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Old 11-18-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
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For years I've been using the AC Delco PF47 on all my 3800'*, but why does Intense offer the PF52? http://www.intense-racing.com/Mercha...roduct_Count=1

Was gonna tack on a little something to an order and I saw this and it confused me.
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The PF52 will fit just fine, in particular in the 2000+. It is larger, so has a larger filtering area, and allows a full 5 quarts without slightly overfilling.
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The only downside to using this larger filter is that it hangs down about 1/2" lower than the frame so if you do bottom out...........you take your chances.
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This will give you an idea of how it fits, although due to the angle needed to take the picture, it shows a little lower than it actually is. I run that size on my car.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=article&k=106
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I like the idea of the larger capacity oil filter and I have tried it once but every time I looked under there and saw it peeking out hanging low I worried about it.

I suppose it depends a lot on the conditions of your roads.

We have some rough ones around here and when I travel away from home I don't want to take chances on hitting road debris. It wouldn't take much to punch a small hole and then......
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Yeah I'll pass on this larger filter. I live on a gravel drive and work in downtown where the roads are pure pothole madness.

Thanks for the info.
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Guess you guys haven't been to Michigan lately.
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how about like a shield rigged up over it? that'd help i imagine. kinda like the shield thats there to protect the compressor/belts/ac lines?
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Hopefully these out of car and same angle pics help you further. There'* very little difference in the amout the filter hangs down. You'll scrape your front bumper cover long before you bottom out the oil filter.

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A stone shield would help for the small stuff for sure. I've considered it myself, as the 'dangle angle' of the S1 is a bit more exposed with a bigger filter.

The filter I run is both larger in diameter and longer than a stock filter.

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A stock PF47 (OEM) filter is roughly 3" long by 2.75" in diameter.
A K&N HP2001 (sold at INTENSE among other places) is roughly 5" long by 3" diameter.

Forgive me for the angles, I needed another person to shoot these pics:



















Bottom line is that it IS exposed. There is a chance you could take this sucker out with a road hazard or a deep pothole.

I'll probably fashion some sort of skid plate for this one when it goes in. But in the long run, the Zilla isn't a daily driver except in the late spring-early fall timeframe. Not much inclement weather or bad conditions.

For most 87-99'* here? Probably not a great idea.
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