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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 03, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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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?

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I still use the AC PF-35L.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 03, 02:24 PM
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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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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 03, 02:53 PM
 
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I was using the longer, AC Delco PF-35 instead of the shorter, PF-25. The new AC Delco 1218 filter replaced the PF-35, its almost identical to the old filter.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 03, 05:26 PM
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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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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 03, 12:25 AM
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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.

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I agree with nova.Always use WIX. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 03, 12:36 PM
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i agree, wix has always been my choice. little more pricey, but worth it, they're much better quality.

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