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Old 10-26-2007, 05:47 PM   #1
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ok i got a question. im changing the oil in my cars a 95-03 bonneville both se'* is it really worth it to spen 13 bucks on a k&n or better oil filter? does it do anything better than the 2.00 dollar fram filters?
also is there some kind of gasket thing for the oil pan bolt i have to replace?
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No gasket for the oil pan bolt.

Don't buy a Fram filter. While I have no proof to show you they're bad, that seems to be common knowledge here. You don't want a plastic core. Maybe Frams have them, IIRC.

Get an ACDelco PF47 with the sticker on it (check the box for "Made in USA" also). Normal oil changes with a good quality filter is most important. You don't NEED a K&N oil filter.

Wix, ACDelco, Mobil 1, Purolator are all good. I've always used the ACDelco and I've never had problems. Spending $9 more for a filter is probably more for piece of mind than a huge benefit IMO.
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I just changed my oil, and used a Napa Gold (Wix). By far one of the highest quality filters I have seen.
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From http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters.html#avoid :

Fram Extra Guard
Years ago Fram was a quality filter manufacturer. Now their standard filter (the radioactive-orange cans ) is one of the worst out there. It features cardboard end caps for the filter element that are glued in place. The rubber anti-drainback valve seals against the cardboard and frequently leaks, causing dirty oil to drain back into the pan. The bypass valves are plastic and are sometimes not molded correctly, which allows them to leak all the time. The stamped-metal threaded end is weakly constructed and it has smaller and fewer oil inlet holes, which may restrict flow. I had one of these filters fail in my previous car. The filter element collapsed and bits of filter and glue were circulating through my system. The oil passage to the head became blocked and the head got so hot from oil starvation that it actually melted the vacuum lines connected to it as well as the wires near it.

I am looking at a Mobile One M1301 oil filter for my next change
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sweet thanks guys, ill go with mobil one thats the oil im geting anyway. freaking $$$ 25.00 for 5 quarts... ni know i probly need like 6 atleast
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the 5qt bottle of Mobile1 is under $20 at Walmart; if you have one around.
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He has a Wal-Mart right in town.

And with the Mobil1, many of us run 5000 miles or longer between changes.
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Hey, here'* my favorite oil filter thread:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=87439


EDIT: This is my 600th post!
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I've used the AC PF52 filter it'* larger then the PF47 so you have more oil capacity and a greater filtering area.
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I always look for the 94 Chevy Impala (the 4.3L V6). It'* the AC Delco PF52, as stated, and the PureOne 24011, Mobil 1 M1-201, etc. With this, just dump the entire 5-qt jug of oil into your engine, and you're all set. Otherwise, you will only be able to use 4 1/2 qts of oil.
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