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Old 08-12-2014, 03:56 PM   #43
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^^^lol, good, I can save my $10 experiment, no need to cut open anything.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:35 PM   #44
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I'm with Russell James on this. The AC delco does exactly what I need it to do. The stock stuff in some applications is as good or better than aftermarket. I am a HUGE believer in the factory ignition components for daily driver status.

I was a tech for a short time also and saw the same thing with the cheap cardboard internals falling apart. I saw a half dozen FRAM filters just disintegrate internally and never once saw a AC delco issue.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:28 PM   #45
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Old post, but wanted to throw this in. Don't buy the K&N filters wrench off type. I always have been a fan of k&n, then last year bought a k&n for wifes car, week later I seen oil dripping, looked under car and when filter was manufactured, they drilled small hole behind that welded on nut to use a wrench on filter. I checked her oil and was down to like 2 quarts left in car, could have blown her Turbo engine. I contacted k&n, showed pics, then they wanted me to mail back etc etc. I just took the loss, filter had oil in it, so was a mess, but could see spot where oil was dripping from tiny hole under the nut.
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:19 PM   #46
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Old post, but wanted to throw this in. Don't buy the K&N filters wrench off type. I always have been a fan of k&n, then last year bought a k&n for wifes car, week later I seen oil dripping, looked under car and when filter was manufactured, they drilled small hole behind that welded on nut to use a wrench on filter. I checked her oil and was down to like 2 quarts left in car, could have blown her Turbo engine. I contacted k&n, showed pics, then they wanted me to mail back etc etc. I just took the loss, filter had oil in it, so was a mess, but could see spot where oil was dripping from tiny hole under the nut.
K&N moved their oil filter production to Mexico and Korea, I moved my purchasing to Wix. WIX 57060XP is a real nice filter. Checks all the boxes for a high quality filter. The old 48 was nice. Not a fan of Es. The XP series in WIX is on all my street drivers, Wix racing filters on the race car.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:45 AM   #47
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We will only use K&N oil filters in our 2012 Camaro for oil changes.
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:49 AM   #48
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We will only use K&N oil filters in our 2012 Camaro for oil changes.
You might want to visit Bobistheoilguy forums for the recent changes to K&N oil filters. I used them for years, knowing they were Champion Laboratories filters. But things have changed.

The paper end caps and other cheapened parts, mentioned in this thread for Delco filters, is in the “E-core” line, designated as PF-48E, PF-63E, etc.. I’ve seen pix of the Delco filter paper media loosing integrity with intervals we are using with the OLM.

I moved back to M1 or Wix XP filters. The extended intervals brought by better synthetics pushes filter longevity limits. The Wix xp has all the good features, metal internal caps & tubes, good media, metal screen backing for the filter media, good guy valves, etc.. I just ordered 10 xp filters for the Camaro and truck from Rock Auto. I think they were just over $7 ea.
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I used a extended life fram filter and ford motor craft 5/30w fully synthetic , did I void my warranty ?
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:50 PM   #50
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I used a extended life fram filter and ford motor craft 5/30w fully synthetic , did I void my warranty ?
why do you ask? did your engine fail due to the filter collapsing?

if you are not having problems, I would just switch to an appoved Dexos oil. I personally only use Napa Platinum as they are true absolute filters. Many filters are nominal, so a 23 micrcon nominal has an average micron opening of 23 micron or less, and 23 micron synthetic (absolute) has no openings larger than 23 micron.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:02 PM   #51
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why do you ask? did your engine fail due to the filter collapsing?

if you are not having problems, I would just switch to an appoved Dexos oil. I personally only use Napa Platinum as they are true absolute filters. Many filters are nominal, so a 23 micrcon nominal has an average micron opening of 23 micron or less, and 23 micron synthetic (absolute) has no openings larger than 23 micron.
I'm asking because it seems GM scrutinizes the oil changes, especially the L99's which I have.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:07 PM   #52
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And I bought an extended warranty so I guess I need to check with them. I just changed it didn't think about it until I started checking the forum here.
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