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Im having a hard time getting a good oil filter for my first oil change. I settled with the Bosch and Mobil 1 Fully synthetic oil.

What has everyone else used for their first change and how hard is it for you guys to find a good filter??
Bosch is better than stock but I like the Mobil 1 and K&N filter (which is 20.99 and wont get here till next week. FFS!!)?????

Cheers.

Oh and I have just over 2k on my GT.
 

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I used a k&n filter for 11.99 from checker auto and mobil 1 extended life oil (synthetic)15,000 miles. I got that from walmart for something around 27.00 for 5 quarts and bought two and then installed the 300 psi filtermag on them. I think I had pics on the other link under the oil change.
 

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I used the Delco filter. I have read several reviews that say the Delco filter is fine. I have had no problems finding them (PF48).
 

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^^ yeah but 20.99 for an oil filter..!!! The bosch is the best one I can find from Autozone and it was only $6!! Just get one of those clamp things! they easilt take any filter off!
 

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Yeah, once you get the original OEM oil filter off you shouldn't have much of a problem getting them off afterwards. If you do you are putting them on WAY too tight.

The dealer ones all seem to be put on by a gorilla on steroids. :mad:
 

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I purchased 4 K&N oil filters directly from K&N because no one had them in stock. At about $20 a pop, they're REAL expensive. I also bought the K&N air filter from them because no one had them in stock either.
 

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$20 for an oil filter is absolutely ridiculous imo. No way I would pay that. Do they do something special? I must be missing something.
 

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$20 for an oil filter is absolutely ridiculous imo. No way I would pay that. Do they do something special? I must be missing something.
I think they give you more power. LOL
 

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Which Delco part number?......PF46's? The reason I ask is at Autozone, their book doesn't list an AC Delco part number. I got a Mobile 1 filter instead and compared it to the PF46. There's some kind of coil thing at the bottom of the filter that the Mobile 1 PF46 equivalent didn't have.
 

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Which Delco part number?......PF46's? The reason I ask is at Autozone, their book doesn't list an AC Delco part number. I got a Mobile 1 filter instead and compared it to the PF46. There's some kind of coil thing at the bottom of the filter that the Mobile 1 PF46 equivalent didn't have.
It's a PF48
 

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$20 for the K&N filter for the G8?? Wow, they're much cheaper than that for my Jeep. I guess I won't be doing K&N.

Looking at the filter location on the G8 it does appear that it will be easy to get off. On my Liberty there's no way to get a filter wrench around it, you need a long extension and flex joint to even get a socket up there.
 

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will a PF46 work as well?.....it's what the 6.0L GTO guys run. Anyone know what the little coil piece is too?
 

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PF48 and PF46 are very similar. Only two things really make them different.

One has built in pressure relief valve, one doesn't.

Different threads so you don't put the wrong one on.

While having a pressure relief valve in the engine and oil filter wouldn't be too bad, not having one in either could be really bad (oil filter element bursts, and then it's like not having a filter).
 

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Where are you guys getting your k&n oil filters at checker auto, they are around 11.99 on line, so I am just curious why they cost so much? or 9.95 from summitracing.... Just trying to help people out save a couple of bucks as I love k&n also, here is a couple links for oil filters for those who care.

http://www.knizefamily.net/minimopar/oilfilters/reference.html

http://home.mindspring.com/~cewhite3nc/id15.html

Good reference from the avergage person looking up oil filters and how they are made and pics of them taken apart.
 
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