Another larger oil filter?

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Is there a larger oil filter I can use on a 2000 Olds Bravada? And if so do you know what vehicle it originally fits? I only use NAPA gold filters and would like to just walk in and tell them I need a filter for (Make and model) of car and call it a day without having to cross reference anything. I have seen bigger bottles of aspirin then the oil filters they put on these trucks!
 
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I assume it is the 4.3 Vortec engine. I think that is the only option for a 2000 Bravada. The standard filter would be a Delco PF-52. That is not that small of a filter for 4.3 V6. It is a small diameter and somewhat long filter. Due to the small diameter it may be hard to find a larger filter.
 

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It is a 4.3 liter...that is the only engine available in a second gen s10 series. It is also a very small filter considering my suburbans 350 filter is twice as big. A 4.3 liter is essentially a 350 minus two cylinders. Minus two cylinders does not justify making a filter that is twice as small in my opinion. Looking for a longer filter as there is lots of room.
 
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Can you replace the remote filter mount with one that has a more common thread size like 3/4-16? I think yours is 1.5mm x 18. That and the specification for a filter without an internal bypass doesn't give a lot of choices. FWIW, I had a 2000 Blazer 4 x 4 with the 4.3 Vortec, and just used standard size WIX (or the NAPA Gold clone WIX) and had plenty of oil pressure.
 
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Part Number: 51036 UPC Number: 765809510364 Principal Application: GM Cars + Trucks (80-05), Mercruiser, Volvo-Penta All Applications Style: Spin-On Lube Filter Service: Lube Type: Full Flow Media: Paper Height: 4.828 Outer Diameter Top: 2.921 Outer Diameter Bottom: Closed Thread Size: 18X1.5 MM By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: None Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes Beta Ratio: 2/20=12/26 Burst Pressure-PSI: 325 Max Flow Rate: 7-9 GPM Nominal Micron Rating: 19 Gasket Diameters Number O.D. I.D. Thk. Attached 2.734 2.430 0.226 The 51040 is what Wix says is spec's Part Number: 51040 UPC Number: 765809510401 Principal Application: GMC -Chevy, Monza, Corsa Venture,Shilouet,S10,Blazer,Pontiac Sunfire,Grand Prix,Grand AM,LUV Bonneville,Malibu LS LX,Impala 01-,Cavalier,Camaro, Corsa, Aztek,UPLANDER3.5 SUZUKI Forenza 04- , Reno 05- , All Applications Style: Spin-On Lube Filter Service: Lube Type: Full Flow Media: Paper Height: 3.404 Outer Diameter Top: 2.921 Outer Diameter Bottom: Closed Thread Size: 18X1.5 MM By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: None Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes Beta Ratio: 2/20=15/31 Burst Pressure-PSI: 325 Max Flow Rate: 7-9 GPM Nominal Micron Rating: 19
 
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The Fram number for an oversize filter is PH3980. Some filters use this numbering system. Use what ever brand you like, just convert the 3980.
 
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