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Old 01-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by scada View Post
Here are the specs of the 2 filters as. As you can see the filters are the same save for the height.

In any case my Malibu had an issue with the cam timing system. The tech at the dealer asked me about how long the oil was in the car. I showed him my test results from Blackstone Labs. His response to me was that there was no way the problem was caused by an oil related issue.

Part Number: PL10241
Specifications:
Anti-Drain Back Valve Yes Height 3.36
O.D. 2.98 Relief Valve P.S.I. 12-15
Thread Pitch UNF-2B Threads 3/4-16
Type of Filter Spin-on



Part Number: PL20195
Specifications:
Anti-Drain Back Valve Yes Height 4.74
O.D. 2.98 Relief Valve P.S.I. 12-15
Thread Pitch UNF-2B Threads 3/4-16
Type of Filter Spin-on
You've obviously done your homework and this makes perfect sense. My caution was directed at those who don't exercise the same level of diligence and may assume because a filter can be screwed onto an engine it's automatically appropriate.
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