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Old 05-23-2003, 01:47 AM   #11
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If you want to use a much larger filter, then go with an remote system. There is an adapter kit that will allow you to move the filter location to anywhere on the vehicle. I run one on my Cadillac and might do so this summer on the Bonnie.
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I dont think the advantages of a remote filter would be worth the cost. The ones designed for bonnevilles do there job very adequately and filtering sholdnt be a problem if you buy a decent oil filter, **** if even you dont your engine should still be clean if you change your oil regularly.
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OK. WE have 5 GM V6'*. 1 3100, 1 Turbo 3.1, 1 3.8, and 2 L67'*. We put PF-47'* on all of them except for the GTP, which we put on a PF-52 because there is no risk because of added lenth because it is in a different spot than the bonnevilles so it can't hurt to do it. Although we never let this car go longer than 3000 miles between oil changes (usually more like 2500), it is supposed to help the oil last longer because there is more of it. The plus is you get an extra 1/2 quart of oil capacity. With the longer filter we can put in an even 5 quarts, whereas with the PF-47 we can only put in 4.5 quarts. If clearance isn't a problem on your car, go ahead. If it is, don't do it.
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hi


i use the pf52 and it doesnt seem to present a clearance issue at all.

The larger size helps with EDI on the M1 10w-30 i use which is 6k miles ( 5.5 - 6 weeks).

I've never had any issues with it, but i dont frive the car hard either esp with speed bumps and the like.
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Whoa, dusty!

This doesn't sound too bad for those of us on Synthetic, going with longer oil changes... Bigger filtering surface, but same oil flow.
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Can anyone tell me how much longe the PF52 is over the PF47? Would this be a 1/2 inch diffrence?
Bout an inch longer, it would be a tight fit on my car.
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I've used it and it fits pretty good. Got a standard one in at the moment but I may go back to it.
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I use the 4.3 filter most of the time (at least I did on my 1992 SE, my 1993 SSE, and my 1994 SLE. I've only done 2 changes on my 1999 SSEi and have just grabbed the Fram X2 3387A. If I think of it next time I'll do the 4.3 filter though. Never had a problem on any of the other cars.
But I'd have to so for those of us who do drive on bad roads and such it probably wouldn't be such a wise thing to do. For those who do mostly highway driving and on excellent roads and don't have many hazards it wouldn't be such a bad idea to use the 4.3 filter.
In fact that is what my dad uses on all his 3800'* (the 4.3 filter).
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Hi

Fram is rather down on the feedchain list. I'd suggest Baldwin, Hastings, Fleetguard, AC Delco, or M1.
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NAPA Gold and Wix are the same filter and probably the best you can get. Ive read studies about oil filters where they dissected them and listed the pros and cons, and these two were at the top of the list.
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