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Delco filters original vs. Ecore #4697123
03/16/18 08:19 PM
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Oily_Thing Offline OP
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What's the difference between the original Delco oil filters and the Ecore filters? Rock Auto says they are both premium filters with excellent performance.


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Re: Delco filters original vs. Ecore [Re: Oily_Thing] #4697150
03/16/18 09:04 PM
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Metal end caps, metal center tube, and in applications with a BPV, no combo valve in what my application shows as different between Classic & ecore. The classic BPV in my application is "clicker"style though.


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Re: Delco filters original vs. Ecore [Re: Oily_Thing] #4697189
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Here is a virgin C&P of a new eCore with improvements.
Virgin C&P of ACDelco PF1250

Here is a PF61 C&P
ACDelco C&P

AC Delco Classic description

AC Delco Professional Series (eCore)
Not all of these have combo valves.

Last edited by WellOiled; 03/16/18 10:20 PM.

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Re: Delco filters original vs. Ecore [Re: Oily_Thing] #4697382
03/17/18 07:54 AM
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The Delcos are good, either one. I have run both the classic and the e-core with no problems. Walmarts Supertech $2.88 and the delco e-core $3.99 look exactly the same. I checked out the delco classic at O'Reilly and it looks like a champ made. The Delco classic is now $5.29 at O'Reilly. For a few more dollars $8.97 more I went with the Fram Ultra this time.


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Re: Delco filters original vs. Ecore [Re: Oily_Thing] #4698170
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I ran the non ecore version in my truck and that thing was loaded with pleats compared to other paper media equivalents. No complaints whatsoever and I'll use them again.


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Re: Delco filters original vs. Ecore [Re: Oily_Thing] #4698438
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I run both and I cut them open after use. Never seen a reason to not use them. I like the classic better but have no technical reason to pick them over the E-core. Just personal preference.
I order a bunch at a time when I order stuff from rockauto.

Last edited by CrAlt; 03/18/18 08:43 AM.

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Re: Delco filters original vs. Ecore [Re: Oily_Thing] #4698519
03/18/18 09:58 AM
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Here is a C&P of an AC Delco PF1250
AC Delco PF1250 C&P
I have run maybe 7 or 8 eCores upto 6k miles. Never an issue with media or end caps. I do notice startup rattle beginning at 2.5k miles on conventional or blend oils. YMMV.

The key with oil filters in general is not to exceed the holding capacity of the filter. I keep RPMs low until the engine is warmed up.


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