GM 1.4T Hengst vs UFI housing

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I didn't know until recently that there are two different housings and thus two different filters for the Trax and the like. One seems to have the ADBV on the filter, I think UFI. Almost found out the hard way. Why is this? Seems silly. Every time I go look up a filter I have to see "for housings marked with..." So from now on I am just sticking with A.C. Delco for my UFI housing. I understand Fram also makes a filter as well as Mann or Mahle. .. Any others? Thanks!
 
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Having two suppliers is fine, but making them actually different is silly crzy Can you switch to the Hengst housing by just replacing with a Hengst cap?
 
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I used a Car Quest filter on a friends Buick Encore. The dealer I talked to said the techs come to the parts counter and tell him what color cap. One is black the other is tan. Can't remember which one. Funny thing is the filter I took out was the wrong one that was supposed to be in there. So it seems oil change places are not paying attention.
 
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