I'm not sure on the I4 cars. I know the V6 engine can take a Vette, 94 I believe, oil filter. So long as you use decent oil and oil filter I don't think using a oversized filter is incredibly necessary. :shrug: But if the I4 and V6 use the same filter, (I honestly have no idea), then you could use the 94 Vette one. If not, just go to Walmart with a oil filter from your car and just randomly open boxes until you find something thats bigger but has the same threading and all.(V)X-6modifier said:i know people use different oil filters than called for on mx3's,but is there any bigger ones that will fit on our cars?isnt bigger better, and it would be alot easier to work with too
You can drive a screwdriver through the side of a Mobil 1 filter as well as easily as on any other filter out thereclutchless said:Mobil 1- $10 & filters to 10 microns & will not fit oil filter wrench as it is round at the end, a pain to remove.
If you can give one valid arguement to support using the stock sized filter I'd be impressed. Obviously things only get speced as big as they need to. A bigger filter would probably have been a slightly bigger expense when producing it. I know you'd think that it's too small a savings to matter, but things add up. Same reason my car has a button in the dash that let's me keep my lights up when off in the winter. And 94+ Probes don't. Apparently it was a cost saving measure.PlanoMX6sic6 said:v 6 models take a pz109(pennz filter) i would not recommend using a different size filter. its that size for a reason. though other filter threads up to it and it will most likely run fine. i dont install different size filters. i wold a kwik kar lube and tune. been there for about a year. keep to the factory specs!
i just wrap a rubber band or two around the filter so i can get a good grip on it then twist it off by hand...... :shrug:rylinkus said:You can drive a screwdriver through the side of a Mobil 1 filter as well as easily as on any other filter out there
Well I use the ZR1 filter on my car because the added volume helps more oil to get into my HLA's which clears up the tapping. Also, with more filter surface area it means that I don't have to worry about my oil getting as dirty as it was as soon as it was. It's just alot better...(V)X-6modifier said:How come people run bigger filters on 6 cylinder mx3 and 6's then?I figured since they were using bigger ones that it must be done for a reason. Does anyone on here use a bigger one that can state why they do?
changing a oil filter won't hurt anything not even oil pressure. if u use a bigger oil filter you put more oil in.MRPopo61 said:Using a different size filter will change oil pressure slightly not enough to damage or brake anything (atleast i dont think so cause i've never heard of it). But the thing you have to watch out for is that the o-ring on the filter is close engough to the placement and size of the stock filter. If the o-ring is recessed into the filter more you might not get a good seal the same hold true if the diameter or thickness is different. If you ask me it is an unnesesary risk! K&N and Mobil 1 are very good stock replacements from my own experience