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BIG OIL FILTER

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by purple89jimmy, Jul 29, 2001.

  1. purple89jimmy

    purple89jimmy Registered Member

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    Does anyone out there use the fram 2 quart oil filter instead of the stock size one? I hear that Fram #ph373 fits all trucks that use filter #pf35. Somebody saw it in a mag. Makes sense to me to run a bigger filter (more filter surface, more oil capacity), but I wanted to know if anyone was actually using it.
     
  2. denver75k5

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    Haven't heard of such an animal, but i'd like to check it out. I've always had really good luck with the Purolater Pure one. (I have no idea how to spell that)

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    I haven't used a Fram filter since I read the info and saw the pictures on a website I found. Can't remember the address offhand; I'm sure someone else will remember and post it.

    I agree, though; a larger filter does make sense (extra filter area and capacity), as long as the oil pressure doesn't drop too much from the added resistance of that extra filter area.

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  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I always use NAPA Gold oil filters, same as Wix.

    Tim
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    I run Quaker State filters. I ran a dual remote filter system in one of my cars and had no problems and the oil pump was stock so I woudn't think the larger filter would be a problem.
    Shawnboy.

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    When I worked in a auto repair shop we used to put a two quart AC Delco fliter on 1Tons w/454's that did alot of towing. It was basicaly a taller PF35, I've been on that same web page that talks about the oil filters and Fram was not high on the list but AC was close to the top.

    Chas.
     
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    I use a napa 2 quart filter # 1794
     
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    Buy a Wix or a Napa Gold... Fram's are crappy from all I have read and seen....

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    What have you seen?
     
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    Do a search on this site about oil filters and pull up the old posts about oil filters and the studies people have done on them... it'll make you think that's for sure. If you don't mind wastin' a few bucks buy a Fram oil filter and cut it open.... then buy a Wix and cut it open... the difference is noticable instantly... the Fram ones just are cheap... they'll work, but not as good as other ones will... why not spend a few more bucks and buy something decent when it comes to the engines oil? It's a pretty important part of what keeps things going....

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    Dorian, have you studied the K&amp;Ns yet? Curious since that is what I'm using. ChevyCaGal, quit padding posts. [​IMG]

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    I'm not padding... I deleted it... you're padding! Yeah knowing about the K&amp;N would be cool because the air filter kicks tail, if the oil filters work as well I'm sold on them for life....

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    I'm not padding... I deleted it... you're padding!

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    Sooooo, [​IMG] you have admitted to destroying the evidence....How long have you had this criminal mentality?[​IMG]

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    I use the K&amp;N as well. They are expensive...so they better be good!!


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    Not my study, I just copied it so it wouldn't disappear like it has before. Someone wants to send me a K&amp;N filter, I'd be happy to cut it open : )

    Dorian
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