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Username Post: 5.3l oil change        (Topic#351084)
Patience0830 
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05-12-18 05:49 PM - Post#2733818    

Bought a 2011 Silverado and wentto change the oil today and the wix filter that catalogues for the 5.3l I'm pretty sure I have, is only about 2/3 as long as the blue filter that came on the truck. My old oil filter wrench won't go down to the diameter of either filter so it's off to JiffyLube tomorrow but I'm curious if anyone can tell me if there are 2 different filters for this truck? My 2005 took a longer filter. Are the mounting surfaces the same? Filters interchange?



 
454cid 
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05-12-18 08:16 PM - Post#2733829    
    In response to Patience0830

  • Patience0830 Said:
Bought a 2011 Silverado and wentto change the oil today and the wix filter that catalogues for the 5.3l I'm pretty sure I have, is only about 2/3 as long as the blue filter that came on the truck. My old oil filter wrench won't go down to the diameter of either filter so it's off to JiffyLube tomorrow but I'm curious if anyone can tell me if there are 2 different filters for this truck? My 2005 took a longer filter. Are the mounting surfaces the same? Filters interchange?



Different brands can be different lengths. GM also could have changed the spec mid-run that year and only the later filter is speced by for your truck by the Wix catalog. That's the situation with my truck. Some brands list both filters some don't.

If you typically change your own oil, why not get a wrench to fit the filter? Wix filters have a very good reputation, and it'll certainly be better than whatever Jiffy Lube would use.


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Patience0830 
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05-13-18 12:50 AM - Post#2733836    
    In response to 454cid

I intend to get a wrench. JiffyLube will use the filter i bring them.
It just needs done and I'm not gonna have time today before I head to PA to do it myself.



 
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05-13-18 05:54 AM - Post#2733841    
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There are usually a couple different size filters that will fit each type of engine. On the 6.0's in my SS's I use Mobil 1 filters, the listed # is M1-107; this is the really short design like you're describing. As an alternate listing, M1-206 is also available and is noticeably longer.

The wrap-around design of the oil pan on these LS-engines really lends itself to using the socket style oil filter wrench. The best way to be sure you're getting the right one though is to go to the auto parts store and select the filter for your engine, then try out several of the wrenches so you get one that fits the filter properly.

Richar

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
Patience0830 
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05-13-18 08:24 AM - Post#2733858    
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Jiffy lube closed on Sunday. I'll do it myself next w/e. Thanks for all the input. I'm guessing that the drain plug is the bolt opposite the filter on the side of the pan. No Haynes for this one yet. Probably get one with the filter wrench.



 
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05-13-18 06:00 PM - Post#2733901    
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  • someotherguy Said:
There are usually a couple different size filters that will fit each type of engine. On the 6.0's in my SS's I use Mobil 1 filters, the listed # is M1-107; this is the really short design like you're describing. As an alternate listing, M1-206 is also available and is noticeably longer.



There are now some applications where they're set up for different bypass pressures. I was reading that while trying to learn about the AC Delco CL suffix filters. The CL's are the older pre-ecore designs... and I knew that, but I started reading other GM filter info as I stumbled on it.


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Edited by 454cid on 05-13-18 06:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
64ss409 
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06-12-18 11:43 AM - Post#2736719    
    In response to Patience0830

My 2011 Silverado Z71 with 5.3 used a Napa 7060. That would be a Wix 57060.
Ron

1964 SS 409/340 4 spd, bought new Oct '63 from Ken Boggs Chevrolet, Geraldine, Montana


 
Rick_L 
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06-12-18 12:10 PM - Post#2736722    
    In response to 64ss409

Same here, my 09 uses an AC Delco PF48 or Wix 57060. They are the same size.



 
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