the top of my head I usually let the shop do my oil change, plus it was pouring today so I didn't mind paying to have it done... I'll have to check the receipt to see how much the filter is...

Ok here'* the receipt.. "1 PK47 Oil Filter Spec ..... $12.95"

Add $10 for labor...total $23.90+tax

Of course I'd save money doing it myself, but $25 every 3000 miles is no biggie for me. As long as my car is cared for, I'm happy.
That rain after lunch today was CRAZY!!!
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I tried the 4.3L twice.. and it barelly sticks out further then the oil pan.. I may go back to using that as I won't be doing as much oil change as I use to 5K KM was a lil too insane.. I"ve recently switched to using Diesel oil.. and so far so good...
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I've seen the drain thingies from fram, but it just never struck me as a good idea to stick a 1 inch long adaptor to the bottom of my oil pan. just kills me thinking about what would happen in the unlikely event that i did get it low enough that it made contact... and it ripped it straight out of my oil pan.

ouch.

prolly would never happen, but its kind of stuck in my head...
Considering there is a decent sized dent on the bottom of my oil pan, there could be a decent possibility that it could get ripped out. How the dent got there I do not know.
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I have no idea about $12 Delcos. That was off the top of my head I usually let the shop do my oil change, plus it was pouring today so I didn't mind paying to have it done... I'll have to check the receipt to see how much the filter is...

Ok here'* the receipt.. "1 PK47 Oil Filter Spec ..... $12.95"

Add $10 for labor...total $23.90+tax

Of course I'd save money doing it myself, but $25 every 3000 miles is no biggie for me. As long as my car is cared for, I'm happy.
That rain after lunch today was CRAZY!!!
I know!! Good thing I got new tires or I would have been of the road somewhere. A lot of the streets near me were nearly flooded.
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