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#3430290 - 07/20/14 02:46 PM Are Champ filters decent?
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 1016
Loc: Central Virginia
Champ Filter

Wife has a 2012 Equinox (2.4L GM Ecotec engine) and these are a decent price. At least they're American made. ACDelco PF457G equivalent almost double the price, even at Wally's. Thanks for helping me out.
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#3430298 - 07/20/14 02:52 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: Silverado12]
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Registered: 04/19/10
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Wait, is Champ the same as Champion?
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#3430299 - 07/20/14 02:53 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: Silverado12]
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Registered: 09/25/04
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Loc: Marshfield , MA
I've been using STP 2870A which is Auto Zone's store brand Champion filter for yrs, not a bit of trouble
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#3430332 - 07/20/14 03:39 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: Silverado12]
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Registered: 04/04/12
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Champ Labs also makes, K&N and Mobil1 filters, as well as Valvoline, to name a few.
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#3430340 - 07/20/14 03:48 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: Silverado12]
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Registered: 11/13/12
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Originally Posted By: wemay
Champ Labs also makes, K&N and Mobil1 filters, as well as Valvoline, to name a few.

And Royal Purple , and several OEMs....including AC Delco. The Champ filter is probably the same filter as the AC Delco, or nearly identical anyway.
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#3430351 - 07/20/14 04:05 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: Silverado12]
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Registered: 12/24/09
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Loc: Ohio
Champ labs doesn't make Vslvoline's filters anymore.
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#3430366 - 07/20/14 04:22 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: Silverado12]
stephen9666 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: USA
Yup, Champ filters were always just Champion Labs filters. I've bought a lot of them in the past and they always worked fine, including E-core models.

I don't know if it's changed now that Champ Labs and Fram were purchased by the Rank Group and combined into Fram Filtration.

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#3430373 - 07/20/14 04:31 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: stephen9666]
Droopy Offline


Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 79
Loc: New York, USA
The last I knew Purolator makes the Valvoline filters and champ labs used to make them.
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#3430401 - 07/20/14 05:09 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: Silverado12]
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: S. Florida
Thanks for correcting me fellas, didnt know the Valvoline mfr had changed.
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#3430405 - 07/20/14 05:15 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: Silverado12]
SnPb Offline


Registered: 06/26/09
Posts: 117
Loc: Arizona
All of the AC PF457G oil filters that I have used were made by Hengst, not Champ.

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#3430414 - 07/20/14 05:28 PM Re: Are Champ filters decent? [Re: Silverado12]
aussiek2000 Offline


Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 94
Loc: ohio
I have not seen good results with PF457G style filters of that construction. See on the cap folds over the media? The ones I pull out and have the least distorion and/or tearing are filters that have the end caps that are just flush with the end of the media.

https://sp1.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608027666939315577&pid=15.1&P=0


Edited by aussiek2000 (07/20/14 05:29 PM)

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