What else is this GM filter fitted to?

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I just performed the first oil change on my new car (2 weeks old and 1000miles on the clock). The car ia a Vauxhall Insignia (basically a Buick Regal) and has half a Duramax 3.0 in it, a 1.5 3 cylinder diesel making 122bhp. It's specified for a 0w20 Dexos D oil as per the Duramax 3.0 however it uses a different filter.

Unfortunatley, as the engine is so new over here I'm unable to get a filter from the aftermarket. The only place I could get a filter was Vauxhall themselves who stung me for £44.06 (about $60).

The Vauxhall/Opel part number is 55515474 and when googled it brings up a few GM sites selling an oil filter for less than $5. Does anyone know if these are likely to be the same filter? If so it's probably more cost effective for me to order a handful from the US and get them shipped over. If they are, then what cars/engines are they fitted to in the US? As I could get them via Rock Auto as I've ordered from them in the past.

I did wonder if the weird bypass/stem thing could be replaced with a suitable nipple and a screw-on canister oil filter be used instead.
 

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Contact Hengst with the number on the filter. Sometimes filter companies include applications with their look-up feature.
I cannot read the last 3 digits on the filter. Do the part numbers match?

Gotta love that oil pan! Looks like M.C. Ecsher designed it.
 
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That is a shame about the cost of this filter. I did a search and in the USA the part number has a full retail price of $8.22 and can be bought for a mere $4.46 at some on-line retailers. Maybe you can find the Hengst filter at a local parts house under part number E640H01. It is specific to General Motors/Opel unfortunately.
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A Chevy / Buick parts counterman said 11 are available east of the Ohio River with the nearest one 40 miles away in Greenwich, CT.
The list price was the $8.25 mentioned above. I didn't look online.
The ACDelco equivalent part # is PF2268G.
Happy cross-referencing!
 
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Thanks for your help chaps. A good starting point. May get hold of some of the suppliers in the US and see how much it would cost to get 10 filters shipped over to the UK.
 
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I found a few UK autoparts places that list the Hengst filter but they're out of stock and they want 40 pounds for it, that's nuts, and I thought it was crazy that some of the Royal Purple and Amsoil cartridge filters cost upwards of $20 here in the US, I fret at paying $10 for a Fram Ultra cartridge for the 2.4 Ecotec, but $50-60 for an OEM cartridge that's absolutely bonkers.
 
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