: Northstar Oil Filter:

03-15-03, 04:00 PM
I currently use a Mobil-1 M1-206 (PF59) oil filter on a 4.6L. Can I use a Mobil-1 M1-203 (PF24) in its place? The M1-203 is a little over a 1/2 inch wider. Gaskets are the same size...

M1-206, 3W x 4 1/4L, 13/16-16, ADBV, no-BPRV
M1-203, 3 5/8W x 4 3/8L, 13/16-16, ADBV, no-BPRV

The M1-203 is a 1/4 of an inch wider in radius. Is their room on te 4.6 to handle the added width.

Please let me know what you think...

03-15-03, 05:04 PM
Is there any reason that you want to use the other one over the one you are using currently??

03-15-03, 05:08 PM
The 203 offer about 35% additional filter media. In addition, I have 19 of them extra from a 206 purchase...

03-15-03, 08:03 PM
anything bigger than stock probbaly wont fit. there is almost zero clearance between the filter and frame.

03-17-03, 09:37 AM
I'd just try it and see next time you change the oil -- if you have a bunch of the bigger ones laying around anyway. The PF-24 has the same gasket size and thread size as the PF-59. Oldsmobile V8s have been calling for the 59 for a long time (used to be the PF-42 I think). I used to use a PF-24 on my Oldsmobiles engines, just cuz it was bigger than the 59.

Personal hunch -- like others have said, the frame is very close to where the filter mounts and I doubt it will fit. But go for it next time you go to change your oil!