DieselSmoke wrote:Yeah, I tried to steer clear of the Wal-Mart filters. The only reason Purolator is on there is so those shopping at AutoZone or Advance Auto Parts would have something to go on. I really just wanted everyone to know that there are some really good filters out there for our trucks.
As far as the differences in the oil filters, I'm not sure of the technical reasoning behind it, but it looks like the 84-87 filter is larger than the 81-83 filter and it has a different thread size among other things.
Below are the pics from Baldwin's website:
Looks like there might be a valve on the 84-87 filter that stops the oil from draining out of the filter.
dobertw wrote:I'm no mechanic, but the "car guy" here at work recommends the Fleetguard or Wix. I'll let the real knuckle-busters have their say.
Diesel Chic Magnet wrote:Speaking of oil filters, has anyone ever found a suitable "cap style" wrench that fits the oil filters on these trucks? I always have a hell of a time getting my filter on and off, and I'd like to have something that I can plug a ratchet into that will actually work...
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