: larger capacity oil filter?


Beach Goat
09-06-2009, 03:39 PM
I did a basic cearch and didn't find anything. What I'm wondering is if anyone has found a larger capacity oil filter than whats listed for stock that will fit our motors? It would still need to clear the skid plate.

aquariussuperman
09-06-2009, 03:43 PM
Purolator PL25288. More capacity, clears the stock skidplate, and better filtration.

trap
09-06-2009, 04:32 PM
I use a Mobil 1 M1-206 Oil Filter on my 2006 GTO with no problems to report. Have also been running this filter on my LS based 2003 Silverado since i bought it new and i now have 75,000 miles on the odometer.

Lorider680
09-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Wouldn't running a larger oil filter create a drop in oil pressure?
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trap
09-06-2009, 05:44 PM
Wouldn't running a larger oil filter create a drop in oil pressure?
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I would think that a drop in oil pressure would be caused by a leak or an increase in flow restriction. In any event, i have not noticed a decrease in pressure on my truck which is equipped with an oil pressure gauge.

svede1212
09-06-2009, 05:52 PM
i've used the larger Mobil1 (M1-206) for 5 years. there is no drop in oil pressure

silvergto115
09-06-2009, 05:58 PM
As mentioned above the 2500 hd oil filter is the same diameter and thread. I picked one up the other day, but I havent had a chance to check to see if it will clear the skid plate.
I picked up a cheap one, to not be out much if it didnt work. AC Delco PF61. Its approx 4 3/8" form top to bottom, not including the washer.
If this actually works I'd like to know so I can get a nicer filter.

silvergto115
09-06-2009, 06:01 PM
i've used the larger Mobil1 (M1-206) for 5 years. there is no drop in oil pressure

Any idea how long that is svede? Thats comparable to the AC Delco PF59.

svede1212
09-06-2009, 06:09 PM
no but it is the same diameter as the stocker and altho longer doesn't reach all the way to the skid plate. the cross reference to the AC/Delco is PF61

silvergto115
09-06-2009, 06:27 PM
thanks

Just The Tip
09-06-2009, 07:30 PM
or Wix 51522

Phantompooper
09-06-2009, 07:46 PM
Is there any benefit to a larger filter other than more filter media space?

04BBM6
09-07-2009, 09:15 AM
Is there any benefit to a larger filter other than more filter media space?

In the world of filtration, surface area is your best friend.

A bigger filter, equals more surface area for the oil to pass over, which in turns means better filtration.

87LC2
09-07-2009, 11:24 AM
I picked up a PF61 also, but I have yet to see if it fits.

CoolAid
09-07-2009, 12:10 PM
PF61 will fit.

I use it on my car and there is still plenty of clearance under the filter to the skidplate. WalMart has em for under 4 bucks.

Don't forget to pick up a magnetic drain plug from your local parts house as well.

I got mine at Autozone. Oil-Tite! part # 65372. M12 x 1.75 magnetic pilot point w/ inset gasket.

04BBM6
09-07-2009, 05:48 PM
I picked up a PF61 also, but I have yet to see if it fits.

I'll have to check which longer one I am running at the moment. But it's been a good 3 months with no issues of clearance on the stock skidplate......and contrary to some pretty unpopular belief, Michigan has really shitty roads

Beaker
09-07-2009, 06:18 PM
I'm running the Amsoil one with synthetic filter media.

dodgeithardsrt8
09-07-2009, 08:48 PM
i've used the larger Mobil1 (M1-206) for 5 years. there is no drop in oil pressure

:thumbs: sweet

8ball
09-07-2009, 08:53 PM
PF61 will fit. Honestly, the larger capacity will make a marginal difference if you change your oil regularly. Still, not a bad thing to have, but not something you should clamor over thinking it's going to make a night and day difference. Furthermore, a larger filter should have no effect on oil pressure ... the filtering media may, but I wouldn't imagine it to be very significant. Used PF61 but switched back to PF46. I put 6 quarts in no matter what. I'd rather take that small amount of oil and have it circulating in the motor, not hung up in the filter ... just my personal preference.

Poolshark1321
09-07-2009, 09:59 PM
I'm running the Amsoil one with synthetic filter media.

Whats the stock # of that amsoil filter...?

87LC2
09-08-2009, 03:34 AM
Someone posted about a larger filter and while I was at walmart picking up a couple of PF46's I looked at the PF61. I picked up one 46 and one 61 to see about fitment. The larger filter, in theory, should flow better as there is more surface area to flow through, hold more oil and lower oil temps. How much this slightly longer filter will do, who knows. Just a free mod that makes me feel better.
Now off to pick up a magnetic drain plug...maybe a filter mag.

PirateGoat
09-08-2009, 05:40 AM
Whats the stock # of that amsoil filter...?

I run the Amsoil EAO-32, on my car and haven't had any problems with it. When I look up an '04 on their website it lists EAO-32 and for a '05-'06 it lists a EAO-29. I dont understand why it has 2 different filters for our cars, the filters for LSx engines should be the same.

Beaker
09-08-2009, 06:34 AM
Whats the stock # of that amsoil filter...?

I run the Amsoil EAO-32, on my car and haven't had any problems with it. When I look up an '04 on their website it lists EAO-32 and for a '05-'06 it lists a EAO-29. I dont understand why it has 2 different filters for our cars, the filters for LSx engines should be the same.

I'm running the EAO-32 on my 06. That's what the Amsoil guy here told me I needed. No problems in 6000 miles.

I can tell you the one under the Wix brand name they say is for our cars doesn't fit. Just looking at the hole for threads, it isn't the same size as the EAO-32. So the threads wouldn't fit in there. Unless they labeled a different one wrong and put it in the box.

Beach Goat
09-08-2009, 12:47 PM
Thanks. If you increase capacity, but increase the volume of the oil in the system to compensate for it, there shouldn't be a drop in oil pressure.

The benefits have already been covered, like increased oil volume (leading to more capacity for crud), more filtering media to catch said crud, and probably decreased oil temperature (although the drop is probably miniscule).

tusk
09-08-2009, 12:51 PM
I also use the Mobil1 M1-206

bridges
09-08-2009, 01:03 PM
I use m1-206 also.

mikegoat350
09-08-2009, 04:29 PM
def switching to the m1 206 on the next change... i use almost 7 quarts in my car... only 6 quarts.. really?

Beaker
09-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Pretty dead on 6 quarts here.

04redls1gto
10-28-2009, 11:02 PM
I know this is a old thread, but FYI, The Mobil 1 filters, are made by the same company that makes K&N oil filters. M1-206 is the same filter as K&N HP-2006(minus the nut) The mobil filters are a couple bux cheaper also........:)

ruski
10-29-2009, 12:17 PM
What nut size is on those K&N filters anyway?

04redls1gto
10-29-2009, 05:39 PM
lol.....1"

87LC2
11-02-2009, 02:56 PM
Just changed my oil and the PF61 had some paint rubbed off the end. Looked at the skid plate and there was a little blue mark from the filter. Next time I use a PF61 I'll put a washer as a shim on the skid plate for the left front bolt.

1MtnGoat
11-04-2009, 02:33 AM
I've been using the Amsoil EaO64 filter for over 75,000 miles. It's about 1" longer than the stock length EaO32 filter. No clearance problems just more filtration media. More is better!

trap
11-04-2009, 12:33 PM
I have found that the nut on the bottom of the K&N filter, HP-2006, rubs on the skid plate so I just use the Mobil 1 M1-206 on the GTO.

Also, just came home from Autozone and they have a sale on Castrol Edge Motor oil. Get 5 quarts and a K&N filter for $35 Bucks. Then make your way over to Castrols website and print yourself a mail in rebate for $15 dollars. Do the math boys, that's not a bad deal! Only problem is you have to pick up an extra quart but still not shabby.

Beach Goat
04-11-2011, 11:29 AM
Bump.

seawolf06
04-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Bump.

PL25288
PF61
Wix 51522

Did none of these work?

Hummina
04-11-2011, 03:58 PM
Amsoil EAO64
Wix 51522

PM me if you want to try an amsoil filter. i have a bunch sitting in my garage:)

edit: those are the bigger oil filters. if you change your mind and want stock size, its EAO32 or EA15K32 or Wix 51042

700Rocket
04-11-2011, 04:14 PM
I have been using the PF61 for the last three oil changes, no problems and thanks for bringing up this old thread.

87LC2
04-12-2011, 03:14 AM
I've stuck with the PF46E, used the 61 once.

Pulse Red Goat
04-13-2011, 05:57 AM
Amsoil is supurb compared to other brands, just open one up.
WIX for a trade on price and quality.