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Old 02-07-2007, 01:40 PM   #11
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On having more filtering area. Some people do run the 4.3L filter to increase filtering capacity by maybe 20%?
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Yeah, I have always ran an AC Delco PF52, the oil filter for the 4.3 in my 3800s. They didn't fit on my old GTP without some cursing because the subframe was in the way, so I ended up using the regular filter. I have never heard of anyone needing an oil cooler or aux filter with these engines though.
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I have never heard of anyone needing an oil cooler or aux filter with these engines though.
the 92-95 SSEi'* and some of the SSE'* had a factory OIL cooler
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A motor that wasn't taken care of as well as it should could benifit from something like this.

I run the larger 4.3L filter, and have done so for quite a while, and my oil gets black w/in 2000 miles.

I wouldn't do it personally because of the price but its not a terrible idea if you need the extra filtering.
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Please note that the 4.3 L PF52 filter may cause ground clearance issues on an SSEi. Be very careful when suggesting this. SSEi'* with FE2 suspension ride lower than an SE or SLE with FE1 suspension.
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I use an oil filter relocation kit but I use one of those adaptor plates from Intense.
This one.


Then I use the generic one from summitracing.com and I think it costs like $35.00
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


I think I didn't use any of those fittings thou because I bought AN fittings that went directly into the Intense adaptor plate.

My filter is a mega large Ford truck filter and its mounted under the passenger side headlight, it makes it easy to manage during oil changes.

Bob, aka EchoSSEI helped me install it.
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PDXGTP: got any pictures?
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I Use the PF52 on mine, it fits nicely under there.

For anyone with FE1 you can do this with out any problems, mine sits just a bit higher then the Sub frame
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Rob, that'd be a no...Bob was involved. He doesn't take pictures. (Hi Bob )

Badnit...Suspension doesn't matter unless it'* been lowered. I have used the 4.3L filter on my SSEi w/o any issues or concerns.
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Good point willwren, I actually had seen a Bonneville with a smashed filter. Someone had installed the 52 and it was either hit by road debris or bottomed out on a large dip in the road. Not sure what the cause was, but none the less the filter was smashed open and leaked all the oil out.

This is something to be conscious of if using the longer filter.
The S2 may be different, but on my car, the PF52 would be exposed below the subframe cradle. It'* longer than a PF47, and an FE2 car is lower than an FE1.

I've measured my own car to rule out ever using the 52. Remember the S2 don't have the same block. There are some dimensional differences.
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