I just came from the parts store and found that Mobil 1 and AC Delco have replaced their standard Chevy V8 filters with a shorter version. Has anyone else noticed this? Has anyone found a filter that is closer in length to the original Mobil 1 M1-202 or AC Delco PF-25? The guy at the parts store said they all changed about a month ago. The last thing I want is a shorter filter with less filtering media in it. What are you guys using?
I use Puroilator (sp?), or their cheaper brand, 'PowerFlo'. Exact same filter, much cheaper (Just like Fram and Pennzoil filters). These filters are almost exactly the same; Puroilator has 1 more sq. inch of filtering media, AC Delco has a .004" thicker shell. In other words, they're very similar filters.
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Amsoil / Hastings still make the SDF-25 standard length and SDF - 24 which is about an inch longer. Same price for either. These will give you much better micron filtration too, cotton fiber vs. the cardboard zig zag paper.
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there's always Wix or Napa (same thing). they feel kind of "heavy" as you hold them compared to a same sized Delco or (gasp) Fram, so I'd assume that means they have more filter media in them. one will set you back about $5.
you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.
wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?