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#4623649 - 01/04/18 10:31 AM 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1505
Loc: Texas
Advance Auto Parts has a 20% of discount for Sped Perks members .

Which would you recommend , AC Delco PF47 or Fram Extra Guard PH3387A ? For the same price

Thanks , :-)
Wyr
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#4623747 - 01/04/18 11:40 AM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: WyrTwister]
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Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 597
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
acdelco
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#4623763 - 01/04/18 11:51 AM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: WyrTwister]
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Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3967
Loc: Central Wisconsin
The larger filter is a bit of a hassle so
I'd say either one will get you were you want to go.


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#4623928 - 01/04/18 02:33 PM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: WyrTwister]
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Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 399
Loc: Georgia
I would recommend Amazon, Walmart or Rockauto.

All are cheaper and I don't have to deal with a customer service associate with an incurable case of meth mouth.

Seriously, the one near me is staffed by people with more rotted and black teeth than... well... pretty much anything I can imagine.

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#4624010 - 01/04/18 03:40 PM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: WyrTwister]
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6143
Loc: USA
Wix/Napa Gold, Wix XP/Napa Platinum, or Fram Ultra

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#4624280 - 01/04/18 08:46 PM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: slacktide_bitog]
das_peikko Offline


Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 501
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Wix/Napa Gold, Wix XP/Napa Platinum, or Fram Ultra


Took the words right out of my brain. Word theft.

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#4624490 - 01/05/18 05:16 AM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: macarose]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1505
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: macarose
I would recommend Amazon, Walmart or Rockauto.

All are cheaper and I don't have to deal with a customer service associate with an incurable case of meth mouth.

Seriously, the one near me is staffed by people with more rotted and black teeth than... well... pretty much anything I can imagine.


Forgot to add , we bought this car last June with 37,000 something miles on it . Not a daily driver . We went on a road trip this last weekend & back home Tuesday , it is about to roll over 3000 miles since the dealer we purchased it from serviced it & changed oil / filter . Even though the oil change indicator is showing 80% oil life remaining . Oil / filter change is cheap insurance .

This car does not specify Dexos oil . I have some dino oil & that is what I plan to use . So , with the 3000 mile OCI , I may just get the AC Delco filter .

The AC Delco PF47 from AAP - 20% Speed Perk Discount = almost as cheap ac RockAuto and I do not have to pay freight . OH , what is the difference between PF47 and PF47E ?

The 2 AAP stores I have been to , I have no problem with the Associates . Seem to be just average folks . I also trade at O'Reilly , AutoZone & NAPA .

Thanks , :-)
Wyr
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#4624498 - 01/05/18 05:27 AM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: WyrTwister]
Lubener Offline


Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 2576
Loc: N.Ohio
Originally Posted By: WyrTwister
Advance Auto Parts has a 20% of discount for Sped Perks members .

Which would you recommend , AC Delco PF47 or Fram Extra Guard PH3387A ? For the same price

Thanks , :-)
Wyr
God bles

I wouldn't use either. At Advance, 20% off is still overpriced. I would go with Napa gold or silver.
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#4624800 - 01/05/18 10:54 AM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: Lubener]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1505
Loc: Texas
The NAPA web site shows a Silver long filter and a Silver short filter . Advice ?

Thanks , :-)
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#4624938 - 01/05/18 01:10 PM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: WyrTwister]
ron350 Offline


Registered: 04/25/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Alabama
The long version of a Delco PF47 is the PF52 which i use on my 96 Regal 3800.

Napa Gold version of a PF52 should be FIL 1036.

Most oil filter books won't show the long filter for your car.

To find the part # for the long filter look up the filter for a 2002 Chevy S10-V6-4 wheel drive.
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#4625268 - 01/05/18 06:25 PM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: ron350]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1505
Loc: Texas
Well , the short filter worked . I do not think the long filter would work . Used an extra guard I bought at Walmart back in June or July .

Thanks , :-)


Edited by WyrTwister (01/05/18 06:26 PM)
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#4626498 - 01/06/18 11:07 PM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: WyrTwister]
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1505
Loc: Texas
By the way , the person that previously changed the oil / filter got the filter tight . Luckily , I managed to find my old oil filter wrench / tool .

The 13mm drain plug was way too TIGHT ! Only 13mm combination wrench I had was 6" - 8" , 12 point . Not long enough to budge the drain plug , by far . Put the wrench on the drain plug and tried hitting the handle . After about 3 times doing that , I had succeeded in rounding off enough corners so that the wrench I had was useless .

Went to 3 places , searching for a 13mm 6 point wrench . No joy .

Ended up using my largest vice grips and hammering on the handle . Finally got the drain plug out . Replaced it with a new drain plug from O'Reilly Auto Parts . Tightened it up , fairly tight with my 13mm wrench . Not nearly as tight as it was . Do not think I am in danger of over tightening it with a 6" - 8" wrench .

Using a 5 quart jug of Mobil dino oil , oil level about midway on the cross hatch section of the dip stick . May take slightly over 5 quarts to bring it up to full ? Should be good for now and probably for the next 3000 miles .

Now , all the problems I described , was made worse by how low to the ground the car / engine is . Had to jack the car up to get my fat frame under the car far enough to work .

Finished up about dusk yesterday .

Wife started it up to fill the oil filter so I could check oil level . Other than that , the car has not been driven . Still need to check for leaks .

It looked , at one point , that I would end up with almost every tool I owned out there on the driveway .
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#4626527 - 01/06/18 11:51 PM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: WyrTwister]
dwendt44 Offline


Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3967
Loc: Central Wisconsin
I use ramps for the Buick I take care of.
With 2X6s in front of those.
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Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
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#4626538 - 01/07/18 12:28 AM Re: 206 Buick Lacrose CX 3.8l - Oil Filter [Re: WyrTwister]
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17770
Loc: PNW
Ouch ... I always use a 6 point socket or box end wrench on stuff that's super tight. If it doesn't break loose with normal force, I get out the 6-point tools.

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