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Username Post: Chevy express oil filter        (Topic#360557)
J C 
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04-17-20 01:01 PM - Post#2791386    

2018 Express. 6.0 Is there a larger oil filter that will work on this van. These small ones really bother me. Thanks.

69RSZ28 71 Chevelle 79 Silverado 24K mi.


 
elcamino 
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04-19-20 06:50 AM - Post#2791501    
    In response to J C

There are certain situations when a smaller filter actually has a better efficiency. There are times when bigger ones would be excellent, except they may not fit (ground clearance, exhaust interference etc). The "what if" scenarios go on and on. It is so case specific for what filters you consider. "Bigger = better" only applies (generally) if other parameters are the same (media type, internal spec's PSI, burst strength etc). You cannot assume that a larger filter always has the same media as a smaller one.

So, as to your quest for a "lager" filter; do it if you "want" to, but you don't "need" to. And I suspect you'll see zero net affect from the change regarding the useful life cycle of the equipment that you'd ever put it through.

IMO, you need to define "why" you "want" a bigger filter. Are you seeking more OCI duration? Is it greater filtration efficiency? Is it something else? But keep in mind, your current OCIs may be no where near the danger zone for your OEM spec'd filters. Your desire to "upgrade" will likely do nothing but satisfy your own emotions.


Instead of looking for a larger filter, get a better filter such as this one ? EA15K50 15,000 Mile Oil Filter



Mike
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2016 Polaris RZR 900 EPS


 
someotherguy 
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04-19-20 08:07 AM - Post#2791509    
    In response to elcamino

While I don't necessarily disagree with you, you may want to continue to add the disclaimer that you are an Amsoil dealer when posting links/recommending Amsoil products.

Richard

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J C 
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04-19-20 08:22 PM - Post#2791566    
    In response to someotherguy

Thank you both. When I bought the van the dealer said the recommended oil change was about 10k. However the service dept said 5k. I got my 2 free changes and just did the third one myself. The oil looked dirty like conventional oil. Don't know if it needed changing or not. But at this time I plan on changing it every 5k. Amsoil filters look to be rated for at least 10k so this would be over kill. Maybe changing the oil at 5k is overkill, I don't know. I drive this van very easy. Top speed 95% of the time is 60mph.






69RSZ28 71 Chevelle 79 Silverado 24K mi.


Edited by J C on 04-19-20 08:23 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rockfangd 
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04-20-20 02:04 PM - Post#2791618    
    In response to J C

5k miles should be fine.
I judge it by how it is driven.
lots of idle and low speed I change more frequently.
MAinly highway with little idle I change less frequently.
One of our last Express went 3500 miles a month. I changed it at 7500 miles, Full synthetic. Regular Delco oil filter. Had 200k on it without any problems. At about 6k it may need a half a quart to top off.
But that is because of the synthetic oil

Old School GM fan FOREVER


 
grumpyvette 
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04-21-20 07:10 AM - Post#2791678    
    In response to rockfangd

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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


 
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