PH3593A longer version?

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This weekend when I was changing the oil in my Jeep, I volunteered to change the oil in a friend’s 1987 Mazda 626 as well. I used the Supertech version of the Fram PH3593A oil filter. This filter is quite short and a bit hard for me to get to from the top, but I managed. It would be a lot easier in the future if I could find a longer version filter for this application. I’m good with truck, John Deere, industrial, and Jeep filters but have no reference materials to refer to in looking for a longer filter for this application. Any suggestions?
 
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I think a PH2948A/WIX 51347 will work for you if you can handle the gasket difference. I don't think you'll find it in a SuperTech due to the limited numbers that they put on the shelf. Here's what both filters look like in Wix PH3593A= 51334 WIX Part Number: 51334 UPC Number: 765809513341 Principal Application: Acura (88-05), Chevrolet (85-88), Dodge (91-96), Ford (88-96), Honda (72-09), Hyundai (89-09), Isuzu (85-04), Kia (01-09), Mercury (87-91), Mitsubishi (89-98), Subaru (87-09) Atlas-Copco, Case, John Deere, Kobelco, Komatsu, Kubota, Onan, Toro & Yanmar Diesel, Other All Applications Style: Spin-On Lube Filter Service: Lube Type: Full Flow Media: Paper Height: 3.194 Outer Diameter Top: 3.252 Outer Diameter Bottom: Closed Thread Size: 20X1.5 MM By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: 8-11 Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes Beta Ratio: 2/20=22/40 Burst Pressure-PSI: 280 Max Flow Rate: 9-11 GPM Nominal Micron Rating: 19 Gasket Diameters Number O.D. I.D. Thk. Attached 2.475 2.173 0.233 Here's the longer PH2849A size. Part Number: 51347 UPC Number: 765809513471 Principal Application: Ford Courier (72-82), Hyster, Komatsu, Merc. Bobcat (75-79), Pinto (75-79), Thermo-King, Yanmar Excavators 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: 20X1.5 MM By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: 8-11 Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes Burst Pressure-PSI: 325 Max Flow Rate: 9-11 GPM Nominal Micron Rating: 21 Gasket Diameters Number O.D. I.D. Thk. Attached 2.734 2.430 0.226 Here's the Fram spec's on it. It lists Mazda as well as others http://www.power-21.com/FramPower21i/PartDetailWindow.aspx?b=F&pn=PH2849A
 
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Since Wal-Mart dropped the ST-3950, I have been avoiding downsizing to the ST 3593A. In the past, I have found the Fram had half the media area as the ST and doubt it's media is twice as good. I now find the Purolator L 10193 is a big empty can the same as Fram. I plan to check the STP S 3950 next if I can find one. Note, these are big suckers, 3'' high x 3.5'' around. As far as I can tell, my local Walmart doesn't have anything else with a bypass the 20 mm thread except maybe a Fram. Note how the larger WIX still has the same flow rating as the smaller one. Oversize?
 
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They rate most of their common automotive filters at 9-11 gpm. There are some exceptions ..but they're limited in number. Even a TT Audi gets a 7-9gpm filter from WIX. I think that most cars would be lucky to push 5gpm at the upper end.
 
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