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#2131375 - 01/07/11 09:03 PM AC DELCO PF 48
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 3192
Loc: TEXAS
does anyone have experience with this filter??
is it original equipment?
will it hold up with out failure to normal ocis?
i have searched but all the pics have been deleted of it cut open. i like the price and hope its quality is at least competitive with the MOTORCRAFT.
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#2131380 - 01/07/11 09:09 PM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
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Loc: new jersey
i have used a/c delco oil filters for as long as i remember on all my gm cars but i STOPPED using them when they went to e core

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#2131438 - 01/07/11 10:17 PM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
defektes Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
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Good filter, but I'd save the cash and use a ST for a dollar or two less.
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#2131491 - 01/07/11 11:02 PM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
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Registered: 12/11/10
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Loc: Bettendorf, Iowa
I have one on my 2010 Saturn Outlook currently. I changed one back in November, but didn't cut it open as it was only my third time changing the oil on my vehicles and caring about the results. My next oil change on it will be late February and I will cut it open then. I have not had any issues with it so far.
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#2131564 - 01/08/11 12:21 AM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: crazyoildude]
electrolover Offline


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Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
i have used a/c delco oil filters for as long as i remember on all my gm cars but i STOPPED using them when they went to e core


that was the first thing i looked for. its got steel tube with small holes, alot, but very small. they look punched rather than drilled
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#2131665 - 01/08/11 07:15 AM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 239
Loc: Pennsylvania
My Tahoe uses the pf48. I do not believe this model to be an ecore design. I did see the pics of one cut open before they were removed and it's construction appeared fine, acceptable, especially given the $3.49 price.
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#2131672 - 01/08/11 07:24 AM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
electrolover Offline


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do they have metal end caps?
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#2131700 - 01/08/11 08:02 AM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
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On the Delco filters, if it has a metal center tube, it has metal end caps. Champ classic filter, excellent filter for the money.
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#2131804 - 01/08/11 09:52 AM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
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thank you for the info. i plan on installing one on my mother-in-law's traverse today. if its a quality filter i will stick with it.
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#2132113 - 01/08/11 02:28 PM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
electrolover Offline


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well i changed her oil today and removed a pennzoil pz 167 filter. i was curious so i cut it open for inspection. my first thought was its a good filter with metal end caps and an anti drain back valve, but as soon as i touched the element i thought differently. it had 3k on it and was very brittle. no tears until i pushed on it, then it seemed to crack. when i disassembled the element i found that the material was very thin and hard. not even half the thickness of my 820s material that lay next to it.
my thoughts are if you use an oil change shop bring your own quality filter.
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#2132206 - 01/08/11 04:29 PM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
99 GASE2 Offline


Registered: 07/14/04
Posts: 108
Loc: Toronto, ON, Canada
Originally Posted By: electrolover
does anyone have experience with this filter??
is it original equipment?
will it hold up with out failure to normal ocis?
i have searched but all the pics have been deleted of it cut open. i like the price and hope its quality is at least competitive with the MOTORCRAFT.

The AC Delco PF-48 is the stock oil filter for LS3 small block V8 engines, like for the Corvette.
& others like my Pontiac G8 GT.

I use the NAPA Gold 7060 oil filter.

You can go to Wix Filters, & see what other OEM application calls for it.
http://www.wixfilters.com/filterlookup/results.asp?PartNo=pf48&Submit=Search


Edited by 99 GASE2 (01/08/11 04:32 PM)
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#2132308 - 01/08/11 06:02 PM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
AMC Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 369
Loc: South Eastern, CT
Check out the write up I did in the link below. I compare a Purolator and Napa Gold to the PF48 in this filter application. The AC delco is a pretty good filter but I think the purolator classic is better for the same price.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2105249&page=1
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#2132335 - 01/08/11 06:44 PM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
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Loc: TEXAS
hey thanx for the link!!
so where are you getting purolators for 4 bucks??
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#2132740 - 01/09/11 06:38 AM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
AMC Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 369
Loc: South Eastern, CT
Advance auto parts or AAP as we often call it on this forum. If you go to their website, you can buy them online and use promo code p20 during checkout and get 20% off your order.
The purolator classic is the filter I would use if I was changing oil for somebody else and didn't want to spend too much. I see you already installed the AC Delco though, no worries that is a good filter too. On page 2 of the link in my first response, I cut the AC delco open and it looked pretty good.
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#2132742 - 01/09/11 06:40 AM Re: AC DELCO PF 48 [Re: electrolover]
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Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 698
Loc: Watertown, New York
I think if you did a cut away, you would find the Delco has more pleats than a Puro Classic. Always used to anyways.
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