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#2878018 - 01/20/13 05:13 PM AC Deco PF-46 cross references
palmer_df0130 Offline


Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 24
Loc: NC
I have a question about the PF-46 and other oil filter manufactuers recommended size filters for my application. I have a 99 Chevy Silverado with the 5.3l and when you look up a filter at an autoparts store online or at the store it always has the PF-46 listed, but the other brand of oil filters have a longer filter recommened. If you cross reference a PF-46 to say a Fram for example it will give you the 3506, but the application guide will say a 3675 or the Bosch is a 3423. Why do they recommend the bigger filter instead of the PF-46 size equivalent same size filter?

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#2878184 - 01/20/13 07:11 PM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: palmer_df0130]
Tzu Offline


Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 363
Loc: near Buffalo, NY
I have a 2000 Silverado 1500 2WD with the 5.3 liter too. Originally it took the PF59 but they discontinued it for whatever reason. It's now supposed to use the PF46 but I prefer to use the larger PF61 instead because it hangs vertically and seems to work well. My daughter's 2.4 liter Grand Am 4 cylinder uses the PF46. I buy the non e-core AC's at Autozone instead of Walmart. Seems like too small of a filter for a V8?
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#2878202 - 01/20/13 07:26 PM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: Tzu]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 1020
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I recently noticed that too when changing the oil on a GM Express van 4.8L
Calls for the short filter according to FRAM. Put on a Defense DL3506. Next time will use the filter in my signature.
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#2878502 - 01/20/13 11:18 PM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: GSCJR]
palmer_df0130 Offline


Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 24
Loc: NC
Yeah, right now I have the Fram Ultra Guard 3506 on my truck, but got a Bosch 3423 waiting to be put on on the next oil change. I'm using Q.S. Defy 5w-30 with the ultra guard currently and noticed my oil pressures are a little higher then when I ran the PF-46 and/or longer filters with Q.S. UD 5w-30. Going to switch back to QSUD.

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#2878875 - 01/21/13 11:15 AM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: palmer_df0130]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 1020
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Don't know what I drained out. Put in some vintage QS Q-Horsepower 5w-30 from my stash. Not sure what will be on deck by the end of this OCI. Uses about 1L between OCI according to the driver.
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#2878982 - 01/21/13 01:14 PM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: GSCJR]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 1020
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Actually, it was some QS Advanced Engine Fully Synthetic SM...just saw the empty bottles. I love those clear bottles.
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#2879164 - 01/21/13 03:40 PM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: palmer_df0130]
3311 Offline


Registered: 07/24/10
Posts: 1254
Loc: Fl
Here are some other oversized filters that will work:

Wix 51045(4.8" long)
51522

Purolator
L20123
L25288(carried at Walmart)

Delco
PF59

Baldwin B30


Edited by 3311 (01/21/13 03:53 PM)
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#2879183 - 01/21/13 03:58 PM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: palmer_df0130]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 1020
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Thanks 3311, good to know.
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#2879214 - 01/21/13 04:27 PM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: 3311]
palmer_df0130 Offline


Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 24
Loc: NC
That is my question, why do other oil filter manufacturers recommend the longer filter instead of one the same size as the PF-46?

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#2879317 - 01/21/13 06:09 PM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: palmer_df0130]
dailydriver Offline


Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 8752
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
GM recommends the shorter filter for my engine, but I ALWAYS use the longer, truck 4.8/5.3 specced, filters for my changes in either; Amsoil, NAPA platinum, M1, or Bosch D+.
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4L Motul 300V 0W-40, 2L Motul 300V 0W-20
M1-206 oil filter
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#2879472 - 01/21/13 07:46 PM Re: AC Deco PF-46 cross references [Re: palmer_df0130]
steve20 Offline


Registered: 06/19/07
Posts: 3475
Loc: Morris County NJ
could be the difference is due to the 2WD & 4WD platforms. With
GM usually the 4WD filter is shorter
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