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Old 02-07-2007, 07:29 PM   #21
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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.
Lest it be lost on page 1. This is important. Measure first, and never have to ask questions or replace motors later.
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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.
Lest it be lost on page 1. This is important. Measure first, and never have to ask questions or replace motors later.
willren very good point...not just measure first but measure twice, you can never be too sure. oil filter relocation would be good so you guys that can't install larger filters would now be able to. and the filter in my buick is a pain to get at every time....it will make oil changes easier like someone else had suggested.
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Sorry, unless you are extreme duty like PDXGTP, I can't see any reason for relocating. Saying that it would be easier to change the filter isn't a reason to me. You need to get under to remove the oil pan drain and reinstall. The filter is right there. My normal sized catch pan will catch the drippings from the pan while I also use it to remove the oil filter.

Our filters are far from a bad location. As for clearance and sticking down. I recently drove over a retread in the road and it wiped out my bumper cover. Did nothing to my oversized filter, subframe provides enough protection.
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