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ACDelco oil filter questions #4778179
06/05/18 01:34 PM
06/05/18 01:34 PM
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Hudson, NH
LeakySeals Offline OP
LeakySeals  Offline OP

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Hudson, NH
Never used an ACDelco filter before, what does everyone think about them? My Walmart sells them, want to give them a try. I'm wondering what the efficiency is and what the differences are between these part numbers that match my truck.

PF46
PF46E
PF46EP6
PF46F


06 Escalade 6.0L LQ9 AWD 167k M1 0w40
03 Maxima 3.5L POS 170k ST HM 10w30
05 Malibu Classic 111k M1 5w30
Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4778180
06/05/18 01:35 PM
06/05/18 01:35 PM
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NY
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NY
good filters no problems


NAPA FULL SYNTHETIC 0w20 Partsplus oil filter
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Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4778183
06/05/18 01:36 PM
06/05/18 01:36 PM
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Spring,Texas
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I've used PF46E and the PF46 on my truck with no issues.


16 Civic-QSUD 0W-20, XG7317
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Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4778195
06/05/18 01:46 PM
06/05/18 01:46 PM
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North Carolina
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PF46 what AC/Delco has produced for a long time
PF46E a newer version of the filter called an "E" core, based on design
PF46EP6 Don't have a clue
PF46F These are supposedly what are sold in packs of 12 or more and are the regular filter.


2002 Silverado 5.3 0w-20 AMSOIL
Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4778203
06/05/18 01:51 PM
06/05/18 01:51 PM
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Kentucky
Spitter Offline
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Kentucky
Ac claims 98% at 30 microns. I just ordered the delco ultraguard gold upf44 for my 04 5.3.


2004 Silverado 5.3
Pennzoil ultra platinum 10w30 acdelco upf44
2006 Buick lucerne 3.8
Pennzoil ultra platinum 5w30 acdelco pf47
Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4778207
06/05/18 01:57 PM
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Illinois
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I'm using them on two different GM trucks. One under warranty, one is not.

I put them on, and don't worry a bit. Being able to get them at W*M for less than $4 just makes it even better.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4778406
06/05/18 05:45 PM
06/05/18 05:45 PM
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The official stats are;

Equipped with 98% multi-pass filtering efficiency at 25-30 microns for excellent filtering capabilities


"If I walked on water, they'd say I couldn't swim."
Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4778686
06/05/18 11:07 PM
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I have used both classic and ecore delcos and all worked fine. They have good filtration numbers as mentioned above


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4779194
06/06/18 02:23 PM
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Great White North.. eh
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Great White North.. eh
Nothing special. They are built like an average discount filter IMO. I had one tear due to poorly spaced pleats. A synthetic wire backed media is the only way to mitigate against that scenario.


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17 Dodge GC, VWB 5w30, Mopar MO-349
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Small engines; RT5 10w30
Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4779958
06/07/18 09:09 AM
06/07/18 09:09 AM
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Texas
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Texas
Nothing special about them. I refuse to use them after having 2 fail on me. I posted about it way back when it happened. Basically about a 1000 miles into my oil change (2006 Sierra Denali 6.0L) I was towing my RV, stopped for gas. Upon restart I had 0 oil pressure. Shut of engine and restarted - 0 pressure until I revved the engine then the gauge read normal pressure. Did this at every start up. Once I got to the campsite I removed the filter and replaced it with another brand I grabbed at a local parts store - problem solved. Next oil change I used a Bosch filter...no problems. Then oil change after that I used another AC Delco I had on hand. A little ways into the oil change it happened again - 0 psi at start up. Replaced the filter and problem gone. Now it has been atleast 80k miles since I used an AC DELCO oil filter and the problem still has not came back. IT WAS THE FILTERS. i don't use them anymore. It was the PF46 I think..its been years ago.

Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4780005
06/07/18 10:24 AM
06/07/18 10:24 AM
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Tennessee
goodtimes Offline
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The E means Ecore, without E is standard construction. Thousands per day Ecore installed at GM dealers. I tend to like Ecore for the plastic center cage cleanliness, is stronger, and has more open space to the media than louvers or holes.

Re: ACDelco oil filter questions [Re: LeakySeals] #4839915
08/14/18 12:29 PM
08/14/18 12:29 PM
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Texas
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So how does an oil filter cause zero oil pressure?

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