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Old 05-21-2019, 12:25 AM   #1
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2012 camaro ss oil filter

I was browsing at oil filter choices and got a bit curious, saw that the car used a pf48 filter but it's so "tiny". I saw that the pf63 looked more suitable for the job. my question is would a pf63 work instead of a pf 48 oil filter?
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:20 AM   #2
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I’m of the opinion that if the engineers felt a larger filter is needed, they’d have gone with one.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:22 AM   #3
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I remember watching a video on YouTube of a guy changing the oil on his 5th gen SS,.... and he mentioned and showed himself installing a larger oil filter for a little more capacity. Do a search on YouTube and see if you can find it. I remember his SS was a a 2010 - 2013. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:09 AM   #4
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I was browsing at oil filter choices and got a bit curious, saw that the car used a pf48 filter but it's so "tiny". I saw that the pf63 looked more suitable for the job. my question is would a pf63 work instead of a pf 48 oil filter?

PF48 has been discontinued for the PF48e. Don't use any "e" filter. Plastic internals.


I use Wix XP57060 and it is more than up for the job despite the small size.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:15 AM   #5
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PF48 has been discontinued for the PF48e. Don't use any "e" filter. Plastic internals.


I use Wix XP57060 and it is more than up for the job despite the small size.
Oh no, not this again!

There's nothing wrong with the plastic internals. In fact, the new design has more filter area as a result.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:25 AM   #6
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Use the Wix here as well
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:40 AM   #7
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I’m of the opinion that if the engineers felt a larger filter is needed, they’d have gone with one.
the pf63 my have not been invented yet
i say that because a TSB came out last February warning techs the newer gmc acadia required the "new pf63" instead of the pf48
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Oh no, not this again!

There's nothing wrong with the plastic internals. In fact, the new design has more filter area as a result.

Yes, this again. My engine builder won't go near the e series filters. That's good enough for me.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:59 AM   #9
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I was watching these filter videos yesterday
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKc...sj1U6RkGRBzPAA
One of the better reviews on oil filters. Avoid filters with cardboard parts like the cheap Frams. They can come off and ruin your engine. Other than that I'm not sure it makes a huge difference on the premium choices. Purolater Boss might be one of the best. I got some Wix XPs and Bosch's on sale this week on Amazon and looks like they are good enough.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:27 AM   #10
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I was watching these filter videos yesterday
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKc...sj1U6RkGRBzPAA
One of the better reviews on oil filters. Avoid filters with cardboard parts like the cheap Frams. They can come off and ruin your engine. Other than that I'm not sure it makes a huge difference on the premium choices. Purolater Boss might be one of the best. I got some Wix XPs and Bosch's on sale this week on Amazon and looks like they are good enough.
XG series does not use cardboard. Have used the cheap "cardboard" Frams exclusively on many of my past vehicles. With 5k to 7k oil change intervals. V8s, V6s, straight 6s and inline 4s. 245k, 215k, 200k, 186k, 168k mile and so on with non-synthetic oil. Traded or junked the vehicles, none with motor or filter issues. Possibly got lucky?
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Currently using a K&N for the Camaro, may switch to Amsoil. Check length before using a different filter.
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I use the NAPA Platinum (PFL-47060)
One step down from a Wix XP 57060. Made by same company.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:44 PM   #13
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Still using the AC Delco filters, PF48E, no issues.
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:08 PM   #14
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XG series does not use cardboard. Have used the cheap "cardboard" Frams exclusively on many of my past vehicles. With 5k to 7k oil change intervals. V8s, V6s, straight 6s and inline 4s. 245k, 215k, 200k, 186k, 168k mile and so on with non-synthetic oil. Traded or junked the vehicles, none with motor or filter issues. Possibly got lucky?
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Currently using a K&N for the Camaro, may switch to Amsoil. Check length before using a different filter.
I have experience going back to 230cu straight 6s etc also. And I have personally found the cardboard in my oiling system and had a knock in the engine. At the time I didn't know where the heck that cardboard came from (way before youtube). Now I know. Save a buck and buy the cheapest one if someone prefers. Just offering facts so people can make informed decisions.

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One step down from a Wix XP 57060. Made by same company.
still on sale only $6.75 at Walmart online or

https://www.amazon.com/WIX-Filters-5.../dp/B00C5SYH68

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