Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, Oil Filter 'upgrade' in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hey Guys, I'm not sure if this a true "upgrade" or not, but for those of us with the screw ...
Hey Guys, I'm not sure if this a true "upgrade" or not, but for those of us with the screw on type of oil filter, you can use the ones that are intended for a 4.3L V6 GM engine. They are larger and have more filter surface.
I recently changed my oil and the book called for the same one that my Grand Prix GTP called for.....On my Grand Prix I would always use the larger filter (4.3L V6 filter). I havn't actually tried putting it on the Catera yet, but it looks like there is plenty of room for a larger filter.
So, for the next person that changes thier oil: try to use the larger filter and report back to the group if there is enough room.
(Does the typical cadillac owner change thier own oil??)