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Old 12-30-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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I was reading this quote in the oil topic about how much oil to put in the 3800

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and was wondering, is it a bad thing that I put 5quarts in?
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I was reading this quote in the oil topic about how much oil to put in the 3800

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and was wondering, is it a bad thing that I put 5quarts in?

no, many people put in 5 quarts along with a pf-52 oil filter instead of the the pf-47

myself included.
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OK, thanks!
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Just another question along with this topic is the PF 52 oil filter any better than the PF 47 or does it just hold more oil?

Thanks, Erik
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Just another question along with this topic is the PF 52 oil filter any better than the PF 47 or does it just hold more oil?

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The PF52 is basicly a longer PF47.... There may be better flow ability, as weall a extended filtering life due to the larger size...

Now the question is will it fit in there with the oil cooler adapter on you car?

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My PF52 system takes very close to 5 quarts, so no shame. Is it overfilled? If its just over by like a slivver, I wouldn't worry about it
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Just another question along with this topic is the PF 52 oil filter any better than the PF 47 or does it just hold more oil?

Thanks, Erik
The PF52 is basicly a longer PF47.... There may be better flow ability, as weall a extended filtering life due to the larger size...

Now the question is will it fit in there with the oil cooler adapter on you car?
That is a good question does anybody run a PF 52 on a series 1??

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Just another question along with this topic is the PF 52 oil filter any better than the PF 47 or does it just hold more oil?

Thanks, Erik
The PF52 is basicly a longer PF47.... There may be better flow ability, as weall a extended filtering life due to the larger size...

Now the question is will it fit in there with the oil cooler adapter on you car?
That is a good question does anybody run a PF 52 on a series 1??

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I do as well
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Well I know what oil filter I am getting next time now.

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