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 Post subject: AC-Delco Oil Filters
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:33 pm 
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I've always used the AC Delco 1218 oil filter on my race cars and trucks. I just got one for the Camaro and they've shortened it up about 1/2". What's up with that? When did they do this?

I compared it to the one I took off and same number etc yet its shorter. If I wanted a shorter one I'd have bought a shorter one. :-({|=

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the filter was probably updated to fit new application from factory, wait til the tech grabs one off the shelf and it is old stock. [-( this should make it fit! lol....... #-o

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I'm sure it's like everything else in the automotive world, they try to minimize the number of different parts they have to keep on the shelf, so the shorter one will fit more applications than the long one.

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Rick, not only is it shorter it has some plastic parts inside , I found this out the hard way. I put one on my alcohol motor and had oil pressure issues. Screwed one of the old style on it and everything was good. I will no longer use them on my hotrods. Right now I have a fram HP4, I don't like the regular fram filters....long story.... it is the best they offer. I guess time will tell.
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I would stay away from the fram, I have seen oil pressure problems and at least 1 engine failure caused by the tough guard filter on a sbc. If you want a really good filter that you clean and reuse get a system 1. It not only filters better, it flows better keeping the by-pass closed and you can take it apart and see what's going on in your motor. If you want to stay witha throw-away the best filters out there are Baldwin or Wix.
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i just use wix filters...they any good?

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That Fram HP series filter is different from the ones for OEM applications. It's a 15 micron filter and I've run them for years without any problems that I'm aware of. I also ran an Oberg for a while and that thing was a nightmare! ](*,) Just too much stuff there that I didn't need to see! =;

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i use the fram hp and have also used k&n filters with no trouble.

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Ken0069 wrote:
That Fram HP series filter is different from the ones for OEM applications. It's a 15 micron filter and I've run them for years without any problems that I'm aware of. I also ran an Oberg for a while and that thing was a nightmare! ](*,) Just too much stuff there that I didn't need to see! =;


I know what you mean. When I 1st started using the system 1 I had already heard from a friend that tore down a motor because of what he found in one only to find nothing wrong with the motor. I know when I open the filter up I WILL find a certain amount of material, when everything's normal it's fine gray stuff, if I see anything out of the ordinary I know I have to tear down. It has saved me from a broken motor a few times. BTW that friend doesn't use one, says "I don't wanna know"

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Hey how about K&N oil filters ?? That's what I'm running on my BBC and my oil pressure is always up .............But any horror stories??

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im really curious how good my Wix filters are i use, and if theres any over the shelf alternative thats better if they arent good

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Wix makes a good filter, I have never used or heard anything about the K&N oil filters.

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good so i know im not using a junk filter.....WHEW!

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Heres a link to check out
http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html


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.....interesting reading there Mark.... :-k :-k ....something to think about.... :-k :-k

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