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Old 10-26-2006, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by DWK5150
I was at my dealer 2 days ago and it was the same thing there one in a box and the other in the bag and they are different i was like WTF is this.
I believe the ones in the bag w/ the diff size hole are for pre 2002 apps (so I think it's only the saturns that had the ecotec before 2002)

All cavi's, cobalts, sunfires, etc with the eco should use that same one that comes in the box
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:26 PM
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Just placed an order. Thanks a lot.
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Originally Posted by DWK5150
You can get it without removing it but it sucks to get your hand in there.
Yeah, and there's lots of stuff to burn yourself on as well...I suggest gloves or letting the car sit for a couple hours before changing it. Unless you've got some super skinny arms.
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Originally Posted by automobiliben
Tom, any prices on the filter and cap assembly?
I updated my earlier post and added the filter and cap part number and price.
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Originally Posted by M-Dub
Okay by the way ( haven't changed the oil myself in the 2.0) but I did on my 2.2 where is the oil filter in the S/C anyway! Is it in the same spot as the 2.2 which means under the F'in supercharger???
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BlwnGP
I have used Mobil 1 filters in my other car for years. Complements the Mobil 1 oil I use nicely. I would disagree about the AC Delco filters being inferior to aftermarket. The AC Delco filters are some of the highest quality filters out there. That is all I will use on my 2.4l until Mobil 1 makes one for our cars. The AC Delco filters are as advertised (when they say they have a certain feature such as a drain back valve, they do), they have to conform to OEM specifications. I believe that there is test results out there that show the AC Delco, Mobil 1, and Wix filters are the best you can get. Surprisingly, the K&N oil filter didn't test too high (still above average). I am to lazy to find the link right now. The Purealator was rated very low IIRC. The Napa Gold, I believe, is a rebadged AC Delco or made by them.

If I had my choice, I would use AC Delco or Mobil 1...you can't go wrong with those two!
If any one has the part number for Mobil 1 if they make it, I would like to know where to get it. I would only use OEM or Mobil 1
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I have a mechanic friend that has my OEM AC Delco filter in stock all the time. **** Fram and all that other crap. You can get these filters at dealerships and auto shops.
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All the auto parts stores here only carry one brand of filter - it's a Fram - and it's $12.99. I think Tom has a definite future customer in myself.
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CrateEngineDepot
I updated my earlier post and added the filter and cap part number and price.
Sounds good, if I get some extra time on Monday I will stop by and pick u-p myself a 12 pack, nothing like giving my brother oil filters for X-mas.
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Just placed my order. Thanks!
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CrateEngineDepot for the win. I'll be ordering many things from you in the near future. Thanks
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:30 PM
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really, what is the benefit to having a different filter. I thought ac delco was the best.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:37 PM
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I just changed my oil tonight and thought the Fram filter looked much better that the OEM Germany one.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Asstyme
I just changed my oil tonight and thought the Fram filter looked much better that the OEM Germany one.
Made in the USA. And compair you OEM filer oil to the Fram. I net the Fram oil had sludge.

I've seen two engines fail from using a fram filter alone. I've seen a turbo desil suck a fram into the intake and **** out flaming paper bits till the turbo got clogged. (no cat)

Fram filters are the most cheaply made filters on the planet. You can either see through the filter, or sunlight dones't evne pass through it when you streach them out brand new. No quiality control whatsoever. Puralator AC Delco Mobile and WIX are all good filters, As is K&N.

Fram however seems to just make them like Dell makes computers, bottom barrel price > quality.
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:38 AM
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I stopped by yesterday and picked up a 12 pack of filters plus 2 of the filter and cap assemblys, I would recommend that everyone else do the same. Tom is a great guy!
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Originally Posted by SpecialK
Made in the USA. And compair you OEM filer oil to the Fram. I net the Fram oil had sludge.

I've seen two engines fail from using a fram filter alone. I've seen a turbo desil suck a fram into the intake and **** out flaming paper bits till the turbo got clogged. (no cat)

Fram filters are the most cheaply made filters on the planet. You can either see through the filter, or sunlight dones't evne pass through it when you streach them out brand new. No quiality control whatsoever. Puralator AC Delco Mobile and WIX are all good filters, As is K&N.

Fram however seems to just make them like Dell makes computers, bottom barrel price > quality.

It said it was made in the UK

I will get my filters from GMpartsdirect in the future as they have good prices and don't screw you on shipping
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Talking

Will be ordering shortly and thanks for the 12-pack...
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Just for the record that the majority of oil filters that are made are done by one company called WIX. All they do is make the filter for various companies and slap their name on it. I am not 100% sure if this is true for the filter for the cobalt but i wouldnt be surprised.
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Fram sucks period. My engine oil was the most dirty oil I pulled out of my car after 3000 miles with one. I will never buy a Fram again.

I wish Mobil 1 or K&N made one for our cars, because they are the best bar none!
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Originally Posted by JonyyB
I’m sick of these funky oil filters sold at the parts stores for our 2.0L SS/SC
No one has an OEM filer for the 2.0 SS. Here is what is offered:

AutoZone:
Fram: $7.19
STP: $8.79

Advanced Auto Parts (Parts America):
Fram: $8.88
Pureleader: $8.68

Now some may not care, but the design of these filers are a bit different then OEM….and I want the OEM filer in my car! (made in Germany)

So I have spoke with Tom at Crate Engine Depot and he is looking to offer us the OEM filer at a special price.

Any interest? I know I want to pick a few up


Here is a link to my filter prices:
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:56 AM
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The GM part number for the oem filter is 12605566 and the Delco is PF457G. I'm looking at 30 of them right now.
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Fidget View Post
Just for the record that the majority of oil filters that are made are done by one company called WIX. All they do is make the filter for various companies and slap their name on it. I am not 100% sure if this is true for the filter for the cobalt but i wouldnt be surprised.

If hey looked the same I would not have a problem with it. They don’t so I rather use OEM. Besides, 6 for $30 is a killer deal!
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:18 AM
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BTW, I highly recommend buying a replacement cap assy. Comes w/ the plastic cap, O-ring and Filter for ~14 thru the dealership.
Why buy a replacement cap? The original one should last the life of the car.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sscobaltscZ06 View Post
Why buy a replacement cap? The original one should last the life of the car.
Whoa, dead thread alert!

Just kidding there. Seriously though, some people have really chewed up their filter caps by trying to unscrew them with pliers or vice-grips, or maybe their teeth, I'm not sure which.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:10 PM
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ttt for a good thread
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