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Old 05-18-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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Anyone have any idea what other oil filters would fit my 3800?

The filter I use seems to cover a VERY broad range of cars (see below). I'd just like one that'* a tad bit longer, and I'm sure there must be *something* out there that'* compatible.

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AMERICAN MOTORS(1980 - 1984)
ASUNA1993BUICK(1975 - 2009)
CADILLAC(1981 - 1998 )
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DAEWOO(1999 - 2002)
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JEEP(1980 - 1986)
OLDSMOBILE(1975 - 2004)
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I found one that might work. The standard GM part number is a PF47. Apparently the PF52 is longer. Can anyone confirm this?
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A 52 is the same as a 47 and slightly longer. In a W body of your year, I'm unsure of clearances etc. On the 97+ W bodies, the clearance between oil filter adapter and frame is a little tight depending on the shape of the motor mount. I've found (97+) that the 52 is usually a little longer than my liking due to the clearance.
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Nevermind, I figured it out. The PF52 is the longer version. It came on older 4.3L engines and early LQ1'*. If you want to put one on your car, you can ask for an oil filter for a 1992 Chevy Lumina Z34 with the 3.4L DOHC engine.

Edit, just noticed your reply. Thanks for the info. The L27 has a lot of clearance for a longer filter.
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Awesome find. I found out that my local O' Reilly boys know their stuff. I wanted a longer filter as well, but didn't know part numbers. So I told them what I had and said I wanted a longer version of what the computer pulls up. Turns out the guy just looked at the number that came up and said yeah no problem, and grabbed exactly what I wanted.
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