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What oil filter brand do you like?

  • GM

    Votes: 9 5.5%
  • AC Delco

    Votes: 82 49.7%
  • Fram

    Votes: 18 10.9%
  • K&N

    Votes: 8 4.8%
  • Wix

    Votes: 27 16.4%
  • Valvoline

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Penzoil

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Purolator

    Votes: 3 1.8%
  • STP

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • NAPA

    Votes: 4 2.4%
  • Carquest

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Supertech

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Premium Guard

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ecogard

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 11 6.7%

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Sometime in 2017 the current High Feature 3.6 V6 (LFX) was upgraded to the (LGZ) for the twins. Two significant changes i know of are an improved PCV and a different oil filter cartridge. The PCV change was very needed but the oil filter continues to...

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Baffle me!

They also changed the filter cartridge housing on the LGZ to plastic, earlier ones were metal (like my 2015). I'm not sure if it's a widespread problem, but I have heard of the plastic caps being damaged. Might not be a bad idea to have a spare on hand.



Complaint of Plastic oil Filter Cap Cracking











2015 3.6L LFX Alloy Filter Cap










2017+ 3.6L LGZ Plastic Filter Cap

 

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My 18 doesn't take a spin on oil filter, it takes a cartridge filter (like vehicles used 60 years ago <img src="http://coloradofans.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" /> ), so unless Mobil makes one of those, which I'm not aware of, that's why I use Delco instead. If Mobil does make one, please list the number!
They DO make a cartridge filter for our trucks, new and old. According to www.mobiloil.com's "product selector", if you put in my '15 V6 it returns part number M1C-254A which if you go look on Amazon shows that it is, in fact, a cartridge filter (or just look in my truck lol):

[ame]https://www.amazon.com/Mobil-M1C-254A-Extended-Performance-Filter/dp/B0161WK0AK[/ame]

And going back to the website and putting in an '18 V6 it gives back part numbers M1C-257 and M1C-257A. I have a harder time finding these (maybe they are new?) but Walmart has them listed with the words "cartridge" in the title with a picture of a cartridge filter:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-M1C-257A-Cartridge-Oil-Filter/148239718

I'm not saying I'm totally right about the '18 twins but it looks like they now exist? Either way...it's not like the AC Delco's are bad filters so you can't go wrong I suppose...
Yes indeed! The 257A looks exactly like an LGZ filter! I don't know why I couldn't find it earlier.
 

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Here is the Mobil1 M1C-257A for LGZ
 

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Here is the Mobil1 M1C-254A for LFX
 

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AC Delco from rock auto. Buy them in bulk along with the cabin and air filters. You'll save a bundle and always have some on hand. :grin2:

( I buy oil ones a dozen at a time, cabin and air 6 at a time)

How do you keep your filters from deteriorating over the years when buying a dozen at a time?


That last one which would be several years old sitting in the garage or fridge when you have 60,000 miles or more (oil change every 5,000 miles) could be moldy or all the insides decomposed..
 

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How do you keep your filters from deteriorating over the years when buying a dozen at a time?


That last one which would be several years old sitting in the garage or fridge when you have 60,000 miles or more (oil change every 5,000 miles) could be moldy or all the insides decomposed..
I used 9 oil filters last year. shrug

And Mobile 1 can suck it, I aint paying $16 for an oil filter.


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How do you keep your filters from deteriorating over the years when buying a dozen at a time?


That last one which would be several years old sitting in the garage or fridge when you have 60,000 miles or more (oil change every 5,000 miles) could be moldy or all the insides decomposed..
I do a minimum of 3 oil changes a year, sometimes 4. Ive always kept them in their bag (thats how they come) and never had them deteriorate on me. You must have one heck of a moist garage if you have moldy filters. >:)
 

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Sometime in 2017 the current High Feature 3.6 V6 (LFX) was upgraded to the (LGZ) for the twins. Two significant changes i know of are an improved PCV and a different oil filter cartridge. The PCV change was very needed but the oil filter continues to...

Wait for it......


Baffle me!

They also changed the filter cartridge housing on the LGZ to plastic, earlier ones were metal (like my 2015). I'm not sure if it's a widespread problem, but I have heard of the plastic caps being damaged. Might not be a bad idea to have a spare on hand.



Complaint of Plastic oil Filter Cap Cracking











2015 3.6L LFX Alloy Filter Cap










2017+ 3.6L LGZ Plastic Filter Cap

Will the 2015 alloy filter cap fit the 2017 LGZ?
 

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Any chance a metal cap will fit the LGZ?
 

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Here is the Housing & Filer from my 2015 LFX. Looking at the LGZ Housing & Filter above, the bottom of the filter looks different.


In regard to a lot of the reviews you read on oil filters. It seems a lot of complaints are about the metal casing or screw on adapter portion of the filter. Seeing as our trucks use a cartridge only type filter, I wonder if a lot of the potential problem areas have been eliminated & therefore the playing field for oil filter "cartridges" is a lot more even.


2015 3.6L LFX Housing & Oil Filter
 

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Here is the Housing & Filer from my 2015 LFX. Looking at the LGZ Housing & Filter above, the bottom of the filter looks different.


In regard to a lot of the reviews you read on oil filters. It seems a lot of complaints are about the metal casing or screw on adapter portion of the filter. Seeing as our trucks use a cartridge only type filter, I wonder if a lot of the potential problem areas have been eliminated & therefore the playing field for oil filter "cartridges" is a lot more even.


2015 3.6L LFX Housing & Oil Filter
can we get an inside shot of the filter cap?
 

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Ac Delco only, it wouldn't let me vote on the poll for some reason.
 

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Ac Delco only, it wouldn't let me vote on the poll for some reason.
you have to bang in the mouse harder.. I dunno. weird.:clueless
 

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can we get an inside shot of the filter cap?
I was about to tell you I could get you a pic of the inside but it would have to wait until my next oil change. The I checked my photos & found out I took the exact pic you were asking for when I took the one I posted above! lol

Here you go.

Inside on LFX OIl Filter Housing Cap
 

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OK thank you for that. I still wonder of the metal cap can be used in place of the plastic???
 

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Fram kept my last truck going for 560k, unacceptable. I'm using "AC Delco"on the Colorado or whoever makes it for them, could be Fram.:lick
From what I can find In my readings champion makes the ac delco filters and I find it funny because I always associated them with lawn mower parts lol
 
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