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Old 06-17-2010, 10:58 PM
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Is there an oil filter we can get for our trucks that is larger than the factory? My old 2000 SS Camaro could use the truck oil filter that was slightly larger than the standard filter. Anything like this for our trucks?
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I don't know the answer but I would think a parts store could do a cross reference and find a larger filter that would work. Also you can take the recommended filter and match the screw on hole, diameter and gasket with a larger filter and try that. Courious why you want a larger filter. I would not think a larger filter would necessarily clean better just use a higher grade filter. It wouldn't provide much additional oil capacity. Just courious.
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Use a high quality filter like Wix or purolater and keep it changed according to the manual and there's no reason to bother with a bigger filter.
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Use a high quality filter like Wix or purolater and keep it changed according to the manual and there's no reason to bother with a bigger filter.
I agree but I would rather use a larger high quality filter for the same price than a smaller high quality filter.
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For what reason? If you keep the oil changed at recommended intervals, there's no benefit.
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I have to agree with Blaze in wondering, why a bigger filter?

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Because more filtering surface with the same flow rate is better than less filtering surface with the same flow rate. Why wouldn't you want more filtering with the same flow rate in your oil filter?
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I can understand both arguments here. I'd darn sure opt for a larger filter if the cost was comparable though! Capacity, cooling,,, nothing to loose, something to gain,,,

FWIW, the OEM filter is 'decent' sized. The OEM filter that went on my 5.3 Silverado was smaller than the one on the wifes 2.5 Honda Accord! The 5.3 filter was about the size of a coffee cup,,,

Now, if I could get a true '1 qt' filter instead of the OEM '1/2 QT' for comparable $$$, why not?

On a sidenote, my EVIC has been calling for oil changes about every 3,500 miles/100 hours. Well, that chit ain't gonna cut it now that I've switched over to MO 1. The new 'mark' is 5,000 miles whether EVIC likes it or not.

But, back to the OT, if there is a larger filter, I'd like to know.

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Because more filtering surface with the same flow rate is better than less filtering surface with the same flow rate. Why wouldn't you want more filtering with the same flow rate in your oil filter?

This is a valid argument assuming both filters have the same rating in microns (or beta rating, if you go by the latest testing method found here http://filtercouncil.org/techdata/tsbs/89-5R3.pdf ). You talk about using a larger filter for the same price (which I would not expect to trap the smallest contaminants) instead of a smaller filter that is capable of more efficient filtering. Chances are you won't find a larger filter of equal quality at the same price.

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I have done some searching and have not found anything.

My camaro's oil filter was tiny and the truck oil filter was the exact same only longer, and the same price so it was a no brainer for me to use the larger filter for the same price.
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