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Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change #4619324
12/31/17 12:42 AM
12/31/17 12:42 AM
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got too cold to crawl under the vehicle to do oil change...took it to local valvoline instant oil change shop; they used 5w-20 conventional & a vo-88 filter...e-core with funky dual baseplate; doppleganger to an ac-delco p48e but with white paint; just thought I'd share...


'15 Jeep Patriot Sport (2.4L 4-cyl), '13 Genuine Buddy 125 (125cc air-cooled thumper), '14 Yamaha V Star 250 (250cc air cooled v-twin)
Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4619329
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Originally Posted By: kmrcstintn
got too cold to crawl under the vehicle to do oil change...took it to local valvoline instant oil change shop; they used 5w-20 conventional & a vo-88 filter...e-core with funky dual baseplate; doppleganger to an ac-delco p48e but with white paint; just thought I'd share...


It should work OK.

The "new" style E-cores seem to be better built now.

Are you going to specify a certain one (or bring your own) next time?


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Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4619339
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Sounds OK to me.


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Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4619364
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yeah i broke down and bought a Defense Ecore the other day because they were on sale, figure i'll run it and then cut it open and see how it does, thought i dont' recall ever having an issue with an e-core but i never ran extended oil changes back when i used them (old supertechs)


I'd buy Callahan autoparts if I could.
Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4619394
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I'm thinking that unlike the mentioned ACDelco PF48e which use a separate poppet type bypass in the dome, the vo-88 use a combo valve. So not exactly a clone.

Also seems that unlike WM TLE Fram "Core" line which has gone to all Fram construction now (no ecore), places like VOIC and Firestone OC still using either the old fram/champ combination line or has gone to all Champ now, like the old Super Tech line. Here the AZ STP blue filters are still the old fram filtration fram/champ filter line.

Here's a recent yt of an unused topic V0-88.




Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4619442
12/31/17 07:35 AM
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Yep, that's the undersized filter that VIOC puts on the Transit 250 in my sig-and also the reason it gets changed religiously every 5K.


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Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4619482
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So would you run these for short OCIs?

There's a listing on eBay for 12 for $22 and free shipping.

Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: copcarguy] #4619498
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Originally Posted By: copcarguy
So would you run these for short OCIs?

There's a listing on eBay for 12 for $22 and free shipping.
If you kept them to 5K or less, on a clean engine, they'd likely be fine, they would be good for cleaning out a sludged engine.


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Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4619752
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The filter will run 5000 miles/ 6 months.

It has the capacity for the V6 engines. So should be good on your 4 cylinder.

Last edited by WellOiled; 12/31/17 02:14 PM.

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Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30 + Fram Tough Guard
Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4619904
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thanks for the yt video of the virgin cut filter! someone asked a ??? about bringing my own...if my next oci (4-4.5k) is during winter I will seek out a shop that does it less expensively ($36.99 regular oil change at VIOC - $7 coupon = $29.99) and I will bring one of my supertech filters as a backup if shop uses tearolator filters; the combo valve on the vo-88 not such a big deal since filter mounts vertically on the bottom of my engine...


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Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4619945
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Did they use Valvoline Premium in bulk? If so, the $30 would be about $3 for overhead, $7 for labor, $3 for the Filter, and $17 for oil. Giving VIOC $10 for doing it is probably not too bad.


2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6
Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30 + Fram Tough Guard
Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4620040
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Originally Posted By: kmrcstintn
... the combo valve on the vo-88 not such a big deal since filter mounts vertically on the bottom of my engine.

Still want the bypass function of the combo valve to work, that's the part of the combo valve that's questionable. Filter orientation has no effect on the bypass function.

Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: kmrcstintn] #4620042
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Check out my Valvoline cut & post. Looked good to me.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr...les#Post4533163

Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: ZeeOSix] #4620050
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: kmrcstintn
... the combo valve on the vo-88 not such a big deal since filter mounts vertically on the bottom of my engine.

Still want the bypass function of the combo valve to work, that's the part of the combo valve that's questionable. Filter orientation has no effect on the bypass function.

What proof exists the bypass does not work?


2004 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6
Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30 + Fram Tough Guard
Re: Valvoline vo-88 filter...VIOC oil change [Re: WellOiled] #4620239
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Originally Posted By: WellOiled
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: kmrcstintn
... the combo valve on the vo-88 not such a big deal since filter mounts vertically on the bottom of my engine.

Still want the bypass function of the combo valve to work, that's the part of the combo valve that's questionable. Filter orientation has no effect on the bypass function.

What proof exists the bypass does not work?


No hard proof ... but think about nitrile rubber at 0 deg F and how it stiffens up. The combo valve's bypass function is dependent on the flexibility of the rubber. I'd rather have a metal spring that isn't affected by temperature.

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